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How to check or uncheck a checkbox with jQuery

Check or uncheck a checkbox with jQuery is a simple task and can be achieved very easily. If you are using jQuery 1.5 and below you need to use .attr(). Here it is

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To check <input class="checkbox" /> use 
 
$('.checkbox').attr('checked','checked');
 
 
To uncheck <input class="checkbox" /> use 
 
$('.checkbox').removeAttr('checked');

But if you are using jQuery 1.6+ use this code:

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To check <input class="checkbox" /> use 
 
$('.checkbox').prop('checked', true);
 
 
To uncheck <input class="checkbox" /> use 
 
$('.checkbox').prop('checked', false);

That’s it 🙂

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