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Enhance Privacy and Security Settings in Edge on Android

Do you want to protect your browsing privacy and data security in the Edge browser? Learn how to enhance the privacy settings to restrict data tracking.

The Edge browser has multiple privacy and security features that can be enabled or disabled and configured according to our needs.

A few features like data sharing with Microsoft, sending do-not-track requests, and clearing the site browsing data from the storage are beneficial privacy and security features.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to enhance the privacy and security settings in the Microsoft Edge browser.

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Customize the Privacy and Security

With the ever-growing digital theft and misuse of privacy, it’s essential to make stringent settings. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge on Android.
  2. Tap the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu and select the Settings menu from the list.
  3. Tap on the Privacy and Security option on the list.
  4. Enable and disable the privacy and security checkboxes based on your needs.
    Privacy and Security settings in Microsoft Edge for Android

I am very concerned about the privacy of my data. Hence, I have blocked every data access. It’s also good to keep these options in restricted mode. Here are my settings for privacy and security.

  • Search and URL suggestionsdisabled
  • Share info about websites you visitdisabled
  • Share usage data for personalizationdisabled
  • Use payment methodsdisabled
  • Usage and crash reportsdisabled
  • Do Not Trackenabled

Though this is my setup, you can customize it based on your needs and usage. You might see a few irrelevant ads and content suggestions. However, it is good to keep the data safe and secure.

Bottom Line

Please turn on and off the settings per the security features you might need to use on the website. If you restrict too many options, you may experience a few glitches and lose web personalization.

Similarly, we can enhance the privacy and security setup in Edge on a computer. It is recommended to block all unnecessary permissions to various websites and make a more robust security setup.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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