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The easiest way to convert a string to a boolean is to compare the string with ‘true‘ in JavaScript. Use toLowerCase() to convert a given string in lowercase to better compare a string.

let myBool = (myString === 'true');
// OR
let myBool = (myString.toLowerCase() === 'true');

Note: toLowerCase() will throw an error if myString is null or undefined.

Using the identity operator (===), which doesn’t make any implicit type conversions when the compared variables have different types.

JavaScript string to boolean

Simple example code converting string “true” / “false” to a boolean value.

<!DOCTYPE html>

    let s1 = 'true';
    let res1 = (s1.toLowerCase() === 'true'); 

    let s2 = 'False';
    res2 = (s2.toLowerCase() === 'true'); 

    let s3 = 'Test';
    res3 = (s3.toLowerCase() === 'true'); 



JavaScript string to boolean

To improve performance, and in real-world cases where form inputs might be passing values like ‘true’, or ‘false’, this method will produce the best results.

function stringToBool(val) {
    return (val + '').toLowerCase() === 'true';

One liner with a ternary if.

var bool_value = value == "true" ? true : false

You can convert a string to a boolean value using various techniques. Here are a few common methods:

Boolean() function: The Boolean() function in JavaScript can be used to convert any value to a boolean. When you pass a string to Boolean(), it returns true for non-empty strings and false for empty strings.

var str = "true";
var boolValue = Boolean(str); // true

Using comparison: You can compare the string with another string or an empty string to coerce it into a boolean value.

var str = "false";
var boolValue = (str === "true"); // false

Ternary operator: You can use a ternary operator for a more concise way of achieving the same result.

var str = "true";
var boolValue = (str === "true") ? true : false; // true

Strict equality: This is similar to the comparison method, but using strict equality (===) ensures that the type and value are both the same.

var str = "false";
var boolValue = (str === "true"); // false

JSON.parse(): If your string represents a JSON boolean value ("true" or "false"), you can use JSON.parse().

var str = "true";
var boolValue = JSON.parse(str); // true

Do comment if you have any doubts or suggestions on this JS boolean topic.

Note: The All JS Examples codes are tested on the Firefox browser and the Chrome browser.

OS: Windows 10

Code: HTML 5 Version

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