This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.


An event handler for the deviceorientationabsolute event containing information about an absolute device orientation change.


window.ondeviceorientationabsolute = function(event) { ... };
window.addEventListener('deviceorientationabsolute', function(event) { ... });


This event handler is not currently part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support50 ? No ? ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support5050 ? No ? ? ?

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