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Are extensions and as ons available with Firefox for iOS?

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Apps from App Store like ad block plus only seem to work on Safari, and most extensions aren't on the App Store.

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Hi rdsundberg.

Probably not.

Firefox for iOS currently does not support own extensions and add-ons, as it is not able to use own browser engine (Gecko) due to Apple restrictions. The extensions/apps like AdBlock are also very limited by iOS API restriction, and probably all of them work in Safari only (read: alternative browsers in iOS are very limited - cannot use own engines and other apps/extensions cannot affect them).

Michal

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Firefox for iOS is basically a shell.

The Extensions listed at https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/ are for desktop Firefox.

https://addons.mozilla.org/android/ are for the mobile Firefox for Android.

Extensions is a Addon as the word Addons (started during Firefox 2.0/3.0 days) groups together the separate Extensions, Themes (complete and images), Plugins, search engines, dictionaries.