The removeItem() method of the Storage interface, when passed a key name, will remove that key from the storage if it exists. If there is no item associated with the given key, this method will do nothing.

Syntax

storage.removeItem(keyName);

Parameters

keyName
A DOMString containing the name of the key you want to remove.

Return value

Void.

Example

The following function creates three data items inside local storage, then removes the image data item.

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

  localStorage.removeItem('image');
}

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

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Storage.removeItem' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

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Basic supportChrome Full support 4Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 3.5IE Full support 8Opera Full support 10.5Safari Full support 4WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support 18Edge Mobile Full support 13Firefox Android Full support 6Opera Android Full support 11Safari iOS Full support 3.2Samsung Internet Android ?

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Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown

See also

Using the Web Storage API

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