Check the following guidelines in order to learn how to powerwash your Lenovo Yoga Chromebook 2018 and restore it to its original settings.

Powerwashing the Lenovo device will result in removing all the local data from its storage, so you should only apply such change only as a last resort. Remember that you can backup all the locally stored data to your own Google Drive account.

In case your Lenovo Yoga Chromebook laptop shows critical errors or it has slowed down significantly since you powered it on the first time, then you might try to disable all installed extensions one by one to see if that fixes anything.

Before starting the factory reset/ powerwash process of your Yoga Chromebook device, you will first have to backup all your local data. Make sure to use the Drive app or, in case you have no access to an Internet connection, use a microSD card to move all sensible files.

How to Factory Reset Lenovo Yoga Chromebook 2018

METHOD 1: Factory Reset using Shortcut Keys

  1. Sign out of your Chromebook profile.
  2. Next, press and hold the following key combination: CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + R
  3. Click the RESTART option.
  4. In a new box that loads you can click Powerwash, and then click Continue to confirm.

Now your Lenovo Yoga Chromebook will reboot and you will have to redo the whole Owner profile registration. Now that the first account you enter after the powerwash will become the Owner account of your device.

METHOD 2: Factory Reset Chromebook using Settings menu

This method can be applied straight from your Chromebook home screen, while the other one can be applied even if you are locked out of your account.

  1. Log into your Chromebook profile.
  2. Click the account picture on the taskbar.
  3. Click the Settings gear icon.
  4. Scroll down through the options menu and find the Advanced section. Open the Advanced options.
  5. Find the Powerwash section. Click Powerwash, then click Restart.
  6. A new box will load and you need to click Powerwash, and then click Continue to confirm the process.

These were all the steps that you had to follow in order to learn how to manually powerwash your Lenovo Yoga Chromebook device. In case you need more help completing the tutorial, then you should tell us in comments.