Use a Chromebook as a kiosk
You can use your Chromebook as a kiosk, such as a guest registration desk or library catalogue station, by turning on kiosk mode.
Note: To run your Chromebook in kiosk mode, you need to buy a Chrome Enterprise, Chrome Education or single-app kiosk device management licence. To learn the cost and how to purchase a licence, contact any authorised reseller.
Before you begin
Before you turn on kiosk mode, make sure that you:
- Download a kiosk app from the Chrome Web Store or create your own.
- Check if your Chromebook is managed.
Note: If you're using your Chromebook at work or school and want to use your Chromebook as a kiosk, ask your administrator to go to the Chrome admin panel and change your kiosk settings. If your Chromebook, Chromebase or Chromebox is from 2017 or later, it won't work in kiosk mode unless it's managed by an administrator.
Turn on kiosk mode
- Sign in to your Chromebook.
- Open Chrome .
- At the top-right, click More .
- Choose More tools Extensions.
- Tick the box next to Developer Mode.
- Click Manage kiosk applications.
- In the 'Add kiosk application' box, enter the ID of the kiosk app that you'd like to turn on.
- Click Add.
- Click Done.
Next, open the kiosk app:
- In the corner of your screen, click the Launcher Up arrow .
- Click your kiosk app.
- To set up your kiosk app, follow the steps in the app.
Turn off kiosk mode
- Turn off your Chromebook, then turn it back on.
- While the device is starting up, press Ctrl + Alt + s. Kiosk mode will turn off, and the regular sign-in screen will appear.
Learn more about kiosk apps
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