Set Firefox Focus as default browser on Android

Set Firefox Focus as your default browser if you want it to open links by default. The instructions vary depending on your version of Android:

To find your version of Android, open the Settings app, tap About phone, About tablet or About device (you may have to tap on the More tab on some versions of Android) and if your Android version is not shown, tap Android version (or Software information on some versions of Android).
Here's how to do it for your version of Android:

Android version 7 and Android version 8

  1. Tap the menu button at the top right corner.
    focus menu android
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the switch next to Make Firefox Focus default browser to turn it on (blue means on).
  4. This will open up the Default apps screen.
  5. Tap Browser app.
  6. Tap Firefox Focus to select it.

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 Focus 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 labelled 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 "Clear defaults" is greyed out, then either you have not installed another browser or you have installed another browser like Opera and it is set to be the default browser. 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 Focus and then tap on Always.
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