AsyncStorage in React Native to Store Data in Session

React Native AsyncStorage

This is an Example to Store Data in Session Using AsyncStorage in React Native. React Native AsyncStorage can be used to manage sessions.

If you want the user to log in once and don’t want to log in again when the user opens the app after some time then, you have to store any variable in the app which can be checked and according to that, we will show the screen.

For example, once we login we can store the user id in the AsyncStorage to remember the user and when we open the app again we check for the user id, If it is there in the AsyncStorage then we can directly send the user to the next screen without login else we will show the Login Screen. This process is called session management using AsyncStorage.

AsyncStorage can only be used to store small values in the form of a key and value pair because it has some limitations to store the data. You can store your value with respect to any key and then can access the value using the key again. It works perfectly on both platforms (Android and IOS).

To Import AsyncStorage in Code

import AsyncStorage from '@react-native-async-storage/async-storage'

Store the value in AsyncStorage

AsyncStorage.setItem('any_key_here', this.state.textInputData);

Get the value from the AsyncStorage

AsyncStorage.getItem('any_key_here').then(value =>
    //AsyncStorage returns a promise so adding a callback to get the value
    this.setState({ getValue: value })
    //Setting the value in Text

In this Example. We will see the use of AsyncStorage by storing some value and after that, we will retrieve the value from the same key. 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 AsyncStorage we need to install @react-native-async-storage/async-storage 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-async-storage/async-storage --save

This command will copy all the dependency into your node_module directory. –save is optional, it is just to update the @react-native-community/async-storage dependency in your package.json file.

CocoaPods Installation

Please use the following command to install CocoaPods

npx pod-install


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


// AsyncStorage in React Native to Store Data in Session

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

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

// import AsyncStorage
import AsyncStorage from '@react-native-async-storage/async-storage';

const App = () => {
  // To get the value from the TextInput
  const [textInputValue, setTextInputValue] = useState('');
  // To set the value on Text
  const [getValue, setGetValue] = useState('');

  const saveValueFunction = () => {
    // Function to save the value in AsyncStorage
    if (textInputValue) {
      // To check the input not empty
      AsyncStorage.setItem('any_key_here', textInputValue);
      // Setting a data to a AsyncStorage with respect to a key
      // Resetting the TextInput
      alert('Data Saved');
      // Alert to confirm
    } else {
      alert('Please fill data');

  const getValueFunction = () => {
    // Function to get the value from AsyncStorage
      (value) =>
        // AsyncStorage returns a promise
        // Adding a callback to get the value
      // Setting the value in Text

  return (
    <SafeAreaView style={{flex: 1}}>
      <View style={styles.container}>
        <Text style={styles.titleText}>
          AsyncStorage in React Native to Store Data in Session
          placeholder="Enter Some Text here"
          onChangeText={(data) => setTextInputValue(data)}
          <Text style={styles.buttonTextStyle}>
            SAVE VALUE
          <Text style={styles.buttonTextStyle}>
            GET VALUE
        <Text style={styles.textStyle}>

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    padding: 10,
    backgroundColor: 'white',
  titleText: {
    fontSize: 22,
    fontWeight: 'bold',
    textAlign: 'center',
    paddingVertical: 20,
  textStyle: {
    padding: 10,
    textAlign: 'center',
  buttonStyle: {
    fontSize: 16,
    color: 'white',
    backgroundColor: 'green',
    padding: 5,
    marginTop: 32,
    minWidth: 250,
  buttonTextStyle: {
    padding: 5,
    color: 'white',
    textAlign: 'center',
  textInputStyle: {
    textAlign: 'center',
    height: 40,
    width: '100%',
    borderWidth: 1,
    borderColor: 'green',

export default App;

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


That was the React Native AsyncStorage. If you have any doubts or want to share something about the topic you can comment below or contact us here. The remaining components will be covered in the next article. Stay tuned!

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