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Stop watching for changes to the device's location referenced by the watchID parameter.



  • watchID: The id of the watchPosition interval to clear. (String)


The geolocation.clearWatch stops watching changes to the device's location by clearing the [geolocation.watchPosition](geolocation.watchPosition.html) referenced by watchID.

Supported Platforms

  • Android
  • BlackBerry WebWorks (OS 5.0 and higher)
  • iOS
  • Tizen
  • Windows Phone 7 and 8
  • Windows 8

Quick Example

// Options: watch for changes in position, and use the most
// accurate position acquisition method available.
var watchID = navigator.geolocation.watchPosition(onSuccess, onError, { enableHighAccuracy: true });

// ...later on...


Full Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Device Properties Example</title>

    <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="cordova.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">

    // Wait for device API libraries to load
    document.addEventListener("deviceready", onDeviceReady, false);

    var watchID = null;

    // device APIs are available
    function onDeviceReady() {
        // Get the most accurate position updates available on the
        // device.
        var options = { enableHighAccuracy: true };
        watchID = navigator.geolocation.watchPosition(onSuccess, onError, options);

    // onSuccess Geolocation
    function onSuccess(position) {
        var element = document.getElementById('geolocation');
        element.innerHTML = 'Latitude: '  + position.coords.latitude      + '<br />' +
                            'Longitude: ' + position.coords.longitude     + '<br />' +
                            '<hr />'      + element.innerHTML;

    // clear the watch that was started earlier
    function clearWatch() {
        if (watchID != null) {
            watchID = null;

        // onError Callback receives a PositionError object
        function onError(error) {
          alert('code: '    + error.code    + '\n' +
                'message: ' + error.message + '\n');

    <p id="geolocation">Watching geolocation...</p>
        <button onclick="clearWatch();">Clear Watch</button>
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