/Web APIs

clearInterval() global function

The global clearInterval() method cancels a timed, repeating action which was previously established by a call to setInterval(). If the parameter provided does not identify a previously established action, this method does nothing.





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

None (undefined).



Browser compatibility

Desktop Mobile
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari WebView Android Chrome Android Firefox for Android Opera Android Safari on IOS Samsung Internet
clearInterval 1 12 1
4From Internet Explorer 4 through 8, clearInterval is an Object rather than a Function. This behavior was fixed in Internet Explorer 9.
4 1 ≤37 18 4 10.1 1 1.0
worker_support 3 12 3.5 10 ≤12.1 4 ≤37 18 4 ≤12.1 5 1.0

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