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Microsoft Edge for iOS can now sync history and open tabs to other devices

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Microsoft Edge iOS icon (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Edge on iOS can now sync open tabs and history to other devices.
  • You can now also set Edge as your default browser on iOS.
  • The update also includes bug fixes and general improvements.

Microsoft Edge on iOS recently received an update that allows it to sync open tabs and history with other devices. This feature has been in testing for some time and is now generally available. The update also adds the option to set Edge as your default browser on iOS 14.

The option to sync open tabs and history across devices should make a more seamless experience that extends across different form factors.

Here's everything that's new for Edge on iOS, as listed in its changelog:

  • You can now sync your history and open tabs across your signed-in devices
  • You can set Microsoft Edge as your default browser on iOS14
  • We've also made some general bug fixes and performance improvements.

Microsoft has been hard at work improving the mobile experience for people who use its Edge browser. The Android version of Edge Canary recently made a major jump to be in line with the desktop version of Edge. We've only had a short time to test out those improvements but have been impressed with the speed of Edge Canary on Android so far.

Now, iOS users have something new to use as well. The update lists the same changelog for iPhones and iPads, so you can take advantage of the new features on either type of device.

Sean Endicott
News Writer and apps editor

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at

  • I don't understand this changelog. All of that have been possible for a while now.
  • Completely agree. On top of that, the hero image in this article is an Android phone. Anyone able to make sense of this?