Update to Microsoft Edge Browser app for iOS and Android exterminates several bugs

Last month, Microsoft made the Edge Browser available for both iOS and Android devices. Since then, Microsoft rolled out an update that allows you to sync your passwords. You can browse seamlessly using Edge on your PC and on your mobile devices. Now, another new update has been pushed out and it reportedly will solve some major issues such as the battery drain that the app was causing. Besides being an energy hog, using the Edge app tended to make the phone run hot, a trait that the new update will remove.

Other improvements were made, allowing you to more easily swipe between pages. Following the update, users can now add a Dark Theme and customize the look of the web pages rendered by the app.

When we first installed the Edge app on our Moto Z Force Droid last month, we found several of the issues that users had been complaining of, including a very severe battery drain. The phone became so hot when the app was in use, that you could fry an egg on it. We had to uninstall the app and have just installed it again, hopeful that the issues have been fixed. In many other respects, we loved the Edge Browser as it was buttery smooth and fast.

Check out the Microsoft Edge Browser app for yourself. Sign up to receive the app for iOS or Android by clicking on the sourcelink.

source: MicrosoftEdgePreview via MSPoweruser



1. VasiliS7

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

My only issue is when I begin writing in Phonearena a comment it lags a lot. Not fixed after new update. No issues with Samsung Browser beta.

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The same said with Samsung browser. Reddit is always cropped. Vbulletin forums texts always goes out of the way. And the adblocker doesn't work all the time.

3. Jrod99

Posts: 778; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Never can get it to open on my pc after the windows 10 update. I have Firefox and chrome so never really tried to solve the issue. Most browsing I do on tablet anyways.

7. Shubham412302

Posts: 589; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

The ram usage is far less than chrome. But the lack of extensions and sync( does not work as great as chrome) is keeping me from using it.

12. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

edge has extensions though and sync is what they're trying to do through phone !

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