The web browser for GNOME, featuring tight integration with the desktop and a simple and intuitive user interface that allows you to focus on your web pages. If you’re looking for a simple, clean, beautiful view of the web, this is the browser for you.

GNOME Web is often referred to by its code name, Epiphany.

Scale to fit:

App ID:

Has to be filled


Phone Compatibility:

5 of 5 Points, fully optimized

How to install:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install epiphany-browser



# you will need to trust and add flathub to flatpak
flatpak install flathub org.gnome.Epiphany

Tips and Tricks

GNOME Web can create custom launchers for your favorite websites so that they show up in the Phosh home screen. See Web Apps for more details.

Sometimes, websites will not provide their full functionality to GNOME Web because of is agent string. The agent string the browser users can be viewed or changed using a special setting.

$ gsettings get org.gnome.Epiphany.web:/org/gnome/epiphany/web/ user-agent
'Mozilla/5.0 (Debian device, like iPhone; X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/13.0 Safari/605.1.15 Epiphany/605.1.15'
# Impersonate Firefox on Android, which can make YouTube work
$ gsettings set org.gnome.Epiphany.web:/org/gnome/epiphany/web/ user-agent "Mozilla/5.0 (Android 4.4.2; U; Mobian 20052020; rv:68.0) Gecko/68.0 Firefox/68.0 Mobian/20052020 like Safari/538.1"
# Reset to default user agent
$ gsettings reset org.gnome.Epiphany.web:/org/gnome/epiphany/web/ user-agent