How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge

This post will show you how to turn on or off sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium. If you use Chromium-based Microsoft Edge on multiple devices, you can make work more easier by syncing history, favorites, passwords, and open tabs across all of them.

When you sign in to Microsoft Edge with a Microsoft account, you can sync your browsing data across all your signed-in versions of Microsoft Edge. You may sync your browsing history, favorites, settings, form-fill data (addresses and more), passwords, extensions, open tabs, collections, and always pick up right where you left off. InPrivate and Guest mode browsing data does not sync to your Microsoft account. However, favorites created during InPrivate sessions are synced across your signed-in versions of Microsoft Edge, where sync is turned on.

Here’s how to turn on or off sync for a profile –

Turn On Sync in Microsoft Edge

  • Open Microsoft Edge.
  • Click on the three-dot menu at the top-right corner and then click on Settings.
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
  • On the left side, click on Profiles. Below your profile name you can see status Not syncing. Select Sync.

Note – If you are not already using the profile or if you have multiple profiles to sync, click on the Switch button on the right side for the profile you want to turn on sync.

How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
  • Under Sync, Click on Turn on sync.
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
  • You can turn the toggle on or off the individual sync options you want available for the selected profile. Click on Confirm.
The data supported by sync includes:

Favorites

Settings
Personal info
Passwords

History
Open tabs
Extensions 
Collections

Note -You must allow permission to turn on sync in Microsoft Edge, and each synced data type may be turned on or off individually.

How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
  • After you complete the steps, then it will start to sync specified options. Below your profile name, you can see the status Sync is on.
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Turn Off Sync in Microsoft Edge

  • Open Microsoft Edge.
  • Click on the three-dot menu at the top-right corner and then click on Settings.
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
  • On the left side, click on Profiles. Below your profile name you can see status Sync is on. Select Sync.
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
  • Click the Turn off sync button.
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
  • Once you complete the steps, Microsoft Edge will not syncing browsing data. Below your profile name you can see status Not syncing.
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge – Registry

You can use the SyncDisabled policy to disables data synchronization in Microsoft Edge. This policy also prevents the sync consent prompt from appearing.

Important –  You must be logged in as an Administrator on the computer. We recommend you create a backup before editing the registry.

Turn On Sync in Microsoft Edge Using Registry

  • Open Notepad, Copy and paste the registry value below into the text editor.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"SyncDisabled"=-

  • In the File menu, select Save As and click Browse to your preferred folder or location. In the File name box, provide the appropriate name “FileName.reg” with .reg extension and Choose Save as type “All” from the drop-down list. Click Save.
  • The registry file will appear on your saved location. Double click or Right-click and select the Merge option on the saved .reg file content to merge into the local registry to start the execution.
  • A warning box with the following messages prompted, Click Yes to continue.
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
  • Once Information in the path of the .reg file has been successfully entered into the registry below prompt will appear. Click OK.
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
  • After completing above steps, Relaunch Microsoft Edge browser if it is already running and validate Sync Settings is enabled for users.
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Turn Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Using Registry

 If you apply this policy, users will not be able to turn sync on.

  • Open Notepad, Copy and paste the registry value below into the text editor.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"SyncDisabled"=dword:00000001

  • In the File menu, select Save As and click Browse to your preferred folder or location. In the File name box, provide the appropriate name “FileName.reg” with .reg extension and Choose Save as type “All” from the drop-down list. Click Save.
  • The registry file will appear on your saved location. Double click or Right-click and select the Merge option on the saved .reg file content to merge into the local registry to start the execution.
  • A warning box with the following messages prompted, Click Yes to continue.
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
  • Once Information in the path of the .reg file has been successfully entered into the registry below prompt will appear. Click OK.
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
  • After completing above steps, Relaunch Microsoft Edge browser if it is already running and validate Sync Settings has turned off (disabled) for users.
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium
How to Turn On or Off Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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