Turn sync on or off in Chrome

To save your info to your Google Account, turn on sync.

When you sync

  • You can see and update your synced info on all your devices, like bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings.
  • You'll sign in automatically to Gmail, YouTube, Search, and other Google services. If you were signed in before turning on sync, you'll stay signed in.
  • If you change devices (like if you lose your phone or get a new laptop), you'll get your synced info back.
  • You’ll personalize your experience in other Google products by including your Chrome history if you turn on Web & App Activity.

Note: Only turn on Chrome sync with devices you own. If you're using a public computer, use guest mode instead.

Sign in and turn on sync

To turn on sync, you'll need a Google Account.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click Profile Profile.
  3. Sign in to your Google Account.
  4. If you want to sync your info across all your devices, click Turn on sync and thenTurn on.

If you want to sync more than one account or you share your computer with others, learn how to add a profile in Chrome.

Turn off sync

If you turn off sync, you can still see your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings on your computer. If you make any changes, they won't be saved to your Google Account and synced to your other devices.

When you turn off sync, you’ll also be signed out of other Google services, like Gmail.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the top, under "People," click Turn off and then Turn off.

Learn how to delete your synced info from your Google Account.

To sign out and turn off your Chromebook, learn how to sign out and turn it off.

When you sign in to your Google Account through a Google service, like Gmail, you’ll be automatically signed in to Chrome. If you don’t want to ever sign in to Chrome, you can turn off Chrome sign-in.

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