Detect mobile from user agent

Handy tool to detect mobile type (Mobile, Tablet, iOS, Android, etc.) from user agent string. This is based on php Mobile Detect library.

User-agent

 

Some examples

Here are few examples for some devices/browsers. Please note that user agent may vary based on device verison etc. We have taken just few specific agents for the purpose of this article.

Galaxy Nexus example

User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 4.0.3; en-us; Galaxy Nexus Build/IML74K) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/534.30

Mobile detect outcome:
{"isMobile":true,"isTablet":false,"isiOS":false,"isAndroidOS":true}

IPad example

User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 435 like Mac OS X; de-DE) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5

Mobile detect outcome:
{"isMobile":true,"isTablet":true,"isiOS":true,"isAndroidOS":false}

iPhone example

User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B208 Safari/7534.48.3

Mobile detect outcome:
{"isMobile":true,"isTablet":false,"isiOS":true,"isAndroidOS":false}

Chrome example

User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_7_5) AppleWebKit/537.31 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/26.0.1410.43 Safari/537.31

Mobile detect outcome:
{"isMobile":false,"isTablet":false,"isiOS":false,"isAndroidOS":false}

Firefox example

User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0

Mobile detect outcome:
{"isMobile":false,"isTablet":false,"isiOS":false,"isAndroidOS":false}

Safari example

User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_7_5) AppleWebKit/536.26.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0.2 Safari/536.26.17

Mobile detect outcome:
{"isMobile":false,"isTablet":false,"isiOS":false,"isAndroidOS":false}

 

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