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

Syntax

elt.blur()

Examples

Remove focus from a text area

HTML

<input type="text" id="myText" value="Sample Text">
<p></p>
<button type="button" onclick="focusMethod()">Click me to gain focus</button>
<button type="button" onclick="blurMethod()">Click me to lose focus</button>

JavaScript

focusMethod = function getFocus() {          
  document.getElementById("myText").focus();
}
blurMethod = function getBlur() {          
  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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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome ? Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 5IE Full support 9Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 5Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown

 

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