Get started with Firefox for Android

New to Firefox for Android? Well you’ve come to the right place. This article covers all the basics and will get you up and running in just a few minutes.

Import your Android bookmarks and history

Import your info from Chrome or the Android browser.

  • Tap the menu button (either below the screen on some devices or at the top right corner of the browser) , select Settings and then Import from Android.Tap the menu button (either below the screen on some devices or at the top right corner of the browser) , select Settings, then Customize and then Import from Android. Finally, tap Import.
    Import from Android

Use the Awesome Screen to quickly find what you need

Just open Firefox and you have access to all of your top sites. You can also search the web or access your browsing history and bookmarks by tapping the address bar. For more, see Use the Awesome Screen to search the web, bookmarks and more.

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Just open Firefox and you have access to all of your top sites. From here you can also swipe right to access anything in your browsing history or swipe left to get to your bookmarks. Tap the address bar to search the web. For more, see Use the Awesome Screen to search the web, bookmarks and more.

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Keep your desktop bookmarks, tabs and passwords in sync

Firefox Sync lets you take all your desktop Firefox bookmarks, tabs, passwords and more with you wherever you go. For detailed instructions, see How do I set up Firefox Sync?

Android sync tabs

Open and switch between tabs

Firefox makes managing lots of tabs easy. Learn more - Using Tabs on Firefox for Android.

  • Hit the tab button in the upper-right (it displays the number of tabs you have open). From there you can select another tab or use the + to open a new one.
    Open tabs

Bookmark your favorite sites

Save your favorites. See Use bookmarks on Firefox for Android to keep track of your favorite websites.

  • To bookmark a site, tap the menu button (either below the screen on some devices or at the top right corner of the browser) and select the star outline.
  • To remove a bookmark repeat the action of tapping the menu button, and then select the solid star to remove.
    Android bookmark

Customize Firefox with add-ons

Add-ons let you add features to Firefox.

Private Browsing

Private Browsing allows you to browse the internet without saving any information about which sites and pages you've visited. Learn more about Private Browsing.

Reader mode

Reader Mode strips away all of a website's clutter so you can focus on the content. To learn more, see View articles in Reader View on Firefox for Android.

  • Just tap the Reader Mode icon Reader mode in the address bar.
    Reader mode article


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