How To Sync Google Chrome Between Your Desktop And Android Device
One of Chrome for Android’s best features is being able to sync content (website history, bookmarks, etc.) from your other devices where you use Chrome. It’s perfect for carrying on an interrupted browsing session on your laptop, or not having to import or make bookmarks all over again. Here’s how you make it work:
Set up your desktop/laptop
First, you’ll have to check that your computer’s browser is signed in to Chrome. To check this, click on the wrench icon on the top right corner of the browser toolbar.
Under the Downloads link, you should either see “Signed in as email@example.com” if you’re already signed in, or “Sign in to Chrome” if you’re not. Click on the latter to sign in using your Gmail account. Enter your Gmail email address and password and hit Sign In.
Click on “Ok, sync everything” on the next pop-up window.
Your desktop browser is now signed in to Chrome.
Set up your mobile phone/device
On your Android device, open the Chrome browser. Tap on the sync icon (with up and down arrows) on the bottom right corner. You should see the prompt to sync using your Gmail account.
Once you’re signed in, you should see recently accessed websites on your other devices.
If you followed the first few instructions, you can bypass the instructions above and just tap on the sync icon again to see synced content. You’ll know this when you see something similar as the screen shot below:
Go the the bookmarks tab (star icon) and you should now get your desktop’s bookmarks as well as a separate folder for mobile ones. When saving bookmarks from your phone and you want to see it on your desktop, save them on the desktop bookmarks folder.
That’s about it! Every time you access websites with Chrome on your computer or mobile phone, it should automatically sync within a few seconds — even real time with a super fast connection.
Do you find syncing features on apps useful? Share your own experience in the comments!
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