Is IE obsolete?

I found ****splayed in IE 11. They require TLS 1.2.

It is my question. Is it right that IE an obsolete browser?


Hi harshejd,

Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

Windows 10 features Microsoft Edge. Microsoft recommends using Microsoft Edge as your default browser and supports Internet Explorer 11 for backward compatibility. Internet Explorer is a component of the Windows operating system and follows the Lifecycle Policy for the product on which it is installed.

Compared with older versions of Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer 11 offers improved security, increased performance, better backward compatibility, and greater support for modern web technologies. Microsoft encourages customers to upgrade and stay current with the latest browser for a faster, more secure browsing experience.

The Microsoft Lifecycle policy continues to provide a minimum of five years of Mainstream Support and a minimum of five years of Extended Support for Business and Developer products and the Windows operating system. You may refer Lifecycle FAQ—Internet Explorer and Edge for more information.

Internet Explorer versions earlier than Internet Explorer 11 did not enable TLS 1.1 or TLS 1.2 support by default. Support for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 is enabled by default starting with Internet Explorer 11.

To enable TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 support in Internet Explorer

1.    From Internet Explorer, click Tools > Internet Options > Advanced or click  the Gear icon> Internet Options > Advanced.

2.    In the Security section, verify that the following check boxes are selected. If not, click the following check boxes:

·         Use TLS 1.1

·         Use TLS 1.2

3.    Optionally, if you want to disable support for earlier security protocol versions, uncheck the following check boxes:

·         Use SSL 2.0

·         Use SSL 3.0

·         Use TLS 1.0


Note: Disabling TLS 1.0 may cause compatibility issues with sites that don't support newer security protocol versions. Customers should test this change before performing it in production.



Vivian S




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