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

The UserProximityEvent indicates whether a nearby physical object is present by using the proximity sensor of a device.


Indicates if the device has sensed a nearby physical object.


Specification Status Comment
Proximity Sensor
The definition of 'Proximity Events' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial specification

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No ?

60 — 621 2

Yes — 60

No No No
near No ? Yes — 62 No No No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No No ?

60 — 621 2

15 — 60

No No ?
near No No ?15 — 62 No No ?

1. See bug 1359076 and bug 1462308.

2. From version 60 until version 62 (exclusive): this feature is behind the device.sensors.proximity.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

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