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A Boolean value indicating whether or not the device's battery is currently being charged.

Syntax

var charging = battery.charging

On return, charging indicates whether or not the battery, which is a BatteryManager object, is currently being charged; if the battery is charging, this value is true. Otherwise, the value is false.

Example

HTML Content

<div id="charging">(charging state unknown)</div>

JavaScript Content

navigator.getBattery().then(function(battery) {

    var charging = battery.charging;

    document.querySelector('#charging').textContent = charging ;
});

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Battery Status API Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support38 ?

16 — 52

10 — 16 moz

521 2

523

No25 No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support40386 No

10 — 16 moz

16 — 524 5

523

25 Yes —? Yes

1. Disabled by default in Firefox 10, but can be enabled setting the preference dom.battery.enabled to true. Starting with Firefox 11, mozBattery is enabled by default. The Battery API is currently supported on Android, Windows, and Linux with UPower installed. Support for MacOS is available starting with Firefox 18. Firefox also provide support for the deprecated navigator.battery.

2. From version 52: this feature is behind the dom.battery.enabled preference. To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

3. From this version onwards, the Battery Status API is only available in chrome/privileged code.

4. Disabled by default in Firefox 10.0, but can be enabled setting the preference dom.battery.enabled to true. Starting with Firefox 11.0, mozBattery is enabled by default. The Battery API is currently supported on Android, Windows, and Linux with UPower installed. Support for MacOS is available starting with Gecko 18.0 (Firefox 18.0 / Thunderbird 18.0 / SeaMonkey 2.15). Firefox also provide support for the deprecated navigator.battery.

5. From version 16 until version 52 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.battery.enabled preference. To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

6. Values for BatteryManager.chargingTime and BatteryManager.dischargingTime are always equal to Infinity.

See also

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