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Syncing across devices

Your data automatically syncs across all devices so you can access your research at any time

Why is sync useful?

Your Mendeley library automatically syncs, backing up any changes you make to the cloud. You can be confident that your library is always up to date whenever or however you want to access it and that your work will always be saved.

How does sync work?

Mendeley Reference Manager is automatically synced whenever you are online so you can access it on any device. Hover your cursor over the sync icon to see when the last sync occurred and select the icon to perform a manual sync. 

Where's all my data?

Your data is safely stored in the cloud. Mendeley will never publish private or personally identifiable data. No one will ever know what you are currently researching or reading, unless you explicitly decide to share this data with other researchers.

See our privacy terms for more.