It sucks when once you update your macOS to the new macOS Mojave (or if you simply just bought a new Mac) that you find that your Google Chrome browser does not sync with your Google account.
You see a “Paused” sign to your top right hand corner instead of seeing the rather usual green “Syncing” sign. Now what’s the big difference? Well, it’s a hassle because it requires you to sign into your Google account every time when you try to access a page.
Anyways, without wasting any time, I’ll show you how to fix your Chrome and get it working as good as new. 🙂
Let’s jump right in.
How to Fix When Chrome Paused or Not Syncing with macOS Mojave: 7 Steps
Step 1: Go ahead sign in to your Chrome using your Google account and then visit chrome://flags (copy and paste it onto your search bar).
Step 2: Good. Now there’s quiet a lot of settings on this page and it’s kinda pointless to go through one by one with each setting when you have to bring your dog that needs to pee outside. 🐶 So what we’re going to do is to search the page for the setting that we’re looking for. To do that just type in “Consistency” (which is the keyword in the setting that we’re looking for) into the search bar.
Step 3: As soon as you type it, you should be able to find that it searches for the “Identify consistency between browser and cookie jar” setting, which is the one that we want. All you have to do now is just set the setting to Disabled by selecting the drop down now right next to it and selecting Disabled. Make sure to relaunch your Chrome to have the changes take effect.
Help! I can’t find the “Identify consistency between browser and cookie jar” setting. 🙁
If you can’t find the “consistency” option, just click on the Reset All to default button to your top right hand corner. Do note that this will not reset all your settings unless, of course, if you had made any changes earlier to the settings. Once you’ve reset, you can try again to look for if the setting has come back (which most likely it would be so).
Step 4: Sweet. Next, what you’re going to do is jump into your chrome://settings/content/cookies (again copy and paste it) and then switch off the “Keep local data only until you quit your browser” setting.
Step 5: You’re almost done! Now on the exact same page you were on, scroll down and white-list your Google account by entering accounts.google.com as a cookie (you’ll need to click on the Add button and then add the link to it).
Step 6: Finally, exit and relaunch your Google Chrome and check once again if you remain logged into your Google Account.
That’s all there is to it! 🙂
Share this guide with those who are in need of having their accounts synced to their Chrome. You’ll make their day.