React Native Vibration | Start Stop Device Vibration in React Native

React Native Vibration

React Native Start Stop Device Vibration includes the way you can start and start the vibration on a button click. you can vibrate the device when you want to give feedback on any action performed by the user. For example, if you use any keyboard you can generate small vibration so that user come to know that some action was performed.

We will use Vibration component to vibrate the Device. It is one of the basic components provided by the React native.

Note: We will suggest running this example in the real device as you can’t feel the vibration in Virtual Devices.

To Import Vibration

import { Vibration} from 'react-native'

Start the Vibration Using


Stop the Vibration Using


In this example, We will start and stop vibration on a button click. 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.

Android Permission

Android apps should request the android.permission.VIBRATE permission by adding following permission to AndroidManifest.xml.

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


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


// React Native Vibration | Start Stop Device Vibration in React Native

// import React in our code
import React from 'react';

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

//Duration of the vibration
const DURATION = 1000;

const App = () => {
  const startVibration = () => {
    //To start the vibration for the defined Duration

  const stopVibration = () => {
    //To Stop the vibration

  return (
    <SafeAreaView style={styles.container}>
        <Text style={styles.titleText}>
          React Native Vibration |
          Start Stop Device Vibration in React Native
          <Text style={styles.buttonTextStyle}>
            Start Vibration
          <Text style={styles.buttonTextStyle}>
            Stop Vibration

export default App;

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    backgroundColor: 'white',
    padding: 10,
    justifyContent: 'center',
  titleText: {
    fontSize: 22,
    textAlign: 'center',
    fontWeight: 'bold',
  buttonStyle: {
    justifyContent: 'center',
    marginTop: 15,
    padding: 10,
    backgroundColor: '#8ad24e',
    marginRight: 2,
    marginLeft: 2,
  buttonTextStyle: {
    color: '#fff',
    textAlign: 'center',

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


Output in Online Emulator

That was React Native Start Stop Device Vibration. If you have any doubts or you 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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