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    Lightweight JavaScript-based User-Agent string parser. Supports browser & node.js environment. Also available as jQuery plugin.
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    JavaScript library to detect Browser, Engine, OS, CPU, and Device type/model from User-Agent & Client-Hints data that can be used either in browser (client-side) or node.js (server-side).

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    Version 2.0

    What's new & breaking, please read CHANGELOG before upgrading.



    In browser environment you don't need to pass the user-agent string to the function, as it should automatically get the string from the window.navigator.userAgent. Whereas in nodejs environment, the user-agent string must be passed in order for the function to work (usually you can find the user-agent in: request.headers["user-agent"]).


    * new UAParser([user-agent:string][,extensions:object][,headers:object(since@2.0)]):UAParser

    When you call UAParser with the new keyword, UAParser will return a new instance with an empty result object, you have to call one of the available methods to get the information from the user-agent string. Like so:

    let parser = new UAParser("your user-agent here"); // you need to pass the user-agent for nodejs
    console.log(parser); // {}
    let parserResults = parser.getResult();
        ua      : "",
        browser : {},
        engine  : {},
        os      : {},
        device  : {},
        cpu     : {}

    * UAParser([user-agent:string][,extensions:object][,headers:object(since@2.0)]):IData

    When you call UAParser without the new keyword, it will automatically call getResult() function and return the parsed results.

    returns result object `{ ua: '', browser: {}, cpu: {}, device: {}, engine: {}, os: {} }`


    Methods table

    The methods are self explanatory, here's a small overview on all the available methods:

    • getResult() - returns all function object calls, user-agent string, browser info, cpu, device, engine, os: { ua: '', browser: {}, cpu: {}, device: {}, engine: {}, os: {} }.

    • getBrowser() - returns the browser name and version.

    • getDevice() - returns the device model, type, vendor.
    • getEngine() - returns the current browser engine name and version.
    • getOS() - returns the running operating system name and version.
    • getCPU() - returns CPU architectural design name.
    • getUA() - returns the user-agent string.
    • setUA(ua) - set a custom user-agent to be parsed.

    * getResult():IData

    returns `{ ua: '', browser: {}, cpu: {}, device: {}, engine: {}, os: {} }`

    * getBrowser():IData

    returns `{ name: '', version: '' }`
    # Possible '':
    2345Explorer, 360 Browser, Amaya, Android Browser, Arora, Avant, Avast, AVG,
    BIDUBrowser, Baidu, Basilisk, Blazer, Bolt, Brave, Bowser, Camino, Chimera,
    [Mobile] Chrome [Headless/WebView], Chromium, Cobalt, Comodo Dragon, Dillo,
    Dolphin, Doris, DuckDuckGo, Edge, Electron, Epiphany, Facebook, Falkon, Fennec, 
    Firebird, [Mobile] Firefox [Focus/Reality], Flock, Flow, GSA, GoBrowser, HeyTap,
    Huawei Browser, ICE Browser, IE, IEMobile, IceApe, IceCat, IceDragon, Iceweasel, 
    Instagram, Iridium, Iron, Jasmine, Kakao[Story/Talk], K-Meleon, Kindle, Klar, 
    Konqueror, LBBROWSER, Line, LinkedIn, Links, Lunascape, Lynx, MIUI Browser, 
    Maemo Browser, Maemo, Maxthon, MetaSr Midori, Minimo, Mosaic, Mozilla, NetFront, 
    NetSurf, Netfront, Netscape, NokiaBrowser, Obigo, Oculus Browser, OmniWeb, 
    Opera Coast, Opera [Mini/Mobi/Tablet], PaleMoon, PhantomJS, Phoenix, Polaris, 
    Puffin, QQ, QQBrowser, QQBrowserLite, Quark, QupZilla, RockMelt, [Mobile] Safari, 
    Sailfish Browser, Samsung Browser, SeaMonkey, Silk, Skyfire, Sleipnir, Slim, 
    SlimBrowser, Swiftfox, Tesla, TikTok, Tizen Browser, UCBrowser, UP.Browser, Viera, 
    Vivaldi, Waterfox, WeChat, Weibo, Yandex, baidu, iCab, w3m, Whale Browser, ...
    # 'browser.version' determined dynamically

    * getDevice():IData

    returns `{ model: '', type: '', vendor: '' }`
    # Possible 'device.type':
    console, mobile, tablet, smarttv, wearable, embedded
    # NOTE: 'desktop' is not a possible device type. 
    # UAParser only reports info directly available from the UA string, which is not the case for 'desktop' device type.
    # If you wish to detect desktop devices, you must handle the needed logic yourself.
    # You can read more about it in this issue:
    # Possible 'device.vendor':
    Acer, Alcatel, Amazon, Apple, Archos, ASUS, AT&T, BenQ, BlackBerry, Dell,
    Essential, Facebook, Fairphone, GeeksPhone, Google, HP, HTC, Huawei, Jolla, Kobo,
    Lenovo, LG, Meizu, Microsoft, Motorola, Nexian, Nintendo, Nokia, Nvidia, OnePlus, 
    OPPO, Ouya, Palm, Panasonic, Pebble, Polytron, Realme, RIM, Roku, Samsung, Sharp, 
    Siemens, Sony[Ericsson], Sprint, Tesla, Vivo, Vodafone, Xbox, Xiaomi, Zebra, ZTE, ...
    # 'device.model' determined dynamically

    * getEngine():IData

    returns `{ name: '', version: '' }`
    # Possible ''
    Amaya, Blink, EdgeHTML, Flow, Gecko, Goanna, iCab, KHTML, LibWeb, Links, Lynx, 
    NetFront, NetSurf, Presto, Tasman, Trident, w3m, WebKit
    # 'engine.version' determined dynamically

    * getOS():IData

    returns `{ name: '', version: '' }`
    # Possible ''
    AIX, Amiga OS, Android[-x86], Arch, Bada, BeOS, BlackBerry, CentOS, Chromium OS,
    Contiki, Fedora, Firefox OS, FreeBSD, Debian, Deepin, DragonFly, elementary OS, 
    Fuchsia, Gentoo, GhostBSD, GNU, Haiku, HarmonyOS, HP-UX, Hurd, iOS, Joli, KaiOS, 
    Linpus, Linspire,Linux, Mac OS, Maemo, Mageia, Mandriva, Manjaro, MeeGo, Minix, 
    Mint, Morph OS, NetBSD, NetRange, NetTV, Nintendo, OpenBSD, OpenVMS, OS/2, Palm, 
    PC-BSD, PCLinuxOS, Plan9, PlayStation, QNX, Raspbian, RedHat, RIM Tablet OS, 
    RISC OS, Sabayon, Sailfish, SerenityOS, Series40, Slackware, Solaris, SUSE, Symbian, 
    Tizen, Ubuntu, Unix, VectorLinux, Viera, watchOS, WebOS, Windows [Phone/Mobile], 
    Zenwalk, ...
    # 'os.version' determined dynamically

    * getCPU():IData

    returns `{ architecture: '' }`
    # Possible 'cpu.architecture'
    68k, amd64, arm[64/hf], avr, ia[32/64], irix[64], mips[64], pa-risc, ppc, sparc[64]

    * getUA():string

    returns user-agent string of current instance

    * setUA(ua:string):UAParser

    set user-agent string to be parsed
    returns current instance

    IData: since@2.0

    Methods table

    The methods are self explanatory, here's a small overview on all the available methods:

    • is(value) - returns true if the passed value matches a value of current object, false otherwise
    • toString() - returns the full-name values of current object as a string
    • withClientHints() - returns an object with re-updated data from client hints
    • withFeatureCheck() - returns an object with re-updated data from feature detection

    * is(value:string):boolean

    // Is just a shorthand comparison to check whether the value of specified item equals one of its properties (in a case-insensitive way)
    // so that instead of write it using `==` operator like this:
    let ua = UAParser();
    let device = ua.device;
    let os = ua.os;
    if (device.type == "mobile" && != "iOS") {}
    if (device.type == "smarttv" || device.vendor == "Samsung") {}
    // we can also write the comparison above into as follow:
    if ("mobile") && !"iOS")) {}
    if ("SmartTV") ||"SaMsUnG")) {}
        For device, properties will be checked in this particular order: type, model, vendor
    // Another examples:
    let uap = new UAParser('Mozilla/5.0 (Mobile; Windows Phone 8.1; Android 4.0; ARM; Trident/7.0; Touch; rv:11.0; IEMobile/11.0; NOKIA; Lumia 635) like iPhone OS 7_0_3 Mac OS X AppleWebKit/537 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile Safari/537');
    uap.getBrowser().name;              // "IEMobile"
    uap.getBrowser().is("IEMobile");    // true
    uap.getCPU().is("ARM");             // true
    uap.getOS().name;                   // "Windows Phone"
    uap.getOS().is("Windows Phone");    // true
    uap.getDevice();                    // { vendor: "Nokia", model: "Lumia 635", type: "mobile" }
    uap.getResult().device;             // { vendor: "Nokia", model: "Lumia 635", type: "mobile" }
    let device = uap.getDevice();"mobile");                // true"Lumia 635");             // true"Nokia");                 // true"iPhone");                // false
    uap.getResult()"Nokia"); // true
    uap.getResult().device.model;       // "Lumia 635"
    uap.setUA("Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_8) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/28.0.1500.95 Safari/537.36");
    let browser = uap.getBrowser();"IEMobile");             // false"Chrome");               // true
    uap.getResult()"Edge"); // false
    uap.getResult()             // "Mac OS"
    uap.getResult()"Mac OS");    // true
    uap.getResult().os.version;         // "10.6.8"
    let engine = uap.getEngine();"Blink");                 // true

    * toString():string

    // Retrieve full-name values as a string
        Values will be concatenated following this pattern:
        * browser : name + version
        * cpu : architecture 
        * device : vendor + model
        * engine : name + version
        * os : name + version
    // Usage examples
    let uap = new UAParser('Mozilla/5.0 (Mobile; Windows Phone 8.1; Android 4.0; ARM; Trident/7.0; Touch; rv:11.0; IEMobile/11.0; NOKIA; Lumia 635) like iPhone OS 7_0_3 Mac OS X AppleWebKit/537 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile Safari/537');
    uap.getDevice();                    // { 
                                        //    vendor: "Nokia", 
                                        //    model: "Lumia 635", 
                                        //    type: "mobile"
                                        // }
    uap.getDevice().toString();         // "Nokia Lumia 635"
    uap.getResult();            // "Windows Phone"
    uap.getResult().os.version;         // "8.1"
    uap.getResult().os.toString();      // "Windows Phone 8.1"
    uap.setUA("Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_8) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/28.0.1500.95 Safari/537.36");
    uap.getBrowser().name;              // "Chrome"
    uap.getBrowser().version;           // "28.0.1500.95"
    uap.getBrowser().major;             // "28"
    uap.getBrowser().toString();        // "Chrome 28.0.1500.95"
    let engine = uap.getEngine();;                        // "Blink"
    engine.version;                     // "28.0.1500.95"
    engine.toString();                  // "Blink 28.0.1500.95"

    * withClientHints():Promise<IData>|Thenable<IData>|IData

    Recently, Chrome limits the information exposed through user-agent and introduces a new experimental set of data called "client-hints". In browser-environment, obtaining the client-hints data via JavaScript must be done in an asynchronous way. In UAParser you can chain the result object from get* method with withClientHints() to also read the client-hints data from the browser and return the updated data as a Promise.

    // client-side example
    (async function () {  
        let ua = new UAParser();
        // get browser data from user-agent only :
        let browser = ua.getBrowser();
        console.log('Using User-Agent: ', browser);
        // get browser data from client-hints (with user-agent as fallback) :
        browser = await ua.getBrowser().withClientHints();
        console.log('Using Client-Hints: ', browser);
        // alternatively :
        ua.getBrowser().withClientHints().then(function (browser) {
            console.log('Using Client-Hints: ', browser);

    Along with User-Agent HTTP header, Chrome also sends this client-hints data by default under Sec-CH-UA-* HTTP headers in each request. In server-side development, you can capture this extra information by passing the req.headers to UAParser() (see examples below). When using withClientHints() in nodejs environment and browser without client-hints support (basically anything that's not Chromium-based), it will returns a new object with updated data.

    // server-side example
    // Suppose we got a request having these HTTP headers: 
    const request = {
        headers : {
            'user-agent' : 'Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/ Safari/537.36',
            'sec-ch-ua-mobile' : '?1',
            'sec-ch-ua-model' : 'Galaxy S3 Marketing',
            'sec-ch-ua-platform' : 'Android'
    const result1 = UAParser(request.headers);                      // parse only "user-agent" header
    const result2 = UAParser(request.headers).withClientHints();    // update with "sec-ch-ua" headers
    console.log(;       // "Linux"
    console.log(result1.device.type);   // undefined
    console.log(result1.device.model);  // undefined
    console.log(;       // "Android"
    console.log(result2.device.type);   // "mobile"
    console.log(result2.device.model);  // "Galaxy S3 Marketing"
    new UAParser(request.headers)
            .then((browser) => {
        console.log(browser.toString());    // Chrome 

    * withFeatureCheck():IData

    This method allows us to examine other features beyond navigator.userAgent to further improve detection of the following:

    • browser : Brave (check for navigator.isBrave)
    • device : iPad (check for navigator.standalone & navigator.maxTouchPoints)
    // suppose this code runs on iPad
    const withoutFeatureCheck = UAParser();
    const withFeatureCheck = UAParser().withFeatureCheck();
    console.log(withoutFeatureCheck.device); // { vendor : "Apple", model : "Macintosh", type : undefined }
    console.log(withFeatureCheck.device);    // { vendor : "Apple", model : "iPad", type : "tablet" }

    Extending Regex

    If you want to detect something that's not currently provided by UAParser.js (eg: bots, specific apps, etc), you can pass a list of regexes to extend internal UAParser.js regexes with your own.

    • UAParser([uastring,] extensions [,headers:object(since@2.0)])
    // Example:
    const myOwnListOfBrowsers = [
        [/(mybrowser)\/([\w\.]+)/i], [UAParser.BROWSER.NAME, UAParser.BROWSER.VERSION, ['type', 'bot']]
    const myUA = 'Mozilla/5.0 MyBrowser/1.3';
    let myParser = new UAParser({ browser: myOwnListOfBrowsers });
    console.log(myParser.setUA(myUA).getBrowser());  // {name: "MyBrowser", version: "1.3", major: "1", type : "bot"}
    console.log(myParser.getBrowser().is('bot'));    // true
    // Another example:
    const myOwnListOfDevices = [
        [/(mytab) ([\w ]+)/i], [UAParser.DEVICE.VENDOR, UAParser.DEVICE.MODEL, [UAParser.DEVICE.TYPE, UAParser.DEVICE.TABLET]],
        [/(myphone)/i], [UAParser.DEVICE.VENDOR, [UAParser.DEVICE.TYPE, UAParser.DEVICE.MOBILE]]
    const myUA2 = 'Mozilla/5.0 MyTab 14 Pro Max';
    let myParser2 = new UAParser({
        browser: myOwnListOfBrowsers,
        device: myOwnListOfDevices
    console.log(myParser2.setUA(myUA2).getDevice());  // {vendor: "MyTab", model: "14 Pro Max", type: "tablet"}

    Some basic extensions (although not very complete at the moment) can also be found under ua-parser-js/extensions submodule.

    import { UAParser } from 'ua-parser-js';
    import { Emails } from 'ua-parser-js/extensions';
    const browser = new UAParser(Emails)
                            .setUA('Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/78.13.0')
    console.log(; // Thunderbird


    Using HTML

    <!doctype html>
    <script src="ua-parser.min.js"></script>
        var uap = new UAParser();
            /// This will print an object structured like this:
                ua: "",
                browser: {
                    name: "",
                    version: "",
                    major: ""
                engine: {
                    name: "",
                    version: ""
                os: {
                    name: "",
                    version: ""
                device: {
                    model: "",
                    type: "",
                    vendor: ""
                cpu: {
                    architecture: ""
        // Default result depends on current window.navigator.userAgent value
        // Now let's try a custom user-agent string as an example
        var uastring1 = "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/535.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu/11.10 Chromium/15.0.874.106 Chrome/15.0.874.106 Safari/535.2";
        var result = uap.getResult();
        // You can also use UAParser constructor directly without having to create an instance:
        // var ua = UAParser(uastring1);
        console.log(result.browser);        // {name: "Chromium", version: "15.0.874.106"}
        console.log(result.device);         // {model: undefined, type: undefined, vendor: undefined}
        console.log(result.os);             // {name: "Ubuntu", version: "11.10"}
        console.log(result.os.version);     // "11.10"
        console.log(;    // "WebKit"
        console.log(result.cpu.architecture);   // "amd64"
        // Do some other tests
        var uastring2 = "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/4.1; OpenBSD) KHTML/4.1.4 (like Gecko)";
        console.log(uap.setUA(uastring2).getBrowser().name); // "Konqueror"
        console.log(uap.getOS());                            // {name: "OpenBSD", version: undefined}
        console.log(uap.getEngine());                        // {name: "KHTML", version: "4.1.4"}
        var uastring3 = 'Mozilla/5.0 (PlayBook; U; RIM Tablet OS 1.0.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/ Safari/534.11';
        console.log(uap.setUA(uastring3).getDevice().model); // "PlayBook"
        console.log(uap.getOS())                             // {name: "RIM Tablet OS", version: "1.0.0"}
        console.log(uap.getBrowser().name);                  // "Safari"

    Using node.js

    Note: Device information is not available in the NodeJS environment.

    $ npm install ua-parser-js
    var http = require('http');
    var uap = require('ua-parser-js');
    http.createServer(function (req, res) {
        // get user-agent header
        var ua = uap(req.headers['user-agent']);
        /* // BEGIN since@2.0 - you can also pass client-hints data to UAParser
        // note: only works in secure context (https:// or localhost or file://)
        var getHighEntropyValues = 'Sec-CH-UA-Full-Version-List, Sec-CH-UA-Mobile, Sec-CH-UA-Model, Sec-CH-UA-Platform, Sec-CH-UA-Platform-Version, Sec-CH-UA-Arch, Sec-CH-UA-Bitness';
        res.setHeader('Accept-CH', getHighEntropyValues);
        res.setHeader('Critical-CH', getHighEntropyValues);
        var ua = uap(req.headers).withClientHints();
        // END since@2.0 */
        // write the result as response
        res.end(JSON.stringify(ua, null, '  '));
    .listen(1337, '');
    console.log('Server running at');

    Using ES Modules

    import { UAParser } from 'ua-parser-js';
    const { browser, cpu, device } = UAParser('Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux armv7l; en-GB; rv:1.9.2a1pre) Gecko/20090928 Firefox/3.5 Maemo Browser RX-51 N900');
    console.log(;          // Maemo Browser
    console.log('arm'));         // true
    console.log('mobile'));   // true
    console.log(device.model);          // N900

    Using TypeScript

    $ npm install --save @types/ua-parser-js
    # Download TS type definition from DefinitelyTyped repository:

    Using jQuery/Zepto ($.ua)

    Although written in vanilla js, this library will automatically detect if jQuery/Zepto is present and create $.ua object (with values based on its User-Agent) along with window.UAParser constructor. To get/set user-agent you can use: $.ua.get() / $.ua.set(uastring).

    // Say we are in a browser with default user-agent: 'Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.4; en-us; Sprint APA7373KT Build/GRJ22) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0':
    // Get the details
    console.log($.ua.device);           // {vendor: "HTC", model: "Evo Shift 4G", type: "mobile"}
    console.log($.ua.os);               // {name: "Android", version: "2.3.4"}
    console.log($;          // "Android"
    console.log($.ua.get());            // "Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.4; en-us; Sprint APA7373KT Build/GRJ22) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0"
    // Now lets try to reset to another custom user-agent
    $.ua.set('Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 3.0.1; en-us; Xoom Build/HWI69) AppleWebKit/534.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Safari/534.13');
    // Test again
    console.log($;     // "Safari"
    console.log($;      // "Webkit"
    console.log($.ua.device);           // {vendor: "Motorola", model: "Xoom", type: "tablet"}
    console.log(parseInt($.ua.browser.version.split('.')[0], 10));  // 4
    // Add class to <body> tag
    // <body class="ua-browser-safari ua-devicetype-tablet">
    $('body').addClass('ua-browser-' + $ + ' ua-devicetype-' + $.ua.device.type);


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