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Get started with Firefox for Android

New to Firefox for Android? Well you’ve come to the right place. This article covers all the basics and will get you up and running in just a few minutes.

Import your Android bookmarks and history

This feature is not available on Android 6.

Import your info from Chrome or the Android browser.

  • Tap the menu button (either below the screen on some devices or at the top-right corner of the browser) , select Settings and then Import from Android.Tap the menu button (either below the screen on some devices or at the top-right corner of the browser) , select Settings, then Customize and then Import from Android. Finally, tap Import.
    Import from Android


Use the Awesome Screen to quickly find what you need

Just open Firefox and you have access to all of your top sites. You can also search the web or access your browsing history and bookmarks by tapping the address bar. For more, see Use the Awesome Screen to search the web, bookmarks and more.

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Just open Firefox and you have access to all of your top sites. From here you can also swipe right to access anything in your browsing history or swipe left to get to your bookmarks. Tap the address bar to search the web. For more, see Use the Awesome Screen to search the web, bookmarks and more.

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Keep your desktop bookmarks, tabs and passwords in sync

Firefox Sync lets you take all your desktop Firefox bookmarks, tabs, passwords and more with you wherever you go. For detailed instructions, see How do I set up Sync on my computer?

Android sync tabs

Open and switch between tabs

Firefox makes managing lots of tabs easy. Learn more - Using Tabs on Firefox for Android.

  • Hit the tab button in the upper-right (it displays the number of tabs you have open). From there you can select another tab or use the + to open a new one.
    Open tabs

Bookmark your favorite pages

Save your favorites. See Add, delete and view bookmarked webpages in Firefox for Android.

  • To bookmark a page, tap the menu button (either below the screen on some devices or at the top-right corner of the browser) and select the star outline. The star will change to a dark color to indicate that the page was bookmarked.
    Android bookmark
  • To remove a bookmark, repeat the action of tapping the menu button, then tap the star again. The star will change to a lighter color to indicate that the bookmark was removed.

Customize Firefox with add-ons

Add-ons let you add features to Firefox.

Private Browsing

Private Browsing allows you to browse the internet without saving any information about which sites and pages you've visited. Learn more about Private Browsing.

Reader mode

Reader Mode strips away all of a website's clutter so you can focus on the content. To learn more, see View articles in Reader View on Firefox for Android.

  • Just tap the Reader Mode icon Reader mode in the address bar.
    Reader mode article
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The use of Firefox mobile is prohibited by Mozilla's rules.

Rename it into "Get started with Firefox for mobile"

Michelle do you want to keep this article once the new IA is live? It's more than a strictly navigation article like this one that just lists articles. If so, we should change the category and add appropriate topics and make it localizable.

I updated the category and topics for this article.

Hmmm. Scoobidiver created a revision that redirects this to Get started with Firefox for Android. That may be the best solution.

I'd rather not redirect it for now, let's get some helpfulness data first. There is a bit of overlap between the two, but I'd like to see how it goes by-the-numbers. Thanks! Michelle

This article says to "Hit the tab button in the upper-right". But i belive that on tablets the tab button will appear on the upper-left.

you are right for firefox 34 and 35 scootergrisen, tablet tab counter is on the upper left

but for firefox 36 beta, tablet tab counter will be on the upper right

so we need to update all tablet articles when joni gets back to say:

  1. for ff36 and above for tablets the tab counter will be on the right and there is a new tablet UX
  2. for ff35 and below for tablets the tab counter is on the left and the tablet UX is the ""old tablet UX"
  3. this article is for phones, we need to add a statement to this saying the screenshots are for phones and then add a statement linking to tablet articles which have #1 and #2 documented

and SG of course we don't have to wait for Joni Savage to get back on January 20th, feel free to submit drafts if you have time ! I don't ! Too busy with 35!

Roland Tanglao said

you are right for firefox 34 and 35 scootergrisen, tablet tab counter is on the upper left but for firefox 36 beta, tablet tab counter will be on the upper right so we need to update all tablet articles when joni gets back to say:
  1. for ff36 and above for tablets the tab counter will be on the right and there is a new tablet UX
  2. for ff35 and below for tablets the tab counter is on the left and the tablet UX is the ""old tablet UX"
  3. this article is for phones, we need to add a statement to this saying the screenshots are for phones and then add a statement linking to tablet articles which have #1 and #2 documented

I prefer leaving it to someone else that knows more about it then me.

It may be obvious to most of us but some people need to ask so I added an extra line of explanation. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/get-started-firefox-android/compare?locale=en-US&to=95323&from=...

I have not self approved.