Get Current Context

Get the current context in which Appium is running

Example Usage

String context = driver.getContext();

context = driver.current_context
# or
context = driver.context

// example
let context = driver.context();

// wd example
let context = await driver.currentContext();

context = @driver.current_context

// TODO C# sample

$context = $driver->context();


Retrieve the current context. This can be either NATIVE_APP for the native context, or a web view context, which will be:

For information on contexts, see Appium's hybrid automation docs.


Appium Server

Platform Driver Platform Versions Appium Version Driver Version
iOS XCUITest 9.3+ 1.6.0+ All
UIAutomation 8.0 to 9.3 All All
Android UiAutomator2 ?+ 1.6.0+ All
UiAutomator 4.2+ All All
Mac Mac None None None
Windows Windows None None None

Appium Clients

Language Support Documentation
Java All
Python All
Javascript (WebdriverIO) All
Javascript (WD) All
Ruby All
C# All

HTTP API Specifications


GET /wd/hub/session/:session_id/context

URL Parameters

name description
session_id ID of the session to route the command to

JSON Parameters



The name of the current context (String)

See Also