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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 3 days 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 6 days ago

Last reply by davexnet02 5 days 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 5 days 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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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 1 week ago

Answered by pn10eko 1 week 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

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

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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

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

Unable to sync firefox Android with Desktop due to missing Sync Menu Item

Hi, i searched i have the same problem as last comment https://support.mozilla.org/mk/questions/1415834 This solution does not work. Firefox on Android will display a … (read more)

Hi, i searched i have the same problem as last comment https://support.mozilla.org/mk/questions/1415834

This solution does not work. Firefox on Android will display a "Did you use the system camera? You must pair from within the Firefox app." when selecting the QR scanner from the dialogue box in Firefox. The option is still missing in the menu as well.

Asked by hamidsoley 1 month ago

Restore synced data from computer on to Android phone

I logged into my account on my mobile browser, and was able to see all my passwords and saved data that I had on my computer. I ended up signing by accident and when I lo… (read more)

I logged into my account on my mobile browser, and was able to see all my passwords and saved data that I had on my computer. I ended up signing by accident and when I logged back in all my passwords and bookmarks where gone. How can I restore them??

Asked by 😈Savage👑Queen🤤 1 month 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

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

synchronisation

You're asking me to go to the menu and choose: syncronice and save! Well there ain't no 'sync and save' point in my menu! Not even 'syncronice'! I need correct direction … (read more)

You're asking me to go to the menu and choose: syncronice and save! Well there ain't no 'sync and save' point in my menu! Not even 'syncronice'! I need correct direction in order to 'sync' my PC and my phone! Please help! Thank you and have a nice day!

Asked by LaKris de Confettié 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

windows and android

I have Firefox installed on my windows 11 laptop and also my android pixel 8 pro. I want to sync the two devices so of I make changes on one it reflects on the other auto… (read more)

I have Firefox installed on my windows 11 laptop and also my android pixel 8 pro. I want to sync the two devices so of I make changes on one it reflects on the other automatically. Can I do this?

Asked by Anwbuxton 2 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 months ago

Cannot recieve tab sent from Win10 laptop v123.0.1 (64 bit) to android 124

So I have a new s23 and just sync'd it. I can send tabs from the android 14 phone (Firefox 124.0) to the Win10 laptop (Firefox 123.0.1) but I cannot send them from the l… (read more)

So I have a new s23 and just sync'd it. I can send tabs from the android 14 phone (Firefox 124.0) to the Win10 laptop (Firefox 123.0.1) but I cannot send them from the laptop to the phone. I hesitate to change the laptop to v124 because of the error, as the laptop works with the other devices I have.

I've open/closed Firefox (both places), signed in and out (both places), restarted the phone and the behavior is the same.

Suggestions?

Asked by hollerg 2 months ago