Sign in & sync in Chrome

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

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

When you sync

  • You can find and update your synced info on all your devices, like bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings.
  • You can sign in automatically to Gmail, YouTube, Search, and other Google services. If you’re signed in before sync is turned on, you'll stay signed in.
  • If you change devices, like if you lose your phone or get a new laptop, you can get your synced info back.
  • If you turn on Web & App Activity, you can personalize your experience in other Google products with your Chrome history.
  • To help us build products better suited for all demographics, Chrome may combine declared age and gender information from your Google Account with our statistics. This information is used only in aggregate form.
Sign in & turn on sync

To turn on sync, you must have a Google Account.

  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.

Customize what you sync

When you turn on sync, all your profile information, like bookmarks, history, and passwords, automatically saves to your Google Account. You can find your Chrome info on all your devices.

If you don't want to sync everything, you can change what info to save.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. Click You and Google and then Sync and Google services.
  4. Under “Sync,” click Manage what you sync.
  5. Click Customize sync.
  6. Turn off any data that you don’t want to sync to your account.
Sign out & 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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