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

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 50.0 No support No support No support No support
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support 50.0 No support No support No support No support No support 50.0

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