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Set up your React Native App

Starting with React Native 0.62, after generating your project with react-native init, the Flipper integration is ready out of the box for debug builds:

  • For Android, start the Flipper Desktop application, and start your project using yarn android. Your application will appear in Flipper.
  • For iOS, run pod install once in the ios directory of your project. After that, run yarn ios and start Flipper. Your application will show up in Flipper.

By default, the following plugins will be available:

  • Layout Inspector
  • Network
  • Databases
  • Images
  • Shared Preferences
  • Crash Reporter
  • React DevTools
  • Metro Logs

Additional plugins can be installed through the plugin manager.

To create your own plugins and integrate with Flipper using JavaScript, check out our writing plugins for React Native tutorial!

Using the latest Flipper SDK

By default React Native might ship with an outdated Flipper SDK. To make sure you are using the latest version, determine the latest released version of Flipper by running npm info flipper.


  1. Bump the FLIPPER_VERSION variable in android/, for example: FLIPPER_VERSION=0.122.0.
  2. Run ./gradlew clean in the android directory.


  1. Call use_flipper with a specific version in ios/Podfile, for example: use_flipper!({ 'Flipper' => '0.122.0' }).
  2. Run pod install in the ios directory.

Manual Setup

If you are not using a default React Native template or cannot use the upgrade tool, you can find instructions for how to integate Flipper into your projects in these guides: