Firefox Focus: Privacy browser 17+
Always-on ad blocking
Use Firefox Focus for everything you want to keep separate from your main browser — for all those get in get out and forget about it moments. No tabs, no fuss, no muss. Block ads and online trackers too. One tap, and your browsing history is completely destroyed.
Blocking distracting ads also means faster page loads which means Focus gets you where you want to go a lot faster. Firefox Focus is the perfect get in/get out, search and destroy, I’m on a mission that’s none-of-your-business — web browser.
NEW DISTRACTION-FREE DESIGN
When you open Focus, you just get the awesome bar and the keyboard for super quick searching. That’s it. No recent history, no past sites, no open tabs, no ads, no distractions. Just a simple, minimal design with menus that make sense.
ONE TAP TO DELETE HISTORY
Erase your history, passwords and cookies with just a tap of the trash button.
Pin up to four shortcuts on your home screen. Get to your favorite site even quicker without typing anything.
FASTER BROWSING WITH AD BLOCKING & TRACKING PROTECTION
Firefox Focus blocks many ads you’d normally see on web pages so you get much faster page load speeds, which means you get to the stuff you want a lot faster. Focus also blocks a wide range of trackers by default, including social trackers and those sticky ones that come from things like Facebook ads.
BACKED BY A NON-PROFIT
Firefox Focus is backed by Mozilla, the non-profit that fights for your rights on the web, so you can trust it not to sell your data.
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Bug fixes and technical improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Still a great choice for ad-blocking, and about your only choice for privacy.
If you want to know how private your browser is in 2021, look up EFF Fingerprinting / Cover Your Tracks, which is a non-profit site that will do a legitimate test of your browser’s privacy. Focus will still test better than your other browsers, I guarantee.
Edit: Thanks for page search and other new features! Very happy to see Focus receive meaningful, timely updates yet again. Firefox Focus is an absolutely necessary addition to your browser list. You can block ad, social, analytic, and others which if you know what’s up is worth the sacrifice of losing your tabs. Saying the regular Firefox app has these additions by itself or because Focus is installed is ignorant and if you want that question answered you should probably look that up instead of leaving negative a review. Thank you Mozilla for keeping Firefox Focus updated - it is a very refreshing addition to the sea of privacy-invasive apps on iOS, and it easily became my default browser as well. Could we get a way to change our User Agent soon though, please?
App Update deleted all of my browser shorcuts
Update: A recent app update deleted my 4 browser shortcuts and I had to add them back in. Hopefully this won’t recur with future updates. This happened on both my iPhone and iPad.
Until the last update you could add 4 shortcuts to your favorite sites so you could easily open them without typing in the whole web address for your most visited sites. Not sure why this feature would be removed. If you didn’t want to use it then you didn’t have to use it. So if users were concerned that others would see their favorite sites they could just enable Face ID or Touch ID to prevent this. Hope this is added back in a future update. It was very convenient to just check your favorite news, sports, or other info sites for any quick news updates when your in a hurry. URL Autocomplete isn’t the same because the sites you visit may be similar to those saved in app’s Top Sites which means you have to type more of the website address to get to the correct website. Instead of just clicking the shortcut. Please fix this so Firefox Focus isn’t just Safari with privacy features and an Adblock. Which is appreciated but not a full featured mobile version of Firefox.
Failing to clear all history
Edit-2: New: I am security minded and perhaps OCD about it; ask my gf. The seamless integration of the security functions Focus and FireFox are not perfect. However, the combination of Focus & FireFox & Mozilla VPN are the gold standard for safe/secure browsing of the web.
Other secure(?) browsers such as Brave hamper the web experience so much that it is unusable.
Original Post: Visited a page on MSN and received an advertisement image related to a search from several days ago. NOT a mere coincident. AND there is no way to see history. Edit: adding details… iphone 14, Focus app running with most secure settings, searched for steel electrically panel days before, open/close Focus several times a day, have Firefox setting secured also and to delete data upon closing AND I manually clear caches every couple of days, a day or so later I clicked on a link from Drudge and it landed on the article at MSN. Advertisement on that page included Steel Panels the same ‘odd’ size that I had looked at previously. Thought it was curious enough that I deleted Focus, cleared every cache that I could think of… reloaded Focus, head back to the same page on MSN via the same link on Drudge… the panels were still showing as an ad but were in a different place on the screen.
Developer Response ,
Hello! We'd like to clarify that the app mainly blocks advertising trackers, and you can read more about how to manage this here: https://mzl.la/3QjB0li. We're sorry to hear about the ads issue you've encountered while using Firefox Focus. Our support community would be more than happy to help with this. You can visit our support site by following this link: https://mzl.la/3ozv0tK
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