Sync Settings to JetBrains Account is missing from File | Manage IDE Settings

I have signed into my Jetbrains account by registering, but I cannot find the setting "Sync Settings to JetBrains Account" from File | Manage IDE Settings.

I have the bundle plugin "IDE Sync Settings" enabled & "Settings Repository" disabled

This works fine on my home PC but here at work it has never been there.

I want to be able to click "Sync Settings to JetBrains Account" and then choose whether to import or push to account instead of it automatically doing this for fear of losing settings. I just want to be able to control this myself.

Edit:  I reset my settings, reimported one project and the settings were back, but not for long. After I restarted the setting "Sync Settings to JetBrains Account" is missing again!

How does this actually work? What must I do to make that setting not go away?


Here is my setup

PhpStorm 2021.3.1
Build #PS-213.6461.83, built on December 29, 2021
You have a perpetual fallback license for this version.
Subscription is active until November 18, 2023.
Runtime version: 11.0.13+7-b1751.21 amd64
VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o.
Windows 7 6.1
GC: G1 Young Generation, G1 Old Generation
Memory: 2048M
Cores: 4

Non-Bundled Plugins:
some.awesome (1.14)
com.kalessil.phpStorm.phpInspectionsEA (
de.espend.idea.laravel (0.15.4)
ru.adelf.idea.dotenv (2021.3.0.213)
com.laravel_idea.plugin (

1 comment

What happens when you click/hover on a Settings Sync icon in status, is there any error message?

Do you use a JetBrains Toolbox or it is a standalone IDE installation?


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