How to Sync Microsoft Edge Bookmarks

Share the same bookmarks in Edge on all your devices.

What to Know

  • To sync: Main menu > Settings > Sync > Turn on Sync.
  • To share your favorites, you need to be logged into the same Microsoft account in Edge on each device.
  • Edge allows you to sync a lot of things other than favorites, including passwords and credit card details.

This article explains how to synchronize your Microsoft Edge bookmarks, referred to as favorites, to the cloud. This allows you to share the same bookmarks in Edge across all of your devices.

How to Sync Microsoft Edge Bookmarks on Windows and macOS

Microsoft Edge refers to bookmarks as favorites, but they work in the exact same way as bookmarks in any other browser. You have the option to import bookmarks from other browsers when you first install Edge or at any time after that, and there is also an option to manually import and backup bookmarks in Edge.

If you prefer to automate things, save things to the cloud, and use the same bookmarks across all of your devices, Microsoft Edge provides the option to synchronize your bookmarks. When you turn this feature on, all of your bookmarks are saved to the cloud. If you have previously synchronized bookmarks from Edge on another device, your browser will automatically download and import them when you turn on the synchronization feature.

Here’s how to sync Microsoft Edge bookmarks:

  1. Open Edge, and click the menu icon (three horizontal dots) in the upper right corner of the window.

    The main menu button highlighted in MS Edge.
  2. Click Settings.

    The Settings menu item highlighted in the main menu of MS Edge.
  3. Click Sync.

    The Sync button highlighted in Settings on MS Edge.

     If you aren’t already signed in to Edge, sign in on this page before you click Sync.

  4. Click Turn on sync.

    The Turn on sync button in Settings on MS Edge.
  5. Click the toggle button next to Favorites to turn it on.

    The Favorites on/off switch highlighted in Sync section of Settings on MS Edge.
  6. If the toggle next to Favorites is blue, you’re synchronizing bookmarks, and your favorites will be available in Edge on other platforms.

    Favorites highlighted in the Sync section of Settings on MS Edge.

Synchronizing Bookmarks in Microsoft Edge on Android and iOS

Signing in to the Edge app on your mobile device allows you to access the same bookmarks you have on your desktop as long as you have bookmark sync turned on. When you turn it on, you are also able to automatically share bookmarks from your mobile device to your desktop.

There are two different ways to sync Microsoft Edge bookmarks on mobile devices depending on whether you’ve just started using Edge, or if you’ve been using it for a while. If you’ve never used Edge before, or you’ve never signed in, then you can turn sync on as part of the sign in procedure. Otherwise, you’ll have to turn it on through the settings menu.

How to Sign in and Activate Sync in Microsoft Edge on Android and iOS

Here’s how to activate sync in Edge on Android and iOS if you aren’t yet logged in:

  1. Tap the blank user icon in the upper left corner of the app.

  2. Tap Sign in with a Microsoft account.

    Use the same Microsoft account that you use in Edge on other devices.

    Steps to sign into a Microsoft accounts in MS Edge on Android.
  3. Sign in to your Microsoft account.

  4. Tap Turn on sync.

    Completing the signing into Microsoft to sync favorites in MS Edge on Android.
  5. Your bookmarks will now synchronize between your devices.

How to Sync Bookmarks in Microsoft Edge on Android and iOS

If you’ve already been using Edge with sync turned off, you can turn it on at any time. Just make sure you’re signed in using the same Microsoft account that you use with your other devices, and follow these instructions:

  1. Tap your user icon in the upper left corner of the app.

  2. Tap Account settings.

  3. In the Sync settings section, tap Sync.

    Steps to sync favorites in MS Edge on Android.
  4. Tap the toggle that’s located to the left of Sync.

  5. If necessary, tap the checkbox next to Favorites.

    This will turn on sync for bookmarks. Tap other checkboxes to turn on sync for other things like passwords and payment methods.

  6. Sync is now active for bookmarks. Tap any additional boxes if there's anything else you would like to sync.

    The final steps to sync favorites (and more) in MS Edge on Android.
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