The PositionOptions.enableHighAccuracy property is a Boolean that indicates the application would like to receive the best possible results. If true and if the device is able to provide a more accurate position, it will do so. Note that this can result in slower response times or increased power consumption (with a GPS chip on a mobile device for example). On the other hand, if false (the default value), the device can take the liberty to save resources by responding more quickly and/or using less power.


positionOptions.enableHighAccuracy = booleanValue


Specification Status Comment
Geolocation API
The definition of 'PositionOptions.enableHighAccuracy' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 5 3.5 (1.9.1) 9 10.60
Not supported 15.0
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? 4.0 (4) ? 10.60 ?

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