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Window clearInterval() Method

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Display the current time (the setInterval() method will execute the "myTimer" function once every 1 second).

Use clearInterval() to stop the time:

var myVar = setInterval(myTimer, 1000);

function myTimer() {
  var d = new Date();
  var t = d.toLocaleTimeString();
  document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = t;

function myStopFunction() {
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Definition and Usage

The clearInterval() method clears a timer set with the setInterval() method.

The ID value returned by setInterval() is used as the parameter for the clearInterval() method.

Note: To be able to use the clearInterval() method, you must use a variable when creating the interval method:

myVar = setInterval("javascript function", milliseconds);

Then you will be able to stop the execution by calling the clearInterval() method.


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the method.

clearInterval() 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 4.0



Parameter Values

Parameter Description
var Required. The name of the timer returned by the setInterval() method

Technical Details

Return Value: No return value

More Examples


Toggle between two background colors once every 300 milliseconds, until it is stopped by clearInterval():

var myVar = setInterval(setColor, 300);

function setColor() {
  var x = document.body;
  x.style.backgroundColor = x.style.backgroundColor == "yellow" ? "pink" : "yellow";

function stopColor() {
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Using setInterval() and clearInterval() to create a dynamic progress bar:

function move() {
  var elem = document.getElementById("myBar");
  var width = 0;
  var id = setInterval(frame, 100);
  function frame() {
    if (width == 100) {
    } else {
      elem.style.width = width + '%';
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Related Pages

Window Object: setInterval() Method

Window Object: setTimeout() Method

Window Object: clearTimeout() Method

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