Even though every Android smartphone or tablet usually comes with more than one web browsers installed, many of us prefer to use the Firefox web browser in Android. This is not only because of the security provided by this popular browser, but also because we have grown so much accustomed to its familiar user interface over the last decade. Firefox can be installed from the Google Play Store in your Android device and it will regularly check for the updates. But sometimes when a new Firefox update is released and you cannot wait for the scheduled update check, then you may want to manually update the Firefox web browser in Android.
Manually checking Firefox for updates in Android is very easy. First of all, you have to open the About Firefox screen for your browser. This can be done by typing about:firefox in the Firefox address bar and pressing Enter. This will display you an About Firefox page where you would be able to see all the frequently asked questions, support, privacy policies and other similar information.
Here you can tap on the big Check for Updates button to start checking for the updates. But before you attempt to do this, you should make sure you have connected to a WiFI source. Without the WiFi hotpsot, your smartphone will try to use the 3G or 4G network and it may cause extra data charges from your mobile network. In any case, it will tell if instantly of the updates are available or not. In case the update is available, it will ask you whether you want to download and install the new version.
Verdict: Firefox for Android gives you multiple ways to check for the updates. It checks for update automatically at regular intervals, but you can also manually check for the updates if you cannot wait for a new released version to be updated automatically.