Add to home screen (a2hs) button missing
The Add to home screen button is not showing up in firefox mobile v87.0.0-rc.1 (Build #2015799099).
When opening the website in Chrome mobile, it has the option to Install the PWA as an application (picture 1), but in firefox there is no such option (picture 2). Also, the official guide suggests that there should be a "home icon with a +", which is not the case for me (picture 3).
The firefox application has permission to add homescreen shortcuts in the system (picture 4).
When connecting to debug via USB, I can see the serviceworker is running and the manifest was recognized (picture 5).
I've also tried reinstalling the mobile browser and removing all addons, to no effect.
I'm running Android 10 on a Poco X3 using MIUI 12.0.7.
I don't know else I may be missing.
Modified by robertoaall
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If you open the Firefox for Android menu and select Install, it will be added to the Android homescreen as an app. I hope that this helps.
Hi If you open the Firefox for Android menu and select Install, it will be added to the Android homescreen as an app. I hope that this helps.
Yes! That's what was supposed to happen, but as you can see in the second screeenshot I've posted, there is no such option.
The first screenshot is from Chrome, just to exemplify what should have happened in firefox.
Maybe it is your version of Android? I'm using the same browser version as you are on Android 7.0, and it works as it is supposed to. I also tried it on my Android 9.0 phone and the install button shows up as well.
Or maybe it is related to some add-on you have?
I'm running android 10 on a Poco X3 (Miui 12.0.7).
I have uninstalled the addon I've had, but still have the same problem.
I've edited the main post to include this information.
Modified by robertoaall
The install option is in the menu for Firefox for Android. If you select this on a page that can be a PWA, it will install to your desktop.
Hi The install option is in the menu for Firefox for Android. If you select this on a page that can be a PWA, it will install to your desktop.
I know the install option should be in the menu for Firefox for Android. As you can see in the attached image, it is not. Even though the page (https://mdn.github.io/pwa-examples/a2hs/) is a PWA used as an example in the official documentation about PWAs, the firefox menu doesn't have this entry.