Sync Firefox Bookmarks with iPhone or iPad

Unfortunately, iTunes doesn’t provide a way to sync Firefox bookmarks to the iPhone or iPad. There is a workaround though. To import Bookmarks from Firefox, you first will have to import them into Safari, then sync them into your Apple device.


  1. Download and install Safari on your PC. We will use it as a tool in this process.
  2. Open Firefox.
  3. Hold down CTRL + Shift and press B to bring up all bookmarks, or select Firefox > Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks.
    Firefox All Bookmarks menu
  4. Select Import and Backup > Export HTML…
    Firefox Export to HTML
  5. Give the bookmark file a name and click Save. Here we saved it as bookmarks.html on the Desktop.
    Naming and saving Firefox bookmark file
  6. Open Safari on the PC.
  7. Click File > Import Bookmarks… If you don’t have this menu, you may have to click the gear and select Show Menu Bar.
    Safari import menu
  8. Select the bookmark file you saved in steps 3 and 4.
    Pick bookmark file
  9. The bookmarks are imported into Safari to a folder marked with today’s date. You may want to organize them differently by dragging them to a different folder, because how they are organized in Safari on your PC is how they will be organized once they are synced to the iPhone or iPad.
  10. Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes.
  11. Select the iPhone or iPad button at the upper-right corner. If you have the sidebar enabled, select the device in the left pane.
    iTunes Devices
  12. Click Info toward the upper-right of the screen.
    iTunes Info tab
  13. Scroll down to the Other section and check the Sync bookmarks with box and choose Safari in the dropdown menu.
    Sync bookmarks with safari option in iTunes
  14. Click Switch if prompted to confirm your selection.
  15. Click Apply at the bottom-right corner and sync your iPod Touch.

The bookmarks will now be transferred to the device and available to use in Safari for iOS.


Mac OS X

  1. Open Safari for Mac and select File > Import Bookmarks…
  2. Find your bookmark file under your Home folder, then Library > Application Support > Firefox > Profiles > user folder.
  3. Double-click the file called bookmarks.html.
  4. Connect your iPhone and select it on the left pane in iTunes.
  5. Click on the Info button.
  6. In the Web Browser section, turn on Sync Safari bookmarks and click Apply.


  1. Torben Larsen says

    I have tried to use your guide “Sync Firefox Bookmarks with iPhone or iPad.” But when I reach the “Scroll down to the Other section and check the Sync bookmarks with box and choose Safari in the drop down menu” then I have a problem, the section does not exist in my iTunes. I have a PC with Windows Vista and iTunes version
    Do you have a solution?
    M o h
    T. Larsen

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