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Edge is detected as Safari on iOS

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First of all, great package!

I may have found a bug regarding the use case of Edge for iOS, not entirely sure whether this issue is on your side of Microsoft’s. Anyhow, here it is.

When using Edge for iOS: When detect(); is used to retrieve the name of the browser, Edge with it’s user-agent of

Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 12_1_4 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/12.0 EdgiOS/44.2.1 Mobile/16D57 Safari/605.1.15

will give you a miss-leading answer, namely “ios”. Although when using the user-agent that Microsoft states by changing network conditions in Chome.

Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 10_3_2 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/603.2.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/14F89 Safari/603.2.4 EdgiOS/

It will at least give you a better response, “ios-webview”.

Would be very grateful if you could look into this.


Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 4 years ago
  • Comments:6 (3 by maintainers)

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DamonOehlmancommented, Oct 26, 2019

@amok thanks for testing. Merged down the branch and published 4.8.0

amokcommented, Oct 25, 2019

@DamonOehlman thanks for the fast reply

Tested on IOS MS Edge:


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