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Sign in to Microsoft Edge and Manage Sync Data across devices

Want to sign in to the Edge browser and sync data across devices? Use your Microsoft account and configure data to be synchronize.

Microsoft Edge browser offers the option to sign in with a Microsoft account, which automatically connects and syncs browsing data on different devices. You can use the sync settings option to configure the data that you want to sync.

Sign in with the same Microsoft account on different devices to use the data sync feature.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to sign in and sync the Edge browser data between devices using the Microsoft account.

Sign in and Sync Data from Microsoft Edge on a Computer

You can create a personal Microsoft account for free if you do not have one. Or use your Microsoft 365 work or school account.

Sign in to the Edge browser and enable the data sync options based on your preferences. The data sync is a bi-directional process, i.e., you can sync the data from computer to mobile and vice-versa.

Step 1: Signing in to the Edge browser

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC.
  2. Click on the Profile icon situated at the top right.
  3. Hit on the Sign in button.
    Sign-in button on Edge Chromium PC
  4. Click the Microsoft Account option, type in your credentials, and confirm.
    If you’re already signed in with a Microsoft account on Windows PC, you can directly use that account.
    Sign-in Edge with Microsoft account on ComputerYou shall be getting a few pop-ups and personalized settings.
  5. Click on the Allow or  No, Thanks button per your preferences.
    Allow or Block Personalized Ads on Microsoft Edge
  6. Complete the Sign-in process.

That’s it. Your account is now added. You can verify the same by clicking on your profile icon at the top right.
Microsoft Edge Chromium Computer Sync is on

You will be signed in to your Microsoft Edge account using your Microsoft account.

Steps 2: Customizing Data Sync Settings

When you add your account, Microsoft Edge automatically enables the sync functionality. Your history, passwords, favorites, settings, addresses, and Collections will be synced across all the signed-in devices by default.

That said, you could easily tweak the sync settings and enable or disable the required ones as per your requirements.

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Click on your Profile avatar situated at the top right.
    Microsoft Edge Profile Icon
  3. Click on the Manage Profile Settings link under Sync is on status.
  4. Select and navigate to the Sync section.
    Sync Settings in Edge Chromium PCIt will display the list of sync services enabled or disabled.
  5. Turn ON or OFF the toggle next to the desired option to enable/disable the sync service.
    Data Sync Settings in Microsoft Edge Computer

If you disable any service, the data will be stored within the browser but won’t be synced.

Sign in and Sync Data from Edge on Android

Now that we have finished setting up the Edge on the computer, we can similarly configure the Edge on Android. It is also available for iPhone or iPad.

Step 1: Signing in to Edge app

  1. Launch the Edge app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap on the user avatar icon situated at the top left.
  3. Hit on the Sign in with a Microsoft Account button.
    Sign-in Edge with Microsoft Account on Android Phone
  4. Type in your Microsoft account credentials and complete the on-screen Sign-in process.
    Your account will now be added.

As soon as that happens, you will be greeted with the Sync dialog box; tap on the Turn on the Sync button.
Turn on Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium Android

That’s it. Your profile is now added, and the sync process will automatically start.

Step 2: Customizing the Sync Settings

Like its PC counterpart, the browser’s mobile variant allows you to customize the sync settings. Here are the steps to customize sync settings:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on Android.
  2. Tap on the profile icon situated at the top left.
  3. Select the Account Settings link from the menu that appears.
    Data Sync Settings in Edge Android browser
  4. Choose the Sync menu.
    It will open the Sync settings menu with all the available services.
  5. Enable or disable the checkbox for the desired data items you want to sync.

Based on your sync settings, the data will be synced between two or more devices signed in with the same Microsoft account.

Bottom Line

With the browser sync feature, we can seamlessly switch devices without the need to transfer data manually. The sync will happen only for the data types that were selected on the sync settings tab.

If you use the Edge at your work, then signing in with a Microsoft 365 account is suggested as that will keep your account in sync with Office documents.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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