Google Chrome is a software which comes with pre-existing settings known as Default settings. It includes default search engine, language, storage location for downloaded items, appearance etc. Well, you can change the default settings as per your convenience and choice.
At times, it happens when few of the apps and extensions installed by you, start making changes in the settings while you are not aware of it. For example, the default search engine may change to some other on its own. This is where you need to reset Google Chrome Browser to default settings.
What changes occur on resetting Google Chrome?
- The most noticeable change is the default search engine will be set to Google.
- The start-up page and new tab page will change to default.
- Temporary data saved on different sites like Cookies will be cleared.
- The tabs that you have pinned in Chrome for quick access will be removed.
- The theme of Chrome will change to the default theme.
- Content Settings like allowing pop-ups, granted permissions to websites etc. will change to default.
However, the saved passwords, history and bookmarks are not deleted.
Resetting Google Chrome is as easy as changing any other setting in Chrome. This article will tell you how to do that in a few easy steps.
Steps to Reset Google Chrome Browser
Step 1: Open Google Chrome and go to Chrome Menu using three dot button (a vertical ellipsis). You will find it on the upper right corner of the window.
Step 2: Find Settings on the bottom side of the Chrome menu.
Here, you will get multiple categories for settings like people, auto-fill, appearance etc. along with Advanced settings.
Advanced settings are used for managing more complex features of chrome like privacy, security, language etc.
Step 3: Open Advanced Settings and scroll down to find “Reset and Clean up”.
Under this heading, you will find two options:
- Restore settings to their original defaults: This option will simply change the chrome settings to default.
- Clean up computer: This option is provided to help you remove the unwanted pop-ups, malicious softwares and ads.
Step 4: Click on “Restore settings to their original defaults”. A small window will appear briefing you about the effects of resetting google chrome.
Step 5: Click on “Reset settings”.
That’s it! Now you can reset Google Chrome Browser any time if you find something dubious about it.