How to Uninstall Firefox

Done with Firefox? Time to delete it

Mozilla Firefox is a popular web browser due to its speed and robust feature set, which can be expanded through a library of third-party add-ons. Here's 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, iOS, and Android.

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 and then choose Apps & features from the pop-up menu.

    Apps & features chosen in search results
  2. Scroll down the application list and select Mozilla Firefox.

    Apps & features settings in Windows 10 with Mozilla Firefox highlighted
  3. Select Uninstall.

    Uninstall highlighted in Mozilla Firefox selection
  4. Select Uninstall again to proceed.

    Uninstall confirmation choice

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

  5. Firefox's Uninstall Wizard opens. Select Next to begin the uninstall process.

    Firefox Uninstall Wizard with Next highlighted
  6. Confirm the location of the Firefox installation is correct, and then select Uninstall.

    The location screen in the Firefox Uninstall Wizard with Uninstall highlighted
  7. Firefox is removed from your PC, and a confirmation message displays. Select Finish to exit the Uninstall Wizard. 

    The confirmation screen in the Firefox Uninstall Wizard with Finish highlighted

    If you plan to reinstall Firefox and want to keep your bookmarks, stop here and skip the rest of the steps in this section.

  8. The Firefox application was uninstalled, but there are remnants on your hard drive, including browsing history, bookmarks, and other data. To find and delete these files, open Windows File Explorer and type %APPDATA% in the address bar.

    Windows File Explorer with %APPDATA% in the address bar
  9. The Roaming sub-folder of AppData displays. Open the Mozilla folder.

    The Mozilla folder in the Roaming subfolder of AppData
  10. Right-click the Firefox folder and select Delete. If you see additional folders for Firefox extensions and plug-ins, delete those. All leftover data associated with Firefox is removed.

    The Firefox folder with Delete highlighted

How to Uninstall Firefox in Windows 8 and 7

Uninstalling programs works differently in Windows 8 and Windows 7.

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

  2. Scroll down and select Mozilla Firefox from the list of programs.

  3. Select Uninstall.

  4. A pop-up dialog asks you to confirm the Firefox removal. Select Uninstall again to proceed.

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

  5. This process removes Firefox from your PC. Once it is complete, Mozilla Firefox is no longer shown in your list of installed applications.

    If you plan to reinstall Firefox and want to keep your personal data, stop here and skip the rest of the steps in this section.

  6. The Firefox application is uninstalled, but remnants such as browsing history, bookmarks, and other profile-specific data remain on your hard drive. To delete these files, open Windows Explorer and go to Users\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla.

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

How to Uninstall Firefox in macOS

To remove Firefox from your Mac, including related browsing data and profile-specific information, first delete the Library files associated with the browser.

  1. Launch Firefox. Then, go to the Help tab and select Troubleshooting Information.

    Firefox Help menu in macOS with Troubleshooting Information highlighted
  2. Next to the Profile Folder, select Show in Finder.

    macOS Firefox Troubleshooting Information screen with Profile and Show in Finder highlighted
  3. A Finder window displays containing profile folders associated with your Firefox browser. Select each folder and move it to the Trash.

    Firefox Profile folder in macOS
  4. Shut down the Firefox browser completely, ensuring that all open windows are closed

  5. Open the Mac's Applications folder and drag the Firefox icon to the trash bin.

    macOS Applications folder with FIrefox app highlighted
  6. Firefox is fully uninstalled from your Mac. If you created shortcuts to the browser elsewhere, such as on your desktop, manually delete those.

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 upper-left corner.

  2. Tap My apps & games.

  3. Tap the Installed tab.

    Google Play app path to installed apps & games
  4. Scroll down and tap Firefox in the app list.

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

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

    Uninstalling 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.

  2. Tap and hold the Firefox icon until it shakes. Then tap the X that appears over the icon.

  3. A confirmation message displays and warns you that all app-related data will be removed. Tap Delete to complete the process, then tap Done in the upper-right corner of the home screen.

    Removing Firefox app from iOS