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Google Chrome: This is how you adjust the synchronization

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With "Synchronize" you can use the same bookmarks, passwords, extensions, cookies and a lot of other data with multiple installations of your Google Chrome browser. Netzwelt tells you how to adapt the networking between smartphone, PC and tablet PCs.

Most users nowadays use more than one device for their surf trips. For many, a notebook or tablet and a smartphone are part of the basic equipment in addition to the desktop PC at home. By synchronizing the Google Chrome browser, you can use exactly the same surfing experience on multiple devices.

With a selective setting, you can also limit the synchronization to certain data such as bookmarks and otherwise set the browser individually for each end device. We'll show you the steps you need to take.

Check and deactivate synchronization status

That is how it goes

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    With a mouse click on the symbol on the far right in the address bar you open the menu and there the "Settings".

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    At the top under People you can see the Google account currently connected to Google Chrome. With a click on "Deactivate" you can switch off the synchronization. Google Chrome then retains all currently available settings and data, but then no longer synchronizes them with other computers via the Google account. By clicking on Synchronization you will see a selection menu for the data to be synchronized.

Choose what exactly to sync

This is how it works

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    There are a number of switches for the individually selectable data types, which you can set individually after deactivating the "Synchronize all" option.

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    If you only activate some of the switches there, such as those for "Bookmarks", "Passwords" and "Settings", only these areas of Google Chrome will be synchronized with the Google account. In this way, you can use different extensions on individual PCs, for example.

Manage synchronization accounts

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