Last modified June 16, 2020 by Shelly Wolfe

How do I capture device type and location?

The Swrve SDK automatically collects the following device attributes on iOS, Android, and Unity. Each attribute is sent as a user property and updated each time they start a new session.

User attribute name Description Example values
swrve.device_width The width in pixels of the device screen. 1125
swrve.device_height The height in pixels of the device screen. 2436
swrve.device_dpi The DPI in pixels of the device screen. 489
swrve.device_name The name of the device as reported by the OS. See Device names section below.
swrve.os The OS the device is running. iOS, Android
swrve.os_version The version of the OS the device is running. iPhone OS 14.6, Android OS 11
swrve.app_store The app store the app was downloaded from. Apple, Google or Amazon
swrve.language The language of the device. en-GB (Mapped to English (GB))
swrve.sdk_version The version of the Swrve SDK being used in the app. iOS 7.0.2, Android 7.6.0, Unity 8.0.0

If you are not using a Swrve SDK on a mobile device, you must send these attributes manually.


Using device info to define user segments

When you create your segments, use the device properties above to identify and target users on a specific device or OS. For example, if you want to target iPhone users only with a messaging campaign or A/B test, use the following filters in the audience or segment builder:

Data Type Filter Type Operator Value
Device Device Name contains iPhone

User profile filters device tab
For more information, see Creating segments.


Device names

The device names tracked by Swrve are taken directly from the device.

On iOS, device names are predictable and take the form <DeviceName><MajorVersion>,<MinorVersion>. On Android devices, names are less predictable and depend heavily on the OS to report a coherent name.

Click a link below to view examples of iOS and Android device names:

Device name Description
iPhone7,1 iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone7,2 iPhone 6
iPhone8,1 iPhone 6s
iPhone8,2 iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone8,4 iPhone SE (1st generation)
iPhone9,1; iPhone9,3 Phone 7
iPhone9,2; iPhone9,4 iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone10,1; iPhone10,4 iPhone 8
iPhone10,2; iPhone10,5 iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone10,3 iPhone X
iPhone10,6 iPhone X
iPhone11,2 iPhone XS
iPhone11,6 iPhone XS Max
iPhone11,8 iPhone XR
iPhone12,1 iPhone 11
iPhone12,3 iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone12,5 iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone12,8 iPhone SE (2nd generation)
iPhone13,1 iPhone 12 mini
iPhone13,2 iPhone 12
iPhone13,3 iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone13,4 iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPad6,11; iPad6,12 iPad (5th generation)
iPad7,5; iPad7,6 iPad (6th generation)
iPad7,11; iPad7,12 iPad (7th generation)
iPad11,6; iPad11,7 iPad (8th generation)
iPad2,4 iPad 2 (Wi-Fi, revised)
iPad5,3; iPad5,4 iPad Air 2
iPad11,3; iPad11,4 iPad Air (3rd generation)
iPad13,1; iPad13,2 iPad Air (4th generation)
iPad5,1; iPad5,2 iPad mini 4
iPad11,1; iPad11,2 iPad mini (5th generation)
iPad6,3; iPad6,4 iPad Pro 9.7-inch
iPad7,3; iPad7,4 iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad8,1; iPad8,2; iPad8,3; iPad8,4 iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
iPad8,9; iPad8,10 iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
iPad13,4; iPad13,5; iPad13,6; iPad13,7 iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
iPad6,7; iPad6,8 iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
iPad7,1; iPad7,2 iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
iPad8,5; iPad8,6; iPad8,7; iPad8,8 iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
iPad8,11; iPad8,12 iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
iPad13,8; iPad13,9; iPad13,10; iPad13,11 iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)
iPod1,1 iPod touch
iPod2,1 iPod touch (2nd generation)
iPod3,1 iPod touch (3rd generation)
iPod4,1 iPod touch (4th generation)
iPod5,1 iPod touch (5th generation)
iPod7,1 iPod touch (6th generation)
iPod9,1 iPod touch (7th generation)

Retail Branding Marketing Name Model
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G SM-G9910
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra SM-G9980
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G SM-N986B
Motorola Moto G Power (2021) XT2041DL
OnePlus OnePlus 9 Pro LE2120
Google Pixel 4a 5G GD1YQ
Google Pixel 5 GD1YQ
Huawei P40 Pro ELS-NX9

For a list of devices supported for use with Google Play, click here.