DeviceProximityEvent

Obsolete
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

The DeviceProximityEvent interface provides information about the distance of a nearby physical object using the proximity sensor of a device.

Properties

DeviceProximityEvent.max Read only
The maximum sensing distance the sensor is able to report, in centimeters.
DeviceProximityEvent.min Read only
The minimum sensing distance the sensor is able to report, in centimeters. Ususally zero.
DeviceProximityEvent.value Read only
The current device proximity, in centimeters.

Examples

window.addEventListener('deviceproximity', function(event) {
  console.log("value: " + event.value, "max: " + event.max, "min: " + event.min);
});

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
DeviceProximityEvent
ExperimentalNon-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge ? Firefox Full support 62
Notes Disabled
Full support 62
Notes Disabled
Notes See bug 1462308.
Disabled From version 62: this feature is behind the device.sensors.proximity.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
No support ?Ā ā€” 61
IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoFirefox Android Full support 62
Notes Disabled
Full support 62
Notes Disabled
Notes See bug 1462308.
Disabled From version 62: this feature is behind the device.sensors.proximity.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
No support 15Ā ā€” 61
Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No
max
ExperimentalNon-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge ? Firefox Full support 62
Notes Disabled
Full support 62
Notes Disabled
Notes See bug 1462308.
Disabled From version 62: this feature is behind the device.sensors.proximity.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
No support ?Ā ā€” 61
IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoFirefox Android Full support 62
Notes Disabled
Full support 62
Notes Disabled
Notes See bug 1462308.
Disabled From version 62: this feature is behind the device.sensors.proximity.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
No support 15Ā ā€” 61
Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No
min
ExperimentalNon-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge ? Firefox Full support 62
Notes Disabled
Full support 62
Notes Disabled
Notes See bug 1462308.
Disabled From version 62: this feature is behind the device.sensors.proximity.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
No support ?Ā ā€” 61
IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoFirefox Android Full support 62
Notes Disabled
Full support 62
Notes Disabled
Notes See bug 1462308.
Disabled From version 62: this feature is behind the device.sensors.proximity.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
No support 15Ā ā€” 61
Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No
value
ExperimentalNon-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge ? Firefox Full support 62
Notes Disabled
Full support 62
Notes Disabled
Notes See bug 1462308.
Disabled From version 62: this feature is behind the device.sensors.proximity.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
No support ?Ā ā€” 61
IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoFirefox Android Full support 62
Notes Disabled
Full support 62
Notes Disabled
Notes See bug 1462308.
Disabled From version 62: this feature is behind the device.sensors.proximity.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
No support 15Ā ā€” 61
Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No

Legend

Full support Ā 
Full support
No support Ā 
No support
Compatibility unknown Ā 
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

See also