When moving to a new Android phone, you might wonder how to sync your Chrome bookmarks from your old phone to the new one. After all, without your Chrome bookmarks, your new-phone experience is likely to take a hit.
Bookmarks are a crucial ingredient in a seamless browsing experience. Having to start from scratch can get pretty annoying pretty soon. Hence, it’s important that when changing Android devices, you take your Chrome bookmarks with you. Fortunately, Google makes it quite easy to do so.
Sync Chrome Bookmarks between Android devices
To sync your Chrome bookmarks from your old Android phone to a new one, you simply need to ensure that they are backed up on your old phone, along with your other data – contacts, messages, apps, and more.
To get all your Chrome bookmarks on your new Android phone, follow the steps below:
- On your old phone, open the Settings app and select System Settings or Additional Settings
- Tap Back up and reset.
- Make sure that Back up my data is turned on.
- Now on your new phone, sign in with your Google account.
- Since your data from your old phone is already backed up to Google’s servers, it’ll get automatically downloaded to your new phone. Your bookmarks will be available in the Chrome app in the Mobile Bookmarks
And that’s it. Your Chrome bookmarks will now be synced to your spanking new Android phone.
Import Chrome bookmarks to a different browser
If you choose to use a different browser on your new Android phone, you can still get all your Chrome bookmarks synced with that browser. You simply need to export them from Chrome and then import them to the new browser you want to use.
Follow the steps below to do so:
- On your computer, open a Chrome window.
- At the top right, click the three dots and select Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager.
- At the top right, click the three dots (different from those in step 2) and select Export bookmarks.
- Chrome will export your bookmarks as an HTML file. You can use this file to import your bookmarks to a different browser. Open the new browser you want to use.
- Depending on the browser you’re using, navigate to the import bookmarks section.
- Navigate to a setting that allows you to import bookmarks from an HTML file. Select that and use the exported HTML file from step 4 to sync your Chrome bookmarks to your new browser.
- Sign in to the new browser’s app on your new phone. Your imported Chrome bookmarks will be available in the app.
Syncing and importing your Chrome bookmarks have become fairly easy now with Google’s in-built tools. You no longer need to rely on third-party tools to do so. Simple ensure your back-ups are turned on and all your data will be regularly backed up to the cloud, available for syncing whenever you switch devices.