The connection object, exposed via navigator.connection, provides information about the device's cellular and wifi connection.



  • Connection.UNKNOWN
  • Connection.ETHERNET
  • Connection.WIFI
  • Connection.CELL_2G
  • Connection.CELL_3G
  • Connection.CELL_4G
  • Connection.CELL
  • Connection.NONE

Accessing the Feature

As of version 3.0, Cordova implements device-level APIs as plugins. Use the CLI's plugin command, described in The Command-line Interface, to add or remove this feature for a project:

    $ cordova plugin add
    $ cordova plugin rm

These commands apply to all targeted platforms, but modify the platform-specific configuration settings described below:

  • Android

    (in app/res/xml/config.xml)
    <feature name="NetworkStatus">
        <param name="android-package" value="org.apache.cordova.NetworkManager" />
    (in app/AndroidManifest.xml)
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />
  • BlackBerry WebWorks

    (in www/plugins.xml)
    <feature name="Network Status">
        <param name="blackberry-package" value="" />
  • iOS (in config.xml)

    <feature name="NetworkStatus">
        <param name="ios-package" value="CDVConnection" />
  • Windows Phone (in Properties/WPAppManifest.xml)

        <Capability Name="ID_CAP_NETWORKING" />

Reference: Application Manifest for Windows Phone

  • Tizen (in config.xml)

    <feature name="" required="true"/>

Reference: Application Manifest for Tizen Web Application

Some platforms may support this feature without requiring any special configuration. See Platform Support for an overview.