Many users have noticed that their Chrome browser stops syncing with their google account when trying to browse after upgrade to macOS Mojave. The chrome status on the top right corner simply shows “Paused” and requires you to sign into your Google account every time you try to access a page.
This is a very annoying experience for readers that tend to use Chrome as their default browser on their MacBook.
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How to Fix Chrome Paused/Sync Issues on macOS Mojave
If you are experiencing this issue, the following quick steps should help in fixing this problem.
- Sign in using your Google credentials as requested using Chrome
- Visit the site chrome://flags
- Click on Edit > Find.. and type in ‘Consistency’ in order to locate the setting and set “Identify consistency between browser and cookie jar” to “Disabled”
- If you are unable to find the ‘consistency’ option as shown in the previous step, click on ‘Reset All to default’ at the top right corner of your screen
- Next, Go to chrome://settings/content/cookies and toggle off Keep local data only until you quit your browser ( the second option, as shown in the image)
- Scroll down on the same settings screen and (chrome://settings/content/cookies) whitelist your Google account by allowing “google.com” as a cookie
- Quit and relaunch Google Chrome and check if you remain logged into your Google Account
Once you complete the six steps above and re-launch Chrome, it should work fine on your macOS Mojave without showing the “Paused” status or requesting you to keep logging back in.
We hope that you found this short tip helpful. This issue has made the Chrome browser pretty much handicapped on macOS Mojave.
Please let us know if you have any questions or if you have found other tips to tackle this issue using the comments below.
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Sudz specializes in covering all things macOS, having reviewed dozens of OS X and macOS developments over the years.
In a former life, Sudz worked helping Fortune 100 companies with their technology and business transformation aspirations.