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Sync your bookmarks, history, passwords, add-ons and open tabs with another copy of Firefox. Learn how to set up Sync.
Sync your bookmarks, history, passwords, add-ons and open tabs with another copy of Firefox. Learn how to set up Sync.

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Sync lets you share your data and preferences (such as your bookmarks, history, passwords, open tabs, Reading List and installed add-ons) across all your devices. This article shows you how to set up Sync. <!-- TO LOCALIZE THE CAPTIONS FOR THIS VIDEO, SEE https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/localize-a-support-video#w_localize-video-caption-files <=ARCHIVED!--> {for not fx57} [[Video:http://youtu.be/wSVJrWzoq7E]] {/for} {warning}'''Important:''' Sync is not a data backup service. Users should continue to perform regular [[Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles|backups of their Firefox profiles]] to prevent loss of data.{/warning} __TOC__ Setting up Sync requires two parts: first you must create an account on your main device, then sign in to your account using your other devices. Here are the steps in detail: = Create a Sync account= {for fx57} #Click the menu button [[Image:new fx menu]], then click {menu Sign in to Sync}. #[[Image:sign in to sync 57]] #Click '''Don't have an account? Get started'''. #Fill out the form to create a Firefox Account. Take not eof the email address and password you used. #Check your emails for the verification link. #To connect your other devices to Firefox Accounts, continue on to the next section. {/for} {for not fx57} #Click the menu button [[Image:new fx menu]], then click {menu Sign in to Sync}. The sign in page will open in a new tab. #;[[Image:Sync 29]] #Click the {menu Create Account} button. #Fill out the form to create an account and click {button Create account}. Take note of the email address and password you used, you'll need it later to log in. #Check your emails for the verification link and click on it to confirm your email address. You're ready to go! #To connect your other devices to Sync, continue on to the next section. {/for} = Connect additional devices to Sync= [[Template:updatesync]] '''All you have to do is log in and let Sync do the rest.''' To log in you need the email address and password you used in the previous section. #Click the menu button [[Image:new fx menu]], and then {menu Sign in to Sync}. #Click the {menu Create Account} button to open the ''Create a Firefox account'' page. #Click on the '''Have an account? Sign in''' link at the bottom of the page. #;[[Image:Sync sign in - fx50]] #Enter the email and password you used to create your new Sync account. #After you've signed in, Sync will start synchronizing your information across all your connected devices. {note}'''To choose what information to sync''', see [[How do I choose what types of information to sync on Firefox?]]{/note} To connect your mobile devices, see: *'''Android phones and tablets:''' [[Sync bookmarks, tabs, history and passwords on Android]] *'''iPads, iPhones and iPod touch devices:''' [[Sync your Firefox browsing history in iOS]] =Remove a device from Sync= #Click the menu button [[Image:new fx menu]] to expand the menu. #Click on your Sync account name (usually your email address) to open the Sync preferences. #Click {button Disconnect}. Your device will no longer be synchronized.
Sync lets you share your data and preferences (such as your bookmarks, history, passwords, open tabs, Reading List and installed add-ons) across all your devices. This article shows you how to set up Sync. <!-- TO LOCALIZE THE CAPTIONS FOR THIS VIDEO, SEE https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/localize-a-support-video#w_localize-video-caption-files <=ARCHIVED!--> {for not fx57} [[Video:http://youtu.be/wSVJrWzoq7E]] {/for} {warning}'''Important:''' Sync is not a data backup service. Users should continue to perform regular [[Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles|backups of their Firefox profiles]] to prevent loss of data.{/warning} __TOC__ Setting up Sync requires two parts: first you must create an account on your main device, then sign in to your account using your other devices. Here are the steps in detail: = Create a Sync account= {for fx57} #Click the menu button [[Image:new fx menu]], then click {menu Sign in to Sync}. #;[[Image:sign in to sync 57]] #Click '''Don't have an account? Get started'''. #Fill out the form and click {button Create account} to create a Firefox Account. Take note of the email address and password you used. #Check your emails for the verification link. #To connect your other devices to Sync, continue on to the next section. {/for} {for not fx57} #Click the menu button [[Image:new fx menu]], then click {menu Sign in to Sync}. The sign in page will open in a new tab. #;[[Image:Sync 29]] #Click the {menu Create Account} button. #Fill out the form to create an account and click {button Create account}. Take note of the email address and password you used, you'll need it later to log in. #Check your emails for the verification link and click on it to confirm your email address. You're ready to go! #To connect your other devices to Sync, continue on to the next section. {/for} = Connect additional devices to Sync= [[Template:updatesync]] '''All you have to do is log in and let Sync do the rest.''' To log in you need the email address and password you used in the previous section. #Click the menu button [[Image:new fx menu]], and then {menu Sign in to Sync}. #Click the {menu Create Account} button to open the ''Create a Firefox account'' page. #Click on the '''Have an account? Sign in''' link at the bottom of the page. #;[[Image:Sync sign in - fx50]] #Enter the email and password you used to create your new Sync account. #After you've signed in, Sync will start synchronizing your information across all your connected devices. {note}'''To choose what information to sync''', see [[How do I choose what types of information to sync on Firefox?]]{/note} To connect your mobile devices, see: *'''Android phones and tablets:''' [[Sync bookmarks, tabs, history and passwords on Android]] *'''iPads, iPhones and iPod touch devices:''' [[Sync your Firefox browsing history in iOS]] =Remove a device from Sync= #Click the menu button [[Image:new fx menu]] to expand the menu. #Click on your Sync account name (usually your email address) to open the Sync preferences. #Click {button Disconnect}. Your device will no longer be synchronized.

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