Turn sync on and 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, such as 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 (for example, if you lose your phone or get a new laptop), you'll get your synced info back.
  • You’ll personalise your experience in other Google products with your Chrome history if you turn on Web & App Activity.
  • Chrome may combine declared  age and gender  information from your Google Account with our statistics to help us build products better suited for all demographics. This information is used only in aggregate form.

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

Learn more about Chrome's privacy policy.

Sign in and turn on sync

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

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More More and then Settings and then Turn on sync.
  3. Choose the account that you want to use.
  4. If you want to turn on sync, tap Yes, I'm in.

Sign out and turn off sync

After you sign out and turn off sync, you can still see your bookmarks, history, passwords and other settings on your device.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Tap your name.
  4. Tap Sign out and turn off sync.
    • When you turn off sync and sign out, you'll also be signed out of other Google services, like Gmail.
    • You can sign in again without turning on sync.

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