On the desktop, your homepage is generally the first page that your web browser loads when it opens. Most mobile browsers, however, keep all your tabs open from the last session. This generally means that you rarely see your homepage in mobile browsers, and basically makes the home button act as a bookmark.
Firefox on Android behaves a little differently, it doesn’t include a home button by default. If you set a homepage you can then configure it to be opened by default in new tabs.
Tip: If you prefer an actual home button in Firefox for Android, you can install this add-on from the Firefox add-on store.
To configure a custom homepage, you need to open the in-app settings. To be able to access them you need to first tap the triple-dot icon in the top-right corner of the app.
In the drop-down menu, you now need to tap “Settings” which will be the second to last option on the list.
To configure a homepage, you need to then tap on “General”.
The first option in the general settings is “Home”, tap it to get to the homepage settings.
Tap “Set a Homepage”, then tap “Custom” and enter the URL of the page you want as your homepage. Tap “OK” to save your custom homepage.
Make sure to enable “Also use for new tabs” otherwise you will not be able to access your homepage without installing an add-on. “Also use for new tabs” will use your custom homepage as the new tab page, rather than the Firefox default page.
In Feb of 2023, you still cannot set the homepage. Why is this so hard?
Steven M Payeur says
I just got a new tablet to find out I can’t set a page as my home page. FF has now been removed as my default browser. I’ll keep it around just-in-case, but no FF, you’re not going to pimp your paid homepage to me.
NO. I just installed on my Android phone and there is NO Customize Homepage!!
I have 97..1.0. Under General is “Search”, “Tabs”, “Homepage”, …
There is no “HOME” and under Homepage, there are no options to set anything. Just turn things ON or OFF.
Firefox sure has stepped DOWN. Almost to the point of getting rid of it. I guess I just hate Chrome (Google) a bit yet – at least so far. Haven’t touch a Microsoft browser in years.
there are no such buttons on my mozilla mobile.
Stu From Reno says
Firefox always had the best GUI of any of the popular browsers… Not anymore. FF-83 is horrid.
After an hour’s worth of fighting with it, I gave up and reloaded an old version. I only want a few things:
> It needs to open to my personal website every time I fire it up a new session. (Period) Please don’t suggest loading a third party app with very poor ratings.
> I need privacy settings logically laid out so I can block/erase/auto-erase as much scam/tracking/mal-ware as possible. (At least as much as provided in FF-68.)
> Clearing all trackers, cookies and tracking objects has to happen every time I close Firefox. (Period)
Maybe these abilities are still there, but they are h-llishly obfuscated!
I don’t know how Firefox makes money. But if you need some, start charging… OK?
In the latest version of Firefox for Android (Nov 2020) there is no option to set a home page, it does give the option to set current website to Home Screen.
This adds an icon to you phone’s screen that opens firefox to the page you just set, You can then use this to launch firefox instead of using the normal icon.
This does not match the new Firefox for Android version that recently installed itself on my phone.