How Do I Update Firefox?

Update to Firefox 72, the latest version of the Firefox browser

There are many reasons to update Firefox to the latest version. Most often, updating Firefox is a good thing to try when the browser isn't working correctly. Another reason to update Firefox 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 latest version. Here's how.

How Do I Update Firefox?

To update Firefox, download and install it 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.

Firefox Updates settings screen

Depending on your version, check your update settings in Firefox from Options > Firefox Updates or Options > Advanced > Update.

What Is the Latest Version of Firefox?

The latest version of Firefox is Firefox 72.0.1, which was released on January 8, 2020. Check out the Firefox 72.0.1 Release Notes for a complete overview of what is in this new 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 the Mozilla site.

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. You can find them on the Mozilla Firefox Releases Page.

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 go to the Mozilla site to download Firefox.