How to add a device (iPhone, Android or computer) to Firefox Sync

Firefox Sync - logo

In a previous article we looked at how to set up Firefox Sync to save all your bookmarks and settings in Firefox servers, now you are going to learn how to add a device to Firefox Sync when you already have an account created and the only thing left to do is to synchronize information between devices.

When you are trying to sync your Firefox bookmarks and other settings with a new device, this being an iPhone, Android, Maemo or an additional computer, there are some steps that depending on the device you have to follow, and this is what is going to be described in this article, plus how to finish the sync process. Let’s start by finding the code for the device:

Find Firefox Sync code for iPhone device:

1.  Launch Firefox Home and tap the I Have A Sync Account button.

2.  Now the code to add your iPhone will be displayed.

Firefox Sync - iPhone code

Find the Firefox Sync code for Android or Maemo device:

1.  Launch Firefox in your Android or Maemo device, swipe left, tap the settings icon and then select the Preferences tab.

2.  Under the Sync section, tap Connect. At this point the code that you will be asked to add a new device will be displayed.

Firefox Syncs - Android and Maemo code

Find Firefox Sync for another computer:

1.  Navigate to Firefox’s Options.

Firefox 4 - Path to options

2.  From the Sync tab, click the Set Up Firefox Sync.

Set Up Firefox Sync Button

3. Click the Connect button and the code to add this computer will be displayed.

Firefox Sync - Computer code

Add a device to Firefox Sync

Once you have obtained the sync code the only thing left to do is to enter that code into Firefox Sync setting section:

1.  Go to Firefox’s Options and navigate to the Sync tab.

2. Click the Add a Device link, enter the code for your new device and click the Next button. And that is all!

Firefox Sync - Add a Device link

Firefox Sync - Add a Device enter the code

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].