Sign in to Chrome

You can sign in to Chrome to access browser settings, such as bookmarks and apps, that have been synced to your Google Account. Make sure you sign in to Chrome on each computer that should share the same Chrome settings. See more reasons for signing in to Chrome

Follow these steps to sign in:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  3. Select Sign in to Chrome
  4. Sign in to your Google Account in the dialogue that appears. Don't have an account? Learn how to create one

    Using two-step verification?

    If you've set up two-step verification for your account, you may need to enter an application-specific password to continue.

    1. Enter your normal Google Account password in the dialogue.
    2. You will be asked to enter a verification code. Retrieve the verification code from your phone and enter it into the dialogue.
  5. In the "Confirm Sync Preferences" dialogue that appears, choose what you want to sync.
    • Sync everything: Click the 'OK, sync everything' button.
    • Choose specific items to sync: Click 'Advanced' and select 'Choose what to sync' from the drop down menu. Select the tickboxes for the items you want to sync.
  6. Optional: Advanced encryption settings
    • By default, your passwords are encrypted with your Google Account credentials. You may choose to encrypt all your synced data with your own sync passphrase.
      If you change your encryption method on one computer, you might receive a sync error notification on other computers where you’re syncing your data. Enter the new passphrase on other computers to resolve the error.
  7. Click OK.

If you've previously created a customised passphrase to encrypt your data, you'll be asked to provide the passphrase. If you forget your passphrase, you’ll need to reset sync via the Google Dashboard.

If you share your browser with multiple people, add them as Chrome users so everyone can maintain their own browser settings, including bookmarks, apps, extensions and theme.

Remember, do not set up Chrome with your Google Account on 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 users on the same computer. To remove your data, delete the user you have signed in as.

Disconnect your Google Account from Chrome

To disconnect your Google Account from Chrome and disable sync entirely, follow these instructions on each computer where you’ve signed in to Chrome. Your data, like bookmarks and extensions, won't be deleted from your computer or from your Google Account, but changes you make will no longer show up on your other computers or be saved in your Google Account.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  3. Select Signed in as <your email address>.
  4. In the "Sign-in" section, click Disconnect your Google Account.

    Instead of disconnecting your account entirely and disabling sync, you can choose what you want to sync by clicking Advanced.

  5. Click Disconnect account in the confirmation dialogue.

Using a managed Chrome account? If your admin is managing your Chrome browser (check by typing 'chrome://policy' in to Chrome), you won't be able to disconnect your Google Apps account from a Chrome Profile. Instead, you'll need to delete the Chrome Profile from your computer. Learn about managed Chrome accounts

Delete synced data from your Google Account

You can delete your synced data from your Google Account at any time, using the Google Dashboard.

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Signed in as <your email address>.
  3. In the 'Sign-in' section, click Google Dashboard.
  4. Click Stop and Clear.

Sync will be disabled and all the synced data that has been saved to your Google Account will be deleted (but not from your computer). That means information like your bookmarks, apps and extensions on your current computer won’t show up if you signed in to Chrome and enabled sync on another computer.