Sync your Firefox bookmarks and browsing history in iOS

If you use Firefox on multiple devices, a free Firefox Account lets you sync your history, open tabs, bookmarks and passwords on all your devices. All you need is an email address and password.

Bookmarks: Version 9 now allows you to sync bookmarks from your iOS device to your Android device or desktop computers. To see what version you have, visit Which version of Firefox am I using?

Part 1: Set up Firefox Accounts

New Firefox Accounts: if you are creating a new Firefox Account account, start with the device that has all the information you want to sync.
  1. Tap the tab icon at the top of the screen.

    tab icon ios
  2. Tap the menu button at the bottom of the screen. (You might need to scroll all the way to the top of the page for the menu button to appear).

    Tap the Settings icon in the menu panel at the bottom of the screen. (You might need to swipe to the next panel first.)

    Don't see a menu button? You might be on an older version of Firefox. Please update to the latest version through the App Store.

  3. Tap Sign in to open the Create an account page.
  4. Follow the instructions to create an account. Take note of your login information. You will need it to connect your other devices.
  5. Check your email for the verification link and tap on it to confirm your account.

Once you've finished this step, move on to Part 2.

Part 2: Connect your iOS device

  1. Tap the tab icon at the top of the screen.

    tab icon ios
  2. Tap the menu button at the bottom of the screen. (You might need to scroll all the way to the top of the page for the menu button to appear).

    Tap the Settings icon in the menu panel at the bottom of the screen. (You might need to swipe to the next panel first.)

    Don't see a menu button? You might be on an older version of Firefox. Please update to the latest version through the App Store.

  3. Tap Sign in to open the Create an account page.
  4. Tap I already have an account and follow the instructions to log in.

Your information will sync in a few moments. To force a sync at any time, tap Sync Now in the Firefox Settings menu.

Accessing your bookmarks

Bookmarks you've saved on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch will show up in a bookmark folder called Mobile Bookmarks on your desktop computer.

  1. Click the Bookmarks menu at the top of the screen.
  2. Click Mobile Bookmarks.
    mobile bookmarks desktop
Tips:
  • If you create subfolders in your Mobile Bookmarks folder on desktop, these folders will also show up on your mobile device.
  • If you also use Sync on an Android device, your Android and iOS bookmarks will be combined in the Mobile Bookmarks folder.
  • Deleting bookmarks on your mobile device will also delete them from your Mobile Bookmarks folder.

To set up Sync on another device, see:

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