Searching with Firefox for Android

Firefox for Android Firefox for Android Last updated: 04/01/2024 22% of users voted this helpful

The address bar in Firefox for Android makes it easy for you to find what you’re looking for. Enter search terms or a specific web address to get search suggestions based on your open tabs, bookmarks, history and search engines – all within the same field.

Note: Some of the search engines introduced here are regionally bound and may not be accessible from every location. To ensure a smooth experience, make sure the search engine you are interested in adding or using is compatible with your region.

Keyword search

Search with your default search engine

Searching using the address bar will use your default search engine. Enter your search term in the address bar and tap Go.

Search with a different search engine

To switch your search engine for a search:

  1. Begin entering a search term in the address bar.
    Search bar - search
  2. Tap the search engine icon on the left-hand side and select a different search engine.
    Search engines
  3. Complete your search and tap Go.

Search suggestions

Firefox suggests relevant search terms and even solutions related to the answer or task you may be looking for. Here are some examples of search suggestions.

Keyword suggestions

When you start typing in the address bar, Firefox suggests relevant popular searches as provided by search engines like Google, Bing, etc. When search suggestions are enabled, the text you enter is sent to the default search engine, which analyzes the words and displays a list of related searches. Tap a suggestion to activate the search.

Site suggestions

As you type into the address bar, Firefox may offer relevant site suggestions based on your queries to help you navigate the web. You may see the top three most relevant history suggestions in addition to suggestions based on your open tabs and bookmarks. Tap a suggestion to activate the search.

Firefox suggestions

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