Operating system types

The ‘Operating system types’ dimension shows the overarching OS that the visitor used, regardless of specific versions. This dimension is useful to understand not just which specific operating system and version is most common, but which typical OS platform visitors use.

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This dimension references a lookup table internal to Adobe. The lookup value is based on the User-Agent HTTP header in image requests. Adobe partners with DeviceAtlas to maintain lookups between user agent and operating system type.

  • For AppMeasurement implementations, this dimension works out of the box.
  • For Web SDK implementations, enable Device Lookup when configuring a datastream.

Dimension items

Dimension items include the type of operating system used. Examples include "Microsoft Windows", "Apple Macintosh", "Google Android", and "Apple iOS".