Sync settings

Sync Chrome data across devices

You should only sign in to Chrome from trusted computers. To keep your data safe, don't sign in if you're on a public computer.

When you're signed in to Chrome on different devices, you can choose what information to sync across them, like your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings. Learn how to sign in to Chrome.

Manage or change what gets synced

Computer
  1. Sign in to Google Chrome from a trusted computer.
  2. In the top-right corner of the screen, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Under "Sign in," click Advanced sync settings.
  5. Choose the amount of information you want to sync:
    • To sync all data, select Sync everything from the dropdown.
    • To choose what gets synced, select Choose what to sync from the dropdown, then toggle the checkbox next to each type of data.
  6. Under "Encryption options," you can choose to protect your information by using either your Google credentials or a sync passphrase:
    • Encrypt synced passwords with your Google credentials: This option is selected by default. It means that any synced passwords will be kept secure by Google with your Google credentials.
    • Encrypt all synced data with your own sync passphrase: Choose this option to protect all your synced data with a sync passphrase, which adds an extra layer of security to your Google Account. If you change this setting on one device, you might get a sync error notification on any other devices where you're signed in. To fix the error, enter the new passphrase on the other devices.
  7. Click OK.
Android phone or tablet
  1. Open the Google Chrome app Chrome logo.
  2. Touch the Chrome menu 
  3. Touch Settings.
  4. At the top, touch your account name.
  5. Touch the account that says "Sync is on."
  1. Choose the amount of information you want to sync:
    • To sync all data, switch Sync everything ON.
    • To choose what gets synced, switch Sync everything OFF, then toggle the checkbox next to each type of data.
  2. To choose whether to protect your information by using either your Google credentials or a sync passphrase, touch Encryption:
    • Encrypt synced passwords with your Google credentials: This option is selected by default. It means that any synced passwords will be kept secure by Google with your Google credentials.
    • Encrypt all synced data with your own sync passphrase: Choose this option to protect all your synced data with a sync passphrase, which adds an extra layer of security to your Google Account. If you change this setting on one device, you might get a sync error notification on any other devices where you're signed in. To fix the error, enter the new passphrase on the other devices.
iPhone and iPad
  1. Open the Google Chrome app Chrome logo.
  2. Touch the Chrome menu Chrome Menu.
  3. Touch Settings.
  4. Touch your account name.
  5. Touch the account that says "Sync is on."
  1. Choose the amount of information you want to sync:
    • To sync all data, switch Sync Everything ON.
    • To choose what gets synced, switch Sync Everything OFF, then choose ON or OFF for each type of data.
  2. To choose whether to protect your information by using either your Google credentials or a sync passphrase, touch Encryption:
    • Encrypt synced passwords with your Google credentials: This option is selected by default. It means that any synced passwords will be kept secure by Google with your Google credentials.
    • Encrypt all synced data with your own sync passphrase: Choose this option to protect all your synced data with a sync passphrase, which adds an extra layer of security to your Google Account. If you change this setting on one device, you might get a sync error notification on any other devices where you're signed in. To fix the error, enter the new passphrase on the other devices.
  3. Touch Done.

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