Are you a beginner with the Android world and are you having different difficulties in using the browser and address book on your new smartphone? Well, do not worry: the first few times it is difficult for everyone to get used to the use of operating systems and applications that are different from those that they used to use before.
In any case, tell me a little, what is the problem that is making you “despair” more than anyone? How do you say? Can not find the sites and contacts you saved in your favorites? But it’s a breeze! I do not believe you can not do it. Maybe there’s a problem with your browser settings or the Contacts app, which prevents you from viewing your favorite content correctly. Let’s do one thing: take five minutes of free time, read the instructions I’m about to give you and try to put them into practice: I assure you that by doing so you will solve all your problems related to bookmarks and favorite contacts.
We will see how to find the favorites on Android using all the most popular browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Samsung) and then we will see how to manage the favorite contacts in the system address book. I bet that at the end of the reading you will reproach yourself and you will wonder how you managed not to solve a simple problem by yourself!
Find bookmarks in Chrome for Android
Chrome is the default browser of many Android terminals, so I think it’s right to start with it. If you use Chrome and do not know how to access the favorites saved in the latter, do so: start the app by pressing on its icon on the home screen or in the screen with the list of all the applications installed on the device, tap the button ⋮ located at the top right of the browser toolbar and select the Favorites item from the menu that appears.
At this point, you should be in front of the bookmarks you saved in Chrome (if you do not know how to add a site to your favorites in Chrome, just visit the latter and press first on the button ⋮ located at the top right and then the icon present in the menu that appears). To search through bookmarks and find favorites on Android , presses the icon 🔍 located at the top right and uses the bar that appears to type the title or address of the favorite site you want to find. Easy, right?
Although you have enabled bookmarks sync on your computer, can not you find the bookmarks you saved in Chrome from your PC? Do not panic, probably in Chrome’s settings on Android there is some disabled option that prevents you from viewing bookmarks saved by Windows or MacOS.
To remedy the problem, presses the puls button of Chrome for Android and access the Settings of the app. Then presses on your present name at the top of the screen that opens, then on the item Synchronization and, if not, put the check mark next to the option Sync all (if you want to synchronize all the settings of Chrome with the PC, including bookmarks) or next to the Favorites option , if you want to synchronize only the bookmarks and other settings of your preference (which you can always choose from the same menu). Now wait a few seconds and you should see the favorites saved by the PC appear in the Android version of Chrome.
If you do not find your name in Chrome’s Settings menu , but the Sign in to Chrome option , it means your browser is not yet associated with your Google Account. Pigia then on the item in question and log in with the data of your Google account (the same as you use in Chrome on your computer). When logged in, activate the synchronization of the favorites as explained above. If some steps are not clear to you and / or you want some more information on how to synchronize Chrome favorites , consult the tutorial I dedicated to the topic.
To conclude, I point out that another way to quickly find the bookmarks saved in Chrome is to type the title or address in the address bar of the browser: the bookmarks will appear in the list of suggestions of Chrome.
Find favorites in Firefox for Android
Have you decided to use Firefox as your default browser on your Android terminal? No problem. Indeed, accessing favorites and finding them is easier than ever in Mozilla’s home browser.
To view the complete list of bookmarks that you have saved in Firefox, all you have to do is start the app by selecting its icon in the home screen (or in the list with all the apps installed on your device), press the ⋮ button located at the top right of the screen that opens and select the Bookmarks item from the menu that appears on the device.
Mission accomplished! You have just arrived in the Firefox bookmarks management page, inside which there are the bookmarks you saved from your smartphone or tablet (if you do not know how to add a site to the bookmarks, just visit it, press the ⋮ button located at the top on the right and select the icon ⭐️ from the menu that opens), plus a folder, called desktop pc bookmarks , which contains the favorites added to Firefox by computer.
If you do not see the bookmark folder saved by PC or it is empty, make sure you have enabled the Firefox Sync service on your computer (go to menu ☰> Options / Preferences> Firefox Account ) and the option to Bookmark is active.
Then go on Android, presses the pulse button of Firefox, access your browser settings by selecting the appropriate item from the menu that appears, presses on your email address and, if not yet, put the check mark next to the item Bookmarks . If you do not see your email address in the Firefox settings menu, it means that you have not yet activated Firefox Sync on Android and then you have to log in to the service (using the same credentials used on the PC) by pressing on the appropriate entry.
Once you’ve uploaded your bookmarks in Firefox, you can search for them using the browser’s address bar directly: once you’ve typed the title or the address of a favorite site, in fact, this will appear in Firefox’s suggestions marked with the icon.
Find favorites in Edge for Android
Microsoft has brought Edge , the default browser of Windows 10, even on Android. If you use Edge on the computer and now you want to learn to manage the bookmarks of this browser on Android, here’s how to do it.
First, start Edge by selecting its icon from the home screen of your smartphone / tablet or from the screen with the list of all the apps installed on the device. Then presses the star button located at the top right, select the icon star from the screen that opens (top left) and browse the favorites that are currently saved in the browser. To search through the bookmarks, presses the search icon and use the search bar that appears at the top.
If you do not know how to add a new favorite to Edge for Android, visit the site of your interest, presses the star button located at the top right and select the item Add current page to Favorites from the screen that opens.
By accessing Edge’s favorites list, did not you find the bookmarks you saved on your PC? You probably have not enabled data synchronization on your computer or smartphone.
To remedy the problem, start Edge on your computer, press the button … located at the top right, select the item Settings from the bar that appears to the side and make sure that the lever under the heading Account is activated (if it is not, activated you ). If then no account is configured in the browser, remedy the problem by connecting your Microsoft account to the PC: find out how to do in my tutorial on how to change Microsoft account.
At this point, switch to your Android device, start Edge, presses the button … located at the bottom right and select the Settings item from the menu that appears. On the screen that opens, tap your name on the screen that opens, make sure that the sync switch (sync) is set to ON and, if necessary, turn on the Sync option your favorites and reading list between phone and PC (synchronize your favorites and the reading list between phone and PC) which is a little lower.
If you have a Samsung device and use the browser produced by the Korean company , you can access your favorites simply by starting the latter and pressing the Favorites button located at the bottom right. It will open a page with all the sites you’ve added to bookmarks with, at the top, the 🔍 icon to allow you to search within the latter.
Another way to access your Samsung browser bookmarks is to type the title or address in the address bar : Favorites results are marked with the ⭐️ icon next to their name.
Not sure how to add a bookmark in the Samsung browser? Nothing easier: visit the site of your interest, presses the ⋮ button located at the top right and select the item Add to Favorites from the menu that appears.
To enable synchronization of bookmarks between multiple devices, however, presses the ⋮ button located at the top right, select the entry Add to Favorites from the menu that appears and go to Sync with Samsung Cloud . If you need more information on how to access Samsung Cloud , see the tutorial I wrote on the subject.
Find favorites in Android Contacts.
Your intention is not to find bookmarks in the browser, but to quickly access the contacts you have added to favorites in the Android phonebook? Do not worry, it’s another simple operation. All you need is the Contacts application of your smartphone and thirty seconds of free time, maybe even less!
After starting the Contacts app, if this does not already show you the list of favorite names at the top of the screen (the favorite names should be marked with the ⭐️ icon next to the first of them), presses the ⋮ button located in top right and select the Customize View item from the menu that appears.
In the screen that opens, put the check mark next to the item Customize , select the box in Starred in contacts and presses the button Save . In this way you should be able to view the list of your favorite contacts in the main screen of the Contacts app, at the top of the list of names in the address book.
If you want to add a new contact to your favorites and do not remember how to do it, select the latter in the address book and tap the ★ icon located at the top right. Easier than that?