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Get your bookmarks, passwords & 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
  • Payment info
  • Addresses, phone numbers and more
  • Settings and preferences
When you're signed in to Chrome with your Google Account but do not have sync turned on, you can also access:
  • Payment info you saved to Google Pay.
  • Passwords 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 Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More Organize and then Settings.
  3. Tap Sync.
  4. Turn off Sync everything.
  5. Choose what to sync.
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 Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More Organize and then Settings.
  3. Tap your name.
  4. Tap Sign out and turn off sync.
  5. Tap Continue.
  6. In "Settings," tap Turn on sync.
  7. Choose the account you want to sync to or add a new account.
  8. Choose Combine my data.

If you want to keep your data separate, tap Keep my 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 in your Google 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. Your payment methods and addresses from Google Pay aren't encrypted by a passphrase.

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 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 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. Turn on sync with your Google Account.
  3. To the right of the address bar, tap More Organize and then Settings.
  4. Tap Sync.
  5. At the bottom, tap Encryption.
  6. Choose Encrypt synced data with your own sync passphrase.
  7. Enter and confirm a passphrase.
  8. Tap 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 payment methods and addresses from Google Pay aren't encrypted by a passphrase.

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. To the right of the address bar, tap More Organize 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 Sync.
  2. At the bottom, tap Encryption.
  3. Choose Encrypt synced data with your own sync passphrase.
  4. Enter and confirm a passphrase.
  5. Tap Save.

See your Chrome info on all your devices

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

See and manage your bookmarks
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More Organize and then Bookmarks.
  3. To change folders, tap Back Back. Tap the folder with the bookmark you want.
See sites you've visited before
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More Organize 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. To the right of the address bar, tap More Organize and then Recent tabs.
See your saved passwords
  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 saved addresses & credit cards
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More Organize 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.

Fix problems with sync

If your information isn’t saving on all your devices, turn sync off and back on using the steps below.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More Organize and then Settings.
  3. Tap Sync.
  4. Tap Sign out and turn off Sync.
  5. Open the Settings app .
  6. Tap Apps & notifications and then Chrome.
  7. Tap Force stop and then OK.
  8. Open the Chrome app Chrome.
  9. To the right of the address bar, tap More Organize and then Settings.
  10. At the top, tap Turn on sync.
  11. Tap Yes, I'm in.
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