The HTMLElement.blur() method removes keyboard focus from the current element.

Syntax

element.blur();

Examples

Remove focus from a text input

HTML

<input type="text" id="myText" value="Sample Text">
<br><br>
<button type="button" onclick="focusInput()">Click me to gain focus</button>
<button type="button" onclick="blurInput()">Click me to lose focus</button>

JavaScript

function focusInput() {
  document.getElementById('myText').focus();
}
function blurInput() {
  document.getElementById('myText').blur();
}

Result

Specification

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'blur' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML 5.1
The definition of 'blur' in that specification.
Recommendation  
HTML5
The definition of 'blur' in that specification.
Recommendation  
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'blur' in that specification.
Obsolete  

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
blurChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 5IE Full support 9Opera Full support YesSafari Full support 10WebView Android Full support 4.4Chrome Android Full support 18Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 5Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

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Full support
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Compatibility unknown

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