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How to Force Restart a Chromebook

You’ve come to the right place if you want to learn how to restart or force restart a Chromebook. It is one of the simplest ways to troubleshoot a problem on your Chromebook. Also, you can Restart your device after a software update or resolve the freezing issues.

There are a couple of different ways to restart your Chromebook. Here we will discuss the steps to restart a Chromebook. Also, you can check our guide on how to reset your Chromebook to factory settings.

How to Restart a Chromebook

The easiest way to restart your Chromebook is by holding the Power button for a few seconds. It’s usually found in the top-right corner of the keyboard.

It should log you out of your Chromebook, save anything you’ve been working on, and shut off your device. Press the button again to turn your Chromebook back on.

Or, you can use the Shut Down option. For that, follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Save anything you are working on your Chromebook. Then close all the applications.

Step 2: Click on the “time indicator” to access the “Quick Setting Panel” window. Here, click on the “Shut Down” button.

Accessing Quick Settings Panel to Shut Down a Chromebook

Step 3: After a few seconds, click the “Power” button to restart your device.

If you are having trouble using its interface or your Chromebook is not turning on, you can try to force restart to fix it. To do so, follow the next methods.

How to Force Restart a Chromebook

If you’re a Chromebook user, you may occasionally encounter situations where your device becomes unresponsive or freezes. In such cases, a simple restart might not solve the problem. In such cases, you may need to perform a “force restart” to get your Chromebook back up and running. Here are the steps to force Restart a Chromebook:

To perform a hard reset, hold the Refresh button and press the Power button on your Chromebook. This should force your Chromebook to restart automatically.

Force Restart your Chromebook

Note:- You should only perform a force restart if your Chromebook becomes unresponsive or freezes. If your Chromebook is functioning normally, it’s always best to use the regular restart option.


That’s it; this is how you can restart a Chromebook. Also, if you are interested in Chromebook topics and new to Chromebook and Chrome OS, you can check out our Chromebook troubleshooting guide.

I hope this Chromebook guide was helpful to you. If you liked the article, share it with your friends. If you have some suggestions, do not hesitate to leave them in the comments section. We are always there to assist you.

Ajoy Kumar
Ajoy Kumarhttps://thechromeguide.com
I love using Chromebook. So, I created TheChromeGuide.com to share my knowledge of ChromeOS, Chrome and Chromecast.
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