ServiceWorkerRegistration.unregister()

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

The unregister method of the ServiceWorkerRegistration interface unregisters the service worker registration and returns a Promise. The promise will resolve to false if no registration was found, otherwise it resolves to true irrespective of whether unregistration happened or not (it may not unregister if someone else just called ServiceWorkerContainer.register with the same scope.) The service worker will finish any ongoing operations before it is unregistered.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

Syntax

ServiceWorkerRegistration.unregister().then(function(boolean) {
});

Parameters

None.

Returns

Promise resolves with a boolean indicating whether the service worker has unregistered or not.

Example

The following simple example registers a service worker example, but then immediately unregisters it again:

if ('serviceWorker' in navigator) {
  navigator.serviceWorker.register('/sw-test/sw.js', {scope: 'sw-test'}).then(function(registration) {
    // registration worked
    console.log('Registration succeeded.');
    registration.unregister().then(function(boolean) {
      // if boolean = true, unregister is successful
    });
  }).catch(function(error) {
    // registration failed
    console.log('Registration failed with ' + error);
  });
};

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Service Workers
The definition of 'ServiceWorkerRegistration.unregister()' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung 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.

See also

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