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How to Set Mozilla Firefox as Default Browser



How to set Firefox as default browser

Mozilla Firefox is a free web browser compatible with different platforms, such as Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, etc. This browser is known for its faster downloading, simple interface, security features, and more. You can even change the search engine in Firefox. Firefox is a lightweight browser and uses less RAM compared to Google Chrome. Set Mozilla Firefox as a default browser on your devices to take your browsing experience to the next level.

How to Make Firefox as Default Browser [Windows & Mac]

1. Launch the Firefox browser on your Windows or Mac.

2. Hit the Hamburger icon at the top-right.

Tap the Hamburger icon on Firefox

3. Click on Settings from the drop-down.

Click Settings

4. Navigate to the Startup section and tap the option Make Default to set Firefox as the default web browser on your device.

Set Firefox as default browser

5. After setting it, you will see the message “Firefox is currently your default browser.”

Firefox is currently your default browser

Alternate Method to Set Firefox as Default Browser on Windows PC

1. Tap the Search icon on the Windows taskbar.

2. Type Default apps in the search field.

3. Select the Default apps option from the suggestions.

Tap Default apps

4. Navigate to the Web browser section and tap the Microsoft Edge browser.

Select Microsoft Edge

5. Hit the option Firefox from the menu to set it as the default web browser.

Tap Firefox

Alternate Way to Make Firefox as Default Browser on Mac

1. On your Mac, tap the Apple icon at the top.

2. Select the option System Preferences and tap General.

Click General

3. Navigate to the option Default web browser and select the drop-down arrow placed near it.

Make Firefox as default browser

4. Select the Firefox browser to set it as the default browser on Mac.

If you want to set Safari as the default browser again, hit the drop-down arrow and select “”

How to Set Firefox as Default Browser on Android Phone

1. Install the Firefox app from the Play Store.

2. Once installed, launch the Firefox app and tap the three-dotted icon displayed near the address bar. Then, select Settings.

Tap Settings

3. Hit the toggle button placed near the option “Set as default browser.”

Click Set as default browser

4. Tap the Firefox browser in the pop-up menu.

5. Hit the option Set as default.

Select Firefox

6. That’s it. Now, the Firefox browser is the default browser on your Android Phone.

Alternate Method

1. Navigate to Settings on your Android Phone and select the Apps option.

Tap Apps

2. Hit the option Choose default apps.

Tap Choose default apps

3. Tap the option Browser app and select Firefox to set it as the default browser on your Android device.

Select Firefox to set as default browser

How to Make Firefox as Default Browser on iPhone/iPad

1. Unlock your iPhone or iPad and navigate to the Settings app.

2. Locate and select Firefox from the apps list.

Tap Firefox

3. Tap the option Default Browser App and select Firefox.

Set Firefox as default browser

4. That’s it. You have successfully made Firefox the default browser on your iOS device.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Firefox safer than Chrome?

Mozilla Firefox is the top-rated web browser that provides advanced security compared to Google. To know more, check out our comparison guide on Firefox vs Chrome and choose the best browser.

2. Why can’t I make Firefox my default browser?

This problem may be due to minor bugs or temporary malfunctions. To fix it, close and reopen the Firefox browser. If the issue continues, update the Firefox browser to the latest version.

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