Native React plugin for Application Insights JavaScript SDK

The Native React plugin for Application Insights JavaScript SDK collects device information, by default this plugin automatically collects:

  • Unique Device ID (Also known as Installation ID.)
  • Device Model Name (Such as iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei P30 Pro etc.)
  • Device Type (For example, handset, tablet, etc.)


You must be using a version >= 2.0.0 of @microsoft/applicationinsights-web. This plugin will only work in react-native apps. It will not work with apps using the Expo framework, therefore it will not work with Create React Native App.

Getting started

Install and link the react-native-device-info package. Keep the react-native-device-info package up to date to collect the latest device names using your app.

npm install --save @microsoft/applicationinsights-react-native @microsoft/applicationinsights-web
npm install --save react-native-device-info
react-native link react-native-device-info

Initializing the plugin

To use this plugin, you need to construct the plugin and add it as an extension to your existing Application Insights instance.

import { ApplicationInsights } from '@microsoft/applicationinsights-web';
import { ReactNativePlugin } from '@microsoft/applicationinsights-react-native';

var RNPlugin = new ReactNativePlugin();
var appInsights = new ApplicationInsights({
    config: {
        instrumentationKey: 'YOUR_INSTRUMENTATION_KEY_GOES_HERE',
        extensions: [RNPlugin]

Next steps