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Lost tabs after updating the iOS app

Sooo I had tens of tabs open, with intention to keep them - I couldn't find an option to save all of them, so decided to update the app, just in case FF caught up with so… (read more)

Sooo I had tens of tabs open, with intention to keep them - I couldn't find an option to save all of them, so decided to update the app, just in case FF caught up with some functionalities I've seen in my other browsers - bookmarking all tabs, namely.

After I've updated, all my open tabs are gone and "recently closed" is empty. There's no way to have the tabs back.

I don't expect there's a way to solve this problem, but I'm posting it here just in case, and at the same time marking my segue to Safari.

Asked by bm 1 month ago

Unable To Install Firefox on Zebra Scanner TC8000 Running Android 5.1.1

I have two Zebra TC8000 hand scanners running Android OS 5.1.1 that I've reset to factory defaults. I need to download and install Firefox but each installation attempt … (read more)

I have two Zebra TC8000 hand scanners running Android OS 5.1.1 that I've reset to factory defaults. I need to download and install Firefox but each installation attempt fails either at the download or at installation. No real detail is given as to what the issue is. I just get a message "Queueing" or "X App not installed."

I've attempted to install our regular APK that has historically worked fine. The download location is... https://download.moziilla.org/?product=fennec-latest&os=android&lang=multi The APK from this site no long downloads. The download status just shows "QUEUEING" for 5-7 minutes then fails.

I switched to browsing directly to the Mozilla FTP page and attempted to download several versions of Firefox for Android. The latest version 125.0 at... https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/fenix/releases/125.0/android/ Here, I tried installing each of the three APKs offered here and receive the message "X App not installed" with each attempt. I am, at least, able to successfully download the APK and launch the install but I can't get the install to work.

Any clue on what could be wrong?

Asked by vernon.heard 3 weeks ago

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Is there some place from which to download Firefox without having a google account?

We cannot get a google account because our landline neither sends nor receives text messages. We are in process of setting up and testing a cell phone, and would like to… (read more)

We cannot get a google account because our landline neither sends nor receives text messages. We are in process of setting up and testing a cell phone, and would like to load Firefox for Android as the browser. We cannot download from google play because google demands to send a text-message "verification" code. We note, thankfully, that Mozilla does not (stupidly) do likewise to set up a Firefox account.

Asked by RHVF1 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Update now all tabs gone - NO restore previous session option anywhere!

Just updated Firefox to version 112.2 on my iPad which has iOS 15 Did the update via the apple App Store. Relaunched (restarted) Firefox and ALL tabs that were open are … (read more)

Just updated Firefox to version 112.2 on my iPad which has iOS 15 Did the update via the apple App Store. Relaunched (restarted) Firefox and ALL tabs that were open are Gone! I can’t find the “restore previous session” option anywhere.

Can you tell me where to find it? How do I get the previous session back?!?

I’ve been using Firefox for years. Firefox not starting up after the update with all the previous tabs open is devastating to me. I need to get the previous session restored. Please help

Asked by george198 1 year ago

Last reply by tjwgray 8 months ago

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Lost tabs on Firefox update

Hi, my Firefox on my iPhone was updated on the latest version (116.0), and upon opening it after the update, I realized all of my open tabs were completely gone! This inc… (read more)

Hi, my Firefox on my iPhone was updated on the latest version (116.0), and upon opening it after the update, I realized all of my open tabs were completely gone! This includes the private browsing tabs, which typically persisted from opening to opening of Firefox. Every tab, both normal and private browsing, is now gone. How can I restore them? I've *never* had any issues with any prior Firefox iOS update before!

This is critical to me; thank you for your help in any way, whether that be it through my synced account (which also lost the open tabs, from what I can see) and/or anything else.

Asked by Jason 9 months ago

Answered by Paul 9 months ago

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Firefox Desktop view on Tablet

Im really trying to understand how web broswer company that has been around since maybe 2002, has not make a firefox version for android tablet, version for firefox for p… (read more)

Im really trying to understand how web broswer company that has been around since maybe 2002, has not make a firefox version for android tablet, version for firefox for pc,firefox for mac firefox for android phone, but there is none for an android tablet. Please help me understand why?

Asked by KFCBrownBruhLA Los Ang 9 months ago

Answered by Paul 9 months ago

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Android Firefox loses all user data, including bookmarks, passwords, tabs when upgraded

I recently made the (apparently) foolish decision to allow Firefox to upgrade using the Play store App. This is on a Galaxy S8 running Android 9. Firefox 109.2.0 was inst… (read more)

I recently made the (apparently) foolish decision to allow Firefox to upgrade using the Play store App. This is on a Galaxy S8 running Android 9. Firefox 109.2.0 was installed and upon opening the App, all of my user data was gone. No tabs, bookmarks, saved passwords or other settings were available.

This is unacceptable. There appears to be no way to recover the lost information, but I am opening this case to determine if there is a recovery strategy. Of course, I don't really want to run version 109.2.0 and will revert back to something that works without losing data as soon as the missing data is recovered.

I'm not sure why the Firefox Devs seem to think that user data is a disposable and unimportant item, but I would encourage a full review of their processes to determine why they have failed so badly.

In the meantime, if anyone has a method that might be used to recover the old profile data, that would be very helpful.

Some notes: 1) No, I don't use Sync (or whatever they are calling it today) because it is a security risk in my view to have any third party including Mozilla know my bookmarks. 2) about:profiles does not work. 3) I'm not sure what version was installed earlier, but AdBlock Plus was working fine, so it may have been a year or more since my last update.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Asked by firefoxlosesuserdata23 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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How to download the .apk file in China?

Due to the Firewall of our government, we Chinese couldn't download Firefox Android on Google Play Store without violating the law. And, neither Github nor F-droid provid… (read more)

Due to the Firewall of our government, we Chinese couldn't download Firefox Android on Google Play Store without violating the law. And, neither Github nor F-droid provides the service for users in China to download the app directly.

How could we download it?

Asked by Mikachu 10 months ago

Answered by James 10 months ago

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Casting with firefox for android

Hello, I was told in a review post on google play to post here. I really wish to use firefox as my browser on my phone, but I can't get casting to work. I have a chromeca… (read more)

Hello, I was told in a review post on google play to post here. I really wish to use firefox as my browser on my phone, but I can't get casting to work. I have a chromecast connected to my TV, but when using firefox on my phone it won't work. The icon isn't even showing. Is it available through an addon or by some other means since Mozilla responded that I should ask here?

Thank you in advance.

Asked by tobias.bra 10 months ago

Last reply by Paul 10 months ago

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Finding an older version of Firefox for iOS 12

I have an iPad mini 2, and it only supports iOS 12.x. I cannot install a newer iOS version. I want to try Firefox to see if it resolves some browsing issues, but the ap… (read more)

I have an iPad mini 2, and it only supports iOS 12.x. I cannot install a newer iOS version. I want to try Firefox to see if it resolves some browsing issues, but the app store requires me to be on iOS 13. I am looking for an older build of Firefox I can install on my device. Where can I find the install files for a version that was supported on iOS 12, as not all of us have hundreds of dollars to upgrade our perfectly fine devices?

Asked by shatterstorm 1 year ago

Last reply by Infinity__ 1 year ago

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Bookmarks and basically all data gone after an update

Hello, I recently tried to create an account to sync everything in firefox on my phone, but after a few attempts the account page just wouldn't load, so I decided to upda… (read more)

Hello, I recently tried to create an account to sync everything in firefox on my phone, but after a few attempts the account page just wouldn't load, so I decided to update the app because it was quite some time ago since I last updated it.

But right after the update, everything's gone: bookmarks, history, tabs. I was brought to a getting started page like I never installed firefox. I checked the bookmarks/history options but nothing was there. Shouldn't the app preserve its existing data even after an update? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by Ryan McK 8 months ago

Answered by Paul 8 months ago

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f-droid and firefox android apk download

I tried downloading the apk for firefox from https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/android/all/ but first I need to enter an email which I do not like having to do but ok I cav… (read more)

I tried downloading the apk for firefox from https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/android/all/ but first I need to enter an email which I do not like having to do but ok I caved and did it.

The email I recieved from mozilla did not contain a link to the apk. only a link to https://app.adjust.com/2uo1qc?campaign=email&adgroup=mobiledownload&creative=fx-mobile-en which got blocked by my security/privacy measures.

Where can I get the apk from? preferably from f-droid. why is not firefox available on f-droid?

Asked by firefox_sync8 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Fire Fox Browser support for an Amazon Fire 10HD Tablet

How to install Fire Fox Browser on my Amazon Fire 10HD Tablet? I can not get Fire Fox from the Amazon tablet app store. Will it ever be possible to use a Mozilla Fire Fox… (read more)

How to install Fire Fox Browser on my Amazon Fire 10HD Tablet? I can not get Fire Fox from the Amazon tablet app store. Will it ever be possible to use a Mozilla Fire Fox browser on my Amazon Fire HD10 Tablet?

thank you for any responses Stuart

Asked by Retired_techie 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago