Make Firefox the default browser on Android

You can set Firefox as your default browser on your Android device.

Android version 7 and newer

  1. Tap the menu button. Settings icon in address bar in android

  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Set as default browser toggle.
    The DEFAULT DEVICES screen displays.
  4. Tap Browser app.
    The BROWSER APP screen displays.
  5. Tap the Firefox for Android radio button.

Android version 6

  1. In the Settings menu on your device, tap Apps & notifications (it may be called Apps or Applications on some versions of Android).
  2. Tap Advanced (you may have to tap on the Gear icon first on some versions of Android).
  3. Tap Default apps.
  4. Tap Browser app to open a list of choices.
  5. Tap Firefox for Android to select it.

Android version 5 and older

  1. Open the Settings application and tap on Apps.
    On some versions of Android, this button is labeled Applications or Application manager and you may have to tap on Manage applications before the next step.
  2. Tap on the All tab.
    Android ICS Manage Apps - Cropped just showing stock
  3. Tap on the current browser that opens links.
    This is usually the default browser which is called "Browser" or "Internet".
  4. Tap on Clear defaults to prevent this browser from opening links by default.
    If you haven't installed another browser or you have installed another browser like Opera and set it as your default browser, then Clear defaults will be grayed out. If you have installed another browser, go back to the previous step and repeat with the default browser.
    Android ICS Clear defaults - Cropped
  1. Open a link in an Android application like the Mail application.
  2. Tap on Firefox for Android and then tap on Always.

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