Turn sync on or off in Chrome

To save your info to your Google Account, sign in to Chrome and turn on sync.

What happens 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 change devices (like if you lost your phone or got a new laptop), you'll get all your info back.
  • You’ll personalise your experience in other Google products by including your Chrome history with your Web & App Activity.

Note: Only turn on Chrome sync with devices that you trust. 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. Click Sign in.
  4. Sign in with your Google account.
  5. Click Yes, I'm in to turn sync on.

To sign in on a Chromebook, find out how to turn on account sync

Turn on sync

If you’re already signed in to Chrome, turn on sync:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click Profile Profile.
  3. Click Sync as [name].
    • If you have another account, click Down arrow Down arrow and then Use another account.
  4. Click Yes, I'm in.

If you want to sync more than one account or you share your computer with others, find out 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. But if you make any changes, they won't be saved to your Google Account and synced to your other devices.

  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.
  4. Click Continue.

To sign out of a Chromebook, find out how to sign out and turn it off.

Sign out remotely

You can remove your account from one of your devices, even if you don’t have that device with you. You’ll be signed out from any computer that you’ve used before, including the one that you’re using now.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Go to your Google Account to manage apps with access to your account.
  3. Under 'Google apps', click Google Chrome and then Remove access.

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