geolocation.clearWatch

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

navigator.geolocation.clearWatch(watchID);

Parameters

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

Description

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
  • Windows Phone 7 and 8
  • Bada 1.2 & 2.x
  • webOS
  • Tizen
  • 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...

navigator.geolocation.clearWatch(watchID);

Full Example

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

    <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="cordova-2.4.0.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">

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

    var watchID = null;

    // Cordova is ready
    //
    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) {
            navigator.geolocation.clearWatch(watchID);
            watchID = null;
        }
    }

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

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