About sync settings on Windows 10 devices
Windows keeps track of the settings that you care about when sync is turned on and sets them for you on all your Windows 10 devices.
Also you can choose to sync web browser settings, passwords and colour themes.
If you turn on Other Windows settings, Windows syncs some device settings (for things like printers and mouse options), File Explorer settings and notification preferences.
For syncing to work, you need to sign in to Windows 10 with your Microsoft account (or link your Microsoft account to your work or school account) on any device that you want to keep in sync. If the Sync settings option isn’t available on your device, your organisation might not allow this feature.
If you signed in with your Microsoft account when you set up Windows, hooray!
If not, that’s OK—you can sign in any time. And if you’re not quite sure what a Microsoft account is, read on.
What it is
Have you ever used Outlook.com, Hotmail, Office 365, OneDrive, Skype, Xbox, or Windows? The email address and password you use for any of those services is your Microsoft account. If not, it’s easy to create a free email account at Outlook.com and make that your new Microsoft account.
Your Microsoft account gives you access to apps and games from the Windows Store, and lets you see your settings and other stuff across multiple Windows 10 devices. Read more about the benefits of Microsoft account.
How to sign in
Select the Start Start icon button, then select Settings > Accounts > Your account.
Select Sign in with a Microsoft account instead.
Follow the prompts to switch to a Microsoft account. You may need to verify your identity by entering a confirmation code.
Your local account will switch to your Microsoft account. The next time you sign in to Windows, use your Microsoft account name and password. Your apps and files will not be affected.
If you find that you’re having issues signing in, or if you forgot the password for your Microsoft account, the Microsoft account FAQ may have some helpful pointers.