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A cross-platform API that provides access to network information.

@react-native-community/netinfo allows you to get information about connection type and connection quality.

Platform Compatibility

Android DeviceAndroid EmulatoriOS DeviceiOS SimulatorWeb


npx expo install @react-native-community/netinfo

If you're installing this in a bare React Native app, you should also follow these additional installation instructions.


To import this library, use:

import NetInfo from '@react-native-community/netinfo';

If you want to grab information about the network connection just once, you can use:

NetInfo.fetch().then(state => {
  console.log('Connection type', state.type);
  console.log('Is connected?', state.isConnected);

Or, if you'd rather subscribe to updates about the network state (which then allows you to run code/perform actions anytime the network state changes) use:

const unsubscribe = NetInfo.addEventListener(state => {
  console.log('Connection type', state.type);
  console.log('Is connected?', state.isConnected);

// To unsubscribe to these update, just use:

Accessing the SSID

To access the ssid property (available under state.details.ssid), there are few additional configuration steps:

Android and iOS

iOS only

  • Add the com.apple.developer.networking.wifi-info entitlement to your app.json under ios.entitlements:
  "ios": {
    "entitlements": {
      "com.apple.developer.networking.wifi-info": true

For more information on API and usage, see react-native-netinfo documentation.