Bookmark syncing only 1 way


My bookmarks all have names, so it can’t be that. I may try deleting the chain again and seeing if that will get it working.


Okay, I found a fix which worked for me:

I deleted the chain I’d started on my computer, and then started a new one. I scanned the QR code into my phone, which seemed to work there, but the status on my computer never changed from searching for the device.

I then deleted the chain again and instead started it from my phone, typing the word salad code into my computer. This worked immediately, and my bookmarks now appear in both places. I hope this helps someone in the future :slight_smile:


To summarize from what I read here and experienced for myself, I think the two main problems with syncing bookmarks at the moment are the following:

  • Unnamed bookmarks and folders do not sync to Android
  • Android bookmarks do not appear in a “mobile bookmarks” folder on desktop but rather on the bookmarks bar

These should be fixed because both are highly impractical and it’s obviously possible in Chromium (since it works in Chrome :sweat_smile:)


Good summary. The latest mobile version is out and still has these issues. Is there somewhere else we need to be raising them?

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I can confirm that this issue is still exists, and wasn’t fixed yet.

Brave Desktop Version(brave://about)
0.61.52 Chromium: 73.0.3683.86 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Brave Android Version(about:brave)
Brave 1.0.88, Chromium 72.0.3626.121

Android/iOS Version
Android 8.1.0

Do you have a corresponding issue in the GitHub project?



I am getting 2 way sync between multiple Windows machine, an Android Phone and Tablet. I am currently using the latest versions, (Windows - Version 0.62.51 Chromium: 73.0.3683.103 (Official Build) (64-bit), and Android 1.0.91).

All syncs had stopped, and I had to delete the sync chain from all devices (which took several attempts, delete the bookmarks from all but one windows machines, and all data from the Android devices. I then set up a new chain starting with my primary Windows PC that had a correct copy of the bookmarks.

Once done, all sync seems to work.

A major criticism of this is that this mechanism is not stable and very poorly constructed. I fully agree with earlier comments, specifically:

  1. The Mobile Desktop folder on Android is redundant
  2. New entries from Android always appear on the Bookmark Toolbar on Windows
  3. All bookmarks from Other Bookmarks on Windows appear at the top level within Android.

Since there are already many good examples of how to create a decent Bookmark sync capability (e.g. Chrome, Firefox etc) it is a real shame that Brave cannot produce a half decent capability.

This is so poor that I am really considering moving back to Chrome as Bookmark and other syncing is very important to me, and this is very poor and unreliable.


Is anybody from the Brave team actually looking into this?

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Since code base is different on different platform we have some issues that is being reworked on. We understand the issue is frustrating and we are in process of a design refresh for sync so we should have a good solution in the future. The reported issues are definitely kept in mind for the next version of sync.

Please do report any other issues that anyone runs into it will only help make the next version better.