What you need to know
- Microsoft Edge Beta is now available for testing on iOS.
- Edge Beta for iOS is currently on version 91, matching the desktop version of Edge Beta.
- Due to how TestFlight works on iOS, enrollment in the beta preview channel is capped at the first 10,000 to register.
Back in March, Microsoft announced it was going to unify the codebase for Edge across iOS, Android, Windows, and Linux. The move is bringing feature and design parity to the mobile versions of Edge, which, while often looking the same as the Windows version, are actually vastly different.
Microsoft Edge Beta 91 on iPhone 12 Mini.Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central
Unifying the Microsoft Edge codebase should result in a more seamless experience between mobile and desktop devices running the browser. Microsoft can more easily share features across desktop and mobile Edge versions with near-simultaneous updates through the unification process. The merger also improves the overall engineering process.
With a new UI, features, menu layout, and even scrolling behavior, this is quite a different version of the current Edge build on iOS with advanced features like reading mode and full access to Edge://flags.
Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central
Unlike Android, those on iOS can only have one version of the Microsoft Edge browser installed. Users can always go back to the Production channel by navigating to the Apple App Store and reinstalling regular Edge that way.
To sign up for Edge Beta on iOS, follow this enrollment page on your iPhone to get started before it fills up.