Microsoft's Edge browser now available for iPhone

Microsoft's Edge browser now available for iPhone
Since Microsoft couldn't secure a big enough piece of the smartphone pie, it has eased off in its hardware attempts and has dedicated its efforts to mobile software that's available across all platforms. For the last months, we've seen steady updates for the full Office suite for both Android and iOS, as well as selfie apps and other fun experiments from Microsoft for the iOS platform.

Now, Redmond is introducing its Edge browser to iOS, a day after it officially launched for Android.

What do you get with Edge? Well, mostly, it's a solid browser and a reasonable Safari alternative. It syncs with your desktop Edge for passwords, favorites, and browsing history, which is a bonus if you are on a Windows PC and refuse to use Chrome. There's also an integrated QR code reader and voice search. Incognito mode is, of course, present.

Note that Edge for iOS is still not optimized for the iPhone X's 19.5:9 display ratio, so you will get some letterboxing until that gets patched.

Microsoft Edge for iOS

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8 Comments

2. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Will it be available in the UK anytime soon?

3. JadeMoon

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

Why? Microsoft users dont even want it.

4. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

truth.

5. Pigaro

Posts: 84; Member since: May 15, 2016

Not usable

6. Cat97

Posts: 1850; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It's actually pretty great, try Edge on your laptop and you will see that it is very fast and the CPU fan will not start at all, while when using Chrome your CPU fan will start immediately.

7. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Agreed! Edge is fast browser which doesn't use too much system recourses even with multiple tabs open.

8. farbodght

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 13, 2014

WoW..

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