5 Best Fixes for Chrome Send to Your Devices Missing or Not Working Issue

5 Best Fixes for Chrome Send to Your Devices Missing or Not Working Issue

Google Chrome’s ‘Send to Your Devices’ feature works well. It instantly sends tabs to other devices, saving you from organizing bookmarks or typing long URLs manually.

5 Best Fixes for Chrome Send to Your Devices Missing or Not Working Issue

Occasionally, ‘Send to Your Devices’ may be missing or malfunctioning. Fortunately, fixing this issue is fairly straightforward. So, without further delay, let’s explore how you can restore the functionality of Chrome’s ‘Send to Your Devices’.

1. Check Connectivity

Check if the device (mobile or computer) 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, sending a tab to such a device will fail, even if the device you are sending the tab from doesn’t display any error messages.

It may sound silly, but it happens. So make sure that isn’t the case before trying other fixes.

2. Update Google Chrome

‘Send to Your Devices’ is only available on Chrome version 77.0 and higher. The option will be missing on older versions of Chrome. Conversely, sending tabs to an older version will fail. Ensure you have the latest Chrome updates on your desktop and mobile devices.

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Desktop (PC and Mac)

On the PC and Mac, Chrome will update itself automatically. However, it’s better to double-check. Open the Chrome menu and click About Google Chrome to verify updates. If updates are available, Chrome will download and install them.

Mobile (Android and iOS)

To update Chrome on your Android or iOS device, open the Google Play Store or App Store and search for Chrome. Tap Update if a new version is available.

3. Sign in to Chrome

To make the content more concise and impactful, I would edit the provided text as follows:

“Are you signed into Google Chrome? You should be signed into the device you are sending a tab from, and also into the device that will receive the tab. Most importantly, use the same Google Account on all your devices.”

Desktop (PC and Mac)

To review your text for conciseness and clarity, I have made the following edits:

“On the PC and Mac, open the Chrome menu, and click Settings. Check if you are signed in to Google Chrome (and the Google Account) by looking under the People section.”

Let me know if you have any further questions or if there’s anything else I can help you with!

5 Best Fixes for Chrome Send to Your Devices Missing or Not Working Issue

Mobile (Android and iOS)

Similar to the desktop versions, open the Chrome menu on your Android or iOS device and tap Settings to confirm if you are signed in. Make sure that you are using the same Google Account across all your devices.

4. Enable Open Tabs Sync

‘Send to Your Devices’ relies on the Chrome sync setting called Open Tabs sync. To use this feature, make sure the setting is enabled on both the device sending the tab and the device receiving the tab.

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Desktop (PC and Mac)

On PC and Mac, open the Chrome menu, then click Settings. Next, click Sync and Google Services, and Manage Sync.

5 Best Fixes for Chrome Send to Your Devices Missing or Not Working Issue

Make sure the switch next to Open Tabs is enabled.

5 Best Fixes for Chrome Send to Your Devices Missing or Not Working Issue

Mobile (Android and iOS)

Head into the Settings panel on Android and iOS. Tap Sync and Google Services. Tap Manage Sync and enable Open Tabs to ensure proper functionality.

5 Best Fixes for Chrome Send to Your Devices Missing or Not Working Issue5 Best Fixes for Chrome Send to Your Devices Missing or Not Working Issue

5. Enable Chrome Notifications

If you don’t receive notifications on the device after sending a tab, ensure that notifications for Google Chrome are enabled.

Desktop – PC

To manage Chrome notifications on your PC, open the Notification Center and click “Manage Notifications.” Find Google Chrome in the app list and ensure that the Notifications switch is on and the Show Notification Banners box is checked.

5 Best Fixes for Chrome Send to Your Devices Missing or Not Working Issue

Desktop – Mac

On Mac, type “notifications” into Spotlight Search and press Enter. Enable notifications for Chrome and select Banners as the alert style.

5 Best Fixes for Chrome Send to Your Devices Missing or Not Working Issue

Mobile – Android

On Android, go to Chrome Settings and tap notifications. Enable notifications and switch on Sharing.

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Mobile – iOS

On iOS, Chrome doesn’t have integrated notification support. Therefore, ‘Send to Your Devices’ alerts will only appear in Chrome.

5 Best Fixes for Chrome Send to Your Devices Missing or Not Working Issue

To send a link from another device to Chrome for iOS, open the app and check the bottom of the screen for the alert.

Time to Dispatch

‘Send to Your Devices’ is a great feature, but as you just saw, it won’t work for a variety of reasons. Just make sure to troubleshoot your devices whenever there’s an issue next time, and you should be fine.

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