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A react native PDF view component (cross-platform support)


  • read a PDF from url/local file/asset and can cache it.
  • display horizontally or vertically
  • drag and zoom
  • double tap for zoom
  • support password protected pdf


We use rn-fetch-blob to handle file system access in this package, So you should install react-native-pdf and rn-fetch-blob

npm install rn-fetch-blob --save
npm install react-native-pdf --save

react-native link rn-fetch-blob
react-native link react-native-pdf


Q1. After installation and running, I can not see the pdf file.
A1: maybe you forgot to excute react-native link or it does not run correctly. You can add it manually. For detail you can see the issue #24 and #2

Q2. When running, it shows 'Pdf' has no propType for native prop RCTPdf.acessibilityLabel of native type 'String'
A2. Your react-native version is too old, please upgrade it to 0.47.0+ see also #39

Q3. When I run the example app I get a white screen / the loading bar isn't progressing on IOS.
A3. Check your uri, if you hit a pdf that is hosted on a http you will need to add an exception for the server hosting the pdf in the ios info.plist. Here is an example :

      <!--Include to allow subdomains-->
      <!--Include to allow HTTP requests-->
      <!--Include to specify minimum TLS version-->

Q4. why doesn't it work with react native expo?.
A4. Expo does not support native module. you can read more expo caveats here



  1. fix file successfully download check


  1. add paging support (ios and android)
  2. add RTL support (ios)
  3. fix position when set page (ios)

v5.0.0 (break change)

  1. use iOS PDFKit to show pdf (iOS SDK>=11)
  2. use js+native to show pdf (iOS SDK<11, the same with 4.0.0)
  3. support pdf with layers (iOS SDK>=11)
  4. support pdf with links (iOS SDK>=11)
  5. fix zoom (iOS SDK>=11)

v4.0.0 (break change)

  1. replace dependence lib react-native-fetch-blob with rn-fetch-blob if you upgrade from an old version, you should
react-native unlink react-native-fetch-blob
npm uninstall react-native-fetch-blob

npm install rn-fetch-blob --save
react-native link rn-fetch-blob



 * Copyright (c) 2017-present, Wonday (
 * All rights reserved.
 * This source code is licensed under the MIT-style license found in the
 * LICENSE file in the root directory of this source tree.

import React from 'react';
import { StyleSheet, Dimensions, View } from 'react-native';

import Pdf from 'react-native-pdf';

export default class PDFExample extends React.Component {
    render() {
        const source = {uri:'',cache:true};
        //const source = require('./test.pdf');  // ios only
        //const source = {uri:'bundle-assets://test.pdf'};

        //const source = {uri:'file:///sdcard/test.pdf'};
        //const source = {uri:"data:application/pdf;base64,..."};

        return (
            <View style={styles.container}>
                        console.log(`number of pages: ${numberOfPages}`);
                        console.log(`current page: ${page}`);

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
    container: {
        flex: 1,
        justifyContent: 'flex-start',
        alignItems: 'center',
        marginTop: 25,
    pdf: {


Property Type Default Description iOS Android FirstRelease
source object not null PDF source like {uri:xxx, cache:false}. see the following for detail. <3.0
page number 1 initial page index <3.0
scale number 1.0 zoom scale, 1<=scale<=3 <3.0
horizontal bool false draw page direction, if you want to listen the orientation change, you can use [react-native-orientation-locker] <3.0
fitWidth bool false if true fit the width of view, can not use fitWidth=true together with scale <3.0, abandoned from 3.0
fitPolicy number 2 0:fit width, 1:fit height, 2:fit both(default) 3.0
spacing number 10 the breaker size between pages <3.0
password string "" pdf password, if password error, will call OnError() with message "Password required or incorrect password." <3.0
style object {backgroundColor:"#eee"} support normal view style, you can use this to set border/spacing color... <3.0
activityIndicator Component when loading show it as an indicator, you can use your component <3.0
activityIndicatorProps object {color:'#009900',progressTintColor:'#009900'} activityIndicator props 3.1
enableAntialiasing bool true improve rendering a little bit on low-res screens, but maybe course some problem on Android 4.4, so add a switch <3.0
enablePaging bool false only show one page in screen 5.0.1
enableRTL bool false scroll page as "page3, page2, page1" 5.0.1
onLoadProgress function(percent) null callback when loading, return loading progress (0-1) <3.0
onLoadComplete function(numberOfPages, path, {width, height}) null callback when pdf load completed, return total page count and pdf local/cache path <3.0
onPageChanged function(page,numberOfPages) null callback when page changed ,return current page and total page count <3.0
onError function(error) null callback when error happened <3.0
onPageSingleTap function(page) null callback when page was single tapped 3.0
onScaleChanged function(scale) null callback when scale page 3.0

parameters of source

parameter Description default iOS Android
uri pdf source, see the forllowing for detail. required
cache use cache or not false
expiration cache file expired seconds (0 is not expired) 0
method request method when uri is a url "GET"
headers request headers when uri is a url {}

types of source.uri

Usage Description iOS Android
{uri:"http://xxx/xxx.pdf"} load pdf from a url
{require("./test.pdf")} load pdf relate to js file (do not need add by xcode)
{uri:"bundle-assets://path/to/xxx.pdf"} load pdf from assets, the file should be at android/app/src/main/assets/path/to/xxx.pdf
{uri:"bundle-assets://xxx.pdf"} load pdf from assets, you must add pdf to project by xcode. this does not support folder.
{uri:"base64data"} load pdf from base64 string
{uri:"file:///absolute/path/to/xxx.pdf"} load pdf from local file system