In today’s post, we’ll be showing you how to factory reset Chromebook easy guide. The Chrome operating system is a lightweight platform that does not slow down after some time. However, you’ll need a factory reset to speed up your Chromebook after some years of work. Factory reset is also helpful when someone creates a user account on your Chromebook without your permission. You can learn about various ways to factory reset your Chromebook in this post. Please note that all of the ways discussed in this article will wipe out/delete your local files and folders, so we strongly advise that you back up your files and folders before you proceed.
How to Factory Reset Chromebook Easy Guide
Ensure that your Chromebook battery life is at least 60% before you begin the reset process. Below is the easy guide to factory reset your Chromebook;
• At the bottom right corner, click on the notification centre and open “Settings” (the cogwheel icon).
• Click on the “Advanced” drop-menu in the left pane and then open the “Reset Settings” menu at the bottom.
• Under the powerwash menu, you’ll find the “Reset” option, click on it and go through the on-screen instructions.
• After a few minutes, your Chromebook should factory reset itself. Once the reset is done, you’ll have a clean and bloat-free Chromebook.
How to Factory Reset Chromebook Without Password
If you have forgotten the password of your Chromebook and want to reset it, there is a way to go around it. With the help of the Chrome OS keyboard shortcut, you can restart your Chromebook by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Shift + R keys all at once. This will trigger a reset window, click on “Powerwash” and then select “Reset”. The factory reset process will start and should be successful.
How to Hard Reset Chromebook Using Recovery Mode
A hard reset can become a lifesaver when your Chromebook is not booting at all or it freezes mid-way. This method of reset restores both the hardware and software configurations of the Chromebook to the factory default settings. The method uses the recovery mode to facilitate the rest and you can do it by following the steps below;
• Turn off your Chromebook completely, then press and hold the “Refresh” key (usually above 4) and the physical “Power” button simultaneously. Connect your Chromebook to a power source if it fails to boot and then press the above key combination at once. If nothing is showing on the screen, then press “Esc” too with the other two keys.
• Once your Chromebook shows a “Chrome OS missing/damaged” screen, then release all the keys.
• Press Ctrl + D to open the Chrome Recovery Screen. Then go through the on-screen instructions and hard rest the Chromebook.
In case you have a tablet running on Chrome OS, press and hold the “Volume Up” and “Power” buttons for at least 10 seconds. Then read and follow the on-screen instructions to hard reset the tablet. It is a similar step to hard rest Android devices. Some older Chromebooks come with a dedicated reset key which you can use to reset them.
This is everything you need to know about how to factory reset Chromebook easy guide. Depending on the problem you’re facing, you can choose any of the methods discussed here to factory reset your Chromebook. Let us know if any of the methods were helpful for you in the comment section below.