Choose which Google features you use in Chrome

You can make your browsing experience better when you sync and personalize Chrome. Customize your settings to make pages open faster, autocomplete your searches, and get your Chrome info on all your devices.

Change your sync settings

When you turn on sync, all your profile information, like bookmarks, history, and passwords, 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 is saved.

  1. On your Android device, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap Profile Profile.
  3. Tap Manage Sync.
  4. Turn off "Sync everything."
  5. Turn off any data you don’t want synced to your account.

Learn about other Google services

Learn more about your non-personalized services settings below and decide which ones you want to keep.

  • Autocomplete searches and URLs: If Google is your default search engine, Chrome may send the text you type in the address bar to Google to get suggested search terms. These suggestions are based on related web searches, your browsing history and popular websites.
  • Show suggestions for similar pages when a page can't be found: When you can't connect to a webpage, you can get suggestions for other pages like the one you're trying to reach. Chrome sends Google the web address of the page you're trying to reach to offer you suggestions.
  • Safe Browsing: Get an alert whenever Chrome sees that the website you're going to could be harmful. When you visit a website, Chrome checks it against a list of websites stored on your computer that are known to be bad. If the website matches anything on the list, your browser sends a partial copy of the address to Google to find out if you're visiting a risky site. Learn more about Safe Browsing protection.
  • Help improve Chrome security: Chrome will periodically send some system information and page content to Google so we know about any threats you encounter. Chrome will also send this data any time you visit a suspicious site. Learn more about what data helps Chrome get better at blocking bad downloads and detecting malware.
  • Help improve Chrome's features and performance: Help us prioritize the features and improvements we should work on by allowing Chrome to send these usage statistics and crash reports automatically to Google. Learn more about usage statistics and crash reports.
  • Make searches and browsing better: Help us improve Chrome and your browsing experience by allowing Google to anonymously collect data about the sites you visit. Chrome usage statistics includes information about the web pages you visit and your usage of them if "Make searches and browsing better" is turned on.
  • Tap to Search: When you highlight words in Chrome, you'll see search results about the highlighted words at the bottom of the page.

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