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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 Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then Bookmarks.
  3. To see folders with all your bookmarks, at the top left tap Menu Menu.
See history from all your devices
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More 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 Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then Recent tabs.
See passwords from all your devices
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app 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 Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Tap Autofill and payments.

Learn more about filling out forms automatically.

 

Changes to your settings will update on all your devices.

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 Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Tap your account name.
  4. Tap Sync.
  5. Under "Data types," choose what 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 Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Tap your name.
  4. Tap Sync and then Sync to.
  5. Tap the account you want to sync to.
  6. Choose Import existing data.

If you want to keep your data separate, tap Keep existing data separate. The data on the device is removed and replaced with the other account's data.

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.

Create a passphrase

  1. On a trusted Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Sign in to Chrome:
    1. Tap More More and then Settings and then Sign in to Chrome.
    2. Tap the account you want to use.
    3. Tap Continue and then OK, Got it.
    4. At the top left, tap Back Back.
  3. At the top right, tap More More and then Settings.
  4. Tap your account name.
  5. Tap Sync.
  6. At the bottom, tap Encryption.
  7. Choose Encrypt all synced data with your own sync passphrase.
  8. Enter and confirm a passphrase.
  9. Tap OK.
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 Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Go to the Google Dashboard.
  3. At the bottom, tap Reset sync.
  4. Confirm by tapping OK.
  5. At the top right, tap More More and then Settings.
  6. Tap Sign in to Chrome.

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

Step 2: Make a new sync passphrase (optional)

  1. Tap your account name.
  2. Tap Sync.
  3. At the bottom, tap Encryption.
  4. Choose Encrypt all synced data with your own sync passphrase.
  5. Enter and confirm a passphrase.
  6. Tap OK.

Fix problems with sync

You see a sync error message
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then Settings.
  3. At the top, tap your name.
  4. Tap Sync.
  5. Next to "Sync isn't working," follow the instructions.
You don't see a sync error message

First, turn Chrome's sync off and back on

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then Settings.
  3. At the top, tap your name.
  4. Tap Sync.
  5. Next to "Sync," switch off the setting.
  6. Open the Settings app Settings.
  7. Tap Apps and then Chrome.
  8. Tap Force stop and then OK.
  9. Open the Chrome app Chrome.
  10. At the top right, tap More More and then Settings.
  11. At the top, tap your name.
  12. Tap Sync.
  13. Next to "Sync," switch on the setting.

Then, make sure your device's sync is on

If the steps above don't work, check the Android sync setting on your device.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Settings app Settings.
  2. Tap Accounts.
  3. At the top right, tap More More.
  4. Make sure the box next to "Auto-sync data" is checked.

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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