Choose which Google features you use in Chrome

Chrome has many features that you can use, like Chrome Sync or Safe Browsing. You can change which Chrome features that you use at any time.

When you use Google services in Chrome, Google uses and protects your data. Learn more about the Google Privacy Policy.

You can use Chrome and Google Account settings to choose the privacy settings that are right for you. Learn more about how to choose your privacy settings in Chrome.

You can make your browsing experience better when you sync and personalise Chrome. Customise your settings to make pages open faster, auto-complete 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 that you don’t want synced to your account.

Learn about other Google services

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

  • Allow Chrome sign in: When you sign in to your Google Account, through a service like Gmail, you’ll be automatically signed in to Chrome. By turning this off, you can sign in to Google sites like Gmail without automatically being signed in to Chrome. Learn more about how to sign out of Chrome.
  • Auto-complete searches and URLs: if Google is your default search engine, Chrome may send the text that 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.
  • Help improve Chrome security: Chrome will periodically send some system information and page content to Google so that we know about any threats that you encounter. Chrome will also send this data any time that you visit a suspicious site. Learn more about what data helps Chrome to get better at blocking bad downloads and detecting malware.
  • Safe Browsing protects you and your device from dangerous sites: get an alert whenever Chrome detects that the websites you visit 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 it's a risky site. Find out more about Safe Browsing protection.
  • Show suggestions for similar pages when a page can't be found: When you can't connect to a web page, you can get suggestions for other pages like the one that you're trying to reach. Chrome sends Google the web address of the page that you're trying to reach to offer you suggestions.
  • Touch to search: when you highlight words in Chrome, you'll see search results about the highlighted words at the bottom of the page.
  • Warn you if passwords are exposed in a data breach: you may get an alert from Chrome if you use a password and username combination that has been compromised in a data leak on a third-party website or app.

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