Get Current Context

Get the current context in which Appium is running

Example Usage

// Java
String context = driver.getContext();

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

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

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

# Ruby
# ruby_lib example
context = current_context

# ruby_lib_core example
context = @driver.current_context
$context = $driver->context();

// C#
// TODO C# sample


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 Espresso ?+ 1.9.0+ All
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