How do I know the status of my sync?

The Firefox Accounts toolbar menu icon lets you know when you are signed in and syncing Firefox data across devices, and when you are logged out.

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Note: The icon you see when signed in FxA Icon signed in can be personalized with your own avatar.

How do I know my Firefox Sync status?

The toolbar menu lets you know your Firefox Account and Sync status:

Waiting for email verification

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If an envelope appears in your Account icon, a verification email has been sent but you haven't clicked it yet.

Logged out (not syncing)

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If the icon is black with a white background, you are not logged in to Firefox Account and your information is not syncing.

Signed in and syncing

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If the icon is white with a black background, or if you see your personalized toolbar icon, you are signed in and Firefox is currently syncing.

How do I personalize the toolbar icon with a photo or other image?

  1. Click the Firefox Account icon in the toolbar.

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    (You will need to sign in to your Firefox Account, if you are logged out.)
  2. In the drop-down menu, click on Account Settings, then click Manage Account.
  3. In the Firefox Accounts page that opens, click the Add… button next to Account picture.
  1. Click the Firefox Account icon in the toolbar.

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    (You will need to sign in to your Firefox Account, if you are logged out.)
  2. In the drop-down menu, click on Settings, then click Account Settings.
  3. In the Firefox Accounts page that opens, click the Add… button next to Account picture.
  1. Click the Firefox Account icon in the toolbar.

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    (You will need to sign in to your Firefox Account, if you are logged out.)
  2. In the drop-down menu, click on Manage account.
  3. In the Firefox Accounts page that opens, click the Add… button next to Account picture.

Why am I logged into Firefox Accounts in Private Browsing?

If you open a private tab while logged into Firefox Accounts, you will stay logged in on the private tab so you can continue managing bookmarks, access your synced passwords and save new passwords while in Private Browsing.

Since your history is not recorded in Private Browsing, Firefox Accounts will not pick up or sync your browsing history.

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