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I am on a metered/limited phone hotspot connection most of the time. When Firefox indicates there is a new update available, I need to know how much data transfer it requires. If an update is large, I need to take my laptop to a free WiFi location. Thanks

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Here you can see download sizes of the recent update: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/86.0/update/win64/en-US/

Most likely you get 12 MB, when you skip one version it's 22MB. When something goes wrong, full update of 56MB will be downloaded.

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Dear Mr.Dan, usually a firefox update with minor changes comes in at 15-20 mb. Bye

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Thanks... I'll see your "usually" and raise you one question ==> How can I know from one update to another? I can deal with the '15-20 mb' "usually" answer. I was looking for real data like I see when apps have updates on my phone. Thanks again.

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I send this link:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-release

as you can see in the link below, during the update firefox updates you on the amount of data downloaded.

I hope I have been helpful

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Thanks for the link. One line in the linked file says "The About Mozilla Firefox window opens. Firefox will check for updates and download them automatically." That's not what I want. If the update is 392MB, for instance, I don't want it automatically downloaded. You wrote "during the update firefox updates you on the amount of data downloaded." Can you see that this is too late? It means I have to be doing a large download before I can know how big it is. This is like having to buy a car to learn how much it costs.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Here you can see download sizes of the recent update: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/86.0/update/win64/en-US/

Most likely you get 12 MB, when you skip one version it's 22MB. When something goes wrong, full update of 56MB will be downloaded.

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I can work with that. Thank you. Dan

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