How to enable JavaScript in Microsoft Edge?

Enable JavaScript in Microsoft Edge
Enable JavaScript in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge used to be the medium of downloading Google Chrome after installing fresh Windows. But in recent years, things have changed. Edge made significant progress and as of now it’s one of the top 3 browsers in terms of popularity.

If you use Edge browser on a regular basis but you don’t have JavaScript enabled, you will face various issues. Because JavaScript is the language of the internet and almost every website you use has JavaScript.

Some websites use JavaScript to show some data without reloading the page. Now if you don’t have JavaScript enabled,  you will not be able to use those sites. Fortunately, you can enable JavaScript in Microsoft Edge very easily. 

In this article, you will learn how to enable JavaScript in Microsoft Edge whether you use it on a computer or mobile. Let’s get started.

How to enable JavaScript in Microsoft Edge

Windows 7/10/11

  • Open Microsoft Edge on your computer.
  • Click on the menu icon.
  • Click on Settings.
  • Click on Cookies and site permissions.
  • Scroll down and click on JavaScript.
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  • Toggle the button to enable JavaScript in Edge.
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  • There are two sections, Block and Allow. You can add sites in these two sections so that you won’t fall under your global settings.

Android

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  • Open Edge on your smartphone.
  • Tap on the menu icon.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Click on Privacy and security.
  • Click on Site permissions.
  • Click on JavaScript.
  • Toggle the button to enable javascript in edge android/ios.
  • Click on ADD SITE EXCEPTION to add a site that shouldn’t use JavaScript. 

As JavaScript is vastly used by websites both mobile and web browsers come with the feature to enable or disable javascript. 

Should you enable JavaScript?

Even though most of the websites depend on JavaScript to offer cool features, JavaScript is also used for stealing data. JavaScript can be used to steal your field data and make remote requests. 

It can access all content of that specific page and modify that data if needed. That’s why you shouldn’t enable javascript for all websites. You should only allow the use of JavaScript for the websites you trust or those websites that don’t require your personal data. 

So, you have to be careful while using the web as there are some bad websites out there that can steal your private data.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need JavaScript?

If you only read articles, you may not need JavaScript at all. But those websites that offer various features will require JavaScript access or they won’t work at all. So, if a site is asking for JavaScript permission, make sure you trust the website before enabling access.

Does Edge Mobile have JavaScript support?

Every single modern browser supports JavaScript by default. It’s also enabled by default. If you somehow disabled JavaScript and can’t use some websites properly, you can enable JavaScript by following the methods mentioned above in this article.

Can JavaScript access the data on my computer?

No, JavaScript can’t collect the data from your computer or from the other tabs of the same browser. It only works on the current page and can access the data of the current page only.

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