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Learn how to turn off Firefox Sync if you’d like to use your Firefox Account without syncing data such as, bookmarks, history and tabs.
Learn how to turn off Firefox Sync if you’d like to use your Firefox Account without syncing data such as, bookmarks, history and tabs.

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{for not fx71}[[T:update fx desktop]]{/for} {for not fx71}{note}'''Note:''' This article applies to [[Find what version of Firefox you are using|Firefox version]] 71 and above. To turn off Sync in Firefox 70 or below, see [[Remove a synced device from Firefox Accounts]].{/note}{/for} Firefox Sync allows you to sync your bookmarks, logins and passwords, browsing history, tab settings and other items across various devices. See [[How do I set up Sync on my computer?]] to learn more about how to turn on Sync. You can disable Sync, if you like, to avoid syncing your data across certain devices when creating or signing into a Firefox Account. You'll remain signed in to your account even after Sync has been disabled, unless you decide to sign out. You can also disable Sync for devices that have been synced previously. For additional information, see [[Remove a synced device from Firefox Accounts]]. {note}'''Note''': You can sign up for a [[How do I set up Sync on my computer?#w_first-create-a-firefox-account|Firefox Account]] without having to enable Firefox Sync immediately.{/note} =Disable Sync for previously synced devices= To disable Sync for previously synced devices: {for fx88} #[[Template:optionspreferences]] #Click '''Sync ''' from the menu options to open the sync settings panel. #Click the {button Change…} button in the '''Syncing: ON''' subsection. #;The '''Choose What To Sync''' pop-up will open. #;[[Image:Disconnect Sync fx71]] #Click {menu Disconnect…}. A confirmation prompt will appear. #;[[Image:Fx71DisableSync-DisconnectPrompt]] #Click the {button Disconnect} button in the ''Disconnect Sync?'' prompt. Firefox will stop syncing your account but won’t delete any data or settings. The {menu Sync} panel of your Firefox [[T:optionsorpreferences]] page will now show '''Syncing: OFF'''. ;[[Image:Fx71SyncingOff]] {note}'''Note''': To turn syncing back on, click {menu Set Up Sync…} in the {menu Sync} panel of your Firefox [[T:optionsorpreferences]] page.{/note} {/for} {for not fx88} #[[Template:syncavatar]] #Select {menu Sync Settings} from the drop-down menu. #;[[Image:Sync Settings fx71]] #;The {menu Sync} panel of your Firefox [[T:optionsorpreferences]] page will open. #Click the {button Change…} button in the '''Syncing: ON''' subsection. #;The '''Choose What To Sync''' pop-up will open. #;[[Image:Disconnect Sync fx71]] #Click {menu Disconnect…}. A confirmation prompt will appear. #;[[Image:Fx71DisableSync-DisconnectPrompt]] #Click the {button Disconnect} button in the ''Disconnect Sync?'' prompt. Firefox will stop syncing your account but won’t delete any data or settings. The {menu Sync} panel of your Firefox [[T:optionsorpreferences]] page will now show '''Syncing: OFF'''. ;[[Image:Fx71SyncingOff]] {note}'''Note''': To turn syncing back on, click {menu Set Up Sync…} in the {menu Sync} panel of your Firefox [[T:optionsorpreferences]] page.{/note} {/for} =Disable Sync for an existing Firefox Account on a new device= You can disable Sync when first signing into an existing Firefox Account on a new device. (This also applies when you first [[Profile Manager - Create, remove, or switch Firefox profiles|create a new Firefox profile]].) #Enter your email address on the ''Welcome to Firefox'' page that displays when you first start Firefox and click {button Continue}. #;[[Image:Fx71Welcome]] #Enter your Firefox Account password on the next Sign In screen. #Click '''Don’t sync this device'''. #;[[Image:Fx71signin-SyncOption]] You will be signed in to your Firefox Account but Sync will not be set up for the new device. {note}'''Note''': You can bypass the ''Send Firefox directly to your smartphone and sign in to complete setup'' page, by opening a new tab or window. A mobile phone number is not required.<!-- https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1602000-->{/note}
Firefox Sync allows you to sync your bookmarks, logins and passwords, browsing history, tab settings and other items across various devices. See [[How do I set up Sync on my computer?]] to learn more about how to turn on Sync. You can disable Sync, if you like, to avoid syncing your data across certain devices when creating or signing into a Firefox Account. You'll remain signed in to your account even after Sync has been disabled, unless you decide to sign out. You can also disable Sync for devices that have been synced previously. For additional information, see [[Remove a synced device from Firefox Accounts]]. {note}'''Note''': You can sign up for a [[How do I set up Sync on my computer?#w_first-create-a-firefox-account|Firefox Account]] without having to enable Firefox Sync immediately.{/note} =Disable Sync for previously synced devices= To disable Sync for previously synced devices: {for fx88} #[[Template:optionspreferences]] #Click '''Sync ''' from the menu options to open the sync settings panel. #Click the {button Change…} button in the '''Syncing: ON''' subsection. #;The '''Choose What To Sync''' pop-up will open. #;{for fx89}[[Image:Sync_proton]]{/for}{for not fx89}[[Image:Disconnect Sync fx71]]{/for} #Click {menu Disconnect…}. A confirmation prompt will appear. #;{for fx89}[[Image:Sync_protonPrompt]]{/for}{for not fx89}[[Image:Fx71DisableSync-DisconnectPrompt]]{/for} #Click the {button Disconnect} button in the {for not fx89}''Disconnect Sync?'' {/for}prompt. This Firefox profile will stop syncing your account but won’t delete any data or settings. The {menu Sync} panel of your Firefox [[T:optionsorpreferences]] page will now show '''Syncing: OFF'''. ;{for fx89}[[Image:Fx89SyncingOff]]{/for}{for not fx89}[[Image:Fx71SyncingOff]]{/for} {note}'''Note''': To turn syncing back on, click {for fx89}{menu Turn on syncing…}{/for}{for not fx89}{menu Set Up Sync…}{/for} in the {menu Sync} panel of your Firefox [[T:optionsorpreferences]] page.{/note} {/for} {for not fx88} #[[Template:syncavatar]] #Select {menu Sync Settings} from the drop-down menu. #;[[Image:Sync Settings fx71]] #;The {menu Sync} panel of your Firefox [[T:optionsorpreferences]] page will open. #Click the {button Change…} button in the '''Syncing: ON''' subsection. #;The '''Choose What To Sync''' pop-up will open. #;[[Image:Disconnect Sync fx71]] #Click {menu Disconnect…}. A confirmation prompt will appear. #;[[Image:Fx71DisableSync-DisconnectPrompt]] #Click the {button Disconnect} button in the ''Disconnect Sync?'' prompt. Firefox will stop syncing your account but won’t delete any data or settings. The {menu Sync} panel of your Firefox [[T:optionsorpreferences]] page will now show '''Syncing: OFF'''. ;[[Image:Fx71SyncingOff]] {note}'''Note''': To turn syncing back on, click {menu Set Up Sync…} in the {menu Sync} panel of your Firefox [[T:optionsorpreferences]] page.{/note} {/for} =Disable Sync for an existing Firefox Account on a new device= You can disable Sync when first signing into an existing Firefox Account on a new device. (This also applies when you first [[Profile Manager - Create, remove, or switch Firefox profiles|create a new Firefox profile]].) #Enter your email address on the ''Welcome to Firefox'' page that displays when you first start Firefox and click {button Continue}. #;[[Image:Fx71Welcome]] #Enter your Firefox Account password on the next Sign In screen. #Click '''Don’t sync this device'''. #;[[Image:Fx71signin-SyncOption]] You will be signed in to your Firefox Account but Sync will not be set up for the new device. {note}'''Note''': You can bypass the ''Send Firefox directly to your smartphone and sign in to complete setup'' page, by opening a new tab or window. A mobile phone number is not required.<!-- https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1602000-->{/note}

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