The Web browsers on the iPhone are becoming easier and easier to use, and many websites have mobile-optimized versions of their site that are designed to be read on smaller screens. This has led to an increase in mobile Web browsing, so it is convenient to be able to sync the Chrome browser on your iPhone with the Chrome browsers on your computers and other devices.
But you may decide later that you do not like the ability to sync data between your Chrome installations, and that you would prefer to turn it off. Our guide below will show you how to disable Chrome syncing on your iPhone.
Turning Off Data Syncing for Chrome in iOS 9
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9.2. Once you have finished the steps in the guide below, the history and data from the Chrome browser on your iPhone will no longer sync with the data for other instances of Chrome that you are using on other computers and devices.
Here is how to turn off Chrome data sync on an iPhone 6 in iOS 9 –
- Open the Chrome browser.
- Tap the Menu button at the top-right corner of the screen.
- Select the Settings option.
- Tap the button at the top of the screen with your name and email address.
- Select the account with the Sync is On option displayed underneath it.
- Tap the button to the right of Sync to turn it off.
These steps are repeated below with images –
Step 1: Open Chrome.
Step 2: Tap the Menu icon at the top-right corner of the screen. It’s the icon with the three dots on it.
Step 3: Select the Settings option.
Step 4: Tap the button at the top of the screen that displays your name and email address.
Step 5: Tap the account that includes the Sync is On tag.
Step 6: Tap the button to the right of Sync to turn this feature off.
Now if you delete the history in Chrome on your iPhone, it will no longer delete the history in other Chrome browsers as well. Learn how to delete history in the iPhone Chrome browser and remove the list of Web pages that you have visited in the browser.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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