How Do I Update Firefox?

Update to Firefox 114 from Settings, or visit the website for the latest version

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There are many reasons to update Firefox to the latest version. Most often, you might do this when the browser isn't working correctly. Another reason is that hundreds of bugs are fixed with each release, which prevents problems so you never have to experience them.

It's easy to update Firefox to the newest version. Here's how:

How Do I Update Firefox?

To force the newest update, download and install Firefox directly from Mozilla:

Depending on how you configured Firefox, updating may be automatic, meaning you don't need to manually download and install each update.

Check your update settings in Firefox from the menu bar at the top right. Go to Settings > General > Firefox Updates. In there is an option to always keep the browser updated.

Firefox checking for updates in the browser's settings

What Is the Latest Version of Firefox?

The latest version of Firefox, v114, was released on June 6, 2023. Here's what's new:

  • Added UI to manage the DNS over HTTPS exception list.
  • Bookmarks can now be searched from the Bookmarks menu.
  • Restrict searches to your local browsing history by selecting Search history from the History, Library or Application menu buttons.
  • Mac users can now capture video from their cameras in all supported native resolutions. This enables resolutions higher than 1280x720.
  • It is now possible to reorder the extensions listed in the extensions panel.
  • DNS over HTTPS settings are now part of the Privacy & Security section of the Settings page and allow the user to choose from all the supported modes.

Mozilla's See What's New in Firefox 114 page provides the full list of changes and a link to what was new in the previous version.

Other Versions of Firefox

Firefox is available in many languages for Windows, Mac, and Linux, in both 32-bit and 64-bit. You can see all of these downloads on one page on Mozilla's site.

Not all operating systems are supported. Check Firefox System Requirements for all the details. The posted requirements for the latest Firefox version include Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, macOS 12-10.12, and GNU/Linux.

Firefox is also available for Android devices from the Google Play store and for Apple devices from the iOS App Store:

Pre-release versions of Firefox are also available for download.

A number of download sites offer the latest version of Firefox, but some of these sites bundle additional, probably unwanted, software with their download of the browser. Save yourself the trouble and use Mozilla's website to download Firefox.

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