Over the weekend, Microsoft released a new update to its Microsoft Edge browser on the iPhone. Redmond has been testing Edge on the iPhone and Android as a preview for a few weeks, but only introduced some performance-boosting enhancements so far. The latest update, however, brings a useful new feature to iPhone owners.
Microsoft Edge on the iPhone can now sync your saved passwords, which means all of the credentials that are saved on your Windows 10 device will now be available on your iPhone. Passwords you save on your iPhone will also be synced so that they are available on other devices like your Windows 10 PC. Microsoft Edge already syncs bookmarks across your Android, iOS, and Windows 10 devices, so the introduction of password syncing should be a welcome addition.
The latest update for Microsoft Edge still doesn’t add support for the iPhone X’s notch, though, which makes the browsing experience on the app really hideous due to the software bezels around the app on the iPhone X. Anyway, this is just a preview, so Microsoft will probably include iPhone X support before publicly releasing the browser on the iPhone.
Interestingly, even though Microsoft claims the Microsoft Edge for iOS preview is open to all users, the company’s registration system for the preview program seems bugged. Microsoft has likely gone past the limit of beta testers set by Apple’s TestFlight beta testing system, which is why new users are unable to get into the preview program. I have been trying to get the preview for a few weeks now, but I didn’t have any luck. If you already have the preview you can get password syncing right now through TestFlight, and if you aren’t part of the preview program yet, you might want to try your luck here.
Thanks for the tip, Tero A.!