The toLowerCase() method returns the calling string value converted to lower case.

Syntax

str.toLowerCase()

Return value

A new string representing the calling string converted to lower case.

Description

The toLowerCase() method returns the value of the string converted to lower case. toLowerCase() does not affect the value of the string str itself.

Examples

Using toLowerCase()

console.log('ALPHABET'.toLowerCase()); // 'alphabet'

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0.
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'String.prototype.toLowerCase' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'String.prototype.toLowerCase' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'String.prototype.toLowerCase' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

See also

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