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How To Export Bookmarks From Android

Many times when we are surfing the internet, we stumble upon some interesting websites that we end up bookmarking for later use. However, if you are someone who saves bookmarks on their Android device accessing them from another device can be a little tricky. Therefore we have written this guide today to help you export bookmarks from an android.

Quick Answer

To export bookmarks from an Android, you need to Sync your Google account to it. After syncing your Google account, you need to make sure that the device you are trying to export your bookmarks to is also connected to the same Google account. Once your account is Synced, restart your Chrome and you will be able to access your Bookmarks.

To export your bookmarks from an Android you will need to have chrome on both the Android and the new device. However, once you have Chrome, exporting your Bookmarks is a matter of seconds for you. 

With that said let us move on to how you can export bookmarks from an Android.

Syncing Your Google Account on Android 

So to get started with exporting your Bookmarks, you need to Sync your Google account with your Chrome. To Sync your Google account, you will need to go to your Chrome. However, if you don’t have Chrome on your Android, downloading it is a must. Once you have Chrome downloaded, follow the below-mentioned steps to Sync your Account.

  1. Open “Chrome” and tap the three dots on the top-right side.
  2. Inside the menu, select “Settings” > “Sync”.
  3. In the “Sync” menu either toggle on “Sync everything” or manually select “Bookmarks”.
    Sync Everything Option

Once you turn Sync on, your Android will start syncing your Bookmarks. You may have to wait a little while for the Sync to end. When your Android is done syncing, you can export your Bookmarks to your PC or Mac by following the next step.

Note

To Bookmark a website page, you need to click on the Star icon on your Chrome. On Mobile, you will be able to access the Star icon by opening the Hamburger Menu. However, if you are on a PC, tap the Star icon on the top right corner of your screen.

Syncing Your Google Account with Windows/iOS/macOS

Now that you backed up all your Bookmarks on Google, you need to download Chrome to access them. You can download Chrome from their official Website for your Mac/iOS or Windows. Once you have downloaded Chrome on your device, you need to

  1. Open “Chrome”.
  2. Log in to your Google Account.
  3. Wait for your account to sync up and check your Bookmarks.

To check your Bookmarks, press the three lines on the top right side. Inside the Hamburger Menu, you will find the Bookmarks tab. Press Bookmarks and you will be able to see all the exported Bookmarks. However, if you can’t see the exported Bookmarks, try restarting your Chrome and that will fix it.

Warning

If you are not backing up your Bookmarks using Chrome and your Chrome gets deleted, there is a very high chance that you will lose all your saved Bookmarks. Therefore, make sure to turn on Sync to save your Bookmarks.

Summary 

Not being able to access your bookmarks on a new device can be frustrating. However, you don’t have to deal with that problem anymore as this guide will help you backup all your bookmarks. In addition to backing up your Bookmarks, this guide will also help you back up your passwords, cache, and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are Bookmarks stored on Android?

If you are using Chrome to store Bookmarks on your Android, it will be storing bookmarks in this directory “AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default”. However, if you have Synced your Bookmarks with your Google account, the Bookmarks will be stored on the Google cloud service. You can access them through Chrome Settings.

How do I export my saved Bookmarks from Chrome PC?

You can export your saved Bookmarks by using Chrome on your PC. To export Bookmarks, go to your Bookmark. In the Bookmark settings, click on Bookmark Manager. Once you open the Bookmark Manager, press the icon with three dots on it. In the drop-down menu, select Export Bookmarks and save it to your desired folder. 

Can I print a list of my Bookmarks?

Weirdly the answer for this is yes. To print a list of your Bookmarks, you will need to make an HTML backup of your Bookmarks. Once you are done doing that, you need to open that HTML file on a browser. Now that you have the list in Infront of you, you can simply print the Bookmarks by using a printer. However, do keep in mind that you might need to format the list a bit.

How do I export my passwords from Android?

To export your passwords from an Android device, you will need to Sync your Chrome Account with your Google account. You can do that by tapping the Sync option inside the Chrome Settings. Once your device is done syncing, you can import these passwords to another device. To import these passwords, simply Sync the Google account with another device.

Is it possible to transfer Bookmarks from one mobile to another?

Yes! Transferring your Bookmarks from one mobile to another is possible. However, the task will require you to use some sort of cloud service. The best way to transfer your Bookmarks from one mobile to another is to use Google Chrome’s Sync. You won’t only be able to transfer Bookmarks to a different mobile but also to a different PC with this method.

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