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The request() method of the WakeLock interface returns a Promise that resolves with a WakeLockSentinel object, which allows control over screen dimming and locking.


var wakeLock = navigator.wakeLock.request(type);


Options are as follows:
  • 'screen': Requests a screen wake lock. Prevents devices from dimming or locking the screen.

Return value

A Promise that resolves with a WakeLockSentinel object.


Thrown when wake lock is not available, which can happen because:
  • Document is not allowed to use screen wake lock due to screen-wake-lock policy.
  • Document is not fully active.
  • Document is hidden.
  • User Agent could not acquire platform's wake lock.


The following asynchronous function requests a WakeLockSentinel object. The request() method is wrapped in a try...catch statement to account for if the browser refuses the request for any reason.

const requestWakeLock = async () => {
  try {

    const wakeLock = await navigator.wakeLock.request('screen');

  } catch (err) {
    // the wake lock request fails - usually system related, such low as battery

    console.log(`${err.name}, ${err.message}`);



Specification Status Comment
Screen Wake Lock API
The definition of 'request()' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Chrome Full support 84Edge Full support 84Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari No support NoWebView Android Full support 84Chrome Android Full support 84Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No


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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

See also