React Native

Connecting to Firebase through react-native can be done with the default Firebase javascript library, or through native modules. Libraries such as react-native-firebase that preserve Firebase's web library syntax while providing access to native modules can be used with react-redux-firebase.

Regardless of which path you want to take, initial setup is the same, so we will begin there. Below are separate sections for the two different setups (native or web).

NOTE: Make sure you include enableRedirectHandling: false when using react-native with v2.0.0. This is required to disable redirect handling (which uses http) since it is not supported in react-native. There has been discussion of a way to make this happen automatically, but for now it is required.


Setup and use react-redux-firebase as normal (described in the use section of the README). Since Firebase is initialized outside of react-redux-firebase, the automatic handling of react-native done by Firebase works.

react-native complete example app


  • The web SDK is actually used directly, so this method is as close as it comes to web dev
  • Slighly less performant than using native modules since the render thread is used for all JS
  • Only works for versions v2.0.0 and higher. For older versions please view the docs associated with previous version.

Native Modules

Passing in an instance also allows for libraries with similar APIs (such as react-native-firebase) to be used instead:

  1. Follow use instructions in README
  2. When creating redux store pass react-native-firebase App instance into ReactReduxFirebaseProvider like so:

    import React from 'react'
    import { render } from 'react-dom'
    import { Provider } from 'react-redux'
    import RNFirebase from 'react-native-firebase';
    import { createStore, combineReducers, compose } from 'redux'
    import { ReactReduxFirebaseProvider, firebaseReducer } from 'react-redux-firebase'
    // import { createFirestoreInstance, firestoreReducer } from 'redux-firestore' // <- needed if using firestore
    const fbConfig = {}
    // react-redux-firebase config
    const rrfConfig = {
     userProfile: 'users'
     // useFirestoreForProfile: true // Firestore for Profile instead of Realtime DB
    // Initialize firebase instance
    // Initialize other services on firebase instance
    // firebase.firestore() // <- needed if using firestore
    // firebase.functions() // <- needed if using httpsCallable
    // Add firebase to reducers
    const rootReducer = combineReducers({
     firebase: firebaseReducer
     // firestore: firestoreReducer // <- needed if using firestore
    // Create store with reducers and initial state
    const initialState = {}
    const store = createStore(rootReducer, initialState)
    const rrfProps = {
     firebase: RNFirebase,
     config: rrfConfig,
     dispatch: store.dispatch,
     // createFirestoreInstance // <- needed if using firestore
    // Setup react-redux so that connect HOC can be used
    function App() {
     return (
       <Provider store={store}>
         <ReactReduxFirebaseProvider {...rrfProps}>
           <Todos />

Full react-native-firebase example app source with styling available in the react-native-firebase complete example.

Creating Your Own

We are going to use the project name Devshare for example here. For your project, use your project name everywhere where Devshare is used.


  1. Make sure you have create-react-native-app installed, or install it using npm install -g create-react-native-app.
  2. Run create-react-native-app Devshare (again replace Devshare with the name of your project)
  3. After that is complete, eject using yarn eject or npm run eject


  1. Click "Add Firebase To iOS"
  2. Download GoogleService-info.plist
  3. Place GoogleService-info.plist in the folder of whichever platform you are using (i.e. /ios)
  4. Copy your client id out of the GoogleService-info.plist file (should end in
  5. Place the client id into iosClientId variable within the example

Download Firebase Config

  1. Visit Overview page and click Add Firebase to iOS


  2. Fill in application info in register modal and click register


  3. Download the .plist file and place it in your ios folder


Add react-native-google-signin

  1. Add react-native-google-signin to the project

    1. Run npm i --save react-native-google-signin to include it within JS dependencies
    2. Download the react-native-google-signin zip, and unzip it
    3. Drag and drop the ios/GoogleSdk folder to your xcode project. (Make sure Copy items if needed IS ticked)
    4. Add RNGoogleSignin to project build phase

      1. Click Name in sidebar of Xcode


      2. In your project build phase -> Link binary with libraries step, add:

      3. libRNGoogleSignin.a
      4. AddressBook.framework
      5. SafariServices.framework
      6. SystemConfiguration.framework
      7. libz.tbd

      Note: (May take clicking "Add Other" button then selecting the GoogleSdk folder and RNGoogleSignin folder)

  2. Make sure all dependencies are correctly linked to your project: link config

  3. Configure URL types in the Info panel of your xcode project

    1. add a URL with scheme set to your REVERSED_CLIENT_ID (found inside the plist)
    2. add a URL with scheme set to your bundle id


  4. Make sure you import RNGoogleSignin.h in your AppDelegate.m like so:

    // add this line before @implementation AppDelegate
    #import <RNGoogleSignin/RNGoogleSignin.h>
    // add this method before @end
    - (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application openURL:(NSURL *)url
     sourceApplication:(NSString *)sourceApplication annotation:(id)annotation {
     return [RNGoogleSignin application:application openURL:url sourceApplication:sourceApplication annotation:annotation];

At the end of this step, your Xcode config should look similar to this:

xcode config

Set Open URLs

Only one openURL method can be defined, so if you have multiple listeners which should be defined (for instance if you have both Google and Facebook OAuth), you must combine them into a single function like so:


- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application openURL:(NSURL *)url
  sourceApplication:(NSString *)sourceApplication annotation:(id)annotation {

  return [[FBSDKApplicationDelegate sharedInstance] application:application
         || [RNGoogleSignin application:application

Run It

Now, if everything was done correctly you should be able to do the following:

react-native run-ios

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