/Web APIs

Screen: orientationchange event

Deprecated: 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.

Non-standard: 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.

The orientationchange event fires when the device's orientation has changed.


Use the event name in methods like addEventListener(), or set an event handler property.


addEventListener("orientationchange", (event) => {});

onorientationchange = (event) => {};

Event type

A generic Event.


This feature is not part of any specification. It is no longer on track to becoming a standard.

Use the ScreenOrientation change event instead.

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
orientationchange_event No 12–79 No 11 No No No No 14 No No No

See also

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