Like the vast majority of most modern browsers, too Microsoft Edge, the navigation program of the Redmond giant that has replaced Internet Explorer, has an automatic update function that allows you to always have the newest and most secure version of the software. In some circumstances, however, you may wish to force this mechanism and "manually" check for program updates.
If you are exactly in this situation and, therefore, you want to know how to update Microsoft Edge, know that in this guide you will find all the answers you need. In the next paragraphs, in fact, we will discover together how to check the availability of updates for Edge and how to install them on all operating systems and devices for which it is available: Windows PC, Mac, Android devices, iPhone and iPad.
Also, if you haven't already done so, I'll explain how to switch from the old version of Edge for Windows 10 (now obsolete) to the more modern one based on the Chromium engine. I assure you that these are, in any case, very simple operations and that you will be able to do everything in a flash. Happy reading and happy updating!
How to Update Microsoft Edge on Windows 10
Be vuoi scoprire how to update Microsoft Edge su Windows 10, as you have just installed this version of the operating system, you have just switched to the Chromium version of the browser or, again, you want to know how to switch from the classic to the Chromium version of the program, below you will find all the information you need.
How to Update Edge Chromium
If, as desirable, you already use the latest version of Microsoft Edge (the one based on Chromium with l 'multicolored icon), you can update the browser to the latest version available simply by starting it, clicking on the button ... located at the top right and selecting the items Help and Feedback> About Microsoft Edge give the menu check if you press.
This will open a page with information on the version of Edge in use and, automatically, will be checked for any updates. When the button appears Restart, click on it to install the downloaded updates. If, on the other hand, you see the writing Microsoft Edge is up to date, it means that you are already using the latest version of the browser.
The steps just indicated are also valid if you are using an edition of Windows prior to 10, in fact the Chromium version of Edge is also compatible with Windows 8.x e Windows 7.
How to Update Classic Edge
If you still use the old version of Edge (the one with Microsoft's proprietary engine and theblue icon), you can download updates for your browser through the Windows automatic update system.
Open, therefore, the Windows settings (the gear icon found in the Start menu), go up Update and security and starts a check for the latest updates available, then waits for them to download and install (you may be asked to restart your PC).
The installation of updates for Windows and for programs included with the operating system (including Edge) should be automatic. To make sure everything is working properly, go to Advanced options, activate the lever Receive updates for other Microsoft products when updating Windows and check that in the menu Pause updates there is no suspension of updates. More info here.
The Chromium version of Edge should also arrive via Windows Update, if you don't already have it. If not, you can force the update by downloading and installing "manually" this version of the browser. For scaricare Microsoft Edge Chromium, therefore connected to the official website of the browser and first click on the button DOWNLOAD e poi quello Accept and download.
A download complete, avvia il file .exe ottenuto and click on your button Yes: the setup will be completed automatically.
At the end of the procedure, you will find the new Microsoft Edge to replace the old one. You can uninstall it, but only until it also arrives on Windows Update: in that case, you will no longer be able to remove the Chromium version of Edge and return to the classic one.
How to Update Microsoft Edge on MacOS
If you want update Microsoft Edge on macOS, all you have to do is start the program, go to the menu Microsoft Edge located at the top left and select the item Learn about Microsoft Edge da quest'ultimo.
This will open a page with all the information on the version of Edge in use and, in a completely automatic way, the availability of new updates will be checked. At the end of the update procedure, click on the button Restart to allow the installation of downloaded updates. If, on the other hand, you see the writing Microsoft Edge is up to date, it means you are already using the latest version of the software.
Should an application screen appear Microsoft AutoUpdateclick on your button Update everything and wait for the Microsoft Edge updates to download and install.
How to Update Microsoft Edge on Android
The procedure for update Microsoft Edge on Android it's the same as any other app. This means that you just open the Play Store Google (the ▶ ︎ colored symbol), search "Microsoft Edge" within the latter and first tap on the application icon (if you want to do this first, you can press this link from your device and immediately view the Edge card in the Play Store) and then on the button Update. If instead of the "Update" button you see the button apri, it means you are already using the latest version of the app.
Alternatively, you can consult the list of all the apps to be updated by pressing the ☰ button at the top of the Play Store and selecting the item Le mie app ei miei giochi give the menu check if you press.
However, I recommend that you enable the automatic update download feature (if disabled). To do this, press the ☰ button at the top of the Play Store, select the item Settings from the menu that opens, go to Automatic app update and check the box Only via Wi-Fi (or that On any network, if you want to install updates also via data network, but potentially consuming several Giga of your offer).
Please note: if you use an Android device without Google services, for example a Huawei smartphone with AppGallery, you can follow a procedure similar to the one just illustrated, but obviously opening the alternative store you use on your device (eg. AppGallery o Amazon Appstore).
How to Update Microsoft Edge on IOS / IPadOS
It has been installed Edge on your iPhone and / or yours iPad, you can update it simply by opening theApp Store (the icon of the stylized "A" on a blue background on the Home screen), looking for it within the latter (tab Search, below) and first tapping on its icon (to do first you can also press on this link from your device and directly open the Microsoft Edge page on the App Store) and then on the button Update. If instead of the "Update" button you see that apri, it means you are already using the latest version of the app.
Alternatively, you could also consult the list of apps to update by opening the App Store and pressing on yours profile picture present at the top right, but I think you do it first by looking for the application in the store as explained above.
In any case, I advise you to activate the automatic installation of updates for all the apps (if you have disabled it), so as not to have to repeat the check manually. To do this, open the Settings iOS / iPadOS (the gear icon on the Home screen), go to iTunes Store e App Store and activate the lever next to the item App updates. Più facile di così ?!