Using cordovaNetwork plugin, we can get network information such as online or offline. Furthermore, we can get the connection type using getNetwork() function.

Connection Type                    Description

Connection.UNKNOWN            Unknown connection

Connection.ETHERNET            Ethernet connection

Connection.WIFI                         WiFi connection

Connection.CELL_2G                Cell 2G connection

Connection.CELL_3G                Cell 3G connection

Connection.CELL_4G               Cell 4G connection

Connection.CELL                      Cell generic connection

Connection.NONE                    No network connection

Start Ionic project using.

ionic start network blank

Then go to network folder.

cd network

Then add cordovaNetwork plugin.

cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-network-information

Download ngCordova using

Include ngCordova js file in index.html.

<script type="text/javascript" src="js/ng-cordova.min.js" ></script>

Add controller

<body ng-app="starter" ng-controller="netctrl" >

Add ngCordova to app.js.

angular.module('starter', ['ionic','ngCordova'])

Create an netctrl controller to monitor the network status.

controller('netctrl',function($scope,$ionicPlatform,$rootScope, $cordovaNetwork){

document.addEventListener("deviceready", function () {

    var type = $cordovaNetwork.getNetwork()

    var isOnline = $cordovaNetwork.isOnline()

    var isOffline = $cordovaNetwork.isOffline()

    // listen for Online event

    $rootScope.$on('$cordovaNetwork:online', function(event, networkState){

    var onlineState = networkState;



    // listen for Offline event

    $rootScope.$on('$cordovaNetwork:offline', function(event, networkState){

    var offlineState = networkState;

    alert("offline.Please enable data");


}, false);


That’s all. To generate apk.

ionic platform add android

ionic build android


Tested Device

Samsung J7 Android Lolipop