We are writting down the methods to fix Microsoft Edge Slows down the problem. Microsoft is known as the fastest browser on the internet and there is no doubt about that. But sometimes this rabbit becomes the turtle and there are many reasons behind it.
Most of the time it’s because the browser’s caches are stuck and at other times, the background running apps cause the slows down of the browser. We can’t operate all apps at a time. So, it’s better to close the unnecessary ones.
Anyhow, we are writing down the techniques cum fixes that will surely help you to improve Microsoft Edge Speed.
How to Fix Microsoft Edge Slows Down?
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Here are some troubleshooting methods for users who find Microsoft Edge Very Slow.
- Ensure Microsoft Edge is Updated
Normally, Microsoft Edge gets updated by itself. The automatic upgrading of the browser is unable by default. But due to some faults or malware, the browser stays outdated sometimes. So it would be better if you check that Microsoft Edge is updated.
a. Launch Microsoft Edge and navigate to its Settings (Edge://settings/)
b. Visit the About Microsoft Edge section.
c. Ensure that there are no pending updates.
- Remove Microsoft Edge Extensions
Some third-party extensions and blockers can make Microsoft Edge slow. If you have installed any add-on that’s from an untrusted source or a blocker to restrict the website’s cookies, you should disable it.
a. Open Microsoft Edge extension manager (Microsoft Edge://extensions/)
b. Remove the extension and blockers that are not supported by the Microsoft Edge web store.
c. After removing such extensions, relaunch Microsoft Edge.
- Disable Background Updates
Some applications tend to update automatically, and so as the system’s firmware. That’s the main reason why Microsoft Edge is unable to gather the right amount of bandwidth to help you browse at full speed.
For a better browsing experience on Microsoft Edge, try disabling the automatic upgrading of programs that keep running in the background.
a. If you are using Windows OS, go to Task Manager >> App History, and stop apps from updating automatically.
b. For Mac users, go to Activity Monitor >> Network.
c. If you are using an Android or iOS device, stop apps from downloading data in the background.
- Clear Browsing Data
The Microsoft Edge web browser tends to save the website’s cookies data in its cache memory. So when the cache memory is filled with junk files, it starts responding laggy to the user’s request. Your job is to clear the browsing data and make Microsoft Edge clean of junk files.
a. While using Microsoft Edge, press Ctrl + Shift + Del keys. (for macOS: press cmd + shift + del keys)
b. Be sure to select the Cached files and cookies data boxes.
c. Click on the Clear Data button.
- Enable Hardware Accelration
Microsoft Edge has provided facilities for users who want to make Microsoft Edge faster. For instance, the hardware acceleration service can be enabled at any instance.
a. Launch Microsoft Edge Settings.
b. Expand the Advanced menu from the left pane.
c. Navigate to System.
d. Enable the Hardware Accelration toggle.
- Use Microsoft Edge Alternative
There are actually some good chromium-based browsers available in the market, that you can get as a Microsoft Edge alternative.
A good thing is that all of these Microsoft Edge alternatives are free to use, and most of them also offer a data synchronization facility.
Here are some recommendations by OnlyBrowsers for internet users who want to keep using the best web browser on their smartphones or computer: