Search Firefox instantly on your Android home screen

Firefox's new Search feature gives you the convenience of searching instantly from your Android home screen without sacrificing choice or privacy. It gives you the same mobile-optimized results you can find on Firefox for Android without having to launch the browser.

How to use Firefox Assistant

  1. Add the Firefox Assistant widget to your home screen.
    Tip: You can also start Firefox Assistant by swiping up (on Google Play edition devices) or pressing down on the on-screen home button (all other devices).
  2. Tap Firefox Assistant when prompted to select a default browser.
    Tip: Tap ALWAYS at the bottom to prevent this prompt from displaying again.
  3. Start searching!
Change your search engine settings: Firefox Assistant uses your default search engine. To change your default, see Manage my default search engines in Firefox for Android.

Instant search suggestions

As you type in your search, Firefox gives you improved instant suggestions by grouping similar searches together. You can use your virtual keyboard or click the microphone icon to enter search keywords.

Search suggestions: Firefox Assistant gives you suggestions based on previous searches and popular related searches on the Web. To delete your history, see Clear your browsing history and other personal data on Firefox for Android.
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