Window.ondeviceorientation

Summary

An event handler for the deviceorientation event, which contains information about a relative device orientation change.

Syntax

window.ondeviceorientation = function(event) { ... };
window.addEventListener('deviceorientation', function(event) { ... });

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Device Orientation Events Working Draft Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

  
Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 7.0 [1] (Yes) 6 [2] ? ? ?
Constructor 59 ? ? ? ? ?
  
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) [1] (Yes) [1] (Yes) 6 [2] No support No support 4.2
Constructor 59 59 ? ? ? ? ?

[1] Before version 50, Chrome provided absolute values instead of relative values for this event. Developers still needing absolute values may use the ondeviceorientationabsolute event.

[2] Firefox 3.6, 4, and 5 supported mozOrientation instead of the standard DeviceOrientationEvent interface

See also

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