Sometimes Web pages don’t load correctly or entirely. This can happen because a script stopped working, because a problem happened with the website itself, or because the browser was unable to fully load all of the resources that the page required. One of the first steps that you should follow to resolve issues like this is to simply reload the Web page.
On a desktop computer you can typically reload a page by clicking a “Reload” or “Refresh” button, or you can press the F5 key on your keyboard. But mobile Web browsers look and work a little differently, so you may be wondering how to refresh a page in the Firefox app on your iPhone. Our guide below will show you where to find the Refresh button in the iPhone version of the Firefox browser.
How to Refresh a Page in Firefox on an iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. The version of the iPhone Firefox app being used was the most current version available when the article was written. Note that reloading a page will often remove any information that you have entered into fields on the page, and have not saved.
Step 1: Open the Firefox app.
Step 2: Navigate to the Web page that you would like to refresh.
Step 3: Swipe down on the screen to open the bottom menu (if it’s not already visible) then tap the arrow button that is shaped like a circle.
You can press that button again to refresh the page additional times if the refresh has not resolved the issue that you were having.
If you are experiencing strange behavior in Firefox that page refreshes aren’t fixing, then you should consider deleting history and cookies as well. Strange web page behaviors are often caused by cookies or saved data, so deleting that information from your phone can often fix these types of problems.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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