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addons/extenstions for iPad not working

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I’ve been trying to install an ad blocker for FF on my iPad and I’m stuck in an endless loop. I navigate to the add on store and it says I have to install FF, even though it’s installed and set as default. The store has the “open” button, not install or download. I have a 5th gen iPad running 16.6. FF is at ver 117.0.

I ran across a bunch of posts about addons not working but they were from about 4 yrs ago. Here are some screenshots of what happens. Are addons prohibited on an iPad?

https://imgur.com/a/wsRruw4

Thanks in advance

I’ve been trying to install an ad blocker for FF on my iPad and I’m stuck in an endless loop. I navigate to the add on store and it says I have to install FF, even though it’s installed and set as default. The store has the “open” button, not install or download. I have a 5th gen iPad running 16.6. FF is at ver 117.0. I ran across a bunch of posts about addons not working but they were from about 4 yrs ago. Here are some screenshots of what happens. Are addons prohibited on an iPad? https://imgur.com/a/wsRruw4 Thanks in advance

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Yes, addons are prohibited on iPad, due to Apple's restrictions. FF for iPad is just Safari with different frontend.

For blocking ads we have a feature called Enhanced Tracking Protection that helps reduce targeted ads. You can read more about this here: https://mzl.la/3HaVIAf.

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Yes, addons are prohibited on iPad, due to Apple's restrictions. FF for iPad is just Safari with different frontend.

For blocking ads we have a feature called Enhanced Tracking Protection that helps reduce targeted ads. You can read more about this here: https://mzl.la/3HaVIAf.

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Thanks. I couldn't find anything that explicitly stated that and was confused by the thread listing issues back in 2014 (?) where a patch borked everything.

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https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/ are for desktop Firefox on Windows, Linux and macOS.

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

Maybe at some point in future you could use the Apple extensions in Firefox on iOS/iPadOS.