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View Site Security Info and Configure Settings in Edge on iPhone & iPad

Are you worried about the security of the sites you visit? If you use the Edge browser, you can see the security status of each site you browse.

The Edge browser offers the feature to view and safeguard the site connection. You can check if the connection between the browser and the website is secured within the address bar.

You can also manage the settings of certain tracking functions and features for a specific site you access.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to view and manage site settings in the Edge browser.

View Site Connection and Security Details

The Edge browser protects us from accessing unsecured sites and displays an alert if we try to open an unsafe site. You can view the connection security between the browser and the site in the address bar.

  1. Launch the Edge app on your iPhone.
  2. Access any site of your choice.
  3. Check the URL bar for the Padlock padlock icon to view the connection status.

If you see a padlock with a shield, the site has an active SSL certification, and the connection is secured.
how to check site information on Edge browser for iOS

If you do not find a padlock (or broken padlock) or the shield icon with a cross symbol, it indicates that the site doesn’t have a valid security certificate. Thus, it is an unsecured website, and you should avoid browsing through it.

unsecured website on Edge browser iOS

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Note: There is no provision on the Edge browser to view the certificate details, such as its validity and the name of the firm issuing the certificate. Interestingly, on Edge for Android, you can view the complete site certification information.

Configure Site Settings and Permissions

Within the Padlock button, you can find some site-specific settings that can be configured to improve your security further. Follow these steps to configure:

  1. Access any site on the Edge browser on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the Padlock padlock icon in the address bar.
  3. Switch the toggle for Configure for this Site to enable tracker blocking.
    how-to-enable-tracking protection for a site on Edge browser iOS

It shall allow you to manage the trackers and third-party site connection between your browser and the actual site.

Configure the Privacy and Security Settings

You can visit the dedicated settings menu to manage the security settings further. Follow these steps to access:

  1. Launch the Edge browser on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the Menu horizontal 3-bar icon > Settings menu.
  3. Select the Privacy and Security settings from the list.
  4. Configure the Security settings per your need.
    configure site settings on Edge browser iOS

Go through all the privacy and security settings to configure, tracking prevention, pop-ups, ad blocking, and cookie management features to enable or disable them as required.

These settings apply to all sites you visit on your Edge browser app.

Bottom Line

You should check whether the site you are visiting is secure. Accessing unsecured sites can result in malware attacks or theft of vital personal information saved on the browser.

You should manage the site settings to browse sites to restrict unnecessary tracking and cross-site permissions.

Similarly, you can view the site connection and settings in Edge on a computer and Android phone.

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Swayam Prakash

Swayam Prakash

Swayam is a professional content creator with 6-years of experience in conceptualizing, creating, and managing tech-based content for notable online publishing firms. He troubleshoots the technical issues and loves to write about it. Connect him on LinkedIn.

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