Microsoft Edge app help

Microsoft Edge on Android

On your Android phone:

  1. Tap the menu … > Settings > Content blockers.

  2. Toggle Block ads to on.

This blocks most ads. You may still see a few ads that Adblock Plus has determined acceptable. If you prefer to browse completely ad-free, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the menu …  > Settings > Content blockers.

  2. Toggle Block ads to on.

  3. Tap Advanced settings.

  4. Toggle Allow acceptable ads to off.

On your Android phone:

  1. Tap the menu … > Settings > New tab page.

  2. Select region and language, or toggle Show my news feed off, or change your news source.

On your Android phone:

NewsGuard is a 3rd party extension that assesses websites on journalistic standards of credibility and transparency in the US. This extension is available in the Microsoft Edge app but is turned off by default. When turned on, this extension will not prevent access to sites or interrupt browsing.

To turn NewsGuard on, and see ratings for websites you visit:

  1. Tap the menu … > Settings > News ratingv

  2. Toggle Display rating on the address bar on.

On your Android phone:

We’ve focused on improving performance and battery optimization over the last few releases.

Try updating your Microsoft Edge app to the latest version.

If you’re still having issues with battery consumption, send us feedback:

  1. Tap the menu … > Send feedback.

  2. Include as much detail as possible to help us troubleshoot.

On your Android phone:

Bing is set as the default search engine on Microsoft Edge.

To change your search engine:

  1. In the bottom-right corner of the browser window, tap the menu … > Settings > Default search engine.

  2. Select a search engine from the options shown.

If you don’t see the search engine you want, send us feedback: Tap the menu … > Send feedback.

On your Android phone:

  1. Tap the menu … > Settings > Site permissions > Pop-ups and redirects.

  2. Toggle Pop-ups and redirects off for blocking pop-ups, or toggle on to allow pop-ups on your device.

On your Android device:

  1. Tap the menu … > Settings > Privacy > Clear browsing data.

  2. Toggle Clear browsing data upon exit on, or select the specific data types you’d like cleared using the checkboxes, and then tap the Clear button.

On your Android device:

  1. Tap the menu … > Settings > Home page.

  2. Select from the options:

    • New tab page

    • A specific page Enter a web address, use the current page you have open, or use a copied web address, and tap SAVE.

On your Android device:

  1. Tap the menu … > Settings > Send feedback.

Be sure to include the URL of the website that is causing the error message.

Microsoft Edge on iOS

On your iOS device:

  1. Tap the menu … > Settings > Content blockers.

  2. Toggle Block ads to on.

This blocks most ads. You may still see a few ads that Adblock Plus has determined acceptable. If you prefer to browse completely ad-free, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the menu … > Settings > Content blockers.

  2. Toggle Block ads to on.

  3. Tap Advanced settings.

  4. Toggle Allow acceptable ads to off.

On your iOS device:

  1. Tap the menu … > Settings > New tab page.

  2. Toggle Show my news feed off, or change your news source.

NewsGuard is a 3rd party extension that assesses websites on journalistic standards of credibility and transparency in the US. This extension is available in the Microsoft Edge app but is turned off by default. When turned on, this extension will not prevent access to sites or interrupt browsing.

To turn NewsGuard on, and see ratings for websites you visit:

  1. Tap the menu … > Settings > News rating.

  2. Toggle Display rating on the address bar on.

On your iOS device:

We’ve focused on improving performance and battery optimization over the last few releases. Try updating your Microsoft Edge app to the latest version. If you’re still having issues with battery consumption, send us feedback:

  1. Tap the menu … > Send feedback.

  2. Include as much detail as possible to help us troubleshoot.

On your iOS device:

Bing is set as the default search engine on Microsoft Edge.

To change your search engine:

  1. In the bottom right corner of the browser windows, tap the menu … > Settings > Advance settings > Search engine.

  2. Select search engine from the options shown.

If you don’t see the search engine you want, send us feedback: Tap the menu … > Send feedback.

On your iOS device:

  1. Tap the menu … > Settings > Privacy.

  2. Select the specific data type you’d like to clear using the checkboxes, and then tap the Clear browsing data.

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