Latest Firefox iOS Update Brings New Dark Mode and Tab Features

Firefox received an update on iOS today that brings a new dark theme and a handful of new tab functions to the popular web browser.

For some time now, Mozilla’s mobile browser has had a “Night Mode” option, which reverts the colors of web pages except for images and certain other elements, similar to the way Smart Invert works for iOS.

From left to right: Standard view, Night Mode, and Night Mode plus Dark theme.


Version 13 of the app, released today, adds a new Dark display theme that essentially augments the Night Mode by darkening the interface. Used in tandem, Firefox offers users probably the best night-time browsing experience currently available on iOS.

To activate the night-time options, tap the Menu button (the three-line icon at the lower right of the interface) and enable the Night Mode using the toggle button. Then select Settings -> Display, and choose the Dark theme.

In addition to the above, version 13 of Firefox adds a couple of useful functions for users who tend to have a lot of tabs open at the same time. There’s now a search bar in the open tabs screen to help you find tabs containing specific content, and individual tabs can now be dragged to rearrange them.

Firefox web browser is a free download for iPhone and iPad available on the App Store.


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