How do I choose what types of information to sync on Firefox?

Firefox Sync lets you synchronize bookmarks, add-ons, browsing history and other information across multiple devices. This article shows you how to choose these settings. For information on starting a Sync account or managing your devices, see How do I set up Sync on my computer?

What types of information can I share across my devices?

You can choose to sync the following types of information on your devices:

  • Bookmarks: this allows you to access all your favorite sites on all your synchronized devices.
  • History: this allows you to access sites you have visited in the past on all your synchronized devices.
  • Open tabs: your open tabs on other devices can be accessed from the Synced Tabs button on your computer, and in the History tab on your Android device. See the View synced tabs from other devices article for details.
  • Logins and passwords: this synchronizes the usernames and passwords you use to log in to websites. If you use a Primary Password, see Using a Primary Password with Sync for important information on how Sync and the Primary Password interact.
  • Addresses: this synchronizes the addresses you use to fill in forms on web pages.
  • Add-ons: select this checkbox if you want to synchronize your add-ons across your devices. Add-ons for the desktop version of Firefox cannot be synchronized with the mobile versions of Firefox.
  • OptionsPreferences: this synchronizes Firefox's behavior, such as download actions and pop-up blocker settings, across your devices.


Manage Sync information on a computer

  1. Click on the menu button fx57menu 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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    • As an alternative, click your account avatar FxA Icon signed in in the toolbar.
  3. Click Sync Settings.
    The Sync panel of your Firefox OptionsPreferences page displays.
  4. Select any of the checkboxes next to the types of information that you want to sync.
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  1. Click on the menu button fx57menu 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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    • As an alternative, click your account avatar FxA Icon signed in in the toolbar.
  3. Click Sync Settings (or click Set Up Sync…, if Sync has been disabled).
    The Sync panel of your Firefox OptionsPreferences 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 dialog that opens, select the check boxes next to the types of information you want to sync.
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  5. Click Save Changes.

Manage Sync information on an Android device

  1. Tap the Menu button (either below the screen on some devices or in the upper right of the browser) .
  2. Tap Settings (you may need to tap More first) .
  3. Tap your email address that displays at the top.
  4. Tap the checkboxes next to the types of information that you don't want to synchronize.
    Your changes will save automatically when you exit.

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