Firefox on iOS Gains Safari-Like Adjustable Search Bar

Firefox 98 for iOS devices introduces a new customizable mobile experience in the form of an adjustable search bar that can be set at the bottom or the top of the iPhone's display.

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This brings the mobile Firefox browser in line with Safari, which gained an option to move the search bar to the top or the bottom with iOS 15. Apple in ‌iOS 15‌ tweaked the design of Safari and initially made a change that put the search bar permanently at the bottom of the app, but it was unpopular and ultimately walked back, with ‌iPhone‌ and iPad users now able to choose their preferred orientation.

Firefox 98 also introduces new mobile wallpapers inspired by Disney+ movie "Turning Red," with the wallpaper available through a partnership with Disney.

Firefox for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
11 weeks ago
A great addition to add on iOS. I’m a big fan of the Firefox browser. It's secure, reliable, and fun to use.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BootsWalking Avatar
11 weeks ago

We couldn't care less about firefox. I loved the first mozilla, then firefox when I use to have linux as a main OS. But as a MacOS user, safari is a satisfying experience. Light, fast, simple.
I like Safari too but everyone should care about the browser market being as diverse as possible. Many of the features you enjoy in Safari came about from other browsers.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Coltaine Avatar
11 weeks ago
Interestingly, while I was opposed to the idea of a search bar / address field on the bottom of the browser, I've left it enabled and have gotten so used to it that I couldn't go back to a search bar on top. But only on the iPhone. On all my other devices (iPad, macOS devices) Safari is set to the classical style without any gimmicks.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
antiprotest Avatar
11 weeks ago
Firefox #1: Where do you want the bar?

Firefox #2: At the top!




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Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bustycat Avatar
11 weeks ago
I use Firefox across all my computers, but this Firefox on iOS aka Firefox skin of WebKit remains user-unfriendly.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DaPizzaMan Avatar
11 weeks ago

Interestingly, while I was opposed to the idea of a search bar / address field on the bottom of the browser, I've left it enabled and have gotten so used to it that I couldn't go back to a search bar on top. But only on the iPhone. On all my other devices (iPad, macOS devices) Safari is set to the classical style without any gimmicks.
It's because our phones are too big for one-handed browsing with the search bar at the top, especially for someone like me who was smaller hands. Bottom bar search / controls is optimal for mobile devices.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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