Unable to distinguish PWA from Samsung Internet browser

You cannot tell whether you are using PWA or a regular web browser with a Samsung Internet browser.

window.matchMedia(‘(display-mode: standalone)’).matches

When executing the code above, it is output as a result below.
pwa: true
browser: true


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Same here.

This is really bad for anyone who has tied a login to an pwa.

Now users have to login to use the website in the samsung internet browser as well.

It seems newer versions of Samsung Internets runs every page in standalone display mode rather than browser display mode.

I will forward the issue to the Samsung Internet team and check if there is anything that can be done about this.

Best Regards,
Mobassir Ahsan


The Samsung Internet team has confirmed the issue. Hopefully, the issue will be fixed by one of the future updates next month (v20.0.6.X)

Best Regards,
Mobassir Ahsan
Samsung Developer Relations

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