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Any timers within the affected range of time will be called.\n\n[`cy.clock`](https://on.cypress.io/api/clock) must be called before `cy.tick` in order to override native time functions first.\n\n| | |\n|--- | --- |\n| **Returns** | the `clock` object. See [clock API](https://on.cypress.io/api/clock#section-clock-api) |\n\n***\n\n# [cy.tick( *milliseconds* )](#section-usage)\n\nMoves the clock the specified number of `milliseconds`. Any timers within the affected range of time will be called.\n\n***\n\n# Usage\n\n## Create a clock and move time to trigger a setTimeout\n\n[block:code]\n{\n    \"codes\": [\n        {\n            \"code\": \"// app code loaded by index.html\\nwindow.foo = () => {\\n  setTimeout(() => {\\n    document.getElementById('#foo').textContent = 'Foo'\\n  }, 500)\\n}\\n\\n// test\\ncy\\n  .clock()\\n  .visit(\\\"/index.html\\\")\\n  .window().invoke(\\\"foo\\\")\\n  .tick(500)\\n  .get(\\\"#foo\\\")\\n    .should(\\\"have.text\\\", \\\"Foo\\\")\\n\",\n            \"language\": \"javascript\"\n        }\n    ]\n}\n[/block]\n\n***\n\n# Command Log\n\n## Create a clock and tick it 1 second\n\n[block:code]\n{\n    \"codes\": [\n        {\n            \"code\": \"cy\\n  .clock()\\n  .tick(1000)\\n\",\n            \"language\": \"javascript\"\n        }\n    ]\n}\n[/block]\n\nThe command above will display in the command log as:\n\n<img width=\"448\" alt=\"screen shot of command log\" src=\"https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/1157043/22437918/059f60a6-e6f8-11e6-903d-d868e044615d.png\">\n\nWhen clicking on the `tick` command within the command log, the console outputs the following:\n\n<img width=\"1059\" alt=\"screen shot of console output\" src=\"https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/1157043/22438009/504fecd8-e6f8-11e6-8ef1-4d7cb0b5594c.png\">\n\n***\n\n# Related\n\n- [clock](https://on.cypress.io/api/clock)\n- [stub](https://on.cypress.io/api/stub)\n- [spy](https://on.cypress.io/api/spy)\n- [Recipe: Controlling Behavior with Spies, Stubs, and Clocks](https://github.com/cypress-io/cypress-example-recipes#controlling-behavior-with-spies-stubs-and-clocks)","excerpt":"Move time in the browser","slug":"tick","type":"basic","title":"tick"}

tick

Move time in the browser

`cy.tick` is used to move time after overriding native time functions with [`cy.clock`](https://on.cypress.io/api/clock). It moves the clock the specified number of `milliseconds`. Any timers within the affected range of time will be called. [`cy.clock`](https://on.cypress.io/api/clock) must be called before `cy.tick` in order to override native time functions first. | | | |--- | --- | | **Returns** | the `clock` object. See [clock API](https://on.cypress.io/api/clock#section-clock-api) | *** # [cy.tick( *milliseconds* )](#section-usage) Moves the clock the specified number of `milliseconds`. Any timers within the affected range of time will be called. *** # Usage ## Create a clock and move time to trigger a setTimeout [block:code] { "codes": [ { "code": "// app code loaded by index.html\nwindow.foo = () => {\n setTimeout(() => {\n document.getElementById('#foo').textContent = 'Foo'\n }, 500)\n}\n\n// test\ncy\n .clock()\n .visit(\"/index.html\")\n .window().invoke(\"foo\")\n .tick(500)\n .get(\"#foo\")\n .should(\"have.text\", \"Foo\")\n", "language": "javascript" } ] } [/block] *** # Command Log ## Create a clock and tick it 1 second [block:code] { "codes": [ { "code": "cy\n .clock()\n .tick(1000)\n", "language": "javascript" } ] } [/block] The command above will display in the command log as: <img width="448" alt="screen shot of command log" src="https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/1157043/22437918/059f60a6-e6f8-11e6-903d-d868e044615d.png"> When clicking on the `tick` command within the command log, the console outputs the following: <img width="1059" alt="screen shot of console output" src="https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/1157043/22438009/504fecd8-e6f8-11e6-8ef1-4d7cb0b5594c.png"> *** # Related - [clock](https://on.cypress.io/api/clock) - [stub](https://on.cypress.io/api/stub) - [spy](https://on.cypress.io/api/spy) - [Recipe: Controlling Behavior with Spies, Stubs, and Clocks](https://github.com/cypress-io/cypress-example-recipes#controlling-behavior-with-spies-stubs-and-clocks)