Tracking Protection in Firefox for iOS

This feature requires iOS version 11: Please make sure you are running the latest version of iOS to enjoy this feature.

Firefox for iOS has a Tracking Protection feature that uses a list provided by Disconnect to identify and block trackers. Turning Tracking Protection on or off is easy and you can do it for individual websites too.

Turn Tracking Protection on or off

Tracking Protection is enabled by default for additional privacy. To turn it on or off for all websites in just a tap:

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  1. Tap the menu button PhotonMenuButton at the bottom of the screen on your iPhone or at the top right of the screen on your iPad. (You might need to scroll all the way to the top of the page for the menu button to appear).
  2. Tap the switch next to Tracking Protection to turn it off or on switchonios .

Turn Tracking Protection off for specific websites only

By long-pressing the URL bar or tapping the shield icon you can see how many trackers a website has, and choose to disable Tracking Protection for specific websites only.

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  1. Long-press the shield icon FirefoxShieldIcon or URL bar.
  2. Tap Tracking Protection. A panel will show you the types of trackers on that page.
  3. Tap to enable or disable Tracking Protection.

Temporarily disable Tracking Protection for a website

If you having problems with a site loading, you can quickly and temporarily disable Tracking Protection for the current tab by long-pressing the refresh button. refresh ios .

Turn Tracking Protection off or on in normal or private mode

Follow these steps to turn it off or on in either normal browsing or private mode.

  1. Tap the menu button at the bottom of the screen on your iPhone or at the top right of the screen on your iPad. (You might need to scroll all the way to the top of the page for the menu button to appear).
  2. Tap the Settings icon in the menu panel at the bottom of the screen. (You might need to swipe to the next panel first.)
  3. Scroll to the Privacy section and tap Tracking Protection.
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  4. Tap the switch next to the mode you want to change (blue means enabled):
    • Normal Browsing Mode: Turn Tracking Protection off or on in regular browsing.
    • Private Browsing Mode: Turn Tracking Protection off or on for private tabs only.


Read more about tracking and the standards Disconnect uses to create its list. Learn more about the lists used by Firefox for iOS for Tracking Protection.
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