How to update Microsoft Edge on Windows, Apple, and Android

Shaant Minhas

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Installing new updates for Microsoft Edge is a fairly simple procedure. In fact, it’s so simple that you’d be hard-pressed to find a reason not to update your Edge browser. Moreover, due to its cross-compatibility, the Edge browser is available in a wide variety of operating systems.

In this article, we’ll look at some popular ways to update Microsoft Edge on such popular operating systems.

How to update Microsoft Edge on Windows

Microsoft Edge is designed to be updated on its own without your intervention. But, on the off-chance that it doesn’t, leaving you with security loopholes and without new features that come up with an update, you can give the following methods below a go.

How to update Microsoft Edge manually

To update your Edge browser manually, click on the Options icon (three dots) in the top-right corner of your browser. From there, select Help and Feedback > About Microsoft Edge.

On the next screen, your Edge browser will begin to look if an update is indeed available. If an update is indeed available, it’ll be installed automatically.

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How to update Microsoft Edge automatically?

For some unknown reason, though, if you’re unable to update your Edge browser through the method described above, then you can give this alternate method a try.

Open the Windows Settings and select the Update & Security option.

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In the Windows Update section, click on the Check for updates option. If Microsoft Edge has an update available, it’ll be listed under the optional updates section. Click on download and install now to start the update procedure.

How to update Microsoft Edge on Mac

The Microsoft Edge interface for Mac is similar to the one in Windows. And as a result, the process of updating here is similar as well.

Open the Edge browser on your Mac and select the option menu (three dots) from the top-right corner of your screen. Next, select Help and Feedback > About Microsoft Edge. If an update is available, it will be automatically installed on your system.

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On another note, we also get request from people that just can’t stand the Edge browser. If you’re one of them, don’t worry. We’ve got your back, too, with our Microsoft Edge uninstallation guide for Windows 10 systems.

How to update Microsoft Edge on Android

You aren’t really an Edge power-user if you are not using it on your Android as well. If you’ve enabled automatic updates on your Android, your Edge updates are probably already take care of. But, if you aren’t certain, then head to the Play Store.

From Play Store, search for Microsoft Edge and see if there’s a new update available; If there is, you can download it from right there.

Wrapping it up

Microsoft releases new updates throughout the year to make sure any new-found security loopholes are regularly patched up. Moreover, updates are necessary to remove old bugs and add on new features, thus improving the functionality; a recent one being the removal of auto-play feature of video and audio. And that’s why, installing new updates for any application is a crucial task, and even more so for a browser like Microsoft Edge.