The Samsung Chromebook Plus is one of the best convertible touch laptops currently around for those that are looking mostly for web browsing, running Android apps, playing games and using a reliable and lightweight device for work.
The Chromebook Plus made by Samsung brings support for Google Play Store apps, and it is one of the first devices that combines both Google Chrome extensions and Android applications for a new computer experience.
Samsung Chromebook Plus features a 12.5-inch LED touchscreen that supports a resolution up to 2400×1600. It also comes with built-in virus protection, an embedded Stylus, convertible design from laptop to tablet, and a really long battery life. It also packs 4GB RAM, Rockchip RK3399 ARM hexacore CPU, USB-Type C, and 32GB HDD storage. Also, this device weighs only 1.08 kg, which makes it extremely easy to carry on your way to work or school.
The operating system is the ChromeOS and since this is developed by Google, they made it support the installation of Android apps, too. This means that you can now experience and use Android apps on a screen bigger than twelve inches.
This guide will teach users how to manually factory reset their Samsung Chromebook Plus devices. Note that in case your Chromebook Plus device is one that’s used in schools or workplaces, then you won’t be able to factory reset it without admin access – make sure to ask the person responsible for the devices’ maintenance before tampering with the operating system data.
Before resetting your Chromebook to Factory Settings you have to check the following info:
Make sure to factory reset your Chromebook only if you wish to change the owner of the laptop, or you’ve encountered a critical problems that has damaged the installed the OS.
By Factory Resetting the Samsung Chromebook Plus you will end up wiping all the used data from its local storage, except for the files that are stored in the cloud.
If the Samsung Chromebook Plus becomes unresponsive or it has started to lag and run slow, then you can try to turn off the Chrome extensions one-by-one and see if that fixes it, as these things are known to create problems from time to time with the ChromeOS installation.
Make sure that you’ve backed up all your important data before applying the factory reset steps listed below, you cannot restore any file that was locally stored.
How to Factory Reset Samsung Chromebook Plus:
METHOD 1: Reset using the Shortcut Keys
- Sign out of Chromebook.
- Next, press and hold CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + R
- Click the RESTART option.
- In the next window that shows up click Powerwash, and then Continue.
- Follow the steps shown on your screen and sign using your Google Account.
The new account you’re using to sign in will become the new Owner account.
After the factory reset process is completed successfully you will have to set up the Chromebook.
METHOD 2: Reset the device using Settings
- Sign in and unlock your Chromebook homepage.
- Click the account pic shown on the taskbar.
- Click Settings and then click ADVANCED.
- Go to Powerwash section.
- Click POWERWASH, then RESTART.
- A new screen will load, here click Powerwash, and then CONTINUE.
Wait for the process to be completed.
- Now follow the steps shown on your laptop’s screen and sign it to your Google account.
The new account created will become the OWNER profile.
These were all the steps that you had to follow in order to complete the Factory Reset of your Samsung Chromebook Plus device.