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Vibrates the device.


import React from 'react';
import { Button, Platform, Text, Vibration, View, SafeAreaView, StyleSheet } from 'react-native';

const Separator = () => {
  return <View style={Platform.OS === 'android' ? styles.separator : null} />;

const App = () => {
  const ONE_SECOND_IN_MS = 1000;


  const PATTERN_DESC =
    Platform.OS === 'android'
      ? 'wait 1s, vibrate 2s, wait 3s'
      : 'wait 1s, vibrate, wait 2s, vibrate, wait 3s';

  return (
    <SafeAreaView style={styles.container}>
      <Text style={[styles.header, styles.paragraph]}>Vibration API</Text>
        <Button title="Vibrate once" onPress={() => Vibration.vibrate()} />
      <Separator />
      {Platform.OS == 'android'
        ? [
                title="Vibrate for 10 seconds"
                onPress={() => Vibration.vibrate(10 * ONE_SECOND_IN_MS)}
            <Separator />,
        : null}
      <Text style={styles.paragraph}>Pattern: {PATTERN_DESC}</Text>
      <Button title="Vibrate with pattern" onPress={() => Vibration.vibrate(PATTERN)} />
      <Separator />
        title="Vibrate with pattern until cancelled"
        onPress={() => Vibration.vibrate(PATTERN, true)}
      <Separator />
      <Button title="Stop vibration pattern" onPress={() => Vibration.cancel()} color="#FF0000" />

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    justifyContent: 'center',
    paddingTop: 44,
    padding: 8,
  header: {
    fontSize: 18,
    fontWeight: 'bold',
    textAlign: 'center',
  paragraph: {
    margin: 24,
    textAlign: 'center',
  separator: {
    marginVertical: 8,
    borderBottomColor: '#737373',
    borderBottomWidth: StyleSheet.hairlineWidth,

export default App;
Android apps should request the android.permission.VIBRATE permission by adding <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.VIBRATE"/> to AndroidManifest.xml.
The Vibration API is implemented as a AudioServicesPlaySystemSound(kSystemSoundID_Vibrate) call on iOS.

Call this to stop vibrating after having invoked vibrate() with repetition enabled.

Vibration.vibrate(pattern, repeat);
Triggers a vibration with a fixed duration.
On Android, the vibration duration defaults to 400 milliseconds, and an arbitrary vibration duration can be specified by passing a number as the value for the pattern argument. On iOS, the vibration duration is fixed at roughly 400 milliseconds.
The vibrate() method can take a pattern argument with an array of numbers that represent time in milliseconds. You may set repeat to true to run through the vibration pattern in a loop until cancel() is called.
On Android, the odd indices of the pattern array represent the vibration duration, while the even ones represent the separation time. On iOS, the numbers in the pattern array represent the separation time, as the vibration duration is fixed.
patternnumber (Android)
array of numbers
400Vibration duration in milliseconds.
Vibration pattern as an array of numbers in milliseconds.
repeatbooleanfalseRepeat vibration pattern until cancel().