If you’re a regular user of Anki, you may want to consider creating and using an AnkiWeb account. An AnkiWeb account allows you to regularly and automatically save your Anki data by syncing your computer’s Anki account with your AnkiWeb account. When you "sync", it means that all your files are copied via the internet from your computer to your online AnkiWeb account.

3 Benefits of signing up to AnkiWeb

Syncing your Anki files with AnkiWeb is beneficial because:

  1. If you lose all your Anki files on your computer, then you can download all your Anki decks and cards from your AnkiWeb account.
  2. You can study your Anki deck and cards on several devices, such as your computer, smartphone and tablet, and you can easily move your decks and cards to different devices.
  3. AnkiWeb is 100% free!

How to access the AnkiWeb sign up page

You can access the AnkiWeb sign up page in 2 ways:
a) Go to the AnkiWeb sign up page using the link within Anki
b) Go directly to the AnkiWeb sign up page in your internet browser

a) Go to the AnkiWeb sign up page using the link within Anki
Click on the sync button in Anki. Make sure you are connected to the internet whenever you click the sync button.

After you click the sync button, an “Account Required” popup will show up. Since you do not yet have an AnkiWeb account, then you can click on the blue “sign up” link in the “Account Required” popup so that you can access the AnkiWeb sign up page and create a free AnkiWeb account.

b) Go directly to the AnkiWeb sign up page in your internet browser
You can also just open up your preferred internet browser (such as Firefox, Safari, Chrome or Internet Explorer). Then, go to this web address: https://ankiweb.net/account/register so that you can access the AnkiWeb sign up page to create a new account.

Signing up for a new AnkiWeb account

On the AnkiWeb sign up page, you’ll be asked for you email address and a chosen password.

Put in your details, and you’ll then be sent to the sign up confirmation page, where it will say that an email has been sent to your email address. You should check your email inbox and follow the instructions in that email in order to complete your AnkiWeb sign up.

Once you’ve checked the AnkiWeb email and confirmed you email address, then your AnkiWeb account should be ready, and you can instantly start syncing the Anki decks on your devices onto AnkiWeb in the cloud.

The AnkiWeb sign up process can be done in less than 1 minute. 

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