How to Sync Safari Bookmarks with Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer

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If you use Safari on a Mac or on an iPad but also use Windows, you can make life a little easier by keeping your Safari bookmarks synced with your Windows browser. Here's how to sync your bookmarks across devices between Safari and Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

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The key to this bookmarks syncing is the iCloud app, built into OS X and iOS and available for Windows.

Enable Bookmark Synchronization on a Mac

First we'll make sure that you have iCloud syncing turned on for Safari in OS X.

1. Open the System Preferences app.

2. Click iCloud.

icloud system preferences

3. Check the box for Safari if it isn't already checked. If it already is checked, you're done!

4. Click OK to confirm you want to merge your Safari bookmarks and Reading List with iCloud.

icloud sync safariEnable Bookmark Synchronization on an iPad

The process is similar for enabling bookmark syncing on iOS.

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Tap iCloud.

3. Toggle the Safari option on if it isn't already on.

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Enable Bookmark Synchronization in Windows

On your Windows PC, you'll need to download and set up iCloud to sync your bookmarks with your Apple devices.

1. Download iCloud for Windows from Apple's site..

2. Install iCloud using the installation wizard. You'll be prompted to restart the computer to complete the installation.

3. Open the iCloud app. You can do this from the Start menu.

icloud windows open app

4. Sign in with your Apple ID.

icloud windows sign in

5. Click the Options button next to Bookmarks.

icloud windows bookmarks

6. Select the browsers you want to sync bookmarks with Safari.

icloud windows bookmarks select

7. Click OK.

8. Click Apply to finish setting up synchronization.

With the steps above completed, whenever you add or remove bookmarks on one device, they'll be synced to your other devices and selected browsers. Note that iCloud won't, however, sync between Safari and Firefox or Chrome on the Mac.

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