Sign in to Chrome

Google Chrome - Sign in to Chrome

When you sign in to the Chrome browser, you can save and sync things like your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings to your Google Account, so you can get to them on any device.

Only sign into Chrome from trusted devices. To keep your data safe, we recommended you don't sign in if you're on a public computer.

What signing in to Chrome means

How it's different from signing into a website:

Website sign-in: Signing in to a website allows the website to remember some of your preferences and information.

Chrome sign-in: Signing in to Chrome connects your Google Account to your browser for a more personalized browsing experience. All your Chrome data, like your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings, is synced to your Google Account and available on any device where you sign in to Chrome. You'll also be automatically signed in to Gmail, YouTube, Search, or other Google services.

How signing in to Chrome helps you

  • Your browsing data, like your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings, are saved and synced to your Google Account. That way, your data is available on any device where you sign in to Chrome with the same account. Any changes you make to your data on one device sync to all the devices where you're signed in to Chrome.

  • If your device is stolen or broken, you can get back your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings just by signing in to Chrome again on your new phone or computer.

  • When you sign in to Chrome, you’re signed in to other Google services, like Gmail, YouTube, and Search.

Keep your data safe when signed in to Chrome

Don't sign in to Chrome if you're using a public or untrusted computer. A copy of your data is stored on the computer you're using when you sign in, and other people who use the same computer can see it. To keep your information more secure, synced data is encrypted when it travels between your computer and Google's servers.

You may choose to also encrypt all your synced data. You can remove your synced data from your account at any time.

You can control what gets synced.

How Chrome works with Web & App Activity

You can also get a more customised experience in other Google products when you link your Chrome history with your search and browse activity from Web & App Activity.

If "Include Chrome browsing history and activity from websites and apps that use Google services" is checked on the Web & App Activity controls page, Google uses your synchronised browsing data to provide personalised Google products and services to you. You can change your preference any time, and manage individual activities associated with your Google Account.

Steps to sign in to Chrome

To sign in to Chrome, you'll need a Google Account. When you have an account, follow these steps:

If you have more than one account or you share your computer with others, learn how to manage multiple people in Chrome.

  1. Open Chrome.

  2. In the top right, click the button with your name or People . This icon may also be a profile picture or silhouette of a person

  3. Click Sign in to Chrome.

a. If you already have a Google Account, you should click Add. This ensures that your personal and school browsing is segregated. Repeat steps 1-3.

  1. Sign in with your Google Account.

  2. To customise your sync settings, click More Settings Advanced sync settings. You can choose what information to share across other devices where you're signed in to Chrome.

Whenever you are using your Poynton High School Google account it will be indicated at the top right of the window. You can click the icon to change account at any time.

Note: If you've already created a sync passphrase to protect your data, you'll need to provide the passphrase when you sign in. If you forget your passphrase, you'll need to reset sync.

Sign in on a Chromebook

Learn how to change your sync settings on a Chromebook.

For more information, please visit the Google Support website.