How to Sync Google Bookmarks & Maps to an iPhone

by Anthony Oster
Syncing Google Chrome to your iPhone creates a seamless transition between your home and mobile computing needs.

Syncing Google Chrome to your iPhone creates a seamless transition between your home and mobile computing needs.

The Google Chrome app for the iPhone enables you to sync bookmarks, tabs and other information stored on your Google account. Once synced, your iPhone can access your desktop's bookmarks, Google Maps locations and open Web browser tabs from your iPhone. Google Chrome for the iPhone also enables automatic sign-in to other Google services, improved search results and access to open tabs on your desktop computer.

Desktop Setup

Download and install the Google Chrome browser onto your desktop.

Click the Chrome Menu icon, shaped like three horizontal bars, and select "Sign in to Chrome" then enter your Google account credentials or create a new account. Syncing to your iPhone requires an active Google account.

Click the Chrome Menu icon and select "Settings," then select "Advanced Sync Settings." Select "Sync Everything," or choose which elements you would like to sync between devices.

Iphone Setup

Download and install the Google Chrome App for the iPhone from the App Store (see link in Resources).

Launch Google Chrome and touch the Google Chrome menu icon. Choose "Settings," "Sign in to Chrome," then "Google Account." Enter your Google email address and password and tap "Go."

Open the Google Chrome Menu and select "Settings," click on your Gmail address, then "Advanced." Select "Open Tabs," "Bookmarks" and any other options that you would like to sync, or slide "Sync Everything" to "On" then click "Done."

Opening Synced Bookmarks, Tabs and Maps.

Launch Google Chrome on your desktop and load Google Maps or any other Website that you would like to stream to the iPhone.

Launch Google Chrome on your iPhone and select "Other Devices."

Select the synced Map or Web page that you would like to open.

Tip

  • Accessing synced bookmarks, maps and Web pages requires an active data connection. Applicable data charges will apply.

Warning

  • Information in this article applies to the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 models running iOS 6 and the Google Chrome for iPhone app version 23.0.1271.91. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions of products.

Items you will need

  • Google Chrome Browser
  • Google Chrome App

About the Author

Anthony Oster is a licensed professional counselor who earned his Master of Science in counseling psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has served as a writer and lead video editor for a small, South Louisiana-based video production company since 2007. Oster is the co-owner of a professional photography business and advises the owner on hardware and software acquisitions for the company.

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