No private tab button on iPad




Firefox for iOS
3 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: hub, Unassigned)


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3 years ago
I upgraded Firefox for iOS to 1.1 from the AppStore.

There is no "private browsing" button in the tab view (next to the '+') as I was told there should be.

I have no way to start a private browser.

Comment 1

3 years ago
it is on iPad 2 with iOS 8.3
I'm pretty sure Private Browsing is limited to iOS 9 and higher.
iOS 9 based on available APIs. (Hubert, iOS 9 on the iPad 2 is terribly slow)
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 4

3 years ago

Comment 5

3 years ago
Note that at no point the "What's new" say iOS 9 is needed for private browsing. That's part of the problem that WONFIXING will not address.
iTunes only shows a little of the description, but if you "...More" you'll see:

- Your personal information belongs to you. In Private Browsing mode, Firefox won’t remember any of your history or cookies, but new bookmarks will be saved.
- Delete your browsing history, passwords and more in a single tap.
- Choose the private data you want to remove.
- **iOS 9 required for Private Browsing mode**

Comment 7

3 years ago
(In reply to Mark Finkle (:mfinkle) from comment #6)
> iTunes only shows a little of the description, but if you "...More" you'll
> see:

Nope. See screenshot from the iPad I will attach in a second.

Comment 8

3 years ago
Created attachment 8688068 [details]
Screenshot from the app store.

As I said, it doesn't show the requirement in the App Store description.
Flags: needinfo?(mark.finkle)
Store description
Flags: needinfo?(mark.finkle)

Comment 10

3 years ago
Maybe we want to be picky, but what I posted is what one see when updating the app. Not the other one. But anyway. I seems it is not important.
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