iOS & iPadOS Extensions

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Overview

Chrome & Firefox Logos

Orion is the first web browser to offer preliminary support for some Chrome and Firefox browser extensions on iOS and iPadOS.

We've ported hundreds of web extension APIs to run on top of the WebKit browser engine, which also runs on iOS and iPadOS.

We’re limited in the scope of APIs we can support. But, those that we do support will work out of the box, same as on desktop. And, you can one-click install them from the Chrome or Firefox extension websites.

iOS Extensions Management

    1. Tap the three-dot menu (•••) in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
  1. Tap Extensions.

iOS Extensions Menu Choice

  1. From the Extensions management area, you can:
  • Use the + button to install Firefox, Chrome, or file-based extensions
  • Disable one or more extensions
  • Uninstall one or more extensions

iOS Extensions Management Area

iPadOS Extensions Management

  1. Tap the three-dot menu (•••) in the upper-right corner of your screen.
  2. Tap Extensions.

iPadOS Extensions Menu Choice

  1. From the Extensions management area, you can:
  • Use the + button to install Firefox, Chrome, or file-based extensions
  • Disable one or more extensions
  • Uninstall one or more extensions

iPadOS Extensions Management Area

Safari Extensions Not Supported

Unfortunately, Apple uses closed, proprietary APIs for Safari extensions rather than WebExtensions APIs. So, it is not possible to use Safari extensions with Orion or any non-Safari browser.