- Log into the current owner’s account. Open Settings and select “Advanced.”
- Select “Reset settings” from the pane on the left, and click “Powerwash.”
- Click Restart to confirm when prompted, then log back into your account.
- It will take a few minutes for Chrome OS to remove all personalized data associated with the old account before assigning new ownership status to you upon completion of this process.
How to Add and Remove Users on Chromebooks
Add up to five additional users on Chromebooks—both during setup and after Chromebooks are fully set up. When Chromebooks are shared, allow each user to sign in independently.
Users can add their own apps, personalize their Chromebook settings, access their personal files in Google Drive™ and use other features that let them feel like this Chromebook is theirs alone. Users also have separate Chrome Web browser profiles so they don’t accidentally interfere with or change each others’ bookmarks, history, open tabs or saved passwords.
If you’re a Chromebook fleet manager managing multiple Chromebooks at one time: Add users individually only when needed. Effective May 2, 2016 , the group management interface will be removed from Chromebook devices enrolled in K-12 . This interface will be removed from Chromebooks that are in the company signed-in state. Chromebooks that are not in the company signed-in state will continue to have group management capabilities.
Chromebook fleet administrators should use Group Management to add a user or groups of users to Chromebooks.
Apply users’ settings only when needed. Chromebooks remember the last signed-in user and startup with that user’s desktop setttings, such as browser bookmarks and history, tabs open, etc. Chromebooks can also be assigned for K-12 school use in which case Chromebooks will automatically apply all student-specific applications and classroom extensions when students sign in from their Chromebook account. Chromebooks can continue to be used after a user is removed; however the next time another user signs in, they’ll see any changes made by the previous sign-in session(s). If you want Chromebook devices returned at the end of each school year to have the Chromebooks returned to standard settings, see Reset Chromebooks at End of School Year in Chromebooks for Education .
It’s not possible to transfer permissions of your Chromebook to another account. To change the owner on someone else’s Chromebook: Reset it so that all data is erased.
Restart your Chromebook, and in the window that pops up, select the option to restore it.
Your Chromebook has a security mechanism preventing you from accessing it. In order to bypass this, press the power button for 30 seconds and it should put your computer back into factory settings.
How to log in without a password on a Chromebook
Logging into your account is typically done using the login password, but you can also login with other accounts.
Method 1: Use the guest account
Method 2: Enter “pin” or “pincode” when prompted for touch-screen models and enter password for laptop models
Method 3: Set up Smart Lock to know your device automatically, such as through email verification or downloading of search apps that will use sideloaded certificates which sync across devices so there is no need to enter passwords again.
Tool 4: Kiosk mode allows you to temporarily disable access from keyboard input, mouse movement, and touch input while obtaining automatic lockdown by pressing Ctrl+Alt+
From the login screen, press Alt+Ctrl+Shift+R and say yes to restart. Doing this launches the Powerwash prompt, which you can use to erase your device within a few minutes.
The process of changing users on Chrome is relatively simple. First, open up Chrome and click on the three lines in the top-left corner of the window. From there, select “Settings.” Under the “People” section, you’ll be able to see your current username and a list of other users who have access to your account. To change your username, click on the pencil icon next to your current username.
The managed by my organization setting on Chromebooks allows administrators to manage devices and user accounts through their organization’s Google Admin console. If a user no longer needs access to a device or account, the administrator can remove the device or account from their organization.How do I make Chrome not separate profiles
To change your name on a Google account, you must first create a new Google account with the desired name. Once you have created the new account, you must sign in and delete the old account. Finally, you must add the new account to all of the devices that are linked to the old account.
Chrome can be configured to not separate profiles by using the –no-default-browser-check and –no-first-run command line flags. This will prevent Chrome from checking if it is the default browser and from running the first time setup wizard.
Removing a profile from Chrome is a relatively simple process. First, open Chrome and click on the three stacked horizontal lines in the top-right corner of the window. This will open a menu with various options. Scroll down and select “Settings”. A new tab will open with various settings options. Scroll down and select “People”. Under the “Manage profiles” section, find the profile you want to remove and click on the “X” in the upper-right corner.
To change the managed by organization in Chrome, first open up the browser and click on the three lines in the top left-hand corner. Then select Settings and under the People section, click on Managed by my organization. From here, you can select a new organization to manage your Chrome browser.