Home > Chrome > Google Chrome: How to sync bookmarks, apps, extensions, preferences, passwords, browsing history and etc

Google Chrome: How to sync bookmarks, apps, extensions, preferences, passwords, browsing history and etc

by Shivaranjan on September 20, 2011


Google Chrome is a brilliant web browser and I have been using it as my primary browser. The sync feature of Google chrome is something which I like the most as I use different computers running different operating systems with Chrome as primary browser.

How to sync bookmarks, apps, extensions, preferences, passwords and etc in Google Chrome?

1. Open Google Chrome and then look for the ‘Wrench’ button towards the top right of the screen as shown below:


2. Choose the ‘Options’ button from the dropdown.


3. Now choose ‘Personal stuff’ option and you then select ‘Set up sync..’ option.


4. Now the Google Chrome will prompt you to login with your Google account credentials, use your Google account to sign in.


5. After you sign in the Chrome will offer you the items that are available for sync. You can also opt for Sync all or choose the ones that you intend to sync. You can sync Apps, autofill, extensions, chrome preferences, history, themes, bookmarks and passwords. Chrome also offers encryption options for the data that would be synced, you can choose encrypt the passwords or encrypt all of the data that is going to synced. I personally prefer to encrypt all of the synced data. The data will be either encrypted using your Google account password or you are free to choose your own passphrase.


6. After you have made your choices the Chrome will sync the chosen data across all Chrome instances that you use if you enable the sync feature. In future if you intend to disable the Chrome sync then just go to Chrome Options > Personal Stuff > and choose ‘Stop syncing this account’

In case of any questions post in the comments.

Did you enjoy this article? Please subscribe to RSS Feed to receive all the updates!

Related Posts:

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

car tips July 17, 2013 at 9:00 am

Google chrome has a wonderful features….so let’s apply it. Thanks for your helpful post!

Aware October 28, 2013 at 2:59 am

Sync function is great. Thanks for more detailed view!

Placement services in Mumbai December 13, 2013 at 11:24 am

Very nice Post & very useful post thank a lot’s.

mickeelesamy May 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Thanx for sharing the info. It was really helpful yellow pages delhi

Aeo jim March 24, 2015 at 10:53 pm

Thanx for sharing the info

изабель марант кроссовки August 11, 2015 at 7:28 pm

купить оригинальные кроссовки изабель марант покупайте только у официальных продавцов http://www.new-j.ru/shop/brands/isabel-marant/

Naveed September 12, 2015 at 10:14 am

Hi admin thanks for nice info and tricks about google chrome you are great.

punjab state lottery March 8, 2016 at 4:32 pm

nice blog thanks for sharing this information

punjab state lottery baiskahi bumper 2016 March 8, 2016 at 4:33 pm

such a good blog i approciate

punjab state lottery rakhi bumper 2016 March 8, 2016 at 4:34 pm

i am very much impressed with your blog writiting

bhojpuri mp3 song September 22, 2017 at 12:29 pm

I am actually amazed with your initiatives as well as actually pleased to see this post.

TipuCrack October 23, 2017 at 10:23 pm

Wow! good post

boom beach free diamonds, January 22, 2018 at 7:43 am

Hero Sky is wholly free to take up, however some activity items can even be
purchased for a real income.

Trendy Women Fashion January 21, 2019 at 1:59 pm

Hi, Really great effort. Everyone must read this article. Thanks for sharing.

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: