Set up your Chromebook

What you need

To set up your Chromebook or Chromebox, you'll need:
  • Your Google Account username and password
  • Access to internet
Set up your Chromebook

Step 1: Turn on your Chromebook

  1. If the battery is detached, install the battery.
  2. Press the power button.

Step 2: Follow the onscreen instructions

  1. To choose your language and keyboard settings, select the language that appears on the screen.
  2. Optional: To turn on accessibility features, select Accessibility.
  3. Choose your network.
  4. Accept the terms of service.

Step 3: Sign in with your Google Account

To choose your Chromebook owner, enter your Google Account email or phone number and password.

  • If you’ve already turned on 2-Step Verification, you’ll be sent a code to your selected device.
  • If you don't have a Google Account to add, create one. On some Chromebooks, you can select More options and then Create new account.
  • To use your Chromebook without an account, select Browse as Guest.
  • If you're having trouble signing in with your Google Account, use the sign-in troubleshooter.

Once you sign in, your bookmarks, extensions, and apps will appear automatically.

Set up your Chromebox

You'll also need:

  • An external monitor
  • USB or Bluetooth mouse and keyboard

Turn on your Chromebox

  1. Plug your Chromebox in.
  2. Plug in your mouse and keyboard.
  3. Connect to an external monitor.
  4. Press the power button.

If nothing appears on your monitor, press Ctrl + Full screen hides tabs and launchers. (F4) to cycle through the display options.

Once you turn on your Chromebox, follow the onscreen instructions to complete setup.

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