How to pause sync?

How can I pause Sync?

I work on my work-laptop in a complex enterprise network environment (proxy, Z-scaler, don’t really know). Sync cannot really sync (orange dot remains) and the Sync processes consume max CPU cycles.

How can I pause Sync while at work?

When I work from home (direct internet access) Sync does work, so I’ll enable it then again.
(or better, how to make Sync work in Proxy environment)

You can disable it from Settings > Features > Sync


Unfortunately that forces you to re-enter the encryption key after every time you enable it again.