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Firefox - Set up Sync on my Computer

Sync lets you share your data and preferences (such as your bookmarks, history, passwords, open tabs and installed add-ons) across all your devices. This article shows you how to set up Sync.

Important: Sync is not a data backup service. Users should continue to perform regular backups of their Firefox profiles to prevent loss of data.

Table of Contents

  • Create a Sync account
  • Connect additional devices to Sync
  • Remove a device from Sync

Setting up Sync requires two parts: first you must create an account on your main device, then sign in to your account using your other devices. Here are the steps in detail:

Create a Sync account

  1. Click the menu button Firefox Menu icon , then click Sign in to Sync.
    sign in to sync
  2. Click Don't have an account? Get started.
  3. Fill out the form and click Create account to create a Firefox Account. Take note of the email address and password you used.
  4. Check your emails for the verification link.
  5. To connect your other devices to Sync, continue on to the next section.

Connect additional devices to Sync

All you have to do is log in and let Sync do the rest. To log in you need the email address and password you used in the previous section.

  1. Click the menu button Firefox Menu icon , and then Sign in to Sync.
  2. Click the Create Account button to open the Create a Firefox account page.
  3. Click on the Have an account? Sign in link at the bottom of the page.
    Sync sign in - create a firefox account
  4. Enter the email and password you used to create your new Sync account.
  5. After you've signed in, Sync will start synchronizing your information across all your connected devices.
To choose what information to sync, see How do I choose what types of information to sync on Firefox?

To connect your mobile devices, see:

Remove a device from Sync

  1. Click the menu button Firefox Menu icon to expand the menu.
  2. Click on your Sync account name (usually your email address) to open the Sync preferences.
  3. Click Disconnect. Your device will no longer be synchronized.

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:How do I set up Sync on my computer firefox internet web browser   Doc ID:82323
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-05-17 10:16 MDTUpdated:2018-05-17 10:54 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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