The new Microsoft Edge browser offers impressive speed and an easy-to-use interface to rival Google Chrome Browser. The Edge app for Android offers the same browsing experience, so you can move your browsing across devices easily. Here’s how to Install and Use Microsoft Edge on Android Devices.
You don’t need Microsoft Edge on your PC to use the Edge app for Android. In case you do have it installed then, you can share your open tabs, favourites, passwords, and more across multiple devices.
How to Install and Use Microsoft Edge on Android Devices
First of all, download Microsoft Edge for Android from the Google Play Store and install it on your Android smartphone.
When you will launch the app, you will be asked to sign in to your Microsoft account. This is how you can share your favourites, passwords, browsing history, and settings between devices.
In case you already have a Microsoft account synced to your device then, the Edge browser app will ask if you want to sign in to that account. If you do then, click on “Sign in as.” If you don’t click on “Sign in with Another Account.”
In case you don’t want to sign in to a Microsoft account at all then click on “Skip.”
If you sign in, then you will be asked if you want to sync your passwords across devices. In case you want to sync then, click on “Verify.” Click on “Not Now” if you want to skip this process.
The app asks you to confirm whether you want to share data about yourself with Microsoft for a personalized browsing experience. Click on “OK” to share or “Not Now” to refuse permission.
Microsoft Edge will also request permission to share your usage data for extra personalization. As same as before, click on “OK” to confirm or “Not Now” to deny your permission.
The Edge browser window loads, however, you have to confirm a few extra settings at this point. If you use Edge on another device then, you’ll be asked if you want to sync the settings and information from your PC.
To sync all available settings, click on “Sync Now.” If you want to keep your browser on Android independent of your PC, click on “No, Thanks.”
If you want to see which settings will be synced before you decide, click on “Sync Settings.”
In the “Sync Settings” screen, select the checkboxes next to any of the options you want to sync, and then click on “Confirm.”
Microsoft Edge asks whether you want to merge data from your Android device with your existing Edge settings or delete it. Just select the radio button next to your choice, and then click on “Confirm.”
Finally, you’re asked if you want to make the Edge app your default browser on Android. Click on “Yes” if you do, and then follow the onscreen instructions. If you want to leave your default browser settings intact, click on “No, Thanks.”
Now, you can use your Edge browser on your Android device.
Using Microsoft Edge on Android
The Microsoft Edge browser on Android supports tabbed browsing, favourites, custom home pages, private browsing, and many more features.
To go to a website click on the “Search or Enter Web Address” in the middle of the Edge splash screen. Then type a URL or search query, and click on Enter.
In case you want to open another tab or access other tabbed pages then tap on Tab icon in the menu bar at the bottom.
Then click on the plus sign (+) at the bottom-right to open a new tab or tap an existing tab card to switch to that page.
If you want to open an “InPrivate” page (similar to Chrome’s “Incognito” mode), click on “InPrivate,” and then tap the plus sign (+).
In order to access your favourites, web history, downloads, or settings, click on the three dots in the bottom menu bar.
This opens a more advanced menu with quick launch items and settings.
Click on any of these options to bring up the relevant menu or perform an action.
Many of the features you see in the Edge app for Android will be familiar—especially if you already use it on Windows.
However, the app is still in active development. More features, like tracking prevention, will move to the Android app soon so you can get the same browsing experience across all devices.