Syncing your Vault

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    What is vault syncing?

    Vault syncing is purely downloading the latest content from your Bitwarden vault onto your device for access.

    In some cases, this happens automatically. On iOS and Android apps, Bitwarden leverages push notifications to kick-off a personal vault synchronization.

    Organization Vaults synchronize to devices every 30 minutes, or upon manual sync.

    When does my vault sync?

    Mobile APPS

    The Bitwarden mobile apps sync personal vaults automatically. Organization vaults are synchronized once every 30 minutes, or on-demand by navigating to: Settings > Sync > Sync Vault now

    Note

    Self-hosted users can enable Push notifications powered by the Bitwarden cloud.

    You can also sync your vault on-demand with the pull down gesture. Navigate to Settings > Sync > Enable sync on refresh to enable sync on refresh.

    Browser extensions

    The Bitwarden browser extensions sync personal vaults automatically. Organization vaults are synchronized once every 30 minutes, or on-demand by navigating to: Settings > Sync > Sync Vault now

    Desktop applications

    The Bitwarden desktop apps sync personal vaults automatically. Organization vaults are synchronized once every 30 minutes, or on-demand by navigating to: File > Sync Vault

    Command-line interface

    The Bitwarden CLI client syncs personal vaults automatically. Organization vaults are synchronized once every 30 minutes, or on-demand by running the command: bw sync

    Common issues

    • Sync failure can occur if your device’s time is not correct. Syncing (and all of Bitwarden services) require TLS/SSL, which will fail to connect to a host with invalid timestamps.

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