How do I quit Firefox for Android?

The new version of Firefox for Android has a new, convenient Quit option. Update to the latest version of Firefox for Android to use this feature.

If using Firefox on Android version 4 and above, the Quit option doesn't display in the menu. We'll show you how to add this with an add-on.

Tip: You can close Firefox or any other app from the app switch screen. Tap the app switching button app switch button 25px - Android Jelly Bean and then swipe an app off to the left or right to quit it. If you do not see the above button, press the home button until the app switch screen displays.
  1. Visit the QuitNow installation page on addons.mozilla.org.
  2. Tap the Add to Firefox button.
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    A new menu displays.
  3. Tap Install to install the QuitNow add-on.

Your Firefox menu will now have a Quit option that allows you to exit Firefox for Android.

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The Quit option on Firefox for Android lets you close all of your open tabs at once. This option will also automatically clear your browsing history if you've activated this setting.

Add the Quit option to the menu

Start by adding the Quit option to the menu by setting Firefox to clear your data on exit, and then proceed with these steps:

  1. Tap the menu button (either below the screen on some devices or at the top-right corner of the browser) .
  2. Tap Settings (you may need to tap More first) .
  3. Tap Privacy.
  4. Tap the Always clear when quitting checkbox and select at least one type of data option to clear.

Quit or exit Firefox for Android

  1. Tap the menu button (either below the screen on some devices or at the top-right corner of the browser) .
  2. Tap Quit.
    quit firefox android

If you don't see the Quit option, you might need to scroll further down the menu first.

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