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Google services move with you when you switch devices, and syncing Google Chrome bookmarks from your PC to your phone and wherever you are is only part of Google’s business. Getting all your Android devices sorted and synced properly doesn’t take much time, but there are some things to know along the way. This is what this post is for: it shows you exactly how to sync Chrome between devices so you can see your PC bookmarks on your Android device. Let’s dive in.
How do I sync bookmarks in Chrome?
To sync bookmarks in Chrome on Android, just follow a few quick steps:
- Open Chromium and touch the menu icon (three dots) in the upper right corner.
- Tap settings.
- At this point you should see Sync and Google services. If this already works, it will be said Sync is on, and you should already see your bookmarks and other data in your account.
- If Sync is off, tap it and review your settings. The next step is to change Sync your Chrome data move on by sliding the slider.
There you have it – syncing bookmarks in Chrome is as easy as that. Once you set things up, you should see your Google bookmarks on your devices. To see if the process worked and if you can see your bookmarks on Android devices, open Chrome, touch the menu icon (three dots) in the upper right corner, and select Bookmarks alternative.
If you don’t see your bookmarks on Android, you may need to go back to the source! Check where you’re already running Chrome on your PC, Mac or laptop and make sure you’re syncing data from there.
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How to use sync Chrome data from your computer if you haven’t already configured it:
- Open Chrome on your computer.
- At the top right, click the menu icon (three dots) and press settings.
- Click Sync and Google services.
- Click “Sync” Manage what you sync (shown above)
- Check your settings here. If you enable “Sync everything”, you get the job done, or select and select each setting. Regardless of your other choices when you turn on or off synchronized data, if you want to sync your bookmarks, make sure it is on!
Once configured, it should not take long for your data to be available on your devices and the phone also syncs the settings.
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That’s almost all you need to do to sync Chrome between devices. Having Chrome sync across your Google Account wherever you go is convenient and secure, given that it is tied to your Google Account with its various two-factor authentication options. In addition, it works as a backup for your Android and makes the device change much faster if you use Chrome as your daily browser.