This SharePoint 2013 tutorial explains, how to disable the Sync button in SharePoint 2013 document library. Sync feature allows users to sync between SharePoint document libraries and user’s local disk in SharePoint 2013.
If you open your SharePoint document library or home page you might see the Sync feature is enabled and which looks like below:
We can disable this option in the site level as well as for any particular document library level.
Disable Sync in Site Level in SharePoint 2013
Open SharePoint 2013 site. Go to the Site Settings page, then click on “Search and offline availability” under “Search” section.
Then in the “Offline Client Availability” section select No for “Allow items from this site to be downloaded to offline clients?” which looks like below:
Disable Sync in Document library level in SharePoint 2013
If you want to disable the Sync option for a particular document library, then Open the SharePoint document library, then go to the library settings page.
Then in the Library settings page click on Advanced Settings link under General.
Then in the Advanced settings page, Choose No in “Offline Client Availability“, which looks like below:
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Hope this SharePoint 2013 tutorial helps to disable Sync button in SharePoint 2013/2016 or SharePoint Online.
Bhawana Rathore is a Microsoft MVP (3 times in Office Apps & Services) and a passionate SharePoint Consultant, having around 10 years of IT experience in the industry, as well as in .Net technologies. She likes to share her technical expertise in EnjoySharePoint.com and SPGuides.com