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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? Sign in with your Microsoft account and synchronize data across different devices.

Signing in to Microsoft Edge is one of the essential things all Edge users must do to avail all the significant features. You must launch Microsoft Edge on your PC and click on the profile icon in the top right corner. Next, hit the Sign-in option, select the Microsoft Account option, enter your credentials, and click on final Sign-In.

and Sync Data between devices on Edge browser

We are seeing quite a few Chromium browsers making their presence felt in recent years. However, as of now, Microsoft Edge seems to have taken a large chunk of the pie. While some could attribute it to the fact that it comes preinstalled with the latest iteration of Windows, that isn’t the only reason for its rise to fame.

It seems to have checked all the essential prerequisites by offering all the goodies that Google Chrome offers while not hogging many system resources. Owing to all these reasons, it has also found a permanent abode in many users’ smartphones.

But before you start using Edge in a cross-platform environment, you should ensure that you have signed in to the browser and synced your data. This way, you can access all your saved data, bookmarks, and password, among others, across all the signed-in devices.

So if you haven’t done that yet, then now is the perfect time to do so. Here are the detailed instructions to sign in to the Microsoft Edge browser and sync your data. To sign in to the Microsoft Edge browser, you must have a Microsoft Account.

and Sync Data

We must sign in to our Edge browser and enable the data sync. The data sync is a bi-directional process, i.e., you can sync the data from Edge computer to Edge mobile and vice-versa.

Signing in to Edge on PC

As I mentioned, you need a Microsoft account to use the browser. You should consider creating one personal account for free if you do not have one. You can also use your Microsoft 365 work or school account. However, I wouldn’t recommend doing that on your personal computer.

Here are the steps to sign in Microsoft 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.

Customizing 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. However, History and Opened Tabs are the segments that wouldn’t be synced.

That said, you could easily tweak this sync setting and enable or disable the required ones as per your requirement.

  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 PCThis 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

With this, we are done with the sync settings on Edge’s PC. If you disable any service, the data will be stored within the browser but won’t be synced and will be available across other devices signed in with the same Microsoft account.

and Sync Edge on Mobile

Now that we have finished the Edge computer setup, we can similarly configure the Edge for Android. Edge is also available for iPhone or iOS devices. So you can follow the same steps even on iOS.

Sign in to Mobile browser

You can only utilize the sync feature’s full potential once this browser is installed on a second device. There’s no better way to cement this statement than by listing the sync instructions for the Edge’s smartphone build.

Here are the steps to sign in to Microsoft Edge on Android and iOS:

  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 have automatically started. Let’s now check out the steps to tweak these sync settings on your device.

Customize Sync Settings on the Phone

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

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser.
  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.
    This 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.

That’s it! Based on your sync settings, the data will be synced on the Edge browser between two or more devices signed in with the same Microsoft account.

Bottom Line

With this, we round off this guide with the steps to sign in to Microsoft Edge and sync all your data. Remember that if you still use the Edge Legacy variant, now is the right time to switch to its Chromium build. This is because the former might be depreciated in the coming months, and it wouldn’t support cross-device sync either.

Sync Data to Microsoft Edge Chromium as Legacy will no longer supported

Furthermore, you might get the Can’t Sync message in some instances. This is just a temporary disruption that lasts only a couple of seconds. So there’s nothing to worry about as such.

Send feedback about sync not working on Edge Android

Likewise, you could expect more sync features to be added to the mobile variant shortly, so this isn’t a comprehensive list but rather a variable one. On that note, we conclude this guide.

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Sadique Hassan

Sadique Hassan

Sadique is a Bachelor of Computer Application in Computer Science and an MBA professional. He became a tech writer by choice and has continued pursuing it for the last 7+ years. He is keenly interested in open-source technology like Android and also loves troubleshooting the tech. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

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