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How to Reset your Chromebook to Factory Settings

Resetting your Chromebook to its factory settings can be helpful in various situations, such as when you want to sell or give away your device. Or when you’re experiencing performance issues or software conflicts. You can reset your Chromebook to factory settings.

Here is a complete guide; that you can follow to reset your Chromebook without affecting the ChromeOS. If your Chromebook is not responding, you can also check our guide on; how to force restart a Chromebook. We will also discuss how to factory reset Chromebook without a password.

How to Reset your Chromebook to Factory Settings

It’s crucial to back up all your important data before you reset your Chromebook to factory settings because all your data will be erased from your device. To back up your data, follow our detailed guide on; how to back up your Chromebook.

Once done, you can follow the below-mentioned steps to reset your Chromebook to factory settings:

Step 1: Open the Settings app. For that, click the “Quick Settings Panel” in the lower right corner of your screen. Then click on the gear icon to open the “Settings” application.

Accessing Settings on Chromebook

Step 2: You’ll see the settings window. Click on the “Advanced” tab located on the left side of your screen. Then select “Reset Settings” from the menu on the right side of your screen.

Reset Settings on Chromebook

Step 3: You will get the “Reset” button under the Powerwash menu. Click on it. Now, you will get a “Restart your device” popup. Click on the “Restart” button and go through the on-screen instructions. Within a few minutes, your Chromebook will factory reset itself.

Powerwash Settings to Reset Chromebook to Factory Settings

Note:- Make sure; to keep at least 60% battery before you proceed with the reset process. Or, plug in your charger to your Chromebook, as the process may take some time to complete the reset.

How to Factory Reset Chromebook Without Password

Do you know? You can also reset your Chromebook to factory settings without login. In case; you have forgotten the password of your Chromebook and want to reset it. You can use the Chrome OS keyboard shortcut.

For that, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Restart your device and on the login screen.

Step 2: Once; you are on the login screen, press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + R keys at once.

Factory Reset Chromebook without Password

Step 3: A Reset window will instantly open up. Click on “Powerwash” and then select the “Reset” button. It will start the factory reset process on your Chromebook without a password.


That’s it; this is how you can reset your Chromebook to factory settings. 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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