How to Factory Reset of an enrolled Chromebook
If you have searched the following terms powerwash, factory reset, or hard reset and want to reset a Chromebook, this is the right article for you!
Google has introduced a feature for enrolled Chromebooks to reset the device to factory resetting.
Before considering using this feature make sure you have enabled the option Force re-enrollment across all Org Units.
Navigate to Device > Chrome > Settings > Device Settings > Forced re-enrollment > Force device to automatically re-enrol after wiping
Powerwashing will delete all user data from the Chromebooks.
Powerwash a Chromebook
- Enter the Device section.
- Find the Chromebook you wish to take the action on.
- Click on the device profile, then select Reset.
- Select Factory reset.
Google will then try to reset the Chromebook. If the user is logged on the Chromebook at the time, they will be logged off.
After the reset, all the user profiles will be gone. Any allowed user can log on. The Chromebook will set up the user’s profile like it did the first time they signed into it.
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