Get the device's Universally Unique Identifier (UUID).
var string = device.uuid;
The details of how a UUID is generated are determined by the device manufacturer and are specific to the device's platform or model.
- BlackBerry 10
- Windows Phone 7 and 8
- Windows 8
// Android: Returns a random 64-bit integer (as a string, again!) // The integer is generated on the device's first boot // // BlackBerry: Returns the PIN number of the device // This is a nine-digit unique integer (as a string, though!) // // iPhone: (Paraphrased from the UIDevice Class documentation) // Returns a string of hash values created from multiple hardware identifies. // It is guaranteed to be unique for every device and can't be tied // to the user account. // Windows Phone 7 : Returns a hash of device+current user, // if the user is not defined, a guid is generated and will persist until the app is uninstalled // Tizen: returns the device IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity or IMEI is a number // unique to every GSM and UMTS mobile phone. var deviceID = device.uuid;
uuid on iOS is not unique to a device, but varies for each
application, for each installation. It changes if you delete and
re-install the app, and possibly also when you upgrade iOS, or even
upgrade the app per version (apparent in iOS 5.1). The
uuid is not
a reliable value.
Windows Phone 7 and 8 Quirks
uuid for Windows Phone 7 requires the permission
ID_CAP_IDENTITY_DEVICE. Microsoft will likely deprecate this
property soon. If the capability is not available, the application
generates a persistent guid that is maintained for the duration of the
application's installation on the device.