IS_MOBILE and IS_TABLET deprecated final Warning.

Google Analytics As you probably know on November 5, 2014 IS_MOBILE and IS_TABLET where deprecated in favor of DEVICE_CATEGORY.    IS_MOBILE and IS_TABLET where dimensions originally found under Platform or device in the meta data API.

The Dimension you should now be using is called DEVICE_CATEGORY  which simply returns desktop, tablet or mobile.


A new DEVICE_CATEGORY filters field has been added and IS_MOBILE and IS_TABLET are now deprecated. Use DEVICE_CATEGORY=mobile and DEVICE_CATEGORY=tablet.


Matthew Cohoon from the Google Analytics development team just sent out notification that it will be removed very soon.   This will probably be your final warning if you are using IS_MOBILE or IS_TABLET you need to move to DEVICE_CATEGORY.

The filter fields IS_MOBILE and IS_TABLET have been deprecated since November 5, 2014 and API support for these fields will be removed in the coming weeks.
If you have not done so already you should migrate your code to use DEVICE_CATEGORY.

Insert, update and patch request which set filter fields to use IS_MOBILE and IS_TABLET will return an error.

– You may now resume your Google Analytics API development –

About Linda Lawton

My name is Linda Lawton I have more than 20 years experience working as an application developer and a database expert. I have also been working with Google APIs since 2012 and I have been contributing to the Google .Net client library since 2013. In 2013 I became a a Google Developer Experts for Google Analytics.

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