How can I get the current scale of a webView (Android)


getScale () was deprecated in API level 17. so , how can i get the current scale of a webview. i tried to override the method onScaleChanged, but it won`t be called unless i change the scale...

I know this question is a bit old, but this may help someone (like me), especially if someone wants to override WebView and add onTouch listener, to detect WebView's content end.

You can use:


instead of


which is deprecated.

It is the same value, that represents screen density, compared to mdpi value. So, it will be as follows:

  • ldpi: 0.75
  • mdpi: 1.0
  • hdpi: 1.5
  • xhdpi: 2.0
  • xxhdpi: 3.0
  • xxxhdpi: 4.0