Improve Mozilla Location Services by turning on Location Services in the Firefox for Android Settings

This article applies to the latest version of Firefox for Android. Please update your version first to enjoy these features.

Many mobile applications, like maps or weather apps, use location services to display relevant content. The Mozilla community is developing an open alternative to commercial location services called Mozilla Location Service.

Mozilla Location Service uses nearby Wi-Fi points, GPS and cell towers to determine where the device is. You can help improve the Mozilla Location Service by turning on Location Services in the Firefox for Android Settings:

  1. Tap the menu icon android menu (either below the screen on some devices or at the top-right corner of the browser) and then tap Settings (you may need to tap More first) .
    settings menu
  2. Within the Settings screen tap Mozilla.
  3. Scroll down the page to Mozilla Location Service.
  4. Tap the check box to enable Mozilla Location Service.
    select location svc

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