Frequently-asked questions for Opera accounts

I forgot my password. How can I retrieve it?

If you’ve ever signed in to your Opera account on your computer, you can view your account password in Opera’s password manager. In your computer’s Opera browser:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click Advanced in the left sidebar, and click Privacy & security.
  3. Under Autofill, click Passwords.
  4. Scroll down to, or search for, auth.opera.com to find your Opera account details.

You can also reset your password. Navigate to the Opera accounts homepage and click the Forgot password? link. We recommend that you verify your email address after registering for an account, just to be sure that we have your correct email address on record.

If you’ve forgotten your synchronization master passphrase, you will need to reset your sync data.

What services can I use with my Opera account?

With your Opera account you can:

  • Synchronize your browsing data between computers, phones and tablets.
  • Get help and discuss Opera products with other users (and the occasional engineer) in the Opera forums.
  • Add functionality, security and whimsy to your Opera browser, or give it a new look with extensions and themes in the Opera add-ons catalog.

How do I sign into my Opera account with my browser?

You can sign into your Opera account on your computer, phone or tablet. Each device has a slightly different method for signing in.

On your computer (Opera 28 or later):

  1. Open Opera.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Under Synchronization, click the Sign in button.

On your Android device (Opera 28 or later, or Opera Mini 8 or later):

  1. Open the Opera for Android app.
  2. Tap the menu and select Settings.
  3. Tap the Sign in (to Opera) menu item.

On your iOS device (Opera Mini 10 or later):

  1. Open the Opera Mini app.
  2. Tap the menu and select Settings.
  3. Under Synchronization, tap the Sign In menu item.

Am I safe when I sign in? How is my data stored?

You’re safe, and we don’t track you when you sign into your Opera account. The Opera servers only keep an anonymous token to identify you and sync your data. The servers save some information, including your bookmarks’ locations online, the location of the image you assigned to a bookmark, and some metadata about the bookmarked pages. We take your privacy and security very seriously. If you’d like more details, please review our Privacy Statement.

What data does Opera synchronize between my devices?

Opera synchronizes bookmarks, open tabs, Speed Dial shortcuts, and more from all of your devices. It merges bookmarks from each device you sign in with, remembers which tabs you have open on each device, and lets you access the Speed Dial start pages of your devices, anywhere. Opera for computers and Opera for Android users can sync passwords for websites between the two devices.

Below is a list of Opera browsers that sync data and the kind of syncing services they support. We’re working hard to bring more syncing services to all of your devices. Stay tuned and we’ll let you know what we’re up to.

Opera for computers: bookmarks, tabs, Speed Dial, settings, history, and passwords.

Opera for Android: bookmarks, tabs, Speed Dial, history, and passwords.

Opera Mini for Android: bookmarks, tabs, and Speed Dial.

Opera Mini for iOS: bookmarks and Speed Dial.

What about Opera Link?

Unfortunately, Opera Link closed on December 2015. We supported Opera Link as long as we could, but now we’re focused on the updated set of sync services provided in the newest generation of Opera browsers. We encourage you to upgrade your Opera browser to the latest version. When you upgrade, you can use your Opera account username and password to sign in and start syncing.

How do I change my account details?

You only need a valid email address to set up an Opera account. But, as you become more active in the Opera community, you may wish to share more about yourself. You can add more details or change your account details – such as creating a username or sharing your real name, birthday, gender, and country. Navigate to your profile to review and edit your account details.

I want to clear all my synced data. How can I reset my account?

If you’ve forgotten your synchronization passphrase or just want a fresh start with the browsing data you share between your devices, you can easily reset your synced data.

To reset your account:

  1. Navigate to http://sync.opera.com/web/.
  2. Select the Reset sync data button.

You will be signed out of all your devices and your synced data will be removed from Opera servers. Keep in mind that any data that has been synced to a device will remain on that device until you manually remove it.

How do I delete my account? What happens if I do?

You shouldn’t delete your account, because we’d hate to see you go. But, if you really want to, navigate to the account deletion page and click the big, red, scary Delete my account button.

If you decide to leave the Opera community, you will no longer be able to post or comment on the forums or add-ons library. Your synced data will be erased from our servers. Your username will be removed from anything you have posted on the community sites. If you posted as part of a group, the ownership of what you posted will be transferred to the group.

Can I reactivate my account?

Yes. If you delete your account, we’ll send you an email with a reactivation link. Look for it in your inbox and click the link. Then, everything will be restored. If you can’t find the email, you can request a new reactivation link.

We give you seven days to reactivate your account. After that, your Opera account will be removed.

Why can’t I create a new account with the same email address as I used for an account I deleted?

You can, but you have to be patient. Since we reserve a seven-day period for you to reactivate your old account, you’re unable to register a new one until we’re sure you don’t want to reactivate. We recommend waiting until the reactivation period is over. If you just can’t wait until then (because our community and services are that awesome), then you’re welcome to register a new account with a different email address.


More answers can be found in the Opera forums