Microsoft Edge Now Syncs Your Passwords on the iPhone

Posted on November 20, 2017 by Mehedi Hassan in iOS, Mobile, Windows, Windows 10 with 18 Comments

Microsoft Edge Preview is Updated on iPhone

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.!

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21 responses to “Microsoft Edge Now Syncs Your Passwords on the iPhone”

  1. Stooks

    Does it support ad blockers like Safari does on iOS? If not then sorry there is no way I would use it.

    Ad's on a mobile browser are 100x worse than on a computer. There were times before Safari introduced ad blocking that I would get stuck with a big ad on the mobile browser with no way to click off it. I would simply close the page and not visit on my phone.

    • innitrichie

      In reply to Stooks:

      I think it's only possible if Microsoft has chosen to use SFSafariViewController. This is what gives you access to the content blocking in iOS. Google has chosen not to do this, with Chrome for iOS but they have a motive - they don't want Chrome users blocking their ads and trackers.

      Hopefully Microsoft, who are really only taking Edge to mobile as a way to handoff when we're away from our main computers, have chosen to go with the option that unlocks ad blockers.

  2. webguynj

    I have not been able to upgrade edge in testflight. How do you do that?

  3. chrisrut

    And so Microsoft brings yet another piece of the Windows Experience to yet another - whatever the customer wants bubba... Interoperability R' Us...

  4. Bats

    Ya know....I like Apple's new tagline, " What's a Computer?".

    All in all, it feels weird with what Microsoft is doing these days. For years they were the defacto source of all things computing. Now it seems like they are groveling, even though they really aren't. I guess what I am trying to say is that they look like a an average app company.

  5. Waethorn

    If Microsoft actually put effort into the mobile platforms, especially Android, they could have a killer app platform that, unlike Windows, they don't have to put R&D into maintaining it.

    As it stands, Office apps are still missing on the Chrome OS versions of Google Play because they still don't know how to measure the screen size to know when to require a paid Office 365 account to use the apps. Outlook still doesn't have an option to move phone contacts into Outlook contacts as nicely as Google's own Contacts apps, which is awesome BTW, even if your phone already has a Contacts apps. Microsoft just isn't serious about mobile, especially due to their CEO waxing and waning on the issue. They have to depend on other OS platform vendors from now on. Windows is just a dead weight, and they seem to be in denial of that fact.

  6. Marty Twelves

    How do you update the app? I've had it for a couple weeks, but can't figure out how to update it.

  7. John Scott

    Edge, what's that? Why would I use Edge on my iPhone? Its just Safari in horrible Edge UI. Nice so all those Edge users on desktop can sync to Edge on their iPhone. How nice, good for those 10 people.

  8. rameshthanikodi

    surprised this wasn't "Microsoft Edge Now Syncs Your Passwords on the iPhone (Premium)"

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