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Sync and view tabs and history across devices

You can see the sites you've visited and open tabs across your computers, phones, and tablets if you sign in to Chrome.

You can do things like:

  • Continue working with tabs from your computer to your phone
  • Find a page you were looking at on your phone and see it on your computer

See the pages you visited on all your devices

By default, if you sign in to Chrome, your history is available across devices.

If you use a sync passphrase, you'll only see sites you visited on other devices if you typed their web addresses into the search bar.

  1. On your Android device, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Make sure you're signed in.

    You aren't signed in to Chrome.

    1. Tap More More and then Settings and then Sign in to Chrome.
    2. Tap the account you want to use.
    3. Tap Continue and then OK, Got it.
    4. At the top left, tap Back Back.
  3. Tap More More and then History.

Learn how to clear your history or browse without saving history.

Stop sharing history across devices

If you don't want to sync history from one of your devices, go to your sync settings for each of your devices, and uncheck the box next to "History." Learn more about changing your synced data.

See the tabs you have open on other devices

By default, if you sign in to Chrome, you can visit the tabs open on one device from a different device.

  1. On your Android device, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Make sure you're signed in.

    You aren't signed in to Chrome.

    1. Tap More More and then Settings and then Sign in to Chrome.
    2. Tap the account you want to use.
    3. Tap Continue and then OK, Got it.
    4. At the top left, tap Back Back.
  3. Tap More More and then Recent tabs.

Stop sharing tabs across devices

If you don't want to sync tabs from one of your devices, go to your sync settings for each of your devices, and uncheck the box next to "Open tabs." Learn more about changing your synced data.

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