How to Reset your Chromebook

How to Reset your Chromebook

Chromebook is a simple laptop or tablet that runs on Linux-based Chrome OS. the device is used for various purposes like surfing the data on the websites by using the Chrome browser and you can even reside the data in the cloud instead of on the device itself. Some people want to pass on that new Chromebook to their friends, children, etc. Or you may feel to start fresh and look to reset the Chromebook.

It may happen like you might inherit a Chromebook and you want to make your own or your Chromebook is not working because of massive cookies or junk stored in, Whatever or whatsoever the reason is and you are looking to reset the Chromebook. If you are one of them, this article is for you.

In this article, we’ve managed to provide you simple and easy steps to reset the Chromebook.

Is it necessary to Reset the Chromebook?

The answer is yes, you must reset the Chromebook in order to run your device smoothly, reset will wipe out all the unwanted files and even junk files that are not in use which may lead to slow your Chromebook.

Also, in case you want to sell the Chromebook and buy a new one, a reset is necessary to do.

Alternatives to a full reset

There are some people out there who don’t want to reset the Chromebook completely. so try these steps if you don’t want to reset your Chromebook completely.

  • Try to turn off the Chrome extinctions, try to turn off one at a time. check your Chromebook is working normally enough.
  • To reset your keyboards and trackpad, just power your hardware down. by doing this your downloads folder will get delete which might be causing the problem. then turn off your Chromebook and press Refresh > Power.
  • If still having problems like you feel your Chromebook is not working well enough, then it’s time to do a complete Chromebook reset.

Reset Chromebook in Settings

Note: Just backup your important files to Google Drive and sync your settings to your Google account. These steps lead to permanent data deletion.

  • Click to the area located in the right-bottom corner.
  • Now, select the cog next to lock to go into Settings.
  • Click on the hamburger menu icon on the top left corner.
  • Click on Advanced > Click on Reset Settings.
  • Select Powerwash.
  • The dialog box will pop up, click on Restart.
  • Sign in to your Google account.
  • Complete the step guide for setting up a new Chromebook.

Now, all the problems that were bothering you during the use of the Chromebook will be resolve.

Reset using shortcut keys

Note: Just backup your important files to Google Drive and sync your settings to your Google account. These steps lead to permanent data deletion.

  • Sign out your Chromebook.
  • Press and hold Ctrl + Alt + Shift + r simultaniously.
  • Click on Restart.
  • A dialog box will pop up, then click on Reset.
  • Sign in with your Google account.
  • Just complete the guide on setting the Chromebook.

Finally, completely restart your Chromebook and it will be booted into the system again like a new one.

That’s all for now. We hope this simple guide was helpful to you. Still, having any issues regarding factory reset? Feel free to comment below. You can also follow us on Google News or Telegram group for real-time notifications whenever Gadget Headline publishes any post.

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Hrishi Parkhe

Hrishi is a B.S.E IT/Sales graduate from Mumbai who went on to work in neither of those fields in the end. It happens. He's a freelance writer, loves to travel, experiencing the things with that money which surprise him. Hrishi loved to watch anime, movies and listening to music but this doesn't mean he's a hikikomori. He always believes that there's so much in those things that we miss out on every day.

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