Some time ago we wrote about Sync Passphrase in Google Chrome. By the way, we strongly recommend that you set it up and use to provide extra-protection for your personal web data such as passwords for websites, banking credentials, bookmarks and surfing history.
But in some cases you may want to disable the it. For instance, if you forgot it or just want stop using because you configured 2FA for your Google Account. So here is how to remove the passphrase on Windows 10 PC, Android device or iPhone/iPad.
- Open the following web page https://chrome.google.com/sync in the browser and log into your Google account.
- Scroll to the bottom.
- Click/tap on RESET SYNC.
- Confirm by clicking/tapping OK:
Remove the Sync Passphrase In Chrome On Windows 10
- Launch Google Chrome:
You will be taken to the web page https://chrome.google.com/sync?hl=en-US
After that, you will likely want to sign in again, enter 2-step verification security code and you will be able to encrypt your Chrome data using a new passphrase.
How to Do the Same on a Mobile Device
On a device running Android or iOS go to Settings:
Tap on your email:
Then touch the item named Sync:
Click on Manage Synced Data… – you will be redirected on Google website. Here scroll down the web page and tap RESET SYNC:
That’s simple! Feel free to share your opinion in the comments below.