Get your bookmarks, passwords and more on all your devices

When you sign in to Chrome, you can save info in your Google Account. You can then use your info on all your devices where you’re signed in with the same account.

When you turn on sync, you’ll find the same info on all your devices:

  • Bookmarks
  • History and open tabs
  • Passwords
  • Payment info
  • Addresses, phone numbers and more
  • Settings and preferences
When you're signed in to Chrome with your Google Account but don't have sync turned on, you can still access the payment info you saved to Google Pay.

Choose what info is synced

When you turn on sync, all your profile information is saved to your Google Account. If you don't want to sync everything, you can change what info is saved.

  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. On the right of the address bar, tap More Organize and then Settings and then Sync.
  3. Turn off Sync everything.
  4. Choose what to sync.
Use your Chrome history to personalize Google

By default, Chrome history that's saved to your Google Account is also added to Web & App Activity. Your activity may be used to personalize your experience on other Google products, like Search or ads. For example, you may find a news story recommended in your feed based on your Chrome history.

You can always control your Web & App Activity in your Google Account. Learn how to find and control your Web & App Activity.

If you don't want to personalize your Google products, you can still use Google's cloud to store your Chrome data without letting Google read your Chrome history. Learn more about keeping your info private.

Keep your info private with a passphrase

With a passphrase, you can use Google's cloud to store and sync your Chrome data without letting Google read it. Your payment methods and addresses from Google Pay aren't encrypted by a passphrase.

Passphrases are optional. To reduce the risk of a data breach, your synced data is always protected by industry-leading encryption.

Create your own passphrase

When you have a passphrase:

  • You'll need your passphrase whenever you turn on sync somewhere new.
  • You'll need to enter your new passphrase on your devices where you have already turned on sync.
  • Your feed won’t show suggestions based on sites you browse in Chrome.
  • You can't check your saved passwords on passwords.google.com or use Smart Lock for Passwords.
  • All your history won't sync on all devices. Only web addresses that you type in Chrome's address bar will sync.

Create a passphrase

  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. On the right of the address bar, tap More Organize and then Settings and then Sync.
  3. Turn on sync with your Google Account.
  4. At the bottom, tap Encryption.
  5. Choose Use your own passphrase to encrypt all the Chrome data in your Google Account.
  6. Enter and confirm a passphrase.
  7. Tap Save.
Change or remove your passphrase

Important: To keep using your passwords in Chrome after you reset your passphrase, you can export the passwords before you reset and import them again.

When you change your passphrase, the data encrypted by your passphrase is deleted from Google’s servers and you’re signed out from all your devices where you’re signed in. Your payment methods from Google Pay and your addresses aren't encrypted by a passphrase, so they won’t be deleted.

Your passwords and other info will be deleted from your Google Account and your device.

Step 1: Remove the passphrase

  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Go to the Google Dashboard.
  3. At the bottom, tap Clear data and then Clear.

Tips:

  • You can resume saving data in your Google Account, but you'll no longer have a passphrase.
  • You can turn on sync. On the right of the address bar, tap More Organize and then Settings and then Turn on sync.

Step 2: Make a new passphrase (optional)

  1. Tap Sync.
  2. At the bottom, tap Encryption.
  3. Choose Use your own passphrase to encrypt all the Chrome data in your Google Account.
  4. Enter and confirm a passphrase.
  5. Tap Save.

Find your Chrome info on all your devices

You can find information you’ve saved on other devices after you’ve turned on sync. When you’re signed in to Chrome, you can access your payment info from Google Pay.

Find & manage your bookmarks
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More Organize and then Bookmarks.
  3. To change folders, tap Back Back.
  4. Select the folder with the bookmark you want.
Find sites you've visited before
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More Organize and then History.

If you use a passphrase, you'll only find sites you visited on other devices if you typed their web addresses into the address bar. Learn more about passphrases.

Find tabs open on other devices
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. On the right of the address bar, tap More Organize and then Recent tabs.
Find your saved passwords
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. On the right of the address bar, tap More Organize and then Settings and then Password Manager.
  3. Under "Password Manager," find all your passwords.

When you sync your saved passwords in Chrome, you can use them to sign in to sites and apps on your Android device where you're signed in to your Google Account. Learn how to use passwords across your devices.

Find your saved addresses & credit cards
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. On the right of the address bar, tap More Organize and then Settings and then Autofill and payments.

Learn more about filling out forms automatically.

Changes to your settings will update on all your devices.

Fix problems with sync

If you're on an older version of Chrome, it sometimes has difficulty syncing. Update to the newest version of Chrome.

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