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The Geolocation.clearWatch() method is used to unregister location/error monitoring handlers previously installed using Geolocation.watchPosition().

Syntax

navigator.geolocation.clearWatch(id);

Parameters

id
The ID number returned by the Geolocation.watchPosition() method when installing the handler you wish to remove.

Example

var id, target, option;

function success(pos) {
  var crd = pos.coords;

  if (target.latitude === crd.latitude && target.longitude === crd.longitude) {
    console.log('Congratulation, you reach the target');
    navigator.geolocation.clearWatch(id);
  }
};

function error(err) {
  console.warn('ERROR(' + err.code + '): ' + err.message);
};

target = {
  latitude : 0,
  longitude: 0,
}

options = {
  enableHighAccuracy: false,
  timeout: 5000,
  maximumAge: 0
};

id = navigator.geolocation.watchPosition(success, error, options);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Geolocation API Recommendation Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 5Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 3.5IE Full support 9Opera Full support 16
Full support 16
No support 10.6 — 15
Safari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 15Safari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

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Full support

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