Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox for iOS

Firefox for iOS has a built-in Enhanced Tracking Protection feature which reduces targeted ads and helps stop advertisers from tracking your browsing. This is done with a list provided by Disconnect to identify and reduce ad, social and analytics trackers, as well as cryptominers and fingerprinters. You can customize your protection by turning off Enhanced Tracking Protection for individual websites and choosing from two levels of protection, Standard or Strict.

Turn Tracking Protection on or off

Enhanced Tracking Protection is on by default for additional privacy. To turn it off for all websites:

  1. Tap the menu button at the bottom of the screen (the menu will be at the top right if you're using an iPad):
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  2. Tap Settings in the menu panel.
  3. Tap Tracking Protection.
  4. Slide the switch next Enhanced Tracking Protection to turn it on or off switchonios .
  5. If turning it on, choose the level of protection you want:
    • Standard: protects you from social media trackers, cross-site trackers, cryptominers and fingerprinters.
    • Strict: this includes the Standard level of protection and also stops known tracking content such as videos, ads and other content that contain tracking code. Pages load faster but this setting can also block some website functionality. If this happens see below to turn off Tracking Protection for a specific site.

Turn Tracking Protection off for specific websites only

By tapping the shield icon you can disable Enhanced Tracking Protection while in Strict mode or go to your tracking protection settings.

  1. Tap the shield icon FirefoxShieldIcon on the URL bar.
    • If you are in Strict mode, there will be an option to turn protection on or off for the current site.
  2. Tap the switch next to Enabled for this site to switch it off or turn it on switchonios . Blue means it's enabled.

Temporarily disable Tracking Protection for a website

This does not affect Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) setting. ITP is controlled through your device-level settings, not through the Firefox settings.

If you are in Strict mode and are having problems with a site loading, you can quickly and temporarily disable Enhanced Tracking Protection for the current tab by long-pressing the refresh button, then tapping Reload without Tracking Protection.

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Read more about tracking and the standards Disconnect uses to create its list. Learn more about the lists used by Firefox for iOS for Tracking Protection.

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