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How to Set up your New Chromebook

If you bought a new Chromebook and are confused about the process to set up your Chromebook, then you can follow the guide till the end. Chromebook is a robust machine that runs on ChromeOS.

It is an operating system developed by Google. So, to use the Chromebook, you need to have a Google account. Google also offers you some perks; you can check our guide on; how to claim your Chromebook Perks.

How to Set up your New Chromebook

You need a Google account in order to configure your Chromebook for the first time. If you don’t already have one, you can create a Google account by following the guide; how to create a new Google account for Chromebook. Now, to set up your Chromebook, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: You will get this window when you boot up your Chromebook for the first time. That says: “Welcome to your Chormebox,” click on the “Get Started” button to configure your Chromebook.

Note:- If you want to change your language and accessibility, you can change it by clicking on the options.

Screen Welcoming you to your Chromebook

Step 2: After that, you need to connect your Chromebook to a network. Select the network name, enter the network password then connect to the network.

Showing Wi-FI Networks to connect on Chromebook

Step 3: Now read the Google Terms of Service and click on the “Accept and Continue” button

Showing you to Accept the Google Terms

Step 4: On the next screen, you have to “Sign in” with our Google account. Here, enter your email address and password associated with the account.

Google Sign-in page for your Chromebook

Step 5: Once done, a window will appear on your screen, and it will take you through the installation of the Google Play Store on your Chromebook, your Chromebook support Google Play Store. Here you have to accept the Google Play Terms of Service. For that, click on the “Accept” button.

showing you to enable the Play Store on Chromebook

Step 6: Once you have set up and accepted all the Google terms and services, you will get the welcome screen. Now you are ready to use the Chromebook. That concludes the initial setup, but there are quite a few more options and settings to explore.

Chromebook Welcome screen

Other Chromebook Step-up Steps

After you have configured your Chromebook, there are other things to do. Like updating the Android application and updating your Chromebook to the latest version of ChromeOS. Let us discuss them one by one.

1. Update ChromeOS

Out of the box, Chromebook does not come with the latest version of ChromeOS installed. To get the most recent version on your Chromebook, you must manually update it. For that, follows the following steps:

Step 1: Click on the “App Launcher” and open the “Settings” application. 

Step 2: A “Settings” window will appear. Here on the left, select the “About ChromeOS” tab. Click the “Check for updates” button to check for the latest Chrome OS update and security update.

Settings Page to Update the Chrome OS

Step 3: If any new update is available, it will automatically download and install it on your Chromebook. After your update process gets completed. Click on the “Restart” button to finish the update and wait for the reboot process to complete.

We already have a complete guide. You can check our detailed guide on; how to update your Chromebook and Chrome OS.

2. Update Android Apps

Chromebooks come with some Android apps pre-installed, and these need updates. Here’s the second set of steps you can run through to get these apps updated if they’re not updating automatically already.

Step 1: Click on the “App Launcher” and open the “Google Play Store” to update the outdated applications.

Step 2: It will open the Google Play Store. Here click on your profile icon and click on the “Manage apps & device” option.

Step 3: Click on the “Manage” tab and click on the “Check for Update” option to download the available updates.

Google Play Store Manage and Update Page

You can look for new apps after the current ones have been updated. Simply click the back button or quit and reopen the Google Play Store application. Then, enter the name of the app you’re looking for in the search box at the top. It will automatically install and be added to your ChromeOS launcher.


That’s it; this is how you can set up your new Chromebook. If you are a new user of ChromeOS, then we suggest you check out our other Chromebook guide.

I hope this Chromebook guide was helpful to you. If you liked the article, you can share it with your friends. If you have some suggestions or doubts, 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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