Window: orientationchange event


This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The orientationchange event is fired when the orientation of the device has changed.

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface Event
Event handler onorientationchange


You can use the orientationchange event in an addEventListener method:

window.addEventListener("orientationchange", function(event) {
  console.log("the orientation of the device is now " +;

Or use the onorientationchange event handler property:

window.onorientationchange = function(event) {
  console.log("the orientation of the device is now " +;


Specification Status
Compatibility Standard
The definition of 'orientationchange' in that specification.
Living Standard

Browser compatibility

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