The clearInterval() method of the WindowOrWorkerGlobalScope mixin cancels a timed, repeating action which was previously established by a call to setInterval().

Syntax

scope.clearInterval(intervalID)

Parameters

intervalID
The identifier of the repeated action you want to cancel. This ID was returned by the corresponding call to setInterval().

It's worth noting that the pool of IDs used by setInterval() and setTimeout() are shared, which means you can technically use clearInterval() and clearTimeout() interchangeably. However, for clarity, you should avoid doing so.

Return value

undefined

Example

See the setInterval() example.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'WindowOrWorkerGlobalScope.clearInterval()' in that specification.
Living Standard Method moved to the WindowOrWorkerGlobalScope mixin in the latest spec.
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'clearInterval()' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.7 or earlier)
52 (52)[1]
4.0 4.0 1.0
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 1.0 1.0 1.0 (1)
52.0 (52)[1]
6.0 6.0 1.0

[1] clearInterval() now defined on WindowOrWorkerGlobalScope mixin.

See also

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