Microsoft Edge updated on iOS, picks up battery life improvements

Arif Bacchus

The initial beta release was just a month ago, but Microsoft is actively working to improve the Microsoft Edge app on iOS. The company recently released an update for their mobile-web browser app, bringing users better life, and more.

A version 2.6 update brings battery usage optimization, improved left and right swiping, and support for action and activities extensions. Not impressive features, but since the Edge app on iOS is still in beta, great to see that Microsoft is working hard on improving it.

See the changelog below for the complete details on what has changed.

  • Battery usage optimization: Some of you told us that your phone heats up or otherwise consumes more battery when you use Edge. We looked under the hood and found a few optimizations. Let us know if you continue to experience high battery consumption.
  • Improved left/right swiping to go back and forth between pages.
  • Added support for actions and activities extensions, such as sharing sites, saving sites to notes, adding sites to Pocket, etc.
  • Fixes a bunch of other bugs!

There is still an ongoing issue with the desktop view that Microsoft is working to fix in the next release of the Edge app on iOS. If you were lucky enough to have installed the Edge app on iOS, you can grab up this update now by opening up the Testflight app and pressing the Update button next to Microsoft Edge.