Tracking Protection Comes to Microsoft Edge for iOS

Last night, Microsoft updated Microsoft Edge on iOS with the same tracking protection functionality it provides on desktop versions of the browser.

Microsoft Edge 44.13.1 was released to the Apple Apps Store on February 23 and provides the following changes:

Tracking prevention. Select a Basic, Balanced, or Strict amount of blocking. You can also make exceptions to allow all trackers on sites you trust. This functionality is still not available in the Android version of the browser.

Sync with the new Edge. This has been available on Android for some time, but iOS users can finally choose whether to sync favorites, passwords, and other data with the new Microsoft Edge or Microsoft Edge Legacy.

Other fixes. Microsoft says it has also made some general bug fixes and performance improvements.

If you’re already using Edge on iOS, you’ll receive the new app version automatically. Otherwise, you can download it from the Apple Apps Store.

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  • c_j_martinez

    Premium Member
    24 February, 2020 - 8:48 am

    <p>I don’t know why they’re touting syncing to New Edge as a new feature in iOS, as it’s been available for quite some time now. They even changed the naming scheme for it weeks ago. </p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      24 February, 2020 - 9:58 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#522754">In reply to C_J_Martinez:</a></em></blockquote><p>Ah K. Was wondering about that.</p>

  • coeus89

    Premium Member
    24 February, 2020 - 9:38 am

    <p>Paul, have you been using the new edge on mobile? I have on my Note 9 recently and i'd say it's just as good an experience as chrome.</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      24 February, 2020 - 9:58 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#522758">In reply to coeus89:</a></em></blockquote><p>Yep. And agreed.</p>

  • anderb

    Premium Member
    24 February, 2020 - 4:11 pm

    <p>Perhaps the options should be Basic, Strict and New Balanced?</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      25 February, 2020 - 7:23 am

      lol. Too soon.

  • j5

    Premium Member
    24 February, 2020 - 8:42 pm

    <p>Favorites, Autofill, and Passwords only sync right now. Open tabs and History are still grayed out. </p><p><br></p><p>And of course extensions don't sync yet either.</p>


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