How to Reset a School Chromebook?

This guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of resetting your school Chromebook. So, if you’re ready to give your device a fresh start and break free from those pesky restrictions, let’s jump right in.

Why Reset a School Chromebook? 

Resetting a school Chromebook can help improve its performance by removing unwanted files and software. This can be particularly useful if school restrictions have bogged down your Chromebook or if you’ve just been handed down an older device that could use a fresh start.

How to Reset a School Chromebook?

1. Save the essentials: Before resetting your Chromebook, ensure you’ve backed up any important files, photos, or documents you don’t want to lose. You can either use an external storage device or upload everything to Google Drive. Remember, once we reset the Chromebook, there’s no going back!

2. Sign out and get ready: Now that you’ve secured your data sign out of your current account by clicking the clock area in the bottom right corner, then selecting “Sign out.” You’ll be brought back to the login screen, and that’s where the magic happens!

3. Powerwash Party: Here’s where we’ll initiate the Powerwash, which is just a fancy term for a factory reset. Press and hold “Ctrl + Alt + Shift + R” on the keyboard, and click “Restart” on the screen that pops up. You’ll see a dialog box that says, “Powerwash your Chrome device.” Click “Powerwash” and then “Continue” to confirm. Your Chromebook will now reboot and reset itself.

4. Now your Chromebook should now be as good as new! It’s time to go through the initial setup process again. Choose your language and keyboard layout, connect to Wi-Fi, and accept the terms of service.

5. Instead of logging in with your school-provided Google account, sign in with a personal Google account. This will help you avoid any restrictions your school might have placed on the device. If you don’t have a personal account, go ahead and create one—it’s free and easy.

Enjoy your unrestricted Chromebook Congratulations! You’ve successfully reset your school Chromebook, and it’s now free from any previous restrictions. Enjoy using your “new” device, and don’t forget to customize it with your favorite apps, extensions, and wallpapers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I remove a school administrator from my Chromebook?

To remove a school administrator, you’ll need to perform a factory reset (Powerwash) as described above. This will erase all user data and settings, effectively removing the school administrator’s access.

How do I remove school restrictions from my Chromebook? 

Removing school restrictions involves resetting the Chromebook and signing in with a personal Google account during setup. This will prevent the school administrator from applying the same restrictions to your device.

How do I get rid of managed by administrator on my Chromebook? 

To remove the “managed by administrator” message, perform a factory reset (Powerwash) and sign in with a personal Google account. This will disassociate your Chromebook from the school’s administration.

How do I change the administrator on my school Chromebook? 

Changing the administrator on a school Chromebook requires a factory reset. After the reset, you can sign in with a personal Google account, effectively changing the administrator to the account holder of the newly signed-in account.


We hope this guide helped you with resetting your a school Chromebook. If you have any questions or concerns please leave a comment below.


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