You may want to change your Chromebook password just to stay secure. Here’s how to change that password on Chromebook:
- Open your Google account on Chrome and change/reset the password.
- You could also change it on another device where your Google account has been logged in.
Google Password and Chromebook Passwords Are the Same
It is noteworthy that your Chromebook doesn’t use any special password. You log into it by using your current Google password. They are potentially the same. However, when you do change your account password and your Chromebook is not turned on or you aren’t doing that on it, you may have to use your old password to log in to it. Once logged in, the Chrome OS will sync and your passwords will become one and same, too.
How to Change the Password?
Step 1: Turn on your Chromebook.
Step 2: Click on Chrome and open it.
Step 3: Click on your profile and choose Manage your Google Account.
Step 4: Your account will open in a new tab. Select Security, which is situated beneath Google Account on the fourth position.
Step 5: You’ll be presented with options to the right. Under the Signing into Google, choose Password.
Step 6: You’ll be asked to enter your current password. Enter it and hit Next. If you’ve enabled the two-factor authentication method, enter the code you receive on your device.
Step 7: Enter your new password next and also confirm it. Click on Change Password when both of your passwords match.
Use Another Device to Change the Password
You could also use another device to change the password–even your phone. It’s the same everywhere. You’ll enter the previous password and then the new one. And in the process, if your Chromebook is turned off, it won’t take any new effects. You’ll still have to enter the old password to log in.
Powerwashing Your Chromebook
Forgot your password? There’s no way you could log in to your Chromebook if you forget your password. Even if you reset it on another device, you’ll still have to use that forgotten password to log in to the machine. But there’s a way. It’s called powerwash, which resets it to the original factory settings.
Step 1: Press Shift + Ctrl + Alt + R
Step 2: You’ll get a prompt that will take you through the resetting process. Click Reset this Chrome device and then Restart.
Step 3: After the restart, click on Powerwash when the new window appears on the startup screen. Click Continue on the next window and when it completes, use your account with the recovered password to log in.
How to Secure Your Chromebook Account?
Securing your Chromebook account means securing your Google account and what better way than enabling the two-factor authentication system.
When this system is enabled, you’ll receive a code on your designated device whenever you try to log in.
Step 1: Click on Security when you get into your Google account in Chrome as mentioned above.
Step 2: Select Signing into Google beneath Security and click on 2-Step Verification, which is the third option. Turn it On.
Step 3: Click Get Started in the next window and enter your password when asked. Hit Next.
Step 4: In the next window, you’ll have to select one of your devices where your Google account is logged in. Then, from the drop-down menu below, you can choose another option altogether. There’s an option to receive a Security key on the device or receive a text message or voice call. You’ll be asked on the device you selected. Tap Yes there.
Step 5: In the Use Another Backup Option, enter a backup code in case it doesn’t work. Print or write them down just to stay on the safe side.
Step 6: You’ll receive a text message or prompt on your phone if you have selected as such and hit NEXT. Select Turn On in the next window and you’re done.
How do I change my login password on my Chromebook?
Since your Google account and your primary Chromebook account share the same password. You can easily change it by simply heading to “Security Tab ” in the “Manage your Google Account section” where you can change your password to a new one.
How do I reset my password on my HP Chromebook?
Press the following combination of keys “CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+R” at the same time when you are welcomed at the HP signup screen. By pressing these combinations of keys, it will take you to the reset screen to confirm your query before resetting your Google Account.
How to Change Password on Chromebook – Conclusion
To change the password on Chromebook, you’ll have to change your Google account password as a whole. Either do it on Chrome in your Chromebook or on another device. However, do keep in mind that you’ll still have to enter the previous password if your Chromebook is turned off when you were changing it on the other device. To stay on the safe side, enable two-step verification on your Google account and write down your alternative codes.