How to Reset a Chromebook – Daily Report


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Every device needs to be rebooted from time to time. It’s usually a fairly simple process that can resolve small issues you’ve been having. How does it work for Chromebooks? We’ll see.

Interestingly, there is no way to “reboot” a Chromebook in the traditional sense. Rebooting usually means the device will turn itself off and back on, but Chrome OS doesn’t do that. This is likely due to how quickly Chromebooks can turn themselves off and on. There are two ways to do it.

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First, we will use the software controls. Click or tap the clock on the taskbar to open the Quick Settings panel.

Next, tap or click the power icon in the Quick Settings menu. This will immediately power off your Chromebook.

Select the power button.

Now you simply need to press the power button on your Chromebook to restart it. It can be a button on the side of the device or a key on the keyboard.

Press the power button.

The second method uses the same power button to turn off your Chromebook. You can press and hold it and wait for the device to turn off, or press and then select “Power off” from the pop-up menu.

Select "To turn off".

You can now turn it back on using the power button on the side of your Chromebook or on the keyboard.

Press the power button.

That’s all about it! The vast majority of operating systems have an option to “Reboot” the device, which makes it a bit strange that Chrome OS doesn’t have that. Regardless, Chromebooks power off and on so quickly that it doesn’t matter much.

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