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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. Click your account photo.
  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. Click your account photo and then Settings Settings.
  2. Scroll to the "Device" section.
  3. Click Power.
  4. Click the Down arrow next to When idle, then choose Keep display on.

To keep your Chromebook awake when the lid is closed:

  1. Click your account photo and then Settings Settings.
  2. Scroll to the "Device" section.
  3. Click Power.
  4. 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

  • To wake your Chromebook, open the lid, then press any key or swipe the touchpad.
  • If your Chromebook converts into a tablet, press the power button. If you're using a Chromebox, move the mouse.

Turn off your Chromebook

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

  • Click your account photo and then Power Power.
  • Click your account photo and then Sign out and then Turn off.
  • Press and hold the Power key for 3 seconds.

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