Vibration API

Support by browsers might be limited. Also support by the operating system may be limited.

The following table gives an overview of the earliest browser versions that provide support for vibrations.

ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaOpera MiniSafari
30no support16no support17no supportno support
Modern mobile devices include hardware for vibrations. The Vibration API offers Web apps the ability to access this hardware, if it exists, and does nothing if the device doesn't support it.

Check for support

Check if browser supports vibrations

if ('vibrate' in window.navigator)
    // browser has support for vibrations
else
    // no support

Single vibration

Vibrate the device for 100ms:

window.navigator.vibrate(100);

or

window.navigator.vibrate([100]);

Vibration patterns

An array of values describes periods of time in which the device is vibrating and not vibrating.

window.navigator.vibrate([200, 100, 200]);