How to Change Password on Chromebook Lock Screen?

How to change password on Chromebook lock screen

It is worth noting that the password you use to log in to your Chromebook is the same as the one which you use to log in to your Gmail or Google account on multiple devices.

We also know that it is recommended to change the password of your devices every month or twice in order to stay secure from online attacks.

Also, it is possible that you forgot your Chromebook password and want to change the password because you need to.

In such cases, you need to know how to change the password on your Chromebook so we are sharing the entire process of the same in this article down below.

How to Change Chromebook password from Chrome browser?

It is worth noting that there are multiple ways in which you can change the password of your Chromebook device and the first method involves using the Google Chrome browser.

Also, keep in mind that changing your Chromebook password means you are changing your Google account password so if you are using a Google account on other devices, you will need to log in again with the new password.

With that said, let us get started with changing our Chromebook’s password:

  • Open your Chromebook device and launch the Google Chrome browser.
  • Click on your profile icon on the upper-right corner and select Manage Google Account from the pop-up.
  • Click on Security in the left pane and scroll down to the new window where it says Signing in to Google and click on Password.
  • Enter your current password in the new window and click on Next.
  • Confirm your current password with a 2-factor authentication code which will arrive on your phone.
  • Once you have verified your current password, you will be able to set the new password. Enter the new password and re-enter the new password in the next field to confirm it.
  • Now, select Change Password, and your password will be changed.

This is how you can change your Chromebook password from the Google Chrome browser and you can use this same password on the lock screen of your Chromebook as well.

How to lock and unlock your Chromebook with a PIN or password

It is sometimes necessary to leave your Chromebook unattended but you also don’t want to close the lid.

In such a scenario, you are always worried if someone starts using your Chromebook and does something with your device that you don’t want.

If that’s the case, you would want to set a PIN or password on the lock screen of your Chromebook so that it is unattended but locked.

Follow these steps to set a PIN to your Google account:

  • Turn on your Chromebook and click on the Time tab located at the bottom-right corner of your desktop screen.
  • Click on the Gear icon to open a new window and click on the option located in the left pane of the new window.
  • Click on the Select lock and sign-in option from the new options that appear.
  • Enter your Google password and click on confirm.
  • In the next window, select PIN or password and select Set Up PIN.
  • Enter a PIN of your choice and make sure it is six digits long.
  • Select on Continue and then click on Confirm.

In this way, your PIN will be set and you will need to enter the PIN in order to log in to your Chromebook every time you want to use it.

This means that you don’t require to close your Chromebook anymore and just leave it unattended when you are not using it.

How to Reset a forgotten Chromebook password?

If you are locked out of your Chromebook because you have forgotten your password then don’t worry because we have a solution for you.

In this article, we are going to mention how you can reset your Chromebook password in case you have lost it or for security reasons.

  • Open the Chrome browser on your Chromebook and navigate to Google Account Recovery Page by clicking on this link.
  • Since you don’t have your password, click on ‘I don’t know my password’.
  • You would be asked to enter the email address that you also use to log in to your Chromebook. Enter the same and proceed.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions such as clicking on the link you received on your alternate email address or a notification on your phone.
  • If you have received a link, click on it and Reset Password.
  • With this, you must have set your new password and can log in to your Chromebook with this password.

Conclusion

In this article, we have mentioned how you can change the password of your Google account using the Google Chrome browser as well as set a PIN for your Google account if you want to leave your laptop unattended for a long time.

Other than that, we have also mentioned the guide to reset your Chromebook password if you have lost it or want to do it for security purposes.

With that, we hope that you found this article useful and wish you the best of luck in changing the password of your Chromebook lock screen.

Abhishek

Abhishek Jariwala is the Founder, Owner, and also Chief Editor at TheAndroidLab and he looks after all the daily stuff that takes place here. If you have any queries related to this site, you can contact him via email at [email protected] or on his Twitter handle.

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