How do I add a device to Firefox Sync?

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This article will walk you through adding a second device (computer, Android phone or Android Tablet.) to your Firefox Sync account.

Adding a device to Firefox Sync requires you to have set up a Sync account first. If you haven't done that, please see How do I set up Firefox Sync?

How do I Add a Device?

Do these steps in Firefox on a computer that already has your Sync account set up.

  1. In the Firefox Sync Account section, click on Add a Device and the Add a Device window will open.
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  2. Enter the code in the Add a Device window as it's displayed on your second device. Then click NextContinue.
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  3. When the code is accepted you will see a Device Connected message in Firefox and your device will immediately begin syncing. Click FinishDone to close the setup window and go back to the Sync panel.
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  1. Click the Home button (or type about:home in the location bar) to bring up the default Firefox home page.
  2. At the bottom of the home page, click the Pair a Device link and the Firefox Sync Setup window will open.
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  3. Enter the twelve character code generated on your other device and click NextContinue.
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  4. When the code is accepted you will see a Device Connected message and your device will immediately begin syncing. Click FinishDone to close the setup window.
  1. Click the Home button (or type about:home in the location bar) to bring up the default Firefox home page.
  2. At the bottom of the home page, click the Sync link to open the Sync settings window.
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  3. Then click the Pair a device link and the Firefox Sync Setup window will open.
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  4. Enter the twelve character code generated on your other device and click NextContinue.
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  5. When the code is accepted you will see a Device Connected message and your device will immediately begin syncing. Click FinishDone to close the setup window.

How do I Add a Device when I'm not near my computer?

Do these steps on the device you are trying to add to Firefox Sync.
If you are trying to add a device to Firefox Sync and you are not near your computer so that you can enter the code, you can still get it done by entering your account information.

Add an Android or Maemo device

Do these steps in Firefox on your Android or Maemo device.

  1. Tap the Menu button (either at the bottom edge of the screen or in the the top-right corner) , choose Settings (you may need to tap More first) and, finally, Sync.
  2. Tap the "Advanced setup..." link.
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  3. Next, enter your Account Name (email address), Password, Recovery Key and tap Connect.
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Add another computer

Do these steps on the computer you are trying to add to Firefox Sync.

  1. Click Set Up Firefox Sync.
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  2. Click I Have A Firefox Sync Account.
  3. Enter your Sync email address and password and then click NextContinue.
  4. Enter your Sync Key and then click NextContinue.
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    Your Sync Key is a long series of characters that was created for you when you set up your Sync account. You can find it by following the instructions in Where can I find my Sync Key?
    Your Recovery Key is a long series of characters that was created for you when you set up your Sync account. You can find it by following the instructions in Where can I find my Recovery Key?
  5. You will see a Setup Complete screen. Click FinishDone to finish adding this computer to your Sync account.
  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox buttonclick the Tools menu and select Set Up Sync. The Firefox Sync Setup window will open.
  2. Click I Have an Account.
  3. Since you're not near the device with Sync already set up, click the I don't have the device with me link.
  4. Sign in to your Sync account:
    • Enter your account email address
    • Enter your password
    • Enter your Recovery Key
    • Then click Next
  5. You will see a Setup Complete screen. Click Finish to complete adding this device to your Sync account.
  1. On the menu bar, click the Tools menu and select Set Up Sync. The Firefox Sync Setup window will open.
  2. Click I Have an Account.
  3. Since you're not near the device with Sync already set up, click the I don't have the device with me link.
  4. Sign in to your Sync account:
    • Enter your account email address
    • Enter your password
    • Enter your Recovery Key
    • Then click Continue
  5. You will see a Setup Complete screen. Click Done to complete adding this device to your Sync account.
  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the Tools menu and select Set Up Sync. The Firefox Sync Setup window will open.
  2. Click I Have an Account.
  3. Since you're not near the device with Sync already set up, click the I don't have the device with me link.
  4. Sign in to your Sync account:
    • Enter your account email address
    • Enter your password
    • Enter your Recovery Key
    • Then click Next
  5. You will see a Setup Complete screen. Click Finish to complete adding this device to your Sync account.



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