Storage.clear()

The clear() method of the Storage interface, when invoked, will empty all keys out of the storage.

Syntax

storage.clear();

Parameters

No parameter.

Returns

No return value.

 

Example

 

The following function creates three data items inside local storage, then removes all of them using clear().

function populateStorage() {
  localStorage.setItem('bgcolor', 'red');
  localStorage.setItem('font', 'Helvetica');
  localStorage.setItem('image', 'myCat.png');

  localStorage.clear();
}

Note: To see a real world example, see our Web Storage Demo.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Storage (Second edition)
The definition of 'clear()' in that specification.
Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
localStorage 4 (Yes) 3.5 8 10.50 4
sessionStorage 5 ? 2 8 10.50 4
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 2.1 (Yes) ? 8 11 iOS 3.2

All browsers have varying capacity levels for both localStorage and sessionStorage. Here is a detailed rundown of all the storage capacities for various browsers.

Note: since iOS 5.1, Safari Mobile stores localStorage data in the cache folder, which is subject to occasional clean up, at the behest of the OS, typically if space is short.

See also

Using the Web Storage API

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