Get code from sms in React Native

01 February 2023

React Native sms text input validation
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How to autofill code from messages

When working with forms that require you to enter a code sent to you via text message, make sure to include a prop called "textContentType" with a value of "oneTimeCode" for iOS, and you can complete with "autoComplete" and "one-time-code". This will help the form recognize the code you enter, and automatically fill the TextInput.

It can be used for various purposes, such as:

  • SMS codes
  • SMS text messages
  • SMS login codes
  • Apple ID codes
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Verification codes

For iOS 12+, the oneTimeCode attribute can be used to indicate that a field can be auto-filled by a code arriving in an SMS.

import { TextInput } from 'react-native';



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