How To Reset Chrome To Default

On this page, you can know about How To Reset Chrome To Default easily. If your Google Chrome browser starts to act slow, or displays unwanted advertisements, resetting it to the default settings can help.

The reset feature fixes many issues by restoring Chrome to its factory default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks and open tabs.

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Reset Google Chrome for Windows

To reset Google Chrome for Windows back to its default settings, follow these steps:

  • Click the menu icon, then click on “Settings”.
    • Click on Chrome’s menu button, represented by three horizontal lines. When the drop-down menu appears, select the option labeled Settings.
Google Settings
  • Click “Advanced”.
    • Chrome’s “Settings” should now be displayed in a new tab or window, depending on your configuration. Next, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link.
Advanced Option on Google
  • Click “Reset settings to their original defaults”.
    • Scroll down until the “Reset and clean up” section is visible, as shown in the example below. Click on Reset settings to their original defaults.
Reset settings
  • Click “Reset Settings”.
    • A confirmation dialog should now be displayed, detailing the components that will be restored to their default state should you continue on with the reset process. To complete the restoration process, click on the “Reset Settings” button.
Click Reset Settings

That’s it! Your Google Chrome browser settings are back to their defaults. Great job!

Reset Google Chrome for Mac

To reset Google Chrome for Windows back to its default settings, follow these steps:

  • Open Chrome’s “Settings” menu.
    • Click on Chrome’s main menu button, represented by three horizontal lines. When the drop-down menu appears, select the option labeled Settings.
Mac Settings
  • At the bottom, click “Advanced”.
    • Chrome’s “Settings” should now be displayed in a new tab or window, depending on your configuration. Next, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link (as seen in the below example).
Advanced option on Mac
  • Under the section “Reset,” click “Reset”.
    • Chrome’s advanced settings should now be displayed. Scroll down until the “Reset and clean up” section is visible, as shown in the example below. Next, click on the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Reset settings to their original defaults
  • Confirm by clicking “Reset”.
    • A confirmation dialog should now be displayed, detailing the components that will be restored to their default state should you continue on with the reset process. To complete the restoration process, click on the “Reset Settings” button.
Reset Settings on Mac

That’s it! Your Google Chrome browser settings are back to their defaults. Great job!

Reset Google Chrome for Android phone

Resetting the browser settings to their default it’s an easy task on Windows or Mac computers; however, when it comes to Android, this can’t be done directly because it’s not an option built-in into the browser settings. Restoring the browser settings on Android can be done by clearing the application data. This will remove all the cookies, cache, and other site settings that may have been saved.

To reset Chrome for Android back to its default settings, follow these steps:

  • Open your device’s “Settings” menu, then tap on “Apps
    • To reset Chrome’s settings from your Android device, go to the Settings menu, then tap on Apps or Application manager (this may differ depending on your device).
Android Settings
  • Find and tap on the Chrome app.
    • The “Apps” screen will be displayed with a list of all the apps installed on your device. Scroll through the list until you find the Chrome app.
Chrome App on Android
  • Tap “Storage”.
    • Chrome’s “App info” menu should now be displayed. Tap on Storage.
Android Storage on App Info
  • Tap “Manage Space”.
    • Under the storage settings, you will get two options — Manage Space and Clear Cache. Tap on “Manage Space”.
Android Manage Storage
  • Tap “Clear all data”.
    • Tap “Clear all data” to delete all Chrome’s data including accounts, bookmarks and save the setting in order to reset it defaults.
Clear All Data on Android
  • Confirm by tapping “Ok”.
    • A confirmation dialog should now be displayed, detailing the components that will be restored to their default state should you continue on with the reset process. To complete the restoration process, tap “Ok”.
OK to Clear All Data on Android

That’s it! Your Google Chrome browser settings are back to their defaults. Great job!

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