How to connect devices to your sync account on Firefox

It’s an entirely digital world! We come across various devices in our on-the-go lifestyle. Here, at one mode, we use mobile phone to scroll down our newsfeed, read a pinned article, or communicate with a colleague and then continue browsing the same on the laptops. 

So, we definitely need a crazy sync across all devices that we casually use. In that way, it would be easier to switch between devices and platforms. Additionally, the syncing would also help us keep a track of our to-do-lists. 

There is one thing that is gotten progressively significant for today’s internet browser users – the feature that allows synchronization of data across devices. Google is no way behind in the race. Google offers a free and open source software project with the name of “Google Chromium”, for a secure, stable and efficient user experience across the web. Users who are hesitant to use proprietary solutions can track down an open source alternative that permits them to match up their desktop browser with the mobile browser. 

Fortunately, most of the web browsers available today such as Opera, Google Chrome, Vivaldi, and Microsoft Edge offer syncing facility for its users so that users can keep their bookmarks, open tabs, history, settings, and passwords etc in sync across all devices. All-in-all, these browsers ensure consistent browsing experience across all platforms (you can also fall upon trying other wireless data transfer ways). Here we have Mozilla Firefox under consideration and it is also no exception.

Firefox have recently made this much simpler and smooth. Earlier, it required to actually go through the way toward entering a username and password on your mobile phone to set up Firefox sync. But the developers at Firefox have worked upon this and the device syncing has become an absolute no-brainer now. 

What Firefox has rolled out recently?

Firefox has recently incorporated a more modern way to sync accounts. You need to scan the QR code to sync and connect desktop and mobile browsing experiences. 

Let’s see how it works.

How to set up your Firefox sync account

To make this work, you’ll need a desktop version of Firefox which is related with a sync account. You will also require mobile version of Firefox, either running on Android or iOS.

So, if you haven’t already signed up on Firefox, here is how to set up your account on Firefox. It’s extremely simple. 

Open Firefox. When the window has showed up on your screen, click on the ‘menu button’ in the upper right corner. Tap ‘Sign in to Sync’. In the subsequent page, select ‘Don’t have an account’ if you have not signed up already. Begin and round out all the required fields. If you already have an account, click ‘Sign In’ and enter your username and password to proceed further. 

When you have Firefox associated with your account, you can conveniently hook up your mobile instance of Firefox. 

How to connect mobile & desktop Firefox sync with same account 

To quickly sync mobile and desktop versions of Firefox to the same account, attempt following step-by-step approach:

  1. Open Firefox on your desktop browser and click three horizontal lines in the upper-right corner of the screen. A popup menu will appear. Here, select the email address that you have connected to your Firefox account 
  1. Next, Firefox account sync menu will appear. Select ‘Connect Another Device…’
  1. This will show a new window where you can unveil the QR code – making it easier to connect devices 
  1. Now, it’s time to launch Firefox on your mobile device. By opening the mobile browser, you will see a ‘Sign in to Firefox’ button
  1. Click ‘Sign in to Firefox’ and then continue with the button ‘Ready to Scan’
  1. The next prompt will appear. Now scan the QR code and voila! Your devices will be synced in no time. You will get the notification or prompt of the connection, which will include the IP address of your mobile phone and the location 

The entire process will only take a couple of minutes to sync up from desktop to mobile instances, but once it’s completed, you’ll find out the entirety of your bookmarks, tabs, history, cookies and passwords are synced now. 

Sum up altogether

Firefox is a secure, fast and convenient way for web browsing experience. It has proved to be even more efficient and quick with the recent update of the QR code integration. Now, you don’t need hassles of going through two-factor authentication on Firefox. This method is completely smooth and hassle-free.

 In case you are a Firefox user, thinking to take a leap from the default browser on your mobile device, then this sync feature is for you. 

This article submitted by Bianca Patrick.

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