Before you know how to restart a chromebook, we must know what it is and how it differs from other common computers. The chrome book is a laptop created by Google, to help you carry out your tasks more efficiently. Contains the operating system Google Chrome OS, focusing on web applications and cloud storage, with Google services. Nowadays are the most efficient devices for education.
Now, p.We may find ourselves in situations (not very common) where we need restart our Chromebook or make a factory reset for install updates or the device may not respond properly. One of the tasks that we can carry out is to restart the computer, but unlike the competition (Linux, macOS or Windows), Chromebooks do not offer us a reset button.
Types of reboots that we are going to cover today:
2. Factory reset a Chromebook
It's important to note at this point that you can't factory reset a Chromebook that's being used for school or work. Ask your administrator to wipe the data from the Chromebook and then return it again later register in the work or school network.
Now, how to restore the factory state of a Chromebook from the keyboard?
- log out on the Chromebook.
- Hold down the keys Ctrl + Alt + Shift + “R”
- Choose Restart
- In the pop-up that appears, select power wash and then Continue.
- Follow all the steps shown on the screen and sign in with your Google account. (The account you must use to log in must be the same as the current account owner)
- Follow the instructions on the screen to reconfigure the device.
3. Before you factory reset your Chromebook
Before reset the operating system on the computer make sure it is necessary. We recommend that you reset if the following situations occur:
Remember sync your data and settings with your Google account:
– to sync all files on all devices, you'll need to turn it on on all devices you want to sync this setting to.
- To choose specific settings/files activate the option Customize synchronization and then in "data synchronization“, turn on the settings you want to sync.
– Make a backup of your files in google drive or a device external storage
Furthermore, this process does not delete your files from Google Drive nor the external hard drive.
4. Various ways to reset Chromebook
To restart our chromebook device, we found several options, from the computer screen itself, the physical buttons or even from the keyboard.
This type of reboot They do not delete or put our device in a factory state. They will simply get us out of a bind in which the computer leaves us hanging or we use it in a alternate way to shutdown/reboot our computer.
4.1 Restart Chromebook from Settings
The first way we find to restart the device is from the Settings menu that we find integrated into the screen:
The second method we found is by clicking the physical shutdown button and in the pop-up that is shown on the screen, we select "To turn off”, and after the shutdown is complete, we turn it on as normal, finishing the reboot of the equipment.
4.2 Restart Chromebook from the power button
To reboot device in a more direct and natural way, we will do it from the turn off Botton which we must press for three seconds. This will force the device to shut down automatically, this method is not highly recommended unless it freezes or we have no other way to turn it off. Since if we get used to closing the device in this way we can deteriorate the battery and in the long run we will have performance or functionality issues with the Chromebook itself.
4.3 Restart Chromebook from keyboard
We can use a key combination to force a reboot; As in the previous point, this action will turn the device off and on again in a rather forced way and outside the usual method. But in a emergency case or that our device remains frozen is the best option.
This will turn off the device and we must turn it on again by clicking the power button.
We also recommend that you wait thirty seconds to a minute for turn the computer back on. Letting the Chromebook rest for a few seconds in order to take better care of the state of the battery and the device itself in case of using this action in a more recurring way.