Microsoft Edge Not Syncing Issues on Windows 10/11 [Fixed]

Written By Shubrato Dev Baishnab

After ages, Microsoft Edge is back in the web-surfing ocean with style. And this time, it is Chromium-based. Now, you can sync all the browser settings, favorites, personal info, passwords, and many more across devices.


But nothing is errorless, and it’s so true with Edge too. Because many users are facing syncing issues with it, this article is part of my rescue mission to get you out of this problem.

So, keep everything aside and start reading.

How to Fix Microsoft Edge Syncing Not Working Issue

If the Edge browser cannot sync, turn off the sync and disable it. Moreover, you can reset the sync for your Edge browser too. Also, clearing all the browser’s cache data will fix this sync quickly by removing all the clogged files.

Except for these, you can apply other methods to fix the unable-to-sync issues on Edge.

Before Beginning the Sync Issue Fixing

But before jumping into the syncing part, you must ensure one thing. And that is the identity issue vs. the sync issue.

So, what is this identity issue all about?

You must understand the contrast between identity and sync issues. When you log in with your Edge browser with another account, you won’t be able to sync all settings through that account. So, Edge won’t authenticate that account as a proper syncing account.

And this is an identity issue. That’s why you must log in with the same account you used to log in across other devices. After logging in, ensure sync is turned on for that account. To check that, go to edge://sync-internals/ from the Edge browser.

Then go to the Summary section, and look for whether the Sync Feature Enabled is True or not. If the status is False, turn it on now.check-sync-deature-enabled-status-from-edge-sync-internals

I believe now the sync issue and identity issue are clear to you. Now, let’s move into the Edge browser’s sync issue fixing part.

Here are the methods to fix Edge browser’s Syncing is not working on Windows 10/11:

1. Disable & Enable Sync

When syncing isn’t working on Windows 10 or 11, ensure sync is on from the browser. If it’s already enabled, turn it off and enable it again. To do that, follow the below-mentioned steps.

  • Click on the three dots () from the top right corner or press Alt + F.
  • Select Settings from the context
  • Go to Profiles >
  • Click on the Turn on sync button if it’s
  • Select the Confirm button after that. Or,
    • Hit the Turn off sync button if it’s already enabled.
    • Select the Turn on sync button to enable it again.

Note: After turning it on, enable all the syncing options for Edge, like Favorites, Settings, Personal info, Passwords, History, Open tabs, Extensions, and Apps.enable-all-syncing-optionsYou’ll see a Sync is on status with a tick mark under your profile picture and email address. Now, make some changes or surf the net. Go to another device and launch Edge. Check whether you can see the changes or if the browsing history is synced.

Speaking of fixing the syncing issue on Edge, you should stop Edge from running in the background if it is using resources massively and making your PC slow.

2. Reset Sync for Edge

If turning on sync didn’t solve the issue, it’s time to reset the sync feature from the Edge browser from your Windows 10/11. To do that, you will find a Reset sync button inside the Edge settings. Allow me to guide you to go there and reset the sync for Microsoft Edge.

Note: Before resetting sync for Edge, you must sign out of Microsoft Edge from all the devices except the one that you’re using for reset.

  • Press Alt + F or click on the three dots () from the upper right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the context
  • Click on the Profile section from the left pane.
  • Select the Sync option from the right
  • Scroll down to the end and select the Reset sync
  • Check the box for the Resume on this device after resetting sync option.
  • Hit the Reset button after

After a successful reset, the Edge syncing process will be back on track.

3. Add Microsoft Page to Allow & Save Cookies

You must add the Microsoft page to save & sync all the cookies. So that all connected devices to the account on the Edge will sync all the browsing data. Without adding the account, all the cookies won’t get synced.

  • Copy and paste the following address in the Edge’s address bar and hit Enter.


  • Go to the Allow section and click on the Add
  • Enter in the Site field and click Add button.

After allowing the cookies and saving it with the Microsoft site, all the cookies and site data get synced.

Now take another device and lunch the Edge browser signed in with the same account. Look for the previously browsed site data from the other device. I bet the syncing is already working.

4. Turn On Don’t Clear Cookies When Exiting Edge Browser

If the Edge browser is set to clear all the cookies while exiting, all the browsed associated data will get clear at the moment. And nothing will sync because there will be no data left to sync. This is another reason behind the failed syncing issue with Edge. Let’s see how to fix this.

  • Press Alt + F and select Settings.
  • Click on the left pane’s Privacy, search, and services section.
  • Scroll down and look for the Clear browsing data section.
  • Click the Choose what to clear every time you close the browser
  • Click on the Cookies and other site data and enable it.
  • Select the Add
  • Type in in the Site field and hit Add button.

After that, close the Settings page. From now on, all browsing-related data will be synced across the devices.

5. Clear Edge Browser’s Cache Data

Browser’s cache data will benefit the user with faster loading time and saves bandwidth. Sometimes, corrupted cache data might cause more harm than providing an advantage. And Edge browser’s syncing problem is one of the issues triggered by corrupted cache data.

That’s why clearing the cache data is a must to eliminate the syncing problem.

  • Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete while you are on the Edge browser.
  • Click on the Time range’s drop-down button and select All time.
  • Check the box for the Cached images and files option.
  • Hit the Clear now button.clear-edge-cache-data

Now, all the clogged and corrupted cached files will get wiped out. After that, try to check if syncing issue is fixed or not.

There exist alternative methods to clear cache and cookies from Edge. Feel free to check them.

6. Reset Edge Browser

You must rest the Edge browser if clearing the cache data didn’t solve the syncing issue with Edge. Resetting the Microsoft Edge browser will not only solve the syncing problem but also solve other major problems too. Let’s see how to reset the Edge browser.

  • Type in or paste edge://settings/reset in the address bar and hit Enter.
  • Select the Restore settings to their default values option.
  • Click on the Reset button.reset-all-settings-of-edge-browser

After resetting, you will get a Settings were reset message on the top. Click on the cross button to close the message.

However, if resetting the Edge browser doesn’t resolve the issue, you can uninstall the Edge browser. There are several ways to uninstall Microsoft Edge to resolve major issues, including the syncing problem.

After resetting, some uers face issues with the password management of Edge. But with some proper methods, you can fix if Edge doesn’t remember passwords for the sites.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to manage Microsoft Edge sync settings?

You can manage Edge browsers sync settings by going the Settings. Press Alt + F while on the browser, and select Settings. Navigate to Profile > Sync. From there, you must turn on the toggle button for any necessary syncing feature.

How can I restore Microsoft Edge’s sync?

To restore or rest Edge browser’s sync, click on the three dots from the top right corner and select Settings. Click Profiles from the left pane, and select Sync from the right. Scroll down a bit and select the Reset sync button. Check the box for Resuming sync and hit the Reset button.

How to clear Microsoft Edge’s cache data?

You can clear Edge’s cache data within a minute. Just launch Edge and press Ctrl + Shift + Delete. Check mark the box for the Cached images and files option. Next, select the Clear now button.

Bottom Line

When you’re using Edge as a default browser across many devices, the synchronization feature is all you need. It helps to maintain browsing data integrity. But, sometimes, syncing doesn’t work in Edge.

However, you can resolve that issue if you have gone through this article. I have given all the tested methods to fix the syncing issue with Edge. So, apply all the methods to get the synchronization back to work.

Best of luck!

About The Author
Shubrato is a tech enthusiast and avid writer with a passion for technology-related things. He earned his undergrad degree in CSE. An experienced writer about the latest gadgets & software. He knows how to explain complex concepts clearly and concisely. You’ll find him tinkering with new tech or playing the latest video games when he isn’t writing.

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