How to backup and restore Google Chrome settings

How to backup and restore Google Chrome settings
How to backup and restore Google Chrome settings
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Today it is possible to create a Google Chrome backup file of your bookmarks, history, saved passwords, installed apps, and configuration settings. The backup thus created is associated with the Google account on which you logged in to the browser. Once the backup is done, you can restore all this information to another computer or device (smartphone or tablet) by simply logging into the Google account used.

Steps

Part 1 of 3: Backup Chrome

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Step 1. Open Google Chrome

To be able to back up Chrome, you will first need to open the browser on your computer.

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Step 2. Click ⋮

You will be able to see this button in the upper right corner of your screen. By clicking on it, you will see a drop-down menu appear.

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Step 3. Click on Settings

You will see this option near the bottom of the drop-down menu.

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Step 4. Click on CONNECT TO CHROME

You will be able to see this button at the top right of the Settings page.

  • You may already be signed in with your Google account. In this case, you should see at the top of the page under the People section, your profile name. If you see it, you can skip the next three steps.
  • Click LOGOUT first if you've signed in to an account other than the one you want to use to back up Google Chrome.
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Step 5. Enter your email address in the field reserved for this purpose

Enter the email address of the Google account you want to use to perform the backup. After that click on Following.

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Step 6. Enter your password

This is the password that corresponds to the account you entered earlier. Then click on Following.

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Step 7. Click OK when prompted

Thus, Chrome will be connected to the provided Google account.

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Step 8. Select the Synchronization option

This option is located in the People section, under your profile name.

If Chrome is already signed in to a Google Account, it probably means sync is already on

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Step 9. Tap the switch to enable the Sync All option

Tap the gray switch to the right of Sync All to turn it on. After that, it will turn blue. Thus, you will be able to save in the Google account used, all your settings, favorites, installed applications and other data.

If the switch in front of Sync All is already blue, it means Chrome has been backed up to your account

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Step 10. Click on

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You will see this button at the top left of the screen. You can now restore your Google Chrome settings to another computer or phone.

Part 2 of 3: Restore a Chrome Backup to a Computer

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Step 1. Open the Chrome browser

Open it on the computer where you want to restore your Chrome settings.

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Step 2. Click ⋮

You will be able to see this button in the upper right corner of your screen. By clicking on it, you will see a drop-down menu appear.

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Step 3. Select Settings

You will see this option near the bottom of the drop-down menu.

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Step 4. Click on CONNECT TO CHROME

You will be able to see this button at the top right of the Settings page.

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Step 5. Log in to Google Chrome

Enter the email address and password of the Google account used to back up your data. This will automatically restore all previously saved information to your computer.

Part 3 of 3: Restore Chrome Backup to Phone

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Step 1. Launch the Google Chrome application

Do this on the device (phone or tablet) where you want to restore your Chrome data.

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Step 2. Press ⋮

You will be able to see this button in the upper right corner of your screen. By tapping on it, you will see a drop-down menu appear.

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Step 3. Select Settings

You will see this option near the bottom of the drop-down menu.

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Step 4. Tap SIGN IN TO CHROME

You will be able to see this button at the top of the Settings page.

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Step 5. Enter your email address and password

You must enter the email address and password of the Google account that you used to back up your data. After you have entered this address, you must press Following to continue. Then enter the corresponding password and press Following. This will automatically restore all previously saved information to your device.

  • If you already have the Google account that you used to back up on your device, just select it and tap To continue.

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