Microsoft Edge finally goes big for iPad

Microsoft Edge finally goes big for iPad


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Microsoft Edge for iOS now boasts support for iPad. It took four months to arrive, and it’s only in beta for now — but it’s exactly the tablet interface you’ve been waiting for.

Edge landed on iPhone last November, and Microsoft has been promising iPad support ever since. Now it’s here, and it comes with all the features you’ve been enjoying in the smartphone version. Just don’t expect any frills just yet.

Edge arrives on iPad

On iPad, Edge offers features like private browsing, the “continue on PC” function, and light and dark themes. Everything you’ve used in the iPhone version is there, only bigger. Microsoft hasn’t yet gotten around to taking advantage of iPad-only features, however.

That means Edge doesn’t support Split View yet, so you can’t use it alongside another app. There’s still no support for tab syncing, either, which means you’ll have to continue using Chrome or Safari if you want that.

Microsoft has promised tab syncing, and it’s likely Split View support will come later, too. Again, this is only a beta for now, so it still needs work.

Because it’s only a beta, the iPad interface is only available to those who downloaded Edge through TestFlight when the iPhone version was made available to testers. If you’re running the App Store release, you’ll have to wait a little longer for the update.