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bug: unable to send tab from firefox nightly android (phone/tablet) to PC

as described, send tab function does not work one way (android to PC), but works fine from PC to android mobile phone/tablet. the pop-up error is the "Unable to send - RE… (read more)

as described, send tab function does not work one way (android to PC), but works fine from PC to android mobile phone/tablet. the pop-up error is the "Unable to send - RETRY", and pressing 'RETRY' doesn't do anything. I am logged in to the mozilla account on both android devices, and firefox sync/syncing tabs work fine. not sure what's the issue

Firefox Nightly -both phone and tablet: 127.0a1 (Build #2016019535) Firefox version -laptop: 125.0.3

Asked by pn10eko 2 weeks ago

Answered by pn10eko 1 week ago

passwords gone

I started with Firefox on android, when i finally got a pc i decided to sync my data. This resulted in the loss of all but 1 of my passwords and Ive spent 5+hours trying … (read more)

I started with Firefox on android, when i finally got a pc i decided to sync my data. This resulted in the loss of all but 1 of my passwords and Ive spent 5+hours trying to get them back. And i idk if i can. But with the help of this extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/about-sync/?utm_source=addons.mozilla.org&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=search) about-sync i can see the logs of them being deleted(where pics are from). Why cant i just revert this or have instances to revert back to?

Asked by Roger Hanley 5 days ago

using firefox to store WhatsApp passkey

I am migrating to a new phone. WhatsApp offered firefox as an option for storing its passkey. That took me to the connection and synchronisation process which the new pho… (read more)

I am migrating to a new phone. WhatsApp offered firefox as an option for storing its passkey. That took me to the connection and synchronisation process which the new phone said had failed. However all my tabs and other passwords appear to be syncing. Now selecting firefox to store the WhatsApp passkey takes me back to the failure page every time. Any idea how to restart the passkey addition to firefox process? WhatsApp won't work whilst I'm hung up in limbo between the two apps.

Asked by Chris 3 weeks ago

Accessing local HTML files on my android, sync

There are three problems, all related, that are frustrating me with Firefox on Android. I have a Samsung Galaxy 24+. I am trying to get Firefox to use a local HTML file t… (read more)

There are three problems, all related, that are frustrating me with Firefox on Android. I have a Samsung Galaxy 24+. I am trying to get Firefox to use a local HTML file that are my bookmarks, but I am stymied at every turn:

1) when I click on the local, Galaxy, HTML file, I get the standard "Open with" pop up, but they only list: Chrome, HTML View, Android's Internet browser, and Samsung Print Services. Why doesn't Firefox show up there? This is important to me. Is Firefox failing to register its browser properly in Galaxy products?

2) The next thing I try to do is to sync bookmarks so that I can use my hundreds of bookmarks (rather than adding them into Firefox one at a time). So, I click on the famous three vertical dots and there is no "Sync" function in that menu, see attached. So I cannot import my bookmarks from my PC's bookmarks.

3) Thirdly, I try to type into the URL field what Chrome uses to access local files, which is for example: "content://media/external/file/1000005061" but Firefox android does not recognize that. When I change it to "file://media/external/file/1000005061" that does not work either.

Can you fix the three issues above? Thanks. Rick. see attached.

Asked by Rick17 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Everything is gone!!??!!!

Up until the last few days I had bookmarks, shortcuts etc saved on my phone and Firefox browser. Today I went to click on a shortcut that I regularly use, only to find i… (read more)

Up until the last few days I had bookmarks, shortcuts etc saved on my phone and Firefox browser. Today I went to click on a shortcut that I regularly use, only to find it had been completely deleted from my phone! How did Firefox get access to my phone to remove these and to completely clear my history, bookmarks, shortcuts etc??? I never gave permission to access or to delete anything from my phone or browser!

Asked by Ciara 1 week ago

can't sync and Firefox crashes regularly after last update

Firefox Update 124.2.0 (Build #2016012559), 7a0e399c7b+ GV: 124.0.2-20240401114208 AS: 124.0 Fire HD 10 (11 generation) Build 0029294005124 FireOS 7.3.2.9 Logged into M… (read more)

Firefox Update 124.2.0 (Build #2016012559), 7a0e399c7b+ GV: 124.0.2-20240401114208 AS: 124.0

Fire HD 10 (11 generation) Build 0029294005124 FireOS 7.3.2.9

Logged into Mozilla, Sync now does nothing, "Last synced: never" Also crashes frequently all since last update.

Asked by becyclist-temp 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Sync to Android phone broken

I've had no issues with Firefox Sync on desktop but frequent issues on Android. I've reported issues previously here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18790… (read more)

I've had no issues with Firefox Sync on desktop but frequent issues on Android.

I've reported issues previously here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1879003

Yesterday, it failed in a different way, announcing that I needed to sign into Sync. I've tried a dozen times yesterday and today using both QR scan and email confirmation. All fail in various ways. For example:

  • After scanning QR code: "500 Error Oh dear, something went wrong there"
  • After scanning QR code: "Pairing not successful. Error while creating the pairing channel"
  • After scanning QR code and approving on mobile device and desktop, desktop says success, but phone stays on "Approval now required from your other device" Interestingly this page isn't open in the normal browser. If I click the three dot menu, it says "POWERED BY FIREFOX, Open in Firefox"
  • After going through all the steps and it saying "You're signed into Firefox," yet when I go to share a tab, it asked me to sign in.

Any tips on getting Firefox Sync to work? I don't see any troubleshooting sections in the online help articles.

Asked by DB 2 weeks ago

Last reply by DB 1 week ago

Any hope of backing up bookmarks from an old version of Firefox in Android 4.4?

I have an old Lenovo tablet running Firefox 68.11 in Android Kitkat (4.4) This device has never synced before, and as you know Mozilla, for reasons known only to themsel… (read more)

I have an old Lenovo tablet running Firefox 68.11 in Android Kitkat (4.4)

This device has never synced before, and as you know Mozilla, for reasons known only to themselves, never made a simple bookmark export in the Android app.

My attempts to set up a sync has also failed, access to https://accounts.firefox.com is apparently inaccessible, the page never loads, except for the logo you can see below.

Am I just out of luck?

Asked by davexnet01 1 week ago

Last reply by davexnet02 1 week ago

sign in

I am using a Android device, I am finding sync issues in login to my browser, a computer screen is active on my device may be through wch a shared browser is connected. I… (read more)

I am using a Android device, I am finding sync issues in login to my browser, a computer screen is active on my device may be through wch a shared browser is connected. I am not sharing my connection with any one nor I have a computer system for my internet access. While signing in its showing a authorisation error. My internet connection is totally private and confidential & personal wch I am the only user. Why is that I am finding authorisation error and who is the one who authorises me...?? I don't have any authoriser for my acount or browser

Asked by KRISHNANANDA PRABHU 2 weeks ago

Sync and Save missing from Android

I am trying to sync my desktop Firefox data to my Android phone, a Samsung Galaxy S21+. In every help topic I read, it says to click the three dots on Android, go to sett… (read more)

I am trying to sync my desktop Firefox data to my Android phone, a Samsung Galaxy S21+. In every help topic I read, it says to click the three dots on Android, go to settings and click "Sync and save data," then click "Ready to scan" and scan the QR code provided from my desktop account. The issue I am running into is that the "Sync and save data" option does not exist on my Firefox Android app. If I click on my profile on the phone, I can click "Sync" but it doesn't do anything. It does not work if I try to scan the QR code through the phone camera instead. I am at a loss for how to sync my Mozilla account on these two devices. My Firefox app is up to date. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it.

Asked by Katelyn 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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using firefox to store WhatsApp passkey

I am migrating to a new phone. WhatsApp offered firefox as an option for storing its passkey. That took me to the connection and synchronisation process which the new pho… (read more)

I am migrating to a new phone. WhatsApp offered firefox as an option for storing its passkey. That took me to the connection and synchronisation process which the new phone said had failed. However all my tabs and other passwords appear to be syncing. Now selecting firefox to store the WhatsApp passkey takes me back to the failure page every time. Any idea how to restart the passkey addition to firefox process? WhatsApp won't work whilst I'm hung up in limbo between the two apps.

Asked by Chris 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 3 weeks ago

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Sync and save data

Hi. The option to "sync and save your data" no longer appears in the main menu, nor under settings on my Firefox Android phone. What can I do to get back this option? You… (read more)

Hi. The option to "sync and save your data" no longer appears in the main menu, nor under settings on my Firefox Android phone. What can I do to get back this option? Your support is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Ray 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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following laptop instructions to sync and save data on phone

Firefox on laptop says to seek and save data with food, open Firefox go to menu at shoes sick and save data but there is no option for this. How could I tell if I am sync… (read more)

Firefox on laptop says to seek and save data with food, open Firefox go to menu at shoes sick and save data but there is no option for this. How could I tell if I am synced and how to do it?

Asked by johnapanelli 1 year ago

Last reply by Spanish Eyes 1 year ago

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How to save inactive tabs to desktop

I have probably over 1000 tabs on my Android that I wanted to start to bookmark in my desktop. I find that most of them are inactive now, which I appreciate the intent, b… (read more)

I have probably over 1000 tabs on my Android that I wanted to start to bookmark in my desktop. I find that most of them are inactive now, which I appreciate the intent, but I never asked for. Now when I have time to deal with them, I have tried multiple ways to bring them to my computer or bookmark them from my phone, but nothing seems to work. It doesn't seem like there is much of anything that you can do with inactive tabs even if you share them to your desktop.

It is my understanding from trying to research this, that the Collections you create on your phone are not synced to my Firefox account so that doesn't seem helpful. Is there an extension that could solve this for me? It doesn't work to try to bookmark them from my phone because they don't show up in my desktop bookmark folder that I assigned.

The thing that has worked best so far is to Share my tabs to a temporary folder [Phone Inactive Tabs] on my desktop then search (for example: recipe) then open some in tabs and bookmark them. However, after I have categorized them into the proper bookmark folder (Food/Recipes), they disappear from that folder when I try to delete them from my temporary folder. It does the same thing if I save tabs into OneTab first.

Can someone please help me so that I don't lose years of things that I really want to keep? I would appreciate it! It would be helpful if I could even share all my inactive tabs (or even URLs) into a folder on my desktop so that I could search and bookmark them at a later time without it deleting all that work. Thanks in advance!

Asked by Kathy 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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No QR code option showing in Android Firefox sync

I want to sync my new laptop to Firefox on my Android mobile. I am asked to: 1. Open Firefox on your mobile device. 2. Go to the menu ( on iOS or on Android) and tap Syn… (read more)

I want to sync my new laptop to Firefox on my Android mobile. I am asked to:

1. Open Firefox on your mobile device. 2. Go to the menu ( on iOS or on Android) and tap Synchronise and save data 3. Tap Ready to Scan and hold your phone over this code

But this command #3 is simply is not there in the Android FF settings. I see only Synchronise Now/ Device Name / Sign Out, plus Choose What to Synchronise. Nothing else. Any ideas?

Asked by Martin Gordon FF account 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Sync Firefox on your phone or tablet

I'm trying to sync my bookmarks from Firefox mobile (Android) to my laptop (Dell) for the first time but there's no "Sync and save data" option under the dot menu on my p… (read more)

I'm trying to sync my bookmarks from Firefox mobile (Android) to my laptop (Dell) for the first time but there's no "Sync and save data" option under the dot menu on my phone nor is there any equivalent that I can find. How do I proceed?

Asked by asloane1412 1 year ago

Answered by asloane1412 1 year ago