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Delete Synced Information in Chrome

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How to Delete Synced Information

If you’re already signed in to Chrome and Syncing is turned on, fire up Chrome, click on your profile picture, and then, click “Syncing to.” You can also typechrome://settings/peopleinto the Omnibox and hit Enter.

Click your profile picture, then click on "Syncing to"

Under the People heading, click on “Sync and Google services.”

Click Sync and Google Services

Next, click on “Data from Chrome sync” and a new tab will open.

Click "Data from Chrome Sync"

If you aren’t signed in to Chrome on this device, you can still delete all your information from Google’s servers by heading over to your Google Account sync settings page, and sign in through your browser—it doesn’t even have to be Chrome!

Enter your Google Account at the sign in screen

After you’ve entered your email and password, you’ll be greeted with a list of all the types of information stored in the cloud. Next to each entry is a number indicating how many of each is currently synced up.

A list of all the information from Chrom sync stored on Google servers

Scroll to the bottom until you see “Reset Sync.” Click on it to wipe all the information from Google’s servers.

Click Reset Sync

Note: Clicking this button does not delete anything that’s stored locally on your device. It erases everything stored in the cloud and turns off syncing between devices when signed in to Chrome with this account. The copy of information stored on other devices won’t delete either.

Click “OK.”

Click OK

After clicking OK, a prompt notifying you that sync has been cleared and turned off pops up.

A prompt notifying you that clearing sync data has completed

If you want to get rid of absolutely everything stored on your local machine as well, you can obliterate all browsing data from your browser’s settings. You can do this by typingchrome://settingsinto your Omnibox and hitting Enter. Once in the Settings tab, scroll down to the bottom and click on “Advanced.”

Under Settings, click advanced, located at the bottom of the page

Scroll down a little bit more until you see “Clear Browsing Data.” Click on it.

Click Clear Browsing Data

Next, click “Advanced,” choose “All time” from the drop-down menu, tick all the information you want to delete from your browser, then click “Clear Data.”

Click the advanced tab, choose all time from the menu, tick all options you want to delete, then click on Clear data

Follow the prompts, and everything you’ve ever saved, done, or visited in Google Chrome is wiped clean from your browser. The next time you fill in a form, try to sign in, want to go to that one site you visited last week, you’ll have to dig a bit deeper into your physical memory to complete these tasks.

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