React Native: Implementing Responsiveness

In this tutorial, we'll learn how to implement responsiveness in a React Native application using the Dimensions module. The provided code gives us a foundation to determine the device's screen width and apply styles accordingly.

Step 1: Determine Device Width First, we need to determine the width of the device's screen. React Native provides the Dimensions module, which allows us to get the width (and height) of the device's screen.

Create a ScreenHelper

import {  Dimensions } from 'react-native';

const deviceWidth = Dimensions.get('window').width;

export const xs = deviceWidth <= 480;
export const sm = deviceWidth > 480 && deviceWidth <= 640;
export const md = deviceWidth > 640 && deviceWidth <= 768;
export const lg = deviceWidth > 768 && deviceWidth <= 1024;
export const xl = deviceWidth > 1024;

Now that we have our breakpoints, we can use them to conditionally apply styles. In the provided code, we have a style for a background image. Depending on the screen size, we want to adjust the resizeMode and borderWidth.

import { xs, sm, md, lg, xl } from '../../constants/ScreenHelper';

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  background: {
    ...({borderWidth: 1, borderColor: 'red'}),
    ...(xs ? {resizeMode: 'cover', borderWidth: 0} : {}),
    ...(sm ? {resizeMode: 'cover'} : {}),
    flex: 1,
  // more styles

Here, we're using the spread (...) operator to conditionally merge styles. If the condition is true, the styles inside the curly braces {} will be applied.

For instance, on extra small (xs) screens, the image will have a resizeMode of 'cover' and no border. On small (sm) screens, the image will also have a resizeMode of 'cover', but it will retain the default border.

<View style={styles.background}>
// ...


By using the Dimensions module and defining breakpoints, we can easily implement responsiveness in our React Native applications. This approach ensures that our app looks great on devices of all sizes!

Victor Yoalli

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