How To Turn Off Automatic Updates In Firefox

Posted November 7, 2018 by Beejay Adoghe in Mozilla Firefox

Welcome ladies and gentlemen, I’m about to show you how to turn off updates in Firefox. I can say with a surety that most of us use google chrome a whole lot more than we use Mozilla Firefox. But now, you have to understand that Firefox has a lot more users than other web browsers, Firefox is next in line after Google Chrome for the most used web browser and that’s why I thought I’d come up with this guide on how to turn off automatic updates in Firefox

If you use Firefox a lot, you would agree with me that automatic updates are annoying as ever, you can turn on your mobile hotspot on your Android device, connect to your PC and the next minute you’re getting a notification saying that your data has been exhausted, all because of the incessant automatic update on your Firefox browser. But Hey! It is a good thing though to have an updated App. There are lots of benefits that come with updated Apps, some of which are, more secured browsing, new features, bug fixes and lots more.

Unless your Firefox version is way low, I don’t think you should be worried about the Firefoxes Update. The last auto update on my PC was quite small. All Firefox needed to update was 45mb of data. It isn’t much that much.

If for some personal reason you don’t want automatic updates in Firefox, I have put together some simple steps that will help you turn off automatic updates and set the updates to only when you want it.


How To Turn Off Automatic Updates In Firefox

The screenshots that I’ll be showing you in this article are from the latest update of Firefox.


1. Launch your Firefox web browser.

2. Click on the menu button, at the upper right corner of your Firefox browser.


3. When the dialog box pops up, find and click on options’ to view the options menu.

turn off automatic updates in firefox


4. Select ‘General’ among the categories of options at the left-hand corner of the ‘options’ screen.

turn off automatic updates in firefox


5. Scroll down and find ‘Firefox Updates’ and then customize your updates and choose how you receive updates from your browser.

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Follow my steps and you’re on your way to enjoy an automatic update free Firefox. Once the changes have been made, your Firefox will stop updating itself automatically, you can set to have updates manually, by going to options and updating your web browser yourself, or set a time to install updates. It all depends on how you want to customize your Firefox browser.

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About Beejay Adoghe

Beejay Adoghe is basically a computer scientist and a tech geek bent on giving top-notch information.
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