Sign in to Chrome

When you sign in to Chrome, you can save and sync things like your history, bookmarks, and passwords, so you can get to them on any device.

Sign in to Chrome

To sign in to Chrome, you’ll need a Google Account. Once you have one, follow these steps:

Computer
  1. Open Chrome.
  2. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the button with your name or email address.
  3. Click Sign in to Chrome.
  4. Sign in with your Google Account.
  5. To customize your sync settings, click Settings. This lets you choose what information to share across other devices where you're signed into Chrome.

If you share your computer with others, learn how to manage multiple people in Chrome.

Note: If you’ve already created a sync passphrase to protect your data, you'll need to provide the passphrase when you sign in. If you forget your passphrase, you’ll need to reset sync.

Android device
  1. Open the Google Chrome app .
  2. Touch the Chrome menu, which might look like three dots Menu or a tab Menu.
  3. Touch Settings > Sign in to Chrome.
  4. Touch the account you want to use.
  5. Touch Sign in.

Note: If you’ve already created a sync passphrase to protect your data, you'll need to provide the passphrase when you sign in. If you forget your passphrase, you’ll need to reset sync.

iPhone or iPad
  1. Open the Google Chrome app .
  2. Touch the Chrome menu, which might look like three dots Menu or a tab Menu.
  3. Touch Settings > Sign in to Chrome.
  4. Touch the account you want to use.
  5. Touch Sign in.

Note: If you’ve already created a sync passphrase to protect your data, you'll need to provide the passphrase when you sign in. If you forget your passphrase, you’ll need to reset sync.

Chromebook

Learn how to change your sync settings on a Chromebook.

Note: If you’ve already created a sync passphrase to protect your data, you'll need to provide the passphrase when you sign in. If you forget your passphrase, you’ll need to reset sync.


More about signing in

How signing in to Chrome helps you
  • Signing into Chrome makes it easier to use Google services, like Gmail, Youtube, and Maps, since you'll only need to sign in once from your browser.
  • Your settings and data are synced to your Google Account. Your Chrome settings are saved and synced to your Google Account. That way, your saved settings will be available when you sign in to the same account on another computer or device.
  • If your computer is stolen or broken, you can get back your history, settings and data, likes bookmarks, apps, extensions, and themes just by signing in to Chrome again.
  • Customize your Chrome. Set your homepage and startup page to make Chrome more relevant to you.
  • Changes to Chrome will sync right away. If you've signed in to Chrome on multiple devices and have sync turned on, any changes you make to Chrome on one device happen on the others, too.
Keep your data safe when signed in to Chrome
  • Don't sign in to Chrome if you're using a public or untrusted computer. When you set up Chrome with your Google Account, a copy of your data is stored on the computer you're using, and other people who use the same computer can see it. To remove your data, you'll need to remove yourself from Chrome.
  • Protect your data. To keep your information secure, synced data is encrypted when it travels between your computer and Google’s servers. As an added layer of protection, your saved passwords are encrypted on Google’s servers using a cryptographic key. You also have the option to encrypt all your synced data. You can remove your synced data from your account at any time.

Sign out of Chrome

Learn how to sign out of Chrome. When you sign out, your data will stop syncing to your Google Account on the device you're using. There will still be data stored on the device from when you were signed in, though.

Laura is a Google Chrome expert and author of this help page. Leave her feedback about the page.

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