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The persist() method of the StorageManager interface requests permission to use persistent storage, and returns a Promise that resolves to true if permission is granted and box mode is persistent, and false otherwise.

Syntax { ... })



Return value

A Promise that resolves to a Boolean.


if ( && {
    if (persistent)
      console.log("Storage will not be cleared except by explicit user action");
      console.log("Storage may be cleared by the UA under storage pressure.");


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'persist' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser Compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 55.0 57 (57) ? 42 ?
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support 55.0 No support ? 42 ? 55.0

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