Retrieve User-Agent programmatically


Is there a way to retrieve Browser’s user-agent without having a WebView in activity?

I know it is possible to get it via WebView:

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 uanew 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

Answered By – DeRagan

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