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No second device = no Firefox Sync account?

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Today, I was asked to create a Firefox sync account, it asks me to sign in on a second device to complete the account setup, but I don't have a second device?

So no Sync account I guess?

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Hi, the purpose of Sync is to share settings and data between two different installations of Firefox. If you only have one installation of Firefox, then, maybe Sync isn't for you?

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Hi, the purpose of Sync is to share settings and data between two different installations of Firefox. If you only have one installation of Firefox, then, maybe Sync isn't for you?

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Oops. It was a suggestion when I opened Firefox, I thought it was a sync between my phone and a Cloud setting somewhere. I have such settings for several apps on my phone with my email account, for instance. I didn't notice that the suggestion said anything about two devices, it was just a whole page suggesting I use Firefox sync.

Thanks for the info!

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Even with only a single device, it can be quite useful when switching to a new phone. Using Sync one can easily restore the Firefox bookmarks on the new phone. However, Sync isn't exactly meant to rely on it as a backup mechanism though.