How to Access Call Logs of Android Devices from React Native App

Access Call Logs of Android Devices

Hello Guys, Here is an example of how to access call logs of Android Devices from React Native App. In this example, we will see how a simple library can help you to get the call logs of the device. We are going to use CallLogs component provided from react-native-call-log library.

Please note with the help of this example you can only access the call logs of Android devices not of the iOS devices. You can only get state of Call like incoming and outgoing in iOS devices but you can’t get a call log because of the security concern. Apple doesn’t allow to access its application to third party apps like call logs and messages.

So let’s see how to get the call logs of Android devices from React Native Apps.

To Import CallLogs Component

import CallLogs from 'react-native-call-log';

Get All the Call Logs using

CallLogs.loadAll().then(c => console.log(c));

Get Limited Number of Call Logs

CallLogs.load(3).then(c => console.log(c));

In this example, we are making a simple list with the call logs. We are getting call logs in componentDidMount method after asking for permission then we are setting the state to render the data in the list. So let’s get started.

To Make a React Native App

Getting started with React Native will help you to know more about the way you can make a React Native project. We are going to use react native command line interface to make our React Native App.

If you have previously installed a global react-native-cli package, please remove it as it may cause unexpected issues:

npm uninstall -g react-native-cli @react-native-community/cli

Run the following commands to create a new React Native project

npx react-native init ProjectName

If you want to start a new project with a specific React Native version, you can use the --version argument:

npx react-native init ProjectName --version X.XX.X

Note If the above command is failing, you may have old version of react-native or react-native-cli installed globally on your pc. Try uninstalling the cli and run the cli using npx.

This will make a project structure with an index file named App.js in your project directory.

Installation of Dependency

To use CallLogs we need to install react-native-call-log dependency. To install this open the terminal and jump into your project using

cd ProjectName

Run the following command to install

npm install react-native-call-log --save

This command will copy all the dependency into your node_module directory.

Permission for the Android

As we are accessing the device data from our mobile application we need to add the permission in the AndroidManifest.xml file. Please visit Ask Run Time Android Permission using React Native PermissionsAndroid to know more about Permissions. Please open your AndroidManifest.xml file and add the following permission. You can find it here Yourproject -> android – > app -> src -> main -> AndroidManifest.xml

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG"/>

Code to access call logs of Android devices

Now Open App.js in any code editor and replace the code with the following code.


// How to Access Call Logs of Android Devices from React Native App

// import React in our code
import React, {useState, useEffect} from 'react';

// import all the components we are going to use
import {
} from 'react-native';

// import CallLogs API
import CallLogs from 'react-native-call-log';

const App = () => {
  const [listData, setListDate] = useState([]);

  useEffect(() => {
    async function fetchData() {
      if (Platform.OS != 'ios') {
        try {
          //Ask for runtime permission
          const granted = await PermissionsAndroid.request(
              title: 'Call Log Example',
              message: 'Access your call logs',
              buttonNeutral: 'Ask Me Later',
              buttonNegative: 'Cancel',
              buttonPositive: 'OK',
          if (granted === PermissionsAndroid.RESULTS.GRANTED) {
            CallLogs.loadAll().then((c) => setListDate(c));
            CallLogs.load(3).then((c) => console.log(c));
          } else {
            alert('Call Log permission denied');
        } catch (e) {
      } else {
          'Sorry! You can’t get call logs in iOS devices
           because of the security concern',
  }, []);

  const ItemView = ({item}) => {
    return (
      // FlatList Item
        <Text style={styles.textStyle}>
          Name : { ? : 'NA'}
          DateTime : {item.dateTime}
          Duration : {item.duration}
          PhoneNumber : {item.phoneNumber}
          RawType : {item.rawType}
          Timestamp : {item.timestamp}
          Type : {item.type}

  const ItemSeparatorView = () => {
    return (
      // FlatList Item Separator
          height: 0.5,
          width: '100%',
          backgroundColor: '#C8C8C8',

  return (
    <SafeAreaView style={styles.container}>
        <Text style={styles.titleText}>
          How to Access Call Logs of Android Devices
          from React Native App
          //data defined in constructor
          //Item Separator View
          keyExtractor={(item, index) => index.toString()}

export default App;

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    backgroundColor: 'white',
    padding: 10,
  titleText: {
    fontSize: 22,
    textAlign: 'center',
    fontWeight: 'bold',
  textStyle: {
    fontSize: 16,
    marginVertical: 10,

To Run the React Native App

Open the terminal again and jump into your project using.

cd ProjectName

1. Start Metro Bundler

First, you will need to start Metro, the JavaScript bundler that ships with React Native. To start Metro bundler run following command:

npx react-native start

Once you start Metro Bundler it will run forever on your terminal until you close it. Let Metro Bundler run in its own terminal. Open a new terminal and run the application.

2. Start React Native Application

To run the project on an Android Virtual Device or on real debugging device:

npx react-native run-android

or on the iOS Simulator by running (macOS only)

npx react-native run-ios

Output Screenshots


This is how to access call logs of Android devices from the React Native app. If you have any doubts or you want to share something about the topic you can comment below or contact us here. There will be more posts coming soon. Stay tuned!

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6 thoughts on “How to Access Call Logs of Android Devices from React Native App”

  1. hey i am having problem to use call log package in my expo supported react native project….i can’t get permission and it is not working in expo project…….please help me out ……🙏🙏🙏🙏


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