Have you noticed some of the previous search queries on Google showing up on a computer? This can happen if you are searching on Google after signing in to Gmail. It Chrome links the browsing history with your Google Account. Note that for Chrome to synchronize browsing history, bookmarks, passwords etc., the smartphone and PC used to surf the web should be signed in to Chrome.
The Chrome Sync feature can be of use, especially if you bookmark or watch a YouTube video on your smartphone and want to access that on a computer later. However, at times, this feature may not sync applicable data between signed-in devices, especially if users make changes to their Gmail accounts. This can be an inconvenience, although maybe not as annoying as when Chrome keeps crashing Windows 10. All said, it definitely demands troubleshooting.
Google Chrome shows Sync Error: Update Sync passphrase on the top-right corner, where the Menu button is. This notification overlaps the three-dot button and gives you new options to troubleshoot the sync not working.
Users can refresh Chrome Sync settings by configuring the right passphrase, as and when the error notification pops up. Here is how to make the necessary changes, and which Google Chrome prompts you need to make.
Usually, this should fix the Sync Error. However, if it does not troubleshoot the issue, move on to the next steps.
If Chrome keeps crashing Windows 10, or if the annoying Sync Error shows up in the future, contact our browser support technicians for advanced troubleshooting.