Google Chrome allows you to back up and sync your browser history, saved passwords, and settings to have a consistent experience across multiple devices. 

If you are signing-in to a new computer, then Tech Services suggests syncing your profile before switching to the new device to decrease downtime or loss of data.


To save your info to your Google Account, turn on sync.

Sign in and turn on sync

To turn on sync:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome web browser
  2. At the top right, click Profile
  3. Click Turn on sync
  4. Sign in to your Google Account
  5. From the resulting window, click Link Data (not Create New Profile)
    Google Link Data prompt
  6. You will be asked to turn on sync. Click Yes, I'm In to opt in.

Turn off sync

If you turn off sync, you can still see your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings on your computer. If you make any changes, they won't be saved to your Google Account and synced to your other devices.

When you turn off sync, you’ll also be signed out of other Google services, like Gmail.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome web browser
  2. At the top right, click Profile -> Sync is on
  3. Click Turn off

Learn how to delete your synced info from your Google Account.

To sign out and turn off your Chromebook, learn how to sign out and turn it off.

When you sign in to your Google Account through a Google service, like Gmail, you’ll be automatically signed in to Chrome. If you don’t want to ever sign in to Chrome, you can turn off Chrome sign-in.