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Use a Chromebook as a kiosk

You can use your Chromebook as a kiosk, like at a guest registration desk or library catalogue station, by turning on kiosk mode.

Note: 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. To use your device in kiosk mode, ask your administrator for help.

Before you begin

Before you turn on kiosk mode, make sure to:

Turn on kiosk mode

If your Chromebook is managed:

  1. Go to the Chrome admin panel.
  2. Change your kiosk settings.

If your Chromebook is not managed:

  1. If you haven't yet, sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. Open Chrome Chrome.
  3. In the address bar, type chrome://extensions and press Enter.
  4. Tick the box next to Developer Mode.
  5. Click Manage kiosk applications.
  6. In the 'Add kiosk application' box, enter the ID of the kiosk app that you'd like to turn on.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Click Done.

Next, open the kiosk app:

  1. Click the Launcher Launcher and then All Apps.
  2. Click your kiosk app.
  3. To set up your kiosk app, follow the steps in the app.

Turn off kiosk mode

If your Chromebook is managed:

  1. Go to the Chrome admin panel.
  2. Change your kiosk settings.

If your Chromebook is not managed:

  1. Turn off your Chromebook, then turn it back on.
  2. While the device is starting up, press Ctrl + Alt + s. Kiosk mode will turn off, and the regular sign-in screen will show.

Find out more about kiosk apps

Find out how kiosk apps work and how to make one

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