Browse like no one’s watching. The new Firefox Focus automatically blocks a wide range of online trackers — from the moment you launch it to the second you leave it. Easily erase your history, passwords and cookies, so you won’t get followed by things like unwanted ads.
“Private browsing” on most browsers isn’t comprehensive or easy to use. Focus is next-level privacy that’s free, always on and always on your side — because it’s backed by Mozilla, the non-profit that fights for your rights on the Web.
- Blocks a wide range of common Web trackers without any settings to set
- Easily erases your history — no passwords, no cookies, no trackers
- By removing trackers and ads, Web pages may require less data and load faster
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- We believe everyone should have control over their lives online. That’s what we’ve been fighting for since 1998.
This update includes stability improvements and security bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Good alternative for quick answers
At present I have three browsers on my iPhone XR, as one came installed already, I added the Firefox I have always used as a Google search general-purpose and news browser, and now, I added Firefox Focus with the Duck Duck Go search engine. I like the fact that Focus opens straight to a search and that it remembers nothing, so that nothing has to be deleted or redirected. I believe it saves time, although I have no hard evidence to demonstrate that. The searches are interesting, in that DDG algorithms are not Google algorithms, but even the contrast can be valuable in searching for a useful response to a question. Firefox Focus can of course be configured to utilize any search engine, but the choice of Duck Duck Go as a default does seem to ensure greater privacy. As everyone knows by now, Google has always been too clever by half, and Google has always invaded your privacy and destroyed almost anything it has touched . . . .
So far I have found no downside to Firefox Focus, so I feel it merits five stars.
An Ad-Blocker I can hang with
I appreciate this app because it looks different (can I say better?) than the standard Mozilla app, and it has an option to lock the browser with Face ID. My favorite feature is the ad-blocking aspect though which you can incorporate with Safari under Settings via the Content Blocker section. I’m getting tired of seeing ads, and I think they are doing more harm than good because the more I see a product splashed on a page I start to feel like I already have it because I see it in front of me. Weird, I know. Beware if you select each ad-blocking feature beyond the defaults as it is aggressive and some webpages won’t load properly (it’s rare, but it tends to happen on I guess because of where images are sourced from Firefox Focus could interpret them as ads when they aren’t). Anyway, the app is pretty good about giving this warning too. It feels good to have some added privacy online.
Cool, but why is this necessary?
I’ve been using Firefox for over a decade since a tech savvy friend magiced it in my computer. I thought customizing the browser functions was the key selling point for Mozilla, and minimizing tracking and adds was one of them? Most of the add-ons I’ve used over the years have become irrelevant as Mozilla has incorporated their capabilities into their browser. So while I really like the concept, I’m not sure why it’s necessary? It’s kind of frustrating because of the nature of the app makes it so saved bookmarks and passwords for sites I visit frequently can’t be saved. How is this different from the regular Firefox browser incognito mode or otherwise? Do I now have to have 3 browsers (bc you can’t uninstall Safari on iOS -_-) munching data on my phone if I want a way to save my logins/passwords and a good private browser? Also will there ever be a way to set Firefox as the default browser so we can open links in apps straight to Firefox instead of Safari?
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- 24.8 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.