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Sync Bookmarks Data between Opera on the Computer and Phone

Do you want to sync bookmarks or favorites in your Opera browser between devices? Learn how to connect and synchronize data across devices.

The Opera browser has a feature that allows syncing the browser data, like Bookmarks, History, etc., across different devices. However, we need to connect two devices with the same account.

We can either register an Opera account or use the QR code sign-in method. The favorites and other browser data are seamlessly synced across the connected devices.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to connect and sync the bookmarks in the Opera browser between a computer and a mobile phone.

Method 1: Scan the QR Code to Sign-in and Sync the Opera browsers

After Opera Mobile v60 and Opera Web v71, we can sync all your Opera data directly by scanning a QR Code without creating an account.

The QR code will create a mirror copy of your bookmarks, speed dial, and opened tabs on your PC. When you scan this code on your smartphone, the browser will recreate that data precisely on your PC. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Opera browser on the computer.
  2. Access in the address bar.
    It shall open the QR code on the Opera browser.
    Scan QR code on Opera for Android
  3. Next, launch Opera Mobile on the phone.
  4. Tap on the QR Code icon present in the search bar.
    QR Code Scanning in Opera MobileIt will ask for the camera’s permission to scan the code.
  5. Allow Opera to access camera permission.
    Allow Camera access to Opera mobile for QR code scan
  6. Scan the QR Code displayed on Opera Computer.
    The Opera will display a security code on the mobile screen. Make sure it matches the one shown on the computer screen.
    Confirmation Code for connecting Opera browser
  7. Click on the Yes, they match the button.
    Confirm Security Code match between Opera Computer and Mobile

You will be signed in as an anonymous user, and the data synchronization between these devices will be completed.

Now, to check if the bookmarks sync between mobile and computers is enabled, you can follow the below steps:

  1. Launch the Opera browser on your smartphone.
  2. Tap on Opera opera logo to open the menu and select Bookmarks.
    Opera Mobile browser Bookmarks menu
  3. All your Opera computer bookmarks are synced into the browser’s mobile version.
    Bookmarks Available in Opera Mobile browser

You can also send links between the devices once you connect with a QR code.

Method 2: Sign up for an Opera account and Sign-in to Different Devices

Alternatively, we can take the traditional approach and sync bookmarks. We need to register an Opera account and sign in with the same across devices. Here are the steps to sign up and sync:

  1. Launch the Opera browser on a computer PC.
  2. Click on Settings settings gear icon located at the left menu bar.
  3. Scroll to the Synchronization section and click the Sign in button.
    Sign-in Opera Computer to Enable Synchronization
  4. Hit on the Turn on Synchronization button in the pop-up dialog box that appears.
    Turn on Synchronization in Opera Computer
  5. Select the Use Email Address option, type in your email, and hit Next.
    Choose Login Method using Email Address
  6. Enter the desired password for the account, re-confirm, and click the Create Account button.
    Create Opera Account using Email AddressIt will now send a confirmation mail to your registered address.
  7. Open the verification email and Activate your Account.
    Once done, the synchronized data menu will now open.
  8. Enable the toggle next to Bookmarks (and others if you prefer).
    Enable Bookmark Sync in Opera browser on Mobile

Now that we have created the Opera account, we can use the same account details to sign in on different devices.

  1. Launch the Opera Mobile browser.
  2. Tap on the Opera opera logo menu and select Settings.
  3. Hit on the Sync and backup option.
    Sync and Backup Settings in Opera mobile
  4. Enable the Sync and backup toggle, and select the Sign-in option.
    Sign-in Opera Mobile to Enable Synchronization
  5. Login with the same Opera account you created on the computer.
  6. Enable the Bookmarks and Speed Dials toggle.
    Enable Backup and Sync for Bookmarks and Speed Dials

Opera would sync all your data along with bookmarks across both devices. You can also sign in with the same account on different computer devices to keep your data in sync.

Bottom Line

The account sign-in method provides a better data sync functionality and streamlines all the browser data in one go. However, you must sign in to your account using an email address.

On the other hand, the QR code feature is a much safer approach, but Opera would store and sync data between connected devices. So, if a browser is deleted or the device has been formatted for any reason, you will lose all your data (as it is a local backup method, not a cloud one).

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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.

2 comments and feedback

  1. Bookmarks search on opera Mobile?

    Is the only way to find a bm to scroll down all 3000 of my bm? Could not see a button for searching in the bookmarks on a mobile opera.

    Any help welcome!


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