How to Turn Off or Turn On History Sync in Edge Browser

With the new update, you can now sync browser history between devices. Here is how to turn off or turn on History Sync in the Edge browser.

Microsoft finally added the much-awaited History Sync feature with the new Edge update. As you can tell from the name itself, the History Sync feature allows you to synchronize the Edge browsing history between devices. For example, if you have a desktop computer, laptop, and a mobile phone that uses Edge, you can turn on the History Sync feature to sync your browsing history between all those devices. That way, you can access your favorite websites without any hiccups. Not only that but the history sync feature makes it possible to autofill URLs in the address bar. Of course, you need to sign into Edge with your Microsoft account for the sync feature to work.

For all new Edge installations, the history Sync feature is turned on by default. However, if you are already using Edge the feature might not be turned on automatically after the update. For instance, I had to manually turn on the Edge History Sync from the Settings.

In this quick and short Edge how to guide, let me show you the steps to turn off or turn on history sync in the Edge browser.

Important Note: To follow the below steps, you should be using Edge v89 or higher. You can check the Edge version by going to the “Menu -> Help and feedback -> About Microsoft Edge” page.

Turn On History Sync in Edge Browser

To turn on the Edge History Sync feature, follow the steps listed below.

  1. Open the Edge browser.
  2. Click on the “Menu” icon.
  3. Select the “Settings” option.
  4. Select the “Profiles” tab on the sidebar.
  5. Click on the “Sync” option under Your Profile.
  6. Turn On the “History” option.

The first thing you need to do is open the Edge browser. On Windows 10, you can do that by clicking on the Edge taskbar icon or by searching for it in the Start menu. After opening the browser, click on the “Menu” icon (three horizontal dots) on the top right corner and select the “Settings” option. This action will open the Edge Settings page.

open edge settings

On the Settings page, select the “Profiles” tab on the sidebar. After that, click on the “Sync” option in the right panel. This is where you find all the Edge sync options. If you cannot see this, it is possible that you are not signed in to your Microsoft account.

edge sync settings

On the main panel, turn on the “History” option. This is the option that is responsible for turning on the Edge history sync feature.

turn on edge history sync

That is it. With that, you have fully turned on the history sync feature. From now on, the Edge browser will sync browsing history between all your devices. As I said before, you need to be signed in to your Microsoft account for the sync to work on other devices.

Turn Off History Sync in Edge Browser

  1. Open the Edge browser.
  2. Click on the “Menu” icon.
  3. Select the “Settings” option.
  4. Select the “Profiles” tab on the sidebar.
  5. Click on the “Sync” option under Your Profile.
  6. Turn Off the “History” option.
turn off edge history sync

That is it. With that, you have turned off history sync in the Edge browser.

I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. If you like this article, check out how to turn on or turn off vertical tabs in the Edge browser.

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