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In order to test whether a button click works in a React Native app using Jest, you can use the fireEvent method from the @testing-library/react-native library.


When retrieving an element fails, use debug() to inspect the rendered screen in code

      onInsetsChange={[Function anonymous]}
        Array [
          Object {
            "flex": 1,
          Object {
            "backgroundColor": "background",
            "elevation": 1,

Sometimes, adding an intentional delay helps in debugging the issue.

await new Promise((r) => setTimeout(r, 2000))


Here is an example of how you might test a button click:

import React from "react"
import { fireEvent, render } from "@testing-library/react-native"
import CommonButton from "../../src/components/CommonButton"
import wrapper from "../wrapper.helper"

describe("CommonButton", () => {
  it('renders correctly', () => {
    const { getByText } = render(
      <CommonButton title="Test Button" onPress={() => {}} />,

    expect(getByText("Test Button")).toBeTruthy()

  it('calls onPress when pressed', () => {
    const onPress = jest.fn()
    const { getByTestId } = render(
      <CommonButton title="Test Button" onPress={onPress} />,


In this example, we first import the render and fireEvent methods from the @testing-library/react-native library. Next, we import the component we want to test, CommonButton in this case. Then we use the render method to render the component in a way that we can test.

After that, we use the getByTestId to fetch the button element from the render tree and store it in a variable named button, then we use fireEvent.press(button) to simulate the button click. Finally, we use expect(onPress).toHaveBeenCalled() to check if the onPress callback was called during the simulation.


Manual mock

A manual mock in Jest is a custom implementation of a module that you want to use in place of the real module in your tests. The purpose of using a manual mock is to isolate your tests from the implementation details of the module and control its behavior in a way that is relevant to your test cases.

A manual mock is created by creating a mock file in a __mocks__ directory and defining the mock implementation for the module. When you import the module in your test file, Jest will automatically use the mock implementation instead of the actual module.

Here’s an example of how you can create a manual mock for a module named moduleA:

  • Create a __mocks__ directory in the same folder as your test file.

  • In the __mocks__ directory, create a file named moduleA.js

To mock a scoped module called @scope/project-name, create a file at __mocks__/@scope/project-name.js, creating the @scope/ directory accordingly.

| -- node_modules
| -- __mocks__
    | -- react-native-keyboard-aware-scroll-view.ts

export const KeyboardAwareScrollView = () =>
    // eslint-disable-next-line @typescript-eslint/no-unsafe-return
    ({ children }) => children

KeyboardAwareScrollView Issue

render() doesn’t render KeyboardAwareScrollView very well. Mock it so that it just render the children.

export const KeyboardAwareScrollView = ({ children }) => children