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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The state read-only property of the ServiceWorker interface returns a string representing the current state of the service worker. It can be one of the following values: installing, installed, activating, activated, or redundant.

Syntax

someURL = ServiceWorker.state 

Value

A ServiceWorkerState definition (see the spec.)

Examples

This code snippet is from the service worker registration-events sample (live demo). The code listens for any change in the ServiceWorker.state and returns its value.

var serviceWorker;
if (registration.installing) {
  serviceWorker = registration.installing;
  document.querySelector('#kind').textContent = 'installing';
} else if (registration.waiting) {
  serviceWorker = registration.waiting;
  document.querySelector('#kind').textContent = 'waiting';
} else if (registration.active) {
  serviceWorker = registration.active;
  document.querySelector('#kind').textContent = 'active';
}

if (serviceWorker) {
  logState(serviceWorker.state);
  serviceWorker.addEventListener('statechange', function(e) {
  logState(e.target.state);
  });
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Service Workers
The definition of 'state' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome Full support 40Edge Full support 17
Full support 17
Full support 16
Disabled
Disabled From version 16: this feature is behind the Enable service workers preference.
Firefox Full support 44
Notes
Full support 44
Notes
Notes Service workers (and Push) have been disabled in the Firefox 45 and 52 Extended Support Releases (ESR.)
IE No support NoOpera Full support 27Safari Full support 11.1WebView Android Full support 40Chrome Android Full support 40Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 44Opera Android Full support 27Safari iOS Full support 11.1Samsung Internet Android Full support 4.0

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

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