This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The ready read-only property of the ServiceWorkerContainer interface provides a way of delaying code execution until a service worker is active. It returns a Promise that will never reject, and which waits indefinitely until the ServiceWorkerRegistration associated with the current page has an active worker. Once that condition is met, it resolves with the ServiceWorkerRegistration.


navigator.serviceWorker.ready.then(function(serviceWorkerRegistration) { ... });


A Promise that will never reject, and which may eventually resolve with a ServiceWorkerRegistration.


if ('serviceWorker' in navigator) {
  .then(function(registration) {
    console.log('A service worker is active:',;

    // At this point, you can call methods that require an active
    // service worker, like registration.pushManager.subscribe()
} else {
  console.log('Service workers are not supported.');


Specification Status Comment
Service Workers
The definition of 'ServiceWorkerRegistration.ready' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 38 (Yes)[2] 44.0 (44.0)[1] No support 27 No support
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 38 38 44.0 (44.0) (Yes) No support 27 No support

[1] Service workers (and Push) have been disabled in the Firefox 45 and 52 Extended Support Releases (ESR.)

[2] Service workers is available in Microsoft Edge starting EdgeHTML 16 behind a flag.

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