Internet Explorer 11 Status: Some Clients Still Use IE

Feb 02 •

Internet Explorer 11 Status

As of February 1, 2022


  • Internet Explorer 11 was the last update as of October 17, 2013
  • Support for Internet Explorer on most Windows 10 computers will stop as of June 15, 2022
  • IE Mode in Microsoft Edge will be supported until at least 2029


  • All customers are encouraged to stop using Internet Explorer and the Internet Explorer compatibility mode provided in several browsers.
  • However, the compatibility mode will still exist until at least 2029 and it is possible that some people will still have an Internet Explorer required website or app, or they may use the Internet Explorer compatibility mode.
  • It is therefore up to customers if software testing should occur using Internet Explorer

Wikipedia Page:

Microsoft Support site, May 20, 2021

Internet Explorer (IE) 11 is the last major version of Internet Explorer. Starting June 15, 2022, the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will no longer be supported on certain versions of Windows 10*.

Customers are encouraged to move to Microsoft Edge, which provides support for legacy and modern websites and apps. For organizations with a dependency on legacy Internet Explorer-based sites and apps, sites will need to be configured to open in Microsoft Edge using Internet Explorer (IE) mode.

Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge enables backward compatibility and will be supported through at least 2029. Additionally, Microsoft will provide notice one year prior to the retirement of IE mode. Go here for a list of Microsoft Edge supported operating systems.

See the following resources for more information:

· Internet Explorer 11 end of support and IE mode announcement

· IE mode website

· IE announcement technical FAQ

· Microsoft Edge and IE Lifecycle FAQ

· Windows OS support dates

· Internet Explorer supported operating systems

· Microsoft Edge supported operating systems

* Go here for a list of supported operating systems for Internet Explorer, including versions impacted by this announcement.

About the Author

Jill Willcox has worked on accessibility issues for most of her professional career. Iterators is an inclusive women-owned small business (WOSB) certified by the Small Business Administration and WBENC. We provide software testing services for websites, mobile apps, enterprise software, and PDF remediation services, rendering PDFs ADA compliant.

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