A react-native module that can listen on orientation changing of device, get current orientation, lock to preferred orientation. (cross-platform support)



ChangeLog details v1.1.8 1. Support FACE-UP and FACE-DOWN on iOS v1.1.7 1. Add lockToPortraitUpsideDown() to iOS 2. Minor case corrections v1.1.6 1. Catch unknown device orientation value 2. When calling unlockAllOrientations(), forcibly unlock whether locked or not v1.1.5 1. Add Orientation.isLocked() and Orientation.removeAllListeners() v1.1.4 1. Fix TypeScript declarations v1.1.3 1. Add `addLockListener` and `removeLockListener` 2. Improve Android orientation changed event sending condition v1.1.2 1. Improve Android orientation changed event timing v1.1.1 1. Fix show "supported event type for deviceOrientationDidChange..." error in debug 2. Fix getAutoRotateState() code error v1.1.0 **BREAKING CHANGES** 1. Split ```addOrientationListener(function(orientation, deviceOrientation))``` to ```addOrientationListener(function(orientation))``` and ```addDeviceOrientationListener(function(deviceOrientation))``` 2. Make sure when lockToXXX and unlockAllOrientations resend UI orientation event 3. remove setTimout from orientation listener 4. Add getAutoRotateState() for Android 5. Add TypeScript definitions [[more]](


  1. RN 0.58 + Android target SDK 27 maybe cause Issue: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Only fullscreen activities can request orientation problem, see [#55] for a solution.

  2. orientationDidChange will be delayed on iPads if we set upside down to true. Simply disable upside down for iPad and everything works like a charm ([#78] Thanks truongluong1314520)

  3. If you get the following build error on iOS: ld: library not found for -lRCTOrientation-tvOS Just remove it from linked libraries and frameworks


Using yarn (RN 0.60 and and above)

    yarn add react-native-orientation-locker

Using yarn (RN 0.59 and and below)

    yarn add react-native-orientation-locker
    react-native link react-native-orientation-locker

Using CocoaPods (iOS Only)

Run pod install in the ios directory. Linking is not required in React Native 0.60 and above.



Add the following to your project's AppDelegate.m:

+#import "Orientation.h"

@implementation AppDelegate

// ...

+- (UIInterfaceOrientationMask)application:(UIApplication *)application supportedInterfaceOrientationsForWindow:(UIWindow *)window {
+  return [Orientation getOrientation];



Add following to android/app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml

+       android:configChanges="keyboard|keyboardHidden|orientation|screenSize"



Implement onConfigurationChanged method (in

// ...

+import android.content.Intent;
+import android.content.res.Configuration;

public class MainActivity extends ReactActivity {

+   @Override
+   public void onConfigurationChanged(Configuration newConfig) {
+       super.onConfigurationChanged(newConfig);
+       Intent intent = new Intent("onConfigurationChanged");
+       intent.putExtra("newConfig", newConfig);
+       this.sendBroadcast(intent);
+   }

    // ......

Add following to (This will be added automatically by auto link. If not, please manually add the following )

+import org.wonday.orientation.OrientationPackage;

    protected List<ReactPackage> getPackages() {
      List<ReactPackage> packages = new PackageList(this).getPackages();
      // Packages that cannot be autolinked yet can be added manually here, for example:
      // packages.add(new MyReactNativePackage());
+      packages.add(new OrientationPackage());
      return packages;


Imperative API

Whenever you want to use it within React Native code now you can: import Orientation from 'react-native-orientation-locker';

import Orientation from 'react-native-orientation-locker';

  _onOrientationDidChange = (orientation) => {
    if (orientation == 'LANDSCAPE-LEFT') {
      //do something with landscape left layout
    } else {
      //do something with portrait layout

  componentWillMount() {
    //The getOrientation method is async. It happens sometimes that
    //you need the orientation at the moment the js starts running on device.
    //getInitialOrientation returns directly because its a constant set at the
    //beginning of the js code.
    var initial = Orientation.getInitialOrientation();
    if (initial === 'PORTRAIT') {
      //do stuff
    } else {
      //do other stuff

  componentDidMount() {

    Orientation.getAutoRotateState((rotationLock) => this.setState({rotationLock}));
    //this allows to check if the system autolock is enabled or not.

    Orientation.lockToPortrait(); //this will lock the view to Portrait
    //Orientation.lockToLandscapeLeft(); //this will lock the view to Landscape
    //Orientation.unlockAllOrientations(); //this will unlock the view to all Orientations

    //get current UI orientation
    Orientation.getOrientation((orientation)=> {
      console.log("Current UI Orientation: ", orientation);

    //get current device orientation
    Orientation.getDeviceOrientation((deviceOrientation)=> {
      console.log("Current Device Orientation: ", deviceOrientation);


  componentWillUnmount: function() {

Reactive component <ScreenOrientation>

It is possible to have multiple ScreenOrientation components mounted at the same time. The props will be merged in the order the ScreenOrientation components were mounted.

import React, { useState } from "react";
import { Text, View } from "react-native";
import ScreenOrientation, { PORTRAIT, LANDSCAPE } from "react-native-orientation-locker/ScreenOrientation";

export default function App() {
  const [showVideo, setShowVideo] = useState(true);
  return (
    <View style={{ flex: 1, justifyContent: 'center', alignItems: 'center' }}>
        onChange={orientation => console.log('onChange', orientation)}
        onDeviceChange={orientation => console.log('onDeviceChange', orientation)}
      <Button title="Toggle Video" onPress={() => setShowVideo(!showVideo)} />
      {showVideo && (
          <ScreenOrientation orientation={LANDSCAPE} />
          <View style={{ width: 320, height: 180, backgroundColor: '#ccc' }}>
            <Text>Landscape video goes here</Text>


When UI orientation changed, callback function will be called. But if lockToXXX is called , callback function will be not called untill unlockAllOrientations. It can return either PORTRAIT LANDSCAPE-LEFT LANDSCAPE-RIGHT PORTRAIT-UPSIDEDOWN UNKNOWN When lockToXXX/unlockAllOrientations, it will force resend UI orientation changed event.

When device orientation changed, callback function will be called. When lockToXXX is called, callback function also can be called. It can return either PORTRAIT LANDSCAPE-LEFT LANDSCAPE-RIGHT PORTRAIT-UPSIDEDOWN UNKNOWN

When call lockToXXX/unlockAllOrientations, callback function will be called. It can return either PORTRAIT LANDSCAPE-LEFT LANDSCAPE-RIGHT UNKNOWN UNKNOWN means not be locked.


orientation can return one of:

Notice: PORTRAIT-UPSIDEDOWN is currently not supported on iOS at the moment. FACE-UP and FACE-DOWN are only supported on iOS.