Center text below image in react native

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I’m trying to center the Edit text below the image. This the start of the profile page for an app I’m working at so I want the Edit button text to be centered below the image.

Here’s the code:

import React from 'react';
import { AppRegistry, StyleSheet, Text, View, Image, TextInput, TouchableHighlight, Alert, Button } from 'react-native';
import { Constants, ImagePicker } from 'expo';

const util = require('util');

export default class TopProfile extends React.Component{
    state = {
    image: '',

  render() {
    let { image } = this.state;

    return (
        <View style={styles.container}>
            <View style={styles.column}>
              <TouchableHighlight onPress={this._pickImage}>
              {image &&
                <Image source={{ uri: image }} style={{ width: 100, height: 100, borderRadius: 50}} />}

  _pickImage = async () => {
    let result = await ImagePicker.launchImageLibraryAsync({
      allowsEditing: true,
      aspect: [4, 3],


    if (!result.cancelled) {
      this.setState({ image: result.uri });

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1, 
    flexDirection: 'row'
    flex: 1,
    flexDirection: 'column',
    alignItems: 'flex-start',
    paddingLeft: 10,

  button: {


module.exports = TopProfile;

And this is what I’m currently getting:

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Does anyone have an idea how can I fix this?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

There’s an error in your column style props.

You’ve defined alignItems: 'flex-start'. When the flexDirection: 'column', the alignItems prop effects the X-axis of the view, EG how items in the view are horizontally positioned. Setting their alignment to flex-start is not what you want here.

Change your styles to:

    flex: 1,
    flexDirection: 'column',
    alignItems: 'center',       //THIS LINE HAS CHANGED
    paddingLeft: 10,

Method 2

it’s either you specify the with of the <View style={[styles.column, {width:100, justifyContent:'center'}]} or you wrap your <TouchableHighlight> and <Button> inside another <View>

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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