The Firefox browser app on your iPhone is a good alternative to the Safari browser for people that use Firefox on a laptop or desktop and want to use it on their mobile device as well.
Like many other popular browsing apps, Firefox lets you create private tabs that won’t be saved to your history.
But you may have discovered that those private tabs are remaining open when you switch back to regular browsing, meaning that you need to remember to close them when returning to the normal browsing mode.
Fortunately Firefox has a setting that will cause those private tabs to close automatically when you go back to regular browsing.
How to Close Private Tabs Automatically in the Firefox iPhone App
- Open Firefox.
- Touch the menu icon.
- Select Settings.
- Turn on Close Private Tabs.
Our guide continues below with more information and pictures of these steps.
How to Close Private Tabs When You Exit Private Browsing in Firefox on iPhone
The steps in this article were performed in the most current version of the Firefox app that was available when I wrote this article. I am using an iPhone 11 that is running the iOS 14.3 operating system.
Step 1: Open the Firefox app.
Step 2: Touch the menu icon at the bottom-right of the screen with the three horizontal lines.
Step 3: Choose the Settings option from the menu.
Step 4: Scroll down to the Privacy section and tap the button to the right of Close Private Tabs.
Now when you switch back to the regular browsing mode from the private browsing mode any tabs that were open in the private mode will be closed automatically.
You can switch between private and regular by tapping the mask icon at the bottom-left of the tabs window.
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