Get your bookmarks, passwords and more on all your devices

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

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

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 Organise and then Settings.
  3. At the top, under 'People', click Sync.
  4. Turn off Sync everything.
Change the Google Account where you save info

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 Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More Organise and then Settings.
  3. At the top, under 'People', click Turn off and then Turn off.
  4. Under 'People', click Turn on sync.
  5. Sign in to the Google Account that you want to sync to.
  6. Click Turn on.

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

Use your Chrome history to personalise Google

By default, any Chrome history saved to your Google Account is also added to Web and App Activity. Your activity may be used to personalise your experience on other Google products, such as 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 in your Google Account. Learn more about seeing and controlling Web and App Activity.

If you don't want to personalise 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 that 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: 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 Organise 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 your 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 turn sync on again, your info will save across all your devices.

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. Turn sync on again

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 Organise 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

When you've finished, turn sync on again on all your other devices. Learn how to turn sync on in Chrome

See your Chrome info on all your devices

After you’ve turned on sync, you can see information that you’ve saved on other devices.

See and manage your bookmarks
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More Organise.
  3. Click Bookmarks and then Bookmark manager.
  4. On the left, you'll see folders with all your bookmarks.
See sites that you've visited before
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More Organise.
  3. Click History and then History.

If you use a sync passphrase, you'll only see sites that you've visited on other devices if you've 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 Organise.
  3. Click History and then History.
  4. On the left, click Tabs from other devices.
See your saved passwords
  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 saved payment methods and addresses
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click Profile Profile and then Payment methods or Addresses.

Learn more about filling in forms automatically.

See your extensions
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More Organise.
  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.

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.

You can also turn sync off or on in Chrome.
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