How to Backup and Restore Google Chrome Data

How to Backup and Restore Google Chrome Data

Google has put in a lot of efforts to gain customers trust, and honestly, it has succeeded to a great extent. Google Chrome,  is amongst the most popular browsers for Windows. It not only is highly advanced but  also secure.

But as it is said, nothing is flawless and so is Google Chrome. It has its flaws. Considering the worst case, one can experience with Google Chrome browser, is a crash. To avoid any data loss due to unwanted and sudden crashes, it is always advised to take precautionary measures and maintain a regular backup of all your Google Chrome data.

Thankfully Google Chrome gives its users the option to backup and restore Google Chrome data.

This article walks you through the steps to Backup and Restore Google Chrome Data.

Backup Chrome Data:

Follow the steps below to backup Chrome data:

1. Launch Google Chrome browser on your Windows PC.

2. Once launched, click on the three-dot icon present on the top right corner of the browser screen.

 three-dot icon3. Locate and click on Settings from the drop-down menu.

 Settings

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4. In case you are not signed-in to your account, you will have to click on the “Sign In To Chrome” button and log-in to your account.

Sign In To Chrome 5. After you have logged-in, navigate to the Settings of your account and locate the “Sync” option and click on it.

 Sync 6. From the Advanced sync settings, toggle on Sync everything. Once you do that, the entire Google Chrome data related to your accounts will be backed up. This includes Apps, Bookmarks, History etc.

 Advanced sync settings

Restore Chrome Data:

Now that you have followed the simple steps to backup Chrome data, you can easily restore it when required, from your computer or mobile device. Let’s have a look at how can we restore Chrome data.

Restore Chrome Data on Computer:

  1. Launch Chrome browser on the computer where you want to restore the Google Chrome data.
  2. Once launched, click on the three-dot icon present on the top right corner of the browser screen.
  3. Locate and click on Settings from the drop-down menu.
  4. In case you are not signed-in to your account, you will have to click on the “Sign-In to Chrome” button and log-in to your account.
  5. Once you have logged-in to your account, all the Google Chrome data and settings will be restored on your computer.

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Restore Google Chrome Data on Mobile Device:

  1. Launch Google Chrome app on the smartphone where you want to restore the Google Chrome data.
  2. Once launched, click on the three-dot icon from the app.
  3. Locate and click on Settings from the drop-down menu.
  4. In case you are not signed-in to your account, you will have to click on the “Sign-In to Chrome” button and log-in to your account.
  5. Once you have logged-in to your account, entire Google Chrome settings and data will be restored to your smartphone device.

So, guys by performing some easy steps you can easily avoid any data loss due to unexpected Google Chrome crashes. Perform the simple steps mentioned in the article and backup and restore Google Chrome data.

Pragya Dani is a technical blogger at Systweak. She loves exploring hidden and lesser known features of gadgets and all things tech. Pragya also likes trying out different cuisines and Italian tops her list

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