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How to prevent Chrome from syncing to Android; protect your data | Browsers

Chrome allows you to sync browser data between all devices connected to the same Google account. The feature, which tends to be practical for everyday use, can be inconvenient for people who need more privacy, all favorites items, access history, passwords and other settings you use on the PC will also be applied in the mobile app.

However, it is possible to disable this function, or customize it to share only a few pieces of information. Next, see the step by step how to prevent Chrome from automatically syncing your data on Android.

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How to avoid sharing data on the Chrome browser on Android Photo: Ana Marques / TechTudo

How to avoid sharing data on the Chrome browser on Android Photo: Ana Marques / TechTudo

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Step 1. Open the Chrome app on your Android phone. Then, tap on the "Settings" item.

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Access the settings through Chrome on Android Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara

Access the settings through Chrome on Android Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara

Step 2. Tap on your profile picture and enter "Synchronize".

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Access the sync function in Chrome Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara

Access the sync function in Chrome Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara

Step 3. Note that the key next to the "Synchronize" option is active. This indicates that all devices logged into the same Google account will interconnect usage data, allowing you to access your history, saved passwords, accessed items, favorites, cards and more. To completely prevent this synchronization, disable the switch at the top.

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Disable Chrome data sync on Android Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara

Disable Chrome data sync on Android Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara

Step 4. You can customize which information will be shared daily. To do this, keep the key on "Synchronize" and turn off the key below, indicated in "Synchronize everything". Then check or uncheck items to sync on your phone.

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Customize data sync on Chrome on Android Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara

Customize data sync on Chrome on Android Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara