Sign out or turn off your Chromebook

When you’re done using your Chromebook, you can sign out, put it to sleep, or turn it off.

Sign out

To let someone else use your Chromebook, or to switch accounts:

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Click Sign out.

Put your Chromebook to sleep

  • To save battery power while your Chromebook is on, you can put it to sleep by closing the lid.
  • If your Chromebook converts into a tablet, press the power button.

Keep your Chromebook awake

To have your Chromebook stay awake when you aren’t using it:

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings Settings.
  3. Scroll to the "Device" section.
  4. Select Power.
  5. Select the Down arrow next to When idle, then choose Keep display on.

To keep your Chromebook awake when the lid is closed:

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings Settings.
  3. Scroll to the "Device" section.
  4. Select Power.
  5. Turn off Sleep when lid is closed.

Note: If you use your Chromebook at work or school, you might not be able to change your sleep settings. Contact your administrator for more help.

Wake your Chromebook up

  • On Chromebooks: Open the lid, then press any key or swipe the touchpad.
  • On Chromeboxes: Move the mouse.
  • On tablets: Press the Power button.

Turn off your Chromebook

To turn off your Chromebook completely, try one of these options:

  • At the bottom right, select the time. Select Power Shut down.
  • At the bottom right, select the time. Select Sign out and then Shut down.
  • Press and hold the Power key for 3 seconds.
  • Press and hold the Power button until you see a menu to Power off or Sign out
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