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Firefox Lockwise
Developer(s)Mozilla Corporation
Initial release21 May 2019; 5 years ago (2019-05-21)
Stable release(s) [±]
Android4.0.3[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 14 December 2020; 3 years ago (14 December 2020)
iOS1.8.1[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 16 April 2021; 3 years ago (16 April 2021)
Written inKotlin (for Android), Swift (for iOS), JavaScript (for Firefox add-on)
Operating system
Available in5 languages
List of languages
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
TypePassword manager

Firefox Lockwise is a deprecated[5] password manager for the Firefox web browser, as well as the mobile operating systems iOS and Android.[6][7] On desktop, Lockwise was simply part of Firefox,[8] whereas on iOS and Android it was available as a standalone app.

If Firefox Sync was activated (with a Firefox account), then Lockwise synced passwords between Firefox installations across devices. It also featured a built-in random password generator.

The application and branding have since been "phased out."[9]


Developed by Mozilla, it was originally named Firefox Lockbox in 2018.[10] It was renamed "Lockwise" in May 2019.[11][12] It was introduced for iOS on 10 July 2018 as part of the Test Pilot program.[13] On 26 March 2019, it was released for Android.[14]

On desktop, Lockwise started out as a browser addon. Alphas were released between March and August 2019.[15] Since Firefox version 70, Lockwise has been integrated into the browser[16] (accessible at about:logins),[8] having replaced a basic password manager presented in a popup window.[17]

End of support[edit]

Mozilla ended support for Firefox Lockwise on December 13, 2021.[18][19]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mozilla (14 December 2020). "Firefox Lockwise - Apps on Google Play". Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  2. ^ Mozilla (16 April 2021). "Firefox Lockwise on the App Store".
  3. ^ "Firefox Lockwise for Android".
  4. ^ "Firefox Lockwise for iOS".
  5. ^ "Mozilla ends support for Firefox Lockwise password management app, strands iOS users". ZDNet.
  6. ^ Whitney, Lance (August 21, 2019). "How to Manage Web Passwords With Firefox Lockwise". PCMAG. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  7. ^ Ellis, Catherine (2019-06-04). "Mozilla launches new desktop password manager, Firefox Lockwise". TechRadar. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  8. ^ a b "Firefox 70.0 release notes". Mozilla. October 22, 2019.
  9. ^ Brown, Dan (April 22, 2021). "Replace Lockwise with VPN on various pages · Issue #10166 · mozilla/bedrock". GitHub. The lockwise app is being phased out.
  10. ^ "Firefox Lockwise Aims to Revamp Browser Password Management". BleepingComputer. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  11. ^ "New Privacy Features for Mozilla Firefox, Lockwise Is Live". BleepingComputer. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  12. ^ "Rename "Firefox Lockbox" to "Firefox Lockwise" after May 28". GitHub. 25 May 2019. Lockbox is getting a new name on 28 May [for the "Trailhead" release, a product update.]
  13. ^ Nguyen, Nick. "Introducing Firefox's First Mobile Test Pilot Experiments: Lockbox and Notes". The Mozilla Blog. Retrieved 2019-06-26.
  14. ^ Nguyen, Nick. "Firefox Lockbox Now on Android, Keeping your Passwords Safe". The Mozilla Blog. Retrieved 2019-06-26.
  15. ^ "Firefox Lockbox for Desktop". Firefox. 10 Aug 2019. (Firefox addon repository)
  16. ^ Speed, Richard (22 October 2019). "Minigame: Celebrate Firefox 70's release by finding a website with 70+ trackers blocked". www.theregister.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  17. ^ "Password Manager in Firefox". Firefox Help. Retrieved 26 October 2019. Password Manager is now Firefox Lockwise! The interface for managing usernames and passwords was entirely redesigned and is now based on the Firefox Lockwise add-on.
  18. ^ Shakir, Umar (November 23, 2021). "Mozilla is ending support for its Firefox password manager sync app". The Verge.
  19. ^ "Mozilla Is Shutting Down Its Password Management App". PCMag.

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