Fix Slow Microsoft Edge on Win­dows 11 and 10

Microsoft Edge is one of the fastest web browsers worldwide with a huge userbase with Windows OS. It uses low resources of the system and lodes the webpages within 2 seconds. Microsoft regularly provides updates to improve the features and make them popular from other browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. However, some users reported that after the latest update of Windows 10 and newly launched Windows 11, Microsoft Edge got slow with errors like The couldn’t load a page due to the system is not connected with the internet.

The error of the slow Microsoft browser may have different reasons in Windows 11, and the developers are working to fix it, but in Windows 10, the issue is caused by the current file in the Edge browser database. Also, we know that the browser contains a lot of cache according to its users, and sometimes the extension may create problems. So here we know how we can fix slow Microsoft Edge on Windows 11 and 10.

Fix Slow Microsoft Edge on Win­dows 11 and 10

Fix Slow Microsoft Edge on Win­dows 11 and 10

It is the default browser on all Windows OS, with a good reason being that Microsoft Edge is a chromium-based browser that supports call Google Chrome extension. But if the default browser is processing slow or any other bugs that make it switch its alternative. So without any delay, let’s start with the basic troubleshooting to fix the issue by clearing Cookies and browsing history.

  • Open the Edge browser and click on the three dots from the top left side corner.
  • Now select Settings from the menu and scroll down and click on Clear browsing data.
  • Then click on What to clear, and after that, click to Clear to delete the browsing history.

To clear cookies, you and install any third-party app like C-Cleaner. Then, you can run an inbuilt File checker tool to repair all the damage and broken files in the system and applications. Apart from that check, any update is available to fix the issue.

  • Open the Edge browser and click on the three dots from the top left side corner.
  • Now select Settings from the menu and navigate to the About Microsoft Edge.
  • It will automatically search and download the update if available. Also, check the Download Updates over metered connections is enabled from the toggle switch.

Set Search Engine Page When Open the Edge Browser

You all notice that whenever we open the Edge browser by default, it loads the MSN webpage, and the page contains high-resolution pictures and slideshows with endless news. However, it will take more time to load than standard pages, so we recommend you open the browser with a blank page that you change from the settings of the Edge browser.

  • Open the Edge browser and click on the three dots from the top left side corner.
  • Now click on settings and select Start, home, and new tabs from the left menu panel.
  • Go to the first option of When Edge Starts and select open these pages and put any webpage that you want to show on the home page, such as Google.
  • After that, restart the browser to apply the changes and open the browser with a new page.

Delete all Edge Extensions

You can add new features to your Edge browser by installing extensions. However, using many extensions may cause issues like slowing down the page because some extensions automatically start when loading pages, like a translate ad blocker, etc. You can turn off or uninstall some of them to increase the browsing speed of the browser.

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  • Open the Edge browser and click on the three dots from the top left side corner.
  • Now select Settings from the menu and navigate to the Extensions.
  • You will see all install extensions, and after that, turn off or uninstall the extension that uses less by you.

  • Repeat to all the extensions and then restart the browser and check again if the issue is resolved.

Repair Edge Browser

If you are still facing the issue, the next method is to Repair and Reset the Edge browser. Microsoft recommends the repair tool whenever the browser is not working or any other problem. Before applying the methods, save your progress and close the browser.

  • Click on the Start menu and open the system settings or press Windows +i to do the same.
  • Now click on Apps from the left menu panel of the settings tab.

  • Then select Apps & features and navigate to the Microsoft Edge.

  • Next, click on three dots and choose Modify.

  • Again click on Yes for confirmation and to open the Repair Microsoft Edge tab.
  • Click on Repair and wait till the process to complete and the browser starts automatically. Then, it will reinstall the application with the updated version.

 Restore Settings of Edge Browser

The next method is to reset the settings of the Edge browser. Sometimes we accidentally change some settings, and it may act slowly to load pages.

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  • Open the Edge browser and click on the three dots from the top left side corner.
  • Now click on settings and select Reset Settings from the left menu panel.
  • Then select Restore settings to their default values and click on Reset on the confirmation tab.
  • It will turn off all extensions and clear temporary data and cookies.
  • Restart the browser and check if the issue is resolved.

Signup With New Account

Sometimes old account may create an issue trying to log in or signup with a new User Account. Also, it is the easiest method to fix the problem.

  • Open the Edge browser and click on the three dots from the top left side corner.

  • Now select Settings, click on add profile, sign out your previous account, and sign in again with a new account.

Conclusion

We hope the above methods will fix the slow Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 and 11. feel free to contact us if you have difficulty while applying the fixes in the comment section.

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