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 init to make our React Native App. Assuming that you have node installed, you can use npm to install the react-native-cli command line utility. Open the terminal and go to the workspace and run

npm install -g react-native-cli

Run the following commands to create a new React Native project

react-native init ProjectName

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

react-native init ProjectName --version X.XX.X
react-native init ProjectName --version react-native@next

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.

App.js

// How to Access Call Logs of Android Devices from React Native App
// https://aboutreact.com/access-call-logs-of-android-devices/

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

// import all the components we are going to use
import {
  SafeAreaView,
  Platform,
  StyleSheet,
  Text,
  View,
  PermissionsAndroid,
  FlatList,
} 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(
            PermissionsAndroid.PERMISSIONS.READ_CALL_LOG,
            {
              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) {
          alert(e);
        }
      } else {
        alert(
          'Sorry! You can’t get call logs in iOS devices
           because of the security concern',
        );
      }
    }
    fetchData();
  }, []);

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

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

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

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

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

react-native run-android

or on the iOS Simulator by running (macOS only)

react-native run-ios

Download Source Code

Output Screenshots

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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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4 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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