Sign in to Chrome
When you sign in to the Chrome browser, you can save and sync things like your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings to your Google Account, so you can get to them on any device.
To help keep your data private:
- Only sign in to Chrome from trusted devices.
- Don't sign in to Chrome on a public or shared device.
Learn what signing in to Chrome means
Website sign-in: Signing in to a website allows the website to remember some of your preferences and information.
Chrome sign-in: Signing in to Chrome connects your Google Account to your browser for a more personalized browsing experience. All your Chrome data, like your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings, is synced to your Google Account and available on any device where you sign in to Chrome. You'll also be automatically signed in to Gmail, YouTube, Search, or other Google services.
- Your browsing data, like your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings, are saved and synced to your Google Account. That way, your data is available on any device where you sign in to Chrome with the same account. Any changes you make to your data on one device sync to all the devices where you're signed in to Chrome.
- If your device is stolen or broken, you can get back your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings just by signing in to Chrome again on your new phone or computer.
- When you sign in to Chrome, you’re signed in to other Google services, like Gmail, YouTube, and Search.
Don't sign in to Chrome if you're using a public or untrusted computer. A copy of your data is stored on the computer you're using when you sign in, and other people who use the same computer can see it. To keep your information more secure, synced data is encrypted when it travels between your computer and Google's servers.
You can control what gets synced. Manage the data that get synced across devices.
You can also get a more customized experience in other Google products when you link your Chrome history with your search and browse activity from Web & App Activity.
If "Include Chrome browsing history and activity from websites and apps that use Google services" is checked on the Web & App Activity controls page, Google uses your synchronized browsing data to provide personalized Google products and services to you. You can change your preference any time, and manage individual activities associated with your Google Account.
Steps to sign in to Chrome
To sign in to Chrome, you'll need a Google Account. When you have an account, follow these steps:
If you have more than one account or you share your computer with others, learn how to manage multiple people in Chrome.
- Open Chrome.
- In the top right, click the button with your name or People .
- Click Sign in to Chrome.
- Sign in with your Google Account.
- To customize your sync settings:
- Click More Settings.
- Near the top, click Sync.
- Choose what info you want to share across other signed-in devices.
Sign in on a Chromebook
Learn how to change your sync settings on a Chromebook.
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