Experimental: This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The BackgroundFetchRegistration interface of the Background Fetch API represents an individual background fetch.

A BackgroundFetchRegistration instance is returned by the BackgroundFetchManager.fetch() or BackgroundFetchManager.get() methods, and therefore there has no constructor.

EventTarget BackgroundFetchRegistration

Instance properties

The following properties are available synchronously, as convenience properties copied from those in the BackgroundFetchRegistration instance. Read only Experimental

A string containing the background fetch's ID.

BackgroundFetchRegistration.uploadTotal Read only Experimental

A number containing the total number of bytes to be uploaded.

BackgroundFetchRegistration.uploaded Read only Experimental

A number containing the size in bytes successfully sent, initially 0.

BackgroundFetchRegistration.downloadTotal Read only Experimental

A number containing the total size in bytes of this download. This is the value set when the background fetch was registered, or 0.

BackgroundFetchRegistration.downloaded Read only Experimental

A number containing the size in bytes that has been downloaded, initially 0.

BackgroundFetchRegistration.result Read only Experimental

Returns an empty string initially, on completion either the string "success" or "failure".

BackgroundFetchRegistration.failureReason Read only Experimental

One of the following strings:


The background fetch has not completed, or was successful.


The operation was cancelled by the user, or abort() was called.


A response had a not-ok status (a status outside the range 200-299).


A fetch failed for other reasons, for example CORS, or a network failure.


Storage quota was reached during the operation.


The provided downloadTotal was exceeded. This value was set when the background fetch was registered.

BackgroundFetchRegistration.recordsAvailable Read only Experimental

A boolean indicating whether the recordsAvailable flag is set.

Instance methods

BackgroundFetchRegistration.abort() Experimental

Aborts the background fetch. Returns a Promise that resolves with true if the fetch was successfully aborted.

BackgroundFetchRegistration.match() Experimental

Returns a single BackgroundFetchRecord object which is the first match for the arguments.

BackgroundFetchRegistration.matchAll() Experimental

Returns a Promise that resolves with an array of BackgroundFetchRecord objects containing requests and responses.


Listen to these events using addEventListener() or by assigning an event listener to the oneventname property of this interface.

progress Experimental

Fired when there is a change to any of the following properties: uploaded, downloaded, result or failureReason.


The following code creates a BackGroundFetchRegistration as bgFetch, with an id of "my-fetch".

navigator.serviceWorker.ready.then(async (swReg) => {
  const bgFetch = await swReg.backgroundFetch.fetch(
    ["/ep-5.mp3", "ep-5-artwork.jpg"],
      title: "Episode 5: Interesting things.",
      icons: [
          sizes: "300x300",
          src: "/ep-5-icon.png",
          type: "image/png",
      downloadTotal: 60 * 1024 * 1024,

Logging the id to the console returns "my-fetch".

console.log(; // "my-fetch"

The match() method can be used to find a particular BackgroundFetchRecord from those that are part of the registration.

bgFetch.match("/ep-5.mp3").then(async (record) => {
  if (!record) {
    console.log("No record found");

  console.log(`Here's the request`, record.request);
  const response = await record.responseReady;
  console.log(`And here's the response`, response);


Background Fetch
# background-fetch-registration

Browser compatibility

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