Deprecated
This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

An event handler for the orientationchange events sent to the screen object. The ScreenOrientation.onchange handler should be used instead.

Syntax

screen.onorientationchange = funcRef;

Where funcRef is a reference to a function.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Screen Orientation API
The definition of 'onorientationchange' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition (Not present in the draft anymore)

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
onorientationchangeChrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support Yes
Alternate Name
Full support Yes
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: onmozorientationchange
Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Uses a non-standard name.
Uses a non-standard name.

See also

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