A react native company to select a contact from your phone's contact list


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Originally branched from react-native-contacts-wrapper

This is a simple wrapper for the native iOS and Android Contact Picker UIs, with some optional help for selecting specific fields from the contact.


yarn add react-native-select-contact

For React Native => 0.59 only:

react-native link react-native-select-contact

Make sure your manifest files includes permission to read contacts

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



selectContact(): Promise<Contact | null>;
selectContactPhone(): Promise<ContactPhoneSelection | null>;
selectContactEmail(): Promise<ContactEmailSelection | null>;
selectContactPostalAddress(): Promise<ContactPostalAddressSelection | null>;

These methods all open up a separate ViewController (on IOS) or Activity (on Android) to select a contact. See Types below.

For selectContactPhone, selectContactEmail, or selectContactPostalAddress, if there are more than one phone or email, an ActionSheetIOS is shown for IOS, and the first entry is returned for Android.

A return value null may be because the user cancelled the contact selection. You shouldn't need to worry about doing anything if the promise resolves to null.

Optional Android ActionSheet

You can enable ActionSheet functionality for Android by installing an optional dependency:

yarn add react-native-action-sheet

For React Native => 0.59 only:

react-native link react-native-action-sheet

This will provide an ActionSheetAndroid native module that this library will pick up on and use when there are more than one phone number or email on a selected contact.


interface PhoneEntry {
    number: string,
    type: string

interface EmailEntry {
    address: string,
    type: string

interface AddressEntry {
    formattedAddress: string, // android only
    type: string, // android only
    street: string,
    city: string,
    state: string,
    postalCode: string,
    isoCountryCode: string

interface Contact {
    name: string,
    phones: PhoneEntry[],
    emails: EmailEntry[],
    postalAddresses: AddressEntry[]

interface ContactPhoneSelection {
    contact: Contact,
    selectedPhone: PhoneEntry

interface ContactEmailSelection {
    contact: Contact,
    selectedEmail: EmailEntry

interface ContactPostalAddressSelection {
    contact: Contact,
    selectedAddress: AddressEntry


import { selectContactPhone } from 'react-native-select-contact';

function getPhoneNumber() {
    return selectContactPhone()
        .then(selection => {
            if (!selection) {
                return null;
            let { contact, selectedPhone } = selection;
            console.log(`Selected ${selectedPhone.type} phone number ${selectedPhone.number} from ${}`);
            return selectedPhone.number;

If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an issue on github!

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