Microsoft Edge for iPhone hits the App Store

Microsoft Edge for iPhone hits the App Store

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Microsoft Edge for iOS is now available to download from the App Store. The web browser entered beta testing in early October, but you needed a Windows 10 PC to get your hands on it. Now it is available to anyone with an iPhone.

Microsoft has given up on its own Windows Mobile platform. So to appease fans of its services, it has focused on expanding and improving its presence on Android and iOS. That continues today with the release of Microsoft Edge.

Edge comes to iOS

Edge offers everything you would expect from a modern mobile browser, including a private browsing mode, voice search, and a QR code reader. It’s all wrapped in a user interface that will feel familiar to existing Edge users on Windows 10.

And that’s exactly who Edge for iOS is aimed at. Its biggest selling points are the ability to sync favorites, passwords, and reading lists between mobile and PC using your Microsoft account — and “continue on PC” functionality.

Edge isn’t perfect yet

But you’ll have to make some sacrifices if you want to start using Edge right away. Right now, there is no tablet mode. That means you can’t enjoy the app on iPad unless you can endure the iPhone version maximized for a larger screen.

Edge isn’t optimized for iPhone X’s Super Retina HD display yet, either.

If these things don’t put you off, and you can’t live another day without Edge on your iPhone, you can download it now from the App Store.