Sync logins in Firefox desktop

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You can enable logins sync on Firefox desktop so you can access your logins across other synced devices.

Before you begin: Sign up for a free Firefox Account if you don't already have one.

Set up automatic sync

  1. In the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click Firefox and select Preferences.Click the menu button Fx57MenuFx89menuButton and select Options.Preferences.Settings.
  2. Click Sync from the menu options to open the sync settings panel.
    • If the Sync panel shows Syncing: ON, click Change…. If it shows Syncing: OFF, click Set Up Sync… to turn Sync on, if Sync has been disabled (you might need to sign in first to be able to make any changes).
  3. In the Choose What To Sync box that opens, put a check mark next to Logins and passwords.
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  4. Click Save Changes.
  1. Click on the menu button fx57menuFx89menuButton to open the menu panel.
  2. Click your Firefox Account email or display name (you might need to sign in first.)

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  3. Click Sync Settings (or click Set Up Sync…, if Sync has been disabled).
    The Sync panel of your Firefox OptionsPreferencesSettings page displays.
    • If the Sync panel shows Syncing: ON, click Change…. If it shows Syncing: OFF, click Set Up Sync… to turn Sync on.
  4. In the Choose What To Sync box that opens, put a check mark next to Logins and passwords.
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  5. Click Save Changes.

Force a manual sync

Firefox Accounts will sync at regular intervals, but you can also force a manual sync.

  1. Click the Firefox Account icon in the toolbar.

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  2. Click Sync Now.

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