Browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox all allow you to create an account and use it to synchronise content such as bookmarks, history, passwords, and add-ons. Whilst this can be very useful to synchronise across multiple computers or Android devices, it is also a very convenient way to back up your bookmarks, even if you only use a single computer, as it automates the process of keeping your bookmarks up to date and backed up.
In this guide, we will outline the necessary steps to set-up this feature.
A Firefox account lets you sync your data and preferences (such as your bookmarks, history, passwords, open tabs, and installed add-ons) across all your devices.
You will need a Firefox account to set up sync. To create an account:
1. Click the menu button to open the menu panel.
2. Click the Sign In button next to Sync and save data.
The Firefox accounts sign-in page will open in a new tab.
3. Enter your email and click Continue.
4. Fill out the form to create an account. Take note of the email address and password you used: you will need them to sign in.
5. Firefox accounts will send you a confirmation email. Use the verification link or code to confirm your account.
6. Click your Firefox account email or display name (you might need to sign in first).
7. Click Sync Now.
Note: To bypass the prompt asking you to connect another device, if shown during the sign-in process, simply open a new tab or window.
A device could be a mobile device (such as a smartphone or tablet), a desktop computer, or another Firefox profile. For more on mobile devices, see:
To connect another desktop computer or profile, just sign in and let Firefox Sync do the rest. To sign in, you'll need the email address and password you used in the previous section.
1. Open Firefox on the computer or profile you want to sync.
2. Click the menu button , then click the Sign In button (next to Sync and save data) and sign in.
If you're already signed in (see How do I know the status of my sync?) click Sync Now to start syncing immediately.
When you sign into Microsoft Edge and turn on sync, you can easily browse the web from any of your devices, keep your favourites organized, and always pick up right where you left off.
For more support, check out the help for the Microsoft Edge app for iOS and Android.
1. Select the profile image in the browser taskbar.
Note: If you see Manage profile settings, you're already signed in.
3. Select Sign in and choose an account or enter your account details. Select Continue.
4. Select Sync when you're asked if you want to sync your account. This syncs your favourites, passwords, and other browsing data across the devices you use with this account.
Note: If you choose to sync favourites, any tabs you previously set aside will also be synced.
5. To switch to another account, click on your profile image, then add or select another profile.
1. Download the Microsoft Edge app for iOS and Android. A download link will be sent to your phone if you enter your phone number.
2. Select an account and sign in, following the prompts.
3. After the app is installed, select Settings and more and then select your profile image.
4. Under Sync settings:
To turn on sync, you'll first need a Google Account.
1. On your computer, open Chrome.
2. At the top right, click Profile .
3. Sign in to your Google Account.
4. If you want to sync your info across all your devices, click:
If you want to sync more than one account or you share your computer with others, learn how to add a profile in Chrome.
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 will not be saved to your Google Account and synced to your other devices.
1. Open the Apple menu on the top left, then select System Preferences...
2. Click on the iCloud icon
3.Check the box for Safari if it is not already checked. If it already is checked, the Synch is already working.
4. Click OK to confirm you want to merge your Safari bookmarks and Reading List with iCloud.
1. Quit Safari
2. Open the Apple menu and select System Preferences. If you're using macOS Catalina, click Apple ID.
4. Click iCloud.
3. Deselect Safari.
4. Close System Preferences and wait about a minute.
5. Open System Preferences and click iCloud.
6. Select Safari.
7. Open Safari.
Restart your computer and see if the issue persists.
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