Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers How to Disable Chrome Sync on Your Devices Only see the searches you want on each device by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated on September 11, 2020 Browsers Chrome Safari Firefox Microsoft Tweet Share Email One cool feature of the Chrome web browser is that it uses your Google Account to synchronize bookmarks, browsing history, saved passwords, and other personal settings across all your devices. If you don't want this information on all your devices, learn how to turn off sync on Chrome. These instructions apply the desktop version of Google Chrome and the Chrome mobile app for iOS and Android. cifotart / iStock / Getty Images How to Turn Off Sync on Chrome Follow these instructions to turn off sync on Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows: Select the three dots in the upper-right corner of Google Chrome, then choose Settings from the drop-down menu. To use a shortcut to access the Google Chrome settings, enter chrome://settings in the address bar. In the You and Google section, select Turn off to the right of your name and Google Account image. A pop-up message appears detailing what will occur when you disable Chrome sync, including being signed out of your Google accounts. Select Turn off to complete the process. Optionally, select the Clear bookmarks, history, passwords, and more from this device check box before selecting Turn off. To re-enable sync, return to the Chrome settings, go to the You and Google section, and select Turn on sync. You're prompted to enter your Google Account login credentials. Bookmarks, browsing history, stored passwords, and other settings are available when sync is disabled. However, the changes you make aren't synchronized with your Google Account and aren't available on other devices. How to Turn Off Sync for Google Chrome on Android Follow the steps below to turn off Chrome sync on Android smartphones and tablets: Open Google Chrome. Tap the three dots located in the upper-right corner of the Chrome app. Tap Settings when the pop-out menu appears. Tap Sync and Google services at the top of the Settings screen. Tap the Sync your Chrome data toggle so that it turns from blue to gray. Sync is disabled on your Android device. How to Disable Sync for Google Chrome on iOS Take these steps to turn off Chrome sync on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices: Tap the three dots in the lower-right corner of the screen. Tap Settings when the pop-out menu appears. Tap Sync and Google Services. Tap the Sync toggle so that it turns from blue to white. Go to the Data Types section to choose to sync only specific data like bookmarks, browsing history, and passwords. Tap Done in the upper-right corner to return to your browsing session with sync disabled.