Example to Get Device Information in React Native

Example to Get Device Information in React Native

This is an Example to Get Device Information in React Native. To get the device information in React Native will use the react-native-device-info library.

In this example, we will show you how to get all the information about the device using a single library. We will get the following details in this example.

MethodReturn Type iOSAndroidSince
getAPILevel()number0.12.0
getApplicationName()string0.14.0
getBatteryLevel()Promise<number>0.18.0
getBrand()string0.9.3
getBuildNumber()string?
getBundleId()string?
getCarrier()string0.13.0
getDeviceCountry()string0.9.0
getDeviceId()string0.5.0
getDeviceLocale()string0.7.0
getDeviceName()string?
getFirstInstallTime()number0.12.0
getFontScale()number0.15.0
getFreeDiskStorage()number0.15.0
getIPAddress()Promise<string>0.12.0
getInstallReferrer()string0.19.0
getInstanceID()string?
getLastUpdateTime()number0.12.0
getMACAddress()Promise<string>0.12.0
getManufacturer()string?
getMaxMemory()number0.14.0
getModel()string?
getPhoneNumber()string0.12.0
getReadableVersion()string?
getSerialNumber()string0.12.0
getSystemName()string?
getSystemVersion()string?
getTimezone()string?
getTotalDiskCapacity()number0.15.0
getTotalMemory()number0.14.0
getUniqueID()string?
getUserAgent()string0.7.0
getVersion()string?
is24Hour()boolean0.13.0
isAirPlaneMode()Promise<boolean>0.25.0
isEmulator()boolean?
isPinOrFingerprintSet()(callback)boolean0.10.1
isTablet()boolean?
hasNotch()boolean0.23.0
isLandscape()boolean0.24.0
getDeviceType()string?

So let’s get started with the example to Get Device Info.

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

Installation of Dependency

To use DeviceInfo we need to install react-native-device-info dependency.

To install this open the terminal and jump into your project using

Run the following command to install

This command will copy all the dependencies into your node_module directory, You can find the directory in node_module directory named react-native-device-info.

–save is optional, it is just to update the react-native-device-info dependancy in your package.json file.

Linking of Dependency

After installing the dependency you need to link it with your project using

After linking the dependency if you face Could not Compile Settings File project/android/settings.gradle error while building and installing the project then you can find the solution here.

Additional Permission for Android

To use getIPAddress in Android you need to get the permission in Android. So to get the permission, add the blow line into your AndroidManifest.xml

 

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

App.js

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).

IOS

   

Android

      

This is how you can get the Device Info. If you have any doubt or you want to share something about the topic you can comment below or contact us here. There will be more posts coming soon. Stay tuned!

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