Set Firefox as the default browser for iOS

Starting with iOS 14, Apple now allows you to change the default browser on your iOS device, to use this feature you need to be using Firefox for iOS version 28.2 or higher.

On older versions, you cannot change the default browser but you can send pages from Safari to Firefox.

Set Firefox as default browser (requires iOS 14)

To set Firefox as the default browser on your iOS device, you must must have iOS 14 (or higher) and Firefox for iOS version 28.2 (or higher).
  1. Visit the App Settings for the Firefox app. This can be found by going to Settings and then scroll down until you see Firefox in the list of apps.
  2. Under ALLOW FIREFOX TO ACCESS, tap Default Browser App and select Firefox.
  3. iOS will prompt to confirm that websites or email addresses will be opened in Firefox, this disappears once you confirm it the first time.
If you restart your device, iOS 14 will reset the Default Browser App setting. Apple is expected to fix this in a future update. Until then, remember to repeat the steps above if you restart your device.

Older versions of iOS

If you're on an older version of iOS (pre-14), Apple does not allow changing the default browser on older versions but you can try the following workaround:

Send pages from Safari to Firefox

  1. From Safari, tap the share icon share button ios at the bottom of the screen to bring up the share menu. (Note: You can also long-press on a link on a page to bring up the share menu.)
    share button ios full
  2. Choose Firefox as the destination in the share menu.
    send to firefox ios
  3. If Firefox is not listed in the options, tap the More button in the first row of the share menu.
    more button ios
  4. Tap the switch next to Firefox to enable it.
    add firefox share ios
Tip: Drag Firefox to the beginning of the share panel so it appears first on the list.

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