Laimoncijus Laimoncijus - 4 months ago 17x
Android Question

Retrieve User-Agent programatically

Is there a way to retrieve Browser's user-agent without having a

in activity?

I know it is possible to get it via

WebView view = (WebView) findViewById(;
String ua = view.getSettings().getUserAgentString() ;

But in my case I don't have/need a webview object and I don't want to create it just for retrieving user-agent string.


If you don't have one you can try taking it like this

String ua=new WebView(this).getSettings().getUserAgentString();


The doc for getUserAgentString() says

Return the WebView's user-agent string.

So i don't think you can get it unless you declare one. Some one correct me if i am wrong