How to Uninstall Firefox

Done with Firefox? Time to delete it

Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers around due to its speed and robust feature set, which can be expanded upon through a vast library of third-party add-ons. However, not everyone is a Firefox fan, so you should know how to uninstall Firefox from your computer or mobile device if you don't use it.

Instructions in this article apply to Mozilla Firefox for Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.

How to Uninstall Firefox in Windows 10

You can uninstall Firefox the same way you remove any program from Windows.

Before you begin, close any open Firefox windows to make sure the browser is completely shut down.

  1. Type apps & features in the search bar beside the Windows Start menu, then choose Apps & features from the pop-up menu.

    Type apps & features in the search bar beside the Windows Start menu, then choose Apps & features from the pop-up menu.
  2. Scroll down through the application list and select Mozilla Firefox.

    Apps & features settings in Windows 10
  3. Select Uninstall.

    Apps & features settings in Windows 10
  4. Select Uninstall again to proceed.

    If the Windows User Account Control dialog asks if you want to allow this app to make changes to your device, select Yes.

    The app uninstall process in Windows 10
  5. Firefox's Uninstall Wizard will now open. Select Next to begin the uninstall process.

    The first screen in the Firefox Uninstall Wizard
  6. The location of your Firefox installation should now be shown. Confirm that it is correct, and then select Uninstall.

    The location screen in the Firefox Uninstall Wizard
  7. Firefox will now be removed from your PC. Once complete, a confirmation message will be displayed. Select Finish to exit the Uninstall Wizard. 

    If you plan on reinstalling Firefox and wish to keep your bookmarks, you can stop here and skip the rest of the steps in this section.

    The confirmation screen in the Firefox Uninstall Wizard
  8. The Firefox application has now been uninstalled; however, there are still remnants on your hard drive which could include browsing history, bookmarks, and other data. To find and delete these files, open Windows File Explorer and type %APPDATA% in the address bar.

    open Windows File Explorer and type %APPDATA% in the address bar.
  9. The Roaming sub-folder of AppData should now be displayed. Open the Mozilla folder.

    Open the Mozilla folder in the The Roaming sub-folder of AppData.
  10. Right-click the Firefox folder and select Delete. You've now removed all leftover data associated with your browser installation.

    If you see additional folders for Firefox extensions and plug-ins, delete them as well.

    Right-click the Firefox folder and select Delete.

How to Uninstall Firefox in Windows 7 and 8

Uninstalling programs works a little differently in Windows 8 and Windows 7.

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel and select Programs and Features.

  2. A list of programs currently installed on your PC should be displayed. Scroll down and select Mozilla Firefox.

  3. Select Uninstall.

  4. A pop-up dialog will appear, asking you to confirm your intentions to remove Firefox. Select Uninstall again to proceed.

    If you want to remove your browsing history and other accumulated data, check the box next to Also delete your browsing data.

  5. Firefox will now be removed from your PC. This process is usually quick, but may take longer depending on your computer's hardware configuration as well as the amount of data that is stored within the browser. Once complete, you'll notice that Mozilla Firefox is no longer shown in your list of installed applications.

    If you plan on reinstalling Firefox and wish to keep your personal data, you can stop here and skip the rest of the steps in this section.

  6. The Firefox application has now been uninstalled. However, there are still remnants on your hard drive which could include browsing history, bookmarks, and other profile-specific data. To delete these files, first navigate to the following folder via Windows Explorer: Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla.

  7. Right-click the Firefox folder and select Delete. All leftover data associated with your browser will be removed.

How to Uninstall Firefox in macOS

To fully remove Firefox from your Mac, including all related browsing data and profile-specific information, you'll first want to delete all Library files associated with the browser.

  1. Launch Firefox, then select Help > Troubleshooting Information in the menu at the top of the screen.

    A screenshot of the Firefox Help menu in macOS
  2. Select Show in Finder in the Profile Folder section, found under the Application Basics header.

    A screenshot of the Firefox Troubleshooting Information page in macOS
  3. A Finder window will now be displayed containing profile folder(s) associated with your Firefox browser. Select each folder found here and move them to the Trash by dragging them directly to the trash bin in your Dock or by selecting Move to Trash from the File menu.

    A screenshot of the Firefox Profiles folder in macOS Finder
  4. Shut down your Firefox browser completely, ensuring that all open windows have been closed.

  5. Return to Finder and navigate to your Applications folder, usually found in the Favorites section of the left menu pane.

  6. Select and drag the Firefox icon to your trash bin. You can also select the icon and choose Move to Trash from the File menu.

  7. Firefox should now be fully uninstalled from your Mac. If you've created shortcuts to the browser elsewhere, such as on your desktop, you should manually delete those as well.

How to Uninstall Firefox in Android

To remove the Firefox browser and all associated data from your Android smartphone or tablet:

  1. Launch the Google Play Store app and tap the hamburger menu in the top-left corner.

  2. Tap My apps & games.

  3. Tap the Installed tab.

    My apps and games in the Google Play Store app for Android
  4. Scroll down and tap Firefox in your app list.

  5. Tap Uninstall to remove Firefox from your Android device.

  6. A message will appear asking you if you want to uninstall this app. Tap OK to proceed.

    Uninstall Firefox from the Google Play app on Android

How to Uninstall Firefox in iOS

Removing Firefox from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is even easier:

  1. Locate the Firefox icon on your device's home screen.

    A screenshot of the iPhone Home Screen
  2. Tap and hold the Firefox icon until it begins shaking, then tap the X that appears over the icon.

    A screenshot of the iPhone Home Screen with apps ready to be deleted
  3. A confirmation message will be displayed warning you that all app-related data will also be removed. Tap Delete to complete the process, then tap Done in the top-right corner of your home screen.

    A screenshot of the app deletion confirmation message in iOS