How to Change Firefox Sync Interval

Firefox comes with a handy SYNC feature that allows users to synchronize Bookmarks, Preferences, Passwords, History and Tabs between devices across different platforms.

However, the sync action only triggers every 60-minute and there is no user-configurable option provided.  Although one can put a Sync icon onto the toolbar for easier access, it is still far from practical needs.

To unlock this limitation, do the following:

1) Type “about:config” at the address bar

2) Search for “services.sync.syncInterval”

3) Change the value from 3600000 (milliseconds = 3600 seconds = 60 minutes) to any value (in millisecond) of your choice

4) Close and restart Firefox

The Sync action will now trigger at the interval you just set.


5 thoughts on “How to Change Firefox Sync Interval

    • I am using version 4 and I have that refresh icon as well. I change the refresh interval because I have two active computers. By speeding it up, I don’t have to worry about out-of-sync between the two anymore.

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