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Detect a device is iOS or not using JavaScript
  • Last Updated : 20 May, 2019

In order to detect a device whether it is iOS or not. We’re going to Navigator platform and Navigator userAgent property.

  • Navigator userAgent property
    This property returns the value of the user-agent header which is sent by the browser to the server.
    Returned value, have information about the name, version, and platform of browser.
    Syntax:
    navigator.userAgent
    

    Return value:
    It returns a string, denoting the user agent string for the current working browser.

  • Navigator platform property
    This property returns the platform for which the browser is compiled.
    Syntax:
    navigator.platform
    

    Return value:
    It returns a string, representing platform of browser.
    Possible values.

    • HP-UX
    • Linux i686
    • Linux armv7l
    • Mac68K
    • MacPPC
    • SunOS
    • Win32
    • Etc.

Example 1:This example detects the device by (navigator.userAgent) property and returns false.






<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        JavaScript 
      | Detecting a device is iOS.
    </title>
</head>
  
<body style="text-align:center;"
      id="body">
    <h1 style="color:green;">  
            GeeksForGeeks  
        </h1>
    <p id="GFG_UP" 
       style="font-size: 15px; 
              font-weight: bold;"> 
      Detecting whether a device is iOS.
    </p>
    <button onclick="gfg_Run()">
        detect
    </button>
    <p id="GFG_DOWN"
       style="color:green; 
              font-size: 23px;
              font-weight: bold;">
    </p>
    <script>
        var el_down = 
            document.getElementById("GFG_DOWN");
  
        function gfg_Run() {
            var iOS = 
                /iPad|iPhone|iPod/.test(navigator.userAgent) &&
                !window.MSStream;
            el_down.innerHTML = iOS;
        }
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

  • Before clicking on the button:
  • After clicking on the button:

Example 2: This example detects the device by (navigator.platform) property and returns true.




<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        JavaScript 
      | Detecting a device is iOS.
    </title>
</head>
  
<body style="text-align:center;" 
      id="body">
    <h1 style="color:green;">  
            GeeksForGeeks  
        </h1>
    <p id="GFG_UP" 
       style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;">
      Detecting whether a device is iOS.
    </p>
    <button onclick="gfg_Run()">
        detect
    </button>
    <p id="GFG_DOWN" 
       style="color:green; 
              font-size: 23px; 
              font-weight: bold;">
    </p>
    <script>
        var el_down = 
            document.getElementById("GFG_DOWN");
  
        function gfg_Run() {
            var iOS = 
                !!navigator.platform &&
                /iPad|iPhone|iPod/.test(navigator.platform);
            el_down.innerHTML = iOS;
        }
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

  • Before clicking on the button:
  • After clicking on the button:

Example 3:This example detects the device by (navigator.platform) property and returns false.




<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        JavaScript 
      | Detecting a device is iOS.
    </title>
</head>
  
<body style="text-align:center;" 
      id="body">
    <h1 style="color:green;">  
            GeeksForGeeks  
        </h1>
    <p id="GFG_UP" 
       style="font-size: 15px; 
              font-weight: bold;">
      Detecting whether a device is iOS.
    </p>
    <button onclick="gfg_Run()">
        detect
    </button>
    <p id="GFG_DOWN" 
       style="color:green;
              font-size: 23px; 
              font-weight: bold;">
    </p>
    <script>
        var el_down = document.getElementById("GFG_DOWN");
  
        function gfg_Run() {
            var iOS = 
                !!navigator.platform && 
                /iPad|iPhone|iPod/.test(navigator.platform);
            el_down.innerHTML = iOS;
        }
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

  • Before clicking on the button:
  • After clicking on the button:



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