My chromebook is running slow!

If your Chromebook runs like a snail, your best bet is to just restart and see if the performance issue clears. To do that, do the following:

Step 1: Select and hold the Power button.

Step 2: The screen dims, and a pop-up appears. Choose the Power off button.

Step 3: Press your Chromebook’s Power button to turn it back on.

If that doesn’t work, check for a system update — something may have gone so awry that Google needed to fix on the software side. In most instances, a Chromebook should automatically check for updates and install the latest when it’s connected to the internet. It will then ask you to restart to complete the update.

However, you can manually check by performing the following:

Step 1: Select the System clock located in the bottom-right corner.

Step 2: Select the Gear icon located on the pop-up menu. This takes you to Settings.

Step 3: Choose About Chrome OS listed on the left.

Step 4: Choose the Check for updates button. This checks for the latest version and installs any updates.

Step 5: If your Chromebook updated, select the Restart button to complete.