How to Enable or Disable the Swipe Navigation in Edge Android?

Learn how to enable or disable the swipe navigation within the Edge for Android phones. The swipe will help in ease of usage within the browser and Android.

The evolution of mobile phones has been tremendous in the past few years. It went from numeric keypads to qwerty keypads, and soft-touch buttons to touch screen in a jiffy.  The swipe or gesture navigation is the new trend that eliminates buttons in the future.

The swipe navigation is an important feature that helps to quickly navigate within the browser and even within the Android phone system. With all those edgy and curvy screen, the swipe navigation has taken it to the next level.

I am a tech-savvy person. I love experimenting with different features and staying updated at all times. The swipe navigation is the new trend right now and it instantly irked my curiosity. I had to use it by any means and hence, I decided to find a way out.

The Microsoft Edge also embraced the swipe navigation and added a feature to enable and use it without any issues. However, it’s up to you whether to use the swipe navigation or continue with touch navigation.

How to Disable Swipe Navigation in Edge Android?

Due to the swipe navigation feature within the Edge browser and Android system, there have been conflicts between the two. This led to the failure of the navigation system. Therefore, you should consider disabling the swipe navigation in Edge mobile. Let’s see how to turn off gesture navigation on Microsoft edge.

Here are the steps to disable the touch and swipe navigations within the Edge for Android:

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge for Android browser.
  2. Tap on horizontal 3dots icon the menu for options.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the options list.
  4. Scroll down to the Continue browsing option, and tap on it.
  5. Enable the toggle button against the Swipe navigation option to turn ON.

Swipe navigation disabled in Edge Android

This will turn off the gesture navigation within the Microsoft Edge browser and rely on the swipe/gesture navigation within your Android phone.

How to Enable Swipe Navigation in Edge Android?

If you aren’t using the swipe navigation within the android phone system, you can enable the navigation within the Edge Android.

Here are the steps that will help you enable the swipe navigation in Edge for Android mobile:

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge Android browser.
  2. Tap on horizontal 3dots icon the menu for options.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the options list.
  4. Scroll down to the Continue browser option, and tap on it.
  5. Disable the toggle button against the Swipe navigation option to turn OFF.

Swipe navigation continue browsing in Edge Android

This will enable the swipe navigation within the Microsoft Edge browser that is supported by Android OS in-built swipe navigation.

There might be a ripple effect of Edge swipe navigation on Android phone system navigation. I recommend comparing which setup works better for your phone and ease of use.

Bottom Line: Edge Android Swipe Navigation

If you think that swipe navigation between the edge browser and android browser isn’t working well for you, then you can consider disabling the feature either in the Android system or Edge browser.

As the experimental person I am, I enabled the swipe navigation on my Edge browser to test it’s working. Initially, I liked it. But after some time, it started causing problems with my phone. I had to immediately turn off gesture navigation on Edge.

There might be cases when disabling the swipe navigation makes the Edge android navigation unresponsive. In such a case, you should try enabling or disabling the swipe navigation to verify which settings work better for your phone!

Which setting has worked well for you? Did disabling the swipe navigation in Edge Android help in system navigation takeover?

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

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