Sign in and sync in Chrome

When you sign in to Chrome with your Google Account, you can get your info on all your devices and use additional Chrome features.

When you sign in

  • You can get your bookmarks, passwords and more on all your devices
  • If you change devices, such as if you lose your phone or get a new laptop, you can get your saved info back.
  • You can sign in automatically to Gmail, YouTube, Search and other Google services.
  • If you turn on Web and App Activity and sync your Chrome history, you can get a better, personalised experience in other Google products.
Sign in and turn on sync

To sign in to Chrome and turn on sync, you must have a Google Account.

Important: Only turn on Chrome Sync with devices that you own. If you use a public computer, use guest mode instead.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click Profile Profile.
  3. Click Turn on sync….

    • If you're not signed into your Google Account, you'll be prompted to sign in.

  4. Click Yes, I'm in.

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

Sign out and turn off sync

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

When you turn off sync, you're also signed out of other Google services, like Gmail.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click Profile Profile and then Sync is on.
  3. Click Turn off.

To delete synced info from your Google Account:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Go to
  3. Scroll to Clear data and click it.

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're automatically signed in to Chrome. If you don’t want to sign in to Chrome, you can turn off Chrome sign-in.

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