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Get your bookmarks, passwords & more on all your devices

When you sign in to Chrome on all your devices, they'll all show the same info:

  • Bookmarks
  • History and open tabs
  • Passwords
  • Autofill info and credit cards
  • Settings and preferences

Learn how to sign in to Chrome.

See your Chrome info

To see your bookmarks, passwords, and more, sign in to Chrome with your Google Account.

See bookmarks from all your devices
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Click Bookmarks and then Bookmark manager.
  4. On the left, you'll see folders with all your bookmarks.
See history from all your devices
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Click History and then History.

If you use a sync passphrase, you'll only see sites you visited on other devices if you typed their web addresses into the search bar.

See tabs open on other devices
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Click History and then History.
  4. On the left, click Tabs from other devices.
See passwords from all your devices
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Go to passwords.google.com.
  3. Sign in to your Google Account.
  4. Under "Saved passwords," you'll see all your passwords.

By syncing saved passwords to Chrome, you'll also see them available when you sign in to an Android app. Learn more about syncing passwords.

See your autofill info & credit cards
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  4. Under "Passwords and forms," click Autofill settings.

Learn more about filling out forms automatically.

See extensions from all your devices
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Click More Tools and then Extensions.
 

Changes to your settings will update on all your devices. New themes and apps will be added to all your computers.

Customize what info is synced

When you sign in to Chrome, 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 a trusted computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the top, under "People," click Sync.
  4. Turn on the info you want to sync.
Change the Google Account where your info is saved

When you switch your sync account, all your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other synced info will be copied to your new account.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the top, under "People," click Sign out.
  4. Click Sign out.
  5. Click Sign in to Chrome.
  6. Sign in with the Google Account you want to sync to.
  7. Choose This was me.
  8. Click Continue.

If someone else is signing in or you want to keep your data separate, click This wasn't me. A profile will be created for your account. Learn more about how to share Chrome and keep your info separate.

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 see a news story recommended in your feed based on your Chrome history.

You can always control your Web & App Activity at My Account. Learn more about seeing and controlling Web & App Activity.

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

Keep your info private

With a passphrase, you can use Google's cloud to store and sync your Chrome data without letting Google read it.

Passphrases are optional. Your synced data is always protected by encryption when it's in transit.

Create a passphrase

When you have a sync passphrase:

  • You'll need your passphrase whenever you sign in somewhere new.
  • You'll need to enter your new passphrase on your devices where you're already signed in.
  • Your feed won’t show suggestions based on sites you browse in Chrome.
  • You can't view 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.

To create a sync passphrase:

Step 1: Sign in to Chrome

  1. On a trusted computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click the name or People People.
  3. Click Sign in to Chrome.
  4. Sign in with your Google Account.

Step 2: Create a passphrase

  1. In Chrome, at the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  2. At the top, under "People," click Sync.
  3. Under "Encryption options," choose Encrypt synced data with your own sync passphrase.
  4. Enter and confirm a passphrase.
  5. Click Save.
Reset a forgotten passphrase

When you change your sync passphrase, all your data is deleted from Google’s servers and all your synced computers and devices are signed out.

Your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings aren't deleted from Chrome on your device. When you sign back in to Chrome on that device, all your info will start syncing again.

Step 1: Remove the sync passphrase

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Go to the Google Dashboard.
  3. At the bottom, click Reset sync.
  4. Confirm by clicking OK.
  5. In the top right, click the button with your name or People People.
  6. Click Sign in to Chrome.
  7. Sign in with your Google Account.
    • If you’re signed in to Chrome with a school or work account, you may already be signed in.

Sync will start again, and you'll no longer have a sync passphrase.

Step 2: Make a new sync passphrase (optional)

  1. In Chrome, at the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  2. At the top, under "People," click Sync.
    • If you’re signed in to Chrome with a school or work account, click Set up sync.
  3. Under "Encryption options," choose Encrypt synced data with your own sync passphrase.
  4. Enter and confirm a passphrase.
  5. Click Save.

When you're done, sign in again on all your other devices. Learn how to sign in to Chrome.

Fix problems with sync

You see a sync error message
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click the button with your name.
  3. Under "Sync isn't working," follow the instructions.
You don't see a sync error message

First, sign in to Chrome again

If you updated your Google Account recently, try signing in again to fix the problem.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. In the top right, click the button with your name or People People.
  3. Click Sign in to Chrome.
  4. Sign in with your Google Account.

Next, remove & re-add your Google Account

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. Under "People," click Sign out.
  4. Close all your Chrome windows.
    • Mac: At the top of your screen, click Chrome and then Quit Google Chrome.
  5. Reopen Chrome.
  6. In the top right, click People People.
  7. Click Sign in to Chrome.
  8. Sign in with your Google Account.

Then, make sure Chrome is up-to-date

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

Megan is a Google Chrome expert and the author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.

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