In React Native, the <Text> component is used to render text, and by default, it applies some text truncation rules when the content overflows its container. However, there is a known issue with text truncation when there is a new line character (\n) in the text string, specifically on iOS.

The problem occurs when the <Text> component encounters a new line character, causing the text to be truncated prematurely, even if there is more content to be displayed. This behavior is inconsistent with other platforms, such as Android.

To work around this issue, you can apply a workaround using nested <Text> components to handle the text rendering. Instead of using a single <Text> component with a newline character, split the text into separate <Text> components for each line and wrap them in a parent container.

Here's an example of how you can implement the workaround:

import React from 'react'; import { View, Text, StyleSheet } from 'react-native'; const MultiLineText = () => { const textWithNewLine = 'First line\nSecond line\nThird line'; // Split the text into separate lines const lines = textWithNewLine.split('\n'); return ( <View style={styles.container}> {, index) => ( <Text key={index} style={styles.text}> {line} </Text> ))} </View> ); }; const styles = StyleSheet.create({ container: { flex: 1, padding: 10, }, text: { fontSize: 16, marginBottom: 5, }, }); export default MultiLineText;

In this example, the textWithNewLine variable contains a string with new line characters. We split this text into separate lines using the split('\n') method and then map over the lines to render them using individual <Text> components. By doing so, each line is treated independently, and the text should render correctly without unexpected truncation.

Remember to adjust the styling in the styles.text object to match your preferences and layout requirements.

By using this workaround, you should be able to handle multi-line text rendering without encountering the truncation issue in React Native on iOS.

Have questions or queries?
Get in Touch