Choose which Google features you use 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Make searches and browsing better: Help us improve Chrome and your browsing experience by allowing Google to anonymously collect data about the sites that you visit. Chrome usage statistics include information about the web pages that you visit and your usage of them if 'Make searches and browsing better' is turned on.
  • Touch 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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