How To Factory Reset Acer Chromebook R11

Acer was among the few PC makers that believed in the Chrome OS for the first time. And it looks like all the bets paid off; the Chromebooks are rising its popularity quite fast. Consequently, you see different laptop brands offering Chromebooks. This means that you have a wide variety of options to choose from, which is good because you can find what you need at a lower price.


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But like all technological, the Acer r11 is prone to develop some software problems. This could even force you to reset the device, which is a process that no one wishes to do it. But sometimes it is the only way to solve the problem.

You may also want to reset your Acer Chromebook because you wish to sell it or pass it to another person. Hence, you would not want to leave some important information behind for the other owner to snoop at it. With this guide, you will learn how your factory reset your Acer Chromebook to its factory settings.

Using Internal Function

Step 1

From the home screen, head down to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click on the status bar.

Step 2

Now, click on the gear icon on the bottom left corner of the pop-up menu that will appear shortly after you click the status bar.

Step 3

At the top of the settings page, you will see a search bar. Click it and type “Powerwash” and hit the enter button.

Step 4

Scroll down and hit the powerwash option. Clicking on this button will start a reset process, and all your data will be wiped clean. Therefore, it is recommended to back it up.

Step 5

An alert will ask you for confirmation on whether you wish to restart your device to complete the factory reset process. If you wish to abort it, just click on cancel. It goes without saying, but you can undo the process once it begins.

It will take a couple of seconds to complete; actually, resetting Chromebooks is quite fast. Once it is done, you will have to set the configurations again as if the device is fresh out of the box.

From the Login Screen

Log out of your session, and once you are on the login screen, press and hold the following buttons CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+R for a couple of seconds. After a couple of seconds, a restart button will appear on the screen; click it.

Now, you will see the powerwash option; choose it again, and then hit continue. The Acer Chromebook will restart, and after some time, it will reboot again. You must reconfigure all the settings to your liking once the process finishes. To do it, you just have to follow the on-screen instruction, and that is all.

This process is more suitable if your device is not responding or it has sudden crashes. In fact, sometimes, the device itself will ask you to do a factory reset. This could happen if it has some sort of internal error or software problem.

Note that both ways are useful to reset any Chromebook to its factory settings. So, feel free to use the same process regardless of which Chromebook you have.