Thursday, February 19, 2015

iOS Cordova Get Device Name


Recently in one of my iOS app project, I had a requirement to get device name like "Hiren's iPhone". First I thought it's pretty simple as I checked device API documentation and saw that there is method which should gave device name. I tried that and surprisingly it was returning undefined. I was not sure why it's not returning result. Then I saw source code and found out actually name property is not added in device API so I decided to add it. In this blog I am going to explain how to do this.

First open your CDVDevice.m file and find following function.

- (NSDictionary*)deviceProperties

In this function add following new line. 

[devProps setObject:[device name] forKey:@"name"];

That's it on objective C side. Now lets modify on JavaScript side. Open device.js file inside plugins/org.apache.cordova.device folder in your www folder. There is a constructor function 

function Device()

In this function first add name property. = null;

And inside following function initialize this property.

channel.onCordovaReady.subscribe(function() {
        me.getInfo(function(info) {
} =;

That's it and now should return your name of device set in settings.

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