ServiceWorkerGlobalScope: install event

The install event of the ServiceWorkerGlobalScope interface is fired when a ServiceWorkerRegistration acquires a new ServiceWorkerRegistration.installing worker.

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface ExtendableEvent
Event handler property ServiceWorkerGlobalScope.oninstall


The following snippet shows how an install event handler can be used to populate a cache with a number of responses, which the service worker can then use to serve assets offline:

this.addEventListener('install', function(event) {
  event.waitUntil('v1').then(function(cache) {
         return cache.add(

You can also set up the event handler using the ServiceWorkerGlobalScope.oninstall property:

globalScope.oninstall = function(event) {


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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
install event
Chrome Full support 40Edge ? Firefox Full support 44
Full support 44
Notes Service workers (and Push) have been disabled in the Firefox 45 and 52 Extended Support Releases (ESR).
IE No support NoOpera Full support 24Safari Full support 11.1WebView Android Full support 40Chrome Android Full support 40Firefox Android Full support 44Opera Android Full support 24Safari iOS Full support 11.3Samsung Internet Android Full support 4.0


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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
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