Manage my default search engines in Firefox for Android

Firefox for Android lets you choose your own search experience. Here's how to add, remove and set a default search engine in just a few taps. The search suggestions feature even lets you preview popular results before you finish typing in your search.

Set a default search engine

  1. Tap the Menu button (either below the screen on some devices or in the upper right of the browser) .
  2. Tap Settings (you may need to tap More first) .
  3. Tap Customize, then Search.
  4. Tap the search engine that you would like to set as default and choose Set as default.

Add search engines

As you type in a search, Firefox for Android will suggest multiple search engines for you to use. If you don't see your favorite search engine on the list, follow these steps to add it:

  1. Go to the site of the search engine you want to use. For example, youtube.com.
  2. Tap and hold inside the search box and tap on ADD SEARCH ENGINE, type the name for the search engine and tap OKthe magnifying glass icon addsearch android .

Remove search engines

  1. Tap the Menu button (either below the screen on some devices or in the upper right of the browser) .
  2. Tap Settings (you may need to tap More first) .
  3. Tap Customize, then Search.
  4. Tap the search engine that you would like to delete and choose Remove.

Turn on search suggestions

The search suggestions feature shows you top results from each provider before you finish typing.

  1. Tap the Menu button (either below the screen on some devices or in the upper right of the browser) .
  2. Tap Settings (you may need to tap More first) .
  3. Tap Customize, then Search.
  4. Finally check the Show search suggestions option.

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