Content of the material
- 1. Check Connectivity
- How to sync Chrome tabs to mobile (iOS)
- How to Share Chrome Tabs on Your iPhone or iPad
- How to Share Chrome Tabs from Desktop to Mobile (Android/iOS)
- 1. Chrome Tab Sharing via QR Code
- 2. Chrome Tab Sharing via Webpage
- 3. Chrome Tab Sharing via URL
- 4. Chrome Tab Sharing via the Laptop Icon in Address Bar
- 5. Enable Chrome Notifications
- Desktop – PC
- Desktop – Mac
- Mobile – Android
- Mobile – iOS
1. Check Connectivity
Check if the device (mobile or computer) that you are sending a tab to is connected to the internet. If there’s no Wi-Fi or cellular data enabled, or if Airplane Mode is turned on, then sending a tab to such a device will fail, even if the device that you are sending the tab from doesn’t throw up any error messages.
Sounds a bit silly, but it happens to the best of us. So make sure that isn’t the case before diving into the other fixes.
How to sync Chrome tabs to mobile (iOS)
Once you’re syncing open tabs, you can access tabs open on other mobile devices and computers on your iOS device:
- Open the Chrome menu (click the 3-dot menu in the upper-right corner of Chrome).
- Tap your account name at the top of the resulting window.
- Choose to sync everything or enable only what you want to sync.
How to Share Chrome Tabs on Your iPhone or iPad
Open your Chrome app and tap Share inside the address bar. Tap “Send to your devices.”
Select which synced device you want to send the tab to. You will receive a notification when it arrives. Tap to open the tab.
How to Share Chrome Tabs from Desktop to Mobile (Android/iOS)
There are different ways you can share tabs in Chrome. Here’s how to send Chrome tabs from a desktop to an Android device.
1. Chrome Tab Sharing via QR Code
Open the Chrome browser on your desktop and go to the webpage or tab you want to send to your Android device.
Right-click on the webpage, scroll down and click on “Create QR code for this page.”
This will generate a QR code displayed at the top-right of your browser.
Open Chrome on your Android device and tap the three-dots button at the top right.
Tap the “Share” button, then “QR code.” A QR code will display under the SHARE tab. Tap on “SCAN” and point the camera at the QR code on your desktop.
The code will be scanned, and the tab will open on your Android device.
Alternatively, you can click the “Download” button beneath the QR code on your desktop. The code will be downloaded as a PNG file. Open the image and scan the code with your Android device. The page will now open on your Android device.
2. Chrome Tab Sharing via Webpage
Open Chrome on your desktop and go to the tab you want to send to your synced Android device.
Click on the webpage, scroll down and click “Sendto [Device Name].”
You will receive a notification on your Android device. Tap on it to open the tab in your Chrome browser.
3. Chrome Tab Sharing via URL
You can also share Chrome tabs by clicking on a URL. To do this, open a Chrome tab on your desktop and click on the URL address to highlight it.
Right-click on the highlighted URL and click “Send to [Device name].”
Tap on the push notification to open the Chrome tab on your Android.
4. Chrome Tab Sharing via the Laptop Icon in Address Bar
To share Chrome tabs via the address bar, open the tab you want to send. Click within the address bar, then click on the “Send this page” laptop icon to your right.
Select the target device from the list and click on it to send the tab. You will see a “Sending … ” alert between the laptop and QR code icons. Tap on the notification to view the page on your Android device.
5. Enable Chrome Notifications
If you don’t receive any notifications on the device that you sent a tab to even after going through the fixes above, then make sure that notifications for Google Chrome are enabled.
Desktop – PC
On the PC, open the Notification Center, and then click Manage Notifications. On the list of apps that show up, click Google Chrome. Make sure that the Notifications switch is turned on, and that the Show Notification Banners box is checked.
Desktop – Mac
On the Mac, type notifications into Spotlight Search, and then press Enter. Make sure that notifications for Chrome is enabled, and that Banners is selected as the alert style.
Mobile – Android
On Android, visit the Chrome Settings screen, and then tap notifications. Make sure that notifications are enabled, and that the switch next to Sharing is switched on.
Mobile – iOS
On iOS, Chrome doesn’t feature integrated notifications support. Hence, ‘Send to Your Devices’ alerts will only show up within Chrome itself.
After sending a link from another device to Chrome for iOS, simply open the app, and then check the bottom of the screen for the alert.
We hope that this guide helps you transfer Chrome tabs from one phone to another. If you still have any suggestions or queries, do let us know. You can also check our other articles to enhance your browsing experience.