Firefox iPhone App – How to Stop Prompting to Open Copied Links

Web browsers are getting better and better at anticipating how people want to browse the Internet. Many of these usability features are making their way to the mobile versions of popular browsers, as an increasing majority of users consume their content on a smartphone.

If you use the Firefox browser on your iPhone, then you may have noticed that if you have copied and pasted a Web address from another app, then open Firefox, that it is prompting you to open that copied link. This is meant to be a matter of convenience, but it’s possible that you don’t like that feature. Our guide below will show you how to disable it.

Firefox Prompt to Open Copied Links Setting

The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.1. By completing the steps in this guide you will be disabling the feature in the Firefox browser where it prompts you to open a copied link if one is saved to your device’s clipboard when you open the Firefox browser.

Step 1: Open Firefox.

open firefox iphone app

Step 2: Touch the menu icon (the one with three horizontal lines) at the bottom-right of the screen.

open the firefox menu

Step 3: Select the Settings option.

choose the settings option

Step 4: Scroll down and tap the bottom to the right of Offer to Open Copied Links to disable this behavior.

how to stop firefox from offering to open copied links

Would you like to make Firefox less stressful on your eyes when you are using it in the dark? Learn more about Firefox’s Night Mode setting and enable it in the app to see if you prefer to browse with that color scheme.

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