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 also access:
  • Payment info you saved to Google Pay.
  • Passwords you saved to your Google Account.
  • Addresses you saved to your Google Account.

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 a trusted computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More Organize and then Settings.
  3. Click You and Google and then Sync and Google services.
    • To find out what you've synced, select Review your synced data.
  4. Under "Sync," click Manage what you sync.
  5. Select your Sync option:
    • Choose Sync everything to sync all of your data.
    • Choose Customize sync to choose which data you want synced.
Change the Google Account where you save info

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

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, select More Organize and then Settings.
  3. At the top, click You and Google.
  4. Select Turn off and then Turn off.
  5. Click You and Google and then Turn on sync.
  6. Sign in to the Google Account you want to sync with.
  7. Select Yes, I'm in.

If someone else is signed in or you want to keep your data separate, you can create a new profile in your browser. 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 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.

If you’re having trouble syncing with your passphrase, you may have to update Google Chrome to the latest version.

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 enter in Chrome's address bar are synced.

To create a sync passphrase:

Step 1: Turn on sync

If you're already signed in to Chrome, turn on sync first to create a passphrase.

Step 2: Create a passphrase

  1. In Chrome, at the top right, click More Organize and then Settings.
  2. Click You and Google and then Sync and Google services.
  3. Click Encryption options and then Encrypt synced data with your own sync passphrase.
  4. Enter and confirm a passphrase.
  5. Click Save.
Change or remove your passphrase

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.

Step 1: Remove the passphrase

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

Tip: You can resume saving data in your Google Account, but you'll no longer have a passphrase.

Step 2: Make a new passphrase (optional)

  1. In Chrome, at the top right, click More Organize and then Settings.
  2. Click You and Google and then Sync and Google services.
  3. Click Encryption options and then Encrypt synced data with your own sync passphrase.
  4. Enter and confirm a passphrase.
  5. Click Save.

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

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 also access your:

  • Passwords and addresses saved to your Google Account
  • Payment info from Google Pay
Find & manage your bookmarks
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, select More Organize.
  3. Select Bookmarks and lists and then Show all bookmarks.
  4. In the Side panel, you'll find folders with all your bookmarks.
Find sites you've visited before
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More Organize.
  3. Click History 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 computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More Organize.
  3. Click History and then History.
  4. On the left, click Tabs from other devices.
Find your saved passwords
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, select Profile Profile and then Passwords Passwords.
    • If you can’t find the Passwords icon, at the top right of your screen, select More Organize and then Passwords and autofill and then Google Password Manager.
  3. Under "Passwords," find all your passwords.

When you sync saved passwords to Chrome, you can find them available when you sign in to an Android app. Learn more about how to sync passwords.

Find your saved payment methods & addresses
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click Profile Profile and then Payment methods Payment methods or Addresses and more Addresses and more.

Learn more about filling out forms automatically.

Find your extensions
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, select More Organize and then Extensions and then Manage Extensions.

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

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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