React Native Platform – To Detect Android or iOS Device

React Native Platform

An example to Detect Device is Android or IOS using React Native Platform includes the use of React Native Platform Component. As the topic name describes itself, we will detect the Device is Android or IOS.  This is very useful while we have to load different elements according to the different OS. We will use Platform component to detect the Platform. So let’s get started.

To Import Platform in Code

import { Platform} from 'react-native'

Detect Device Using

Platform.OS //This will return OS name ios/android

To Make a React Native App

Getting started with React Native will help you to know more about the way you can make a React Native project. We are going to use react-native init to make our React Native App. Assuming that you have node installed, you can use npm to install the react-native-cli command line utility. Open the terminal and go to the workspace and run

npm install -g react-native-cli

Run the following commands to create a new React Native project

react-native init ProjectName

If you want to start a new project with a specific React Native version, you can use the --version argument:

react-native init ProjectName --version X.XX.X
react-native init ProjectName --version react-native@next

This will make a project structure with an index file named App.js in your project directory.

Code

Open App.js in any code editor and replace the code with the following code

App.js

/*This is an Example to Detect Device is IOS or Android in React Native*/
import React, { Component } from 'react';
//import react in our project
import { View, Text, Platform } from 'react-native';
//import all the components we will need

export default class App extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <View
        style={{
          flex: 1,
          justifyContent: 'center',
        }}>
        <Text
          style={{
            fontSize: 24,
            textAlign: 'center',
          }}>
          {/*Here is Platform to get device type*/}
          {Platform.OS === 'ios' ? 'Device is IOS' : 'Device is Android'}
        </Text>
      </View>
    );
  }
}

To Run the React Native App

Open the terminal again and jump into your project using.
cd ProjectName
To run the project on an Android Virtual Device or on real debugging device
react-native run-android
or on the iOS Simulator by running
react-native run-ios (macOS only).

Output Screenshot

Output in Online Emulator

This is how you can detect the device is Android or IOS using React Native Platform. If you have any doubts or you want to share something about the topic you can comment below or contact us here. The remaining components will be covered in the next article. Stay tuned!

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