How to Set Up and Disable Mozilla Firefox Sync on Your Device

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Nowadays when people use multiple devices ability to sync data and preferences, such as add-ons, history, frequently visited tabs, passwords, and bookmarks, is very important. Mozilla Firefox empowers you to quickly sync your data on all your devices. But first, you need to create a Firefox account (if you haven’t got one) to be able to enjoy this handy feature.

  • Note! Some users think that syncing is the same as and backing up your data. They don’t bother to perform regular backups of synced data, which is fraught with data loss. Make no mistake, Firefox sync can’t ensure that your browsing data stay safe and intact. Therefore, don’t forget to backup your Firefox profile on a regular basis.

Setting Up Firefox Sync

We guess you’re no stranger to using Firefox and you have the latest version of this superb browser installed on your computer. But if you don’t, it’s high time you visited Mozilla’s official website or, a trustworthy online resource millions of users rely on to get Mozilla Firefox download for Windows 7 32 bit, or whatever version they run.

Now that you have Firefox installed on your PC or any other device, you can proceed to create a Firefox account. To do it:

  1. Fire up your browser and click on the Firefox Account icon. It’s located in the toolbar.
  2. Locate and click on the “Turn on Sync” button.
  3. Then, you’ll be prompted to provide some personal information such as your name and email address. Also, make sure to come up with a strong and reliable password necessary to secure your personal information and sensitive data.
  4. Once you’re done filling out the required form, you’ll receive a verification link at you email address. Make sure to follow it in order to complete the verification process.
  5. Click the Firefox Account icon again.
  6. Scroll down the expanded menu until to locate the “Sync Now” option. Select it to sync your data across all your devices.

Now that you have created your Firefox account, you may want to learn how to add more devices to Firefox Sync. It’s as easy as ABC. All you need to do is to sign in with your newly created account. The Sync service will do the rest of the job for you.

  1. Launch the browser on the device you want to sync.
  2. Enter your account by clicking on the Firefox Account icon.
  3. Locate and activate the Sync feature by selecting the corresponding “Turn on Sync” option. 
  • If you were logged in to your Firefox account at the moment of syncing, just select “Connect Another Device” option.

       4. Choose “Sync Now” option.

Removing a device you no longer use from Sync is also very easy and fast.

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Choose “Sync Settings” from there.
  3. Finally, click on the “Disconnect” option.

As you see, Firefox Sync is quite a handy and useful feature that can help you get quick access to all your browsing data on different devices.

Disabling Firefox Sync

We all aren’t immune to losing your portable devices either in the result of our absent-mindedness or a theft. Anyway, the first thing we think of if such a sad lot befalls us is how to prevent unauthorized users from accessing your accounts and other data, which is easy since you had all your credentials saved on the lost device. But don’t succumb to panic. Go on reading our article to learn how to quickly disable Firefox Sync on the lost smartphone.

As soon as you discover that you’ve lost your gadget, make sure to change the sync password from your synced PC.  

1. Log in to your Firefox account.

2. Select the “Manage Account” option from there.

        3.  Choose “Change” next to “Password” on the Firefox Account page.

      4. Take care to follow the onscreen prompts to change your password. First, you’ll need to enter your current password and then come up with a new, secure password. Once you’re done, choose the “Change” option again.

Changing a sync password alone doesn’t guarantee total protection of your browsing data from prying eyes. Therefore, we highly recommend that you devote enough time to changing all of your account passwords.

  • A Word of Warning! Make sure to change your sync password prior to changing your multiple account passwords. Otherwise, the new passwords will automatically be synced across all your devices, including the one you’ve lost.

Your sensitive information will be safe once you successfully changed both your sync and account passwords.

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