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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

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support4123.5810.54
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support1818136113.2 ?

See also

Using the Web Storage API

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