[Unhandled promise rejection: TypeError: undefined is not an object (evaluating 'Expo.Permissions.getAsync')]

Please provide the following:

  1. SDK Version: 35.0.0
  2. Platforms(Android/iOS/web/all): Android

SNACK - Here I created a Snack that replicates the error: https://snack.expo.io/S1Kc6WAir

I get this error when calling the function loadContacts()

    componentDidMount() {
        // console.warn("user in main?", )

loadContacts= async()=>{
    const permission = await Expo.Permissions.getAsync(
    if (permission.status !== 'granted') {
    const {data}= await Contacts.getContactsAsync({
        fields: [Contacts.Fields.PhoneNumbers]

I’m importing my permissions like this

import * as Permissions from 'expo-permissions';

And this is what my package.json looks like

  "main": "node_modules/expo/AppEntry.js",
  "scripts": {
    "start": "expo start",
    "android": "expo start --android",
    "ios": "expo start --ios",
    "web": "expo start --web",
    "eject": "expo eject"
  "dependencies": {
    "expo": "^35.0.0",
    "react": "16.8.3",
    "react-dom": "16.8.3",
    "react-native": "https://github.com/expo/react-native/archive/sdk-35.0.0.tar.gz",
    "react-native-gesture-handler": "~1.3.0",
    "react-native-reanimated": "~1.2.0",
    "react-native-screens": "~1.0.0-alpha.23",
    "react-native-web": "^0.11.7",
    "react-navigation": "^4.0.10",
    "react-navigation-stack": "^1.10.3"
  "devDependencies": {
    "babel-preset-expo": "^7.1.0"
  "private": true

Also here is my package-lock json

"expo-permissions": {
      "version": "7.0.0",
      "resolved": "https://registry.npmjs.org/expo-permissions/-/expo-permissions-7.0.0.tgz",
      "integrity": "sha512-C+qyVz+pdZO4YpVR2HSC3gsBZg0Qb8brCFgzmDmWcAtgrOiHClaLPdhI2XtQuGh8ubXcKPUGZp++UCEGiG0Jxg=="

But I can’t still not figure out how to solve this error. I’ll appreciate your help.

In case this matters, I tried to install the permissions by running expo install expo-permissions but this gave me back spawn yarnpkg ENOENT so I used instead npm install expo-permissions and this seemed to work fine.


You need Permissions.getAsync(), and Permissions.CONTACTS. Not Expo.Permissions.*

Have a look at the example here.

this worked, thanks!

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