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A react-native interface for Touch 3D home screen quick actions

React Native Quick Actions

Support for the new 3D Touch home screen quick actions for your React Native apps!

This project currently supports iOS 9+ and Android 7


$ yarn add react-native-quick-actions
$ react-native link react-native-quick-actions

Additional steps on iOS

Add the following lines to your AppDelegate.m file:

#import "RNQuickActionManager.h"

// @implementation AppDelegate

- (void)application:(UIApplication *)application performActionForShortcutItem:(UIApplicationShortcutItem *)shortcutItem completionHandler:(void (^)(BOOL succeeded)) completionHandler {
  [RNQuickActionManager onQuickActionPress:shortcutItem completionHandler:completionHandler];

// @end

Manual Linking on Android

Add the following to app/build.gradle within the dependencies { ... } section

implementation project(':react-native-quick-actions')

Add import com.reactNativeQuickActions.AppShortcutsPackage; to your

Also add new AppShortcutsPackage() within the

public List<ReactPackage> createAdditionalReactPackages() {
  return Arrays.<ReactPackage>asList(

section of


Adding static quick actions - iOS only

Add these entries into to your Info.plist file and replace the generic stuff (Action Title, .action, etc):

    <string>Action Title</string>

A full list of available icons can be found here:

Adding dynamic quick actions

In order to add / remove dynamic actions during application lifecycle, you need to import react-native-quick-actions and call either setShortcutItems to set actions or clearShortcutItems to clear.

import QuickActions from "react-native-quick-actions";

    type: "Orders", // Required
    title: "See your orders", // Optional, if empty, `type` will be used instead
    subtitle: "See orders you've made",
    icon: "Compose", // Icons instructions below
    userInfo: {
      url: "app://orders" // Provide any custom data like deep linking URL

NOTE Currently android only supports a url key in userInfo. No other keys are supported. See #93 for more information.

To clear actions:




On iOS you can use the default icons provided by Apple, they’re listed here:

You can also use custom icons creating new Image set inside Image.xcassets on XCode. You’ll need to define the 1x, 2x and 3x sizes.


On Android you’ll need to create an image file (use PNG) inside android/app/src/main/res/drawable.

Name the image with underscores, don’t use hyphens.

Listening for quick actions

First, you’ll need to make sure DeviceEventEmitter is added to the list of requires for React Native.

import { DeviceEventEmitter } from "react-native";

Use DeviceEventEmitter to listen for quickActionShortcut messages.

DeviceEventEmitter.addListener("quickActionShortcut", data => {

To get any actions sent when the app is cold-launched using the following code:

import QuickActions from "react-native-quick-actions";

function doSomethingWithTheAction(data) {


Please note that on Android if android:launchMode is set to default value standard in AndroidManifest.xml, the app will be re-created each time when app is being brought back from background and it won’t receive quickActionShortcut event from DeviceEventEmitter, instead popInitialAction will be receiving the app shortcut event.

Check if 3D Touch is supported

The following function will alert you if the user’s device supports 3D Touch. Please note this project currently only supports iOS 9+ which means this code will not work on iOS devices running versions < 9.0.

import QuickActions from "react-native-quick-actions";

QuickActions.isSupported((error, supported) => {
  if (!supported) {
    console.log("Device does not support 3D Touch or 3D Touch is disabled.");

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