Sign in to Chrome

When you sign in to Chrome, you don't need to worry about your settings being "stuck" on one device. Your history, bookmarks, passwords, and other Chrome browser preferences can be saved and synced to your Google Account, so you can access them on any device.

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  • Signing into Chrome makes it easier to use Google services, like Gmail, Youtube, and Maps, since you'll generally only need to sign in once from your browser. This allows Google and Chrome to bring you a consistent experience across Google services.

  • Your settings and data are synced to your Google Account. When you sign in to Chrome, your Chrome settings on that computer are saved and synced to your Google Account. When you sign in to the same account on another computer or device, Chrome makes your saved settings available there.

  • If your computer is stolen or broken, you can recover your history, settings and data, such as bookmarks, apps, extensions, themes, etc. Simply sign in to Chrome again to bring them back.

  • 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 can be accessed by other people using the same computer. To remove your data, you'll need to remove yourself from Chrome.

  • Changes to Chrome will sync right away. If you've signed in to Chrome on multiple devices, and have enabled sync, any changes you make to Chrome on one device automatically apply to the others.

  • Secure 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 in to Chrome

To sign in to Chrome, you’ll need a Google Account. Once you have one, follow the steps below for the device you're using.

Computer

To sign in to Chrome on your computer, follow these steps:

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the button with your name or email address.
  2. Click Sign in to Chrome.
  3. Sign in with your Google Account.
  4. You'll see a welcome note with your name. Click Settings to customize your sync settings. This lets you choose what information will be shared across other devices where you're signed into Chrome.

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

Chromebook

Learn how to customize your sync settings on a Chromebook.

Android device

To sign in to Chrome on your Android device, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Chrome menu.
    It could be an icon or a button on your phone. They look like Menu or Menu.
  2. Touch Settings > Sign in to Chrome.
  3. Touch the account you want to use.
  4. Touch Sign in.
iPhone or iPad

To sign in to Chrome on your iPhone or iPad, follow these steps.

  1. Touch the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Touch Settings > Sign in to Chrome.
  3. Enter your Google Account username and password.

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

Sign out of Chrome

When you sign out of Chrome, 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.

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