Want to set up Firefox Sync between Windows and iPad, but unsure where to start? Read our step-by-step guide to import your Firefox bookmarks, tabs, history, and saved passwords to an iOS device with a minimal effort.
Aimed to deliver a fast and secure user experience, Mozilla Firefox is the first choice of users as their default browser on Windows and Mac. But if you use it on multiple devices, you definitely want to sync your data on all your devices for accessing it anywhere and anytime. You can do so by making use of the Firefox Sync feature.
All you need is Firefox browser installed on your system as well as Firefox Home app on your iPad. The app syncs your browser data with your iOS device, making it easy to access your bookmarks, history, and tabs when you’re away from your business computer.
In order to set up Firefox Sync between Windows and iPad, just follow a multi-step setup process. In this tutorial, we’ll teach you how to activate and configure the feature between a Windows PC and an iPad.
Set up Firefox Sync Between Windows and iPad
1. Set up Firefox Sync
Launch Firefox browser on your system. Click on the Firefox button situated in the upper-left corner. Choose the Set Up Sync option from the drop-down menu.
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2. Create a New Account
You’ll see a Firefox Sync Setup dialog box, overlaying your browser’s main window. You have to create an account to activate Firefox Sync feature. To do so, click on the Create a New Account button.
In case you already have a Firefox Sync account, click on the Connect button.
3. Account Details
An Account Details screen will arise, allowing you to enter all the necessary details. First, enter the email address you want to associate with your account. Afterward, enter a password in the given box.
By default, your sync settings will be saved on one of the Mozilla’s designated servers. If you have your own server to use, the option is available via the Server drop-down menu.
4. Sync Key
All your data shared across your devices via Firefox Sync is encrypted for security purposes. To decrypt this data on other devices, a sync key is required. This key can’t be recovered if lost, so you can save or print it using the provided buttons. Once you’ve safely stored your key, click on the Next button.
To set up Firefox Sync between Windows and iPad, you’ve to go through the reCAPTCHA process. All you need to do is just enter the words shown on the page and click on the Next button.
6. Setup Complete
Your account has been successfully created. Click on the Finish button. A new tab will open, providing instructions on how to set up Firefox Sync. Close the tab to continue.
7. Firefox Options
Now, you’ve returned to your browser’s main window. Click on the Firefox button in the upper-right corner and select Options from the drop-down menu.
8. Sync Tab
You’ll be presented with a Firefox Options dialog box, overlaying your browser window. Simply click on the Sync tab to set up Firefox Sync.
9. Add a Device
Under the Manage Account button, click on the blue link labeled Add a Device.
10. Activate New Device
You will now be prompted to go to your iOS device and start the connection process. To do so, launch the Firefox Home app on your iPad.
11. Set up Firefox Sync Account
Since you’ve already created a Firefox Sync account, just click on the I Have A Sync Account button to proceed.
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12. Sync Passcode
You’ll see a 12 character passcode on your iPad. Enter this code in the Add a Device dialog box shown in your desktop browser. Then, click on the Next button
13. Device Connected
You’ve now set up Firefox Sync between Windows and iPad. The initial synchronization process may take some time, depending on the amount of data to be synced.
You can verify if synchronization has taken successfully by viewing Tabs and Bookmarks sections within the Firefox Home app. The data present in these sections should match that of your desktop browser, and vice-versa.