Here is how to Reset Chrome Browser to Default Settings, if it is causing problems on your computer due to change in settings or other reasons.
Reset Chrome Browser
Sometimes, you may find the Google Chrome browser installed on your computer becoming slow, unstable, quitting unexpectedly or frequently getting stuck and crashing.
This usually happens due to change in browser Settings, made either by yourself or by certain rogue programs installed on your computer.
The quickest way to deal with Chrome browser problems on both Windows computer and MacBook is to Reset Chrome Browser, which will undo all the changes made to Chrome browser.
What Happens When You Reset Chrome Browser
When you Reset Google Chrome, the following changes will be implemented to the Chrome Browser installed on your computer.
- The Search Engine in Chrome will be reset to Google (default Search Engine)
- All Cookies, Cache, Browsing History and other Site data will be deleted
- All Extensions, Chrome Add-ons and Themes will be disabled
- Home page, New Tab and Pinned Tabs will be reset to default settings
- Your personal settings for websites (if any) will be lost
If you are logged-in to Google Chrome, above changes will apply to your Chrome profile and will automatically apply across all devices that you are signed-in.
Chrome browser Reset will have no impact on your other Chrome profiles (if any), that you are not signed-in.
Chrome Reset will not delete your bookmarks, browsing history and saved passwords. Also, personal settings like Fonts and accessibility settings will not be impacted.
Steps to Reset Chrome Browser to Default Settings
The steps to Reset Chrome browser to default settings are the same on Windows computer, Mac and Chromebook.
1. Open Chrome browser > click on 3-dots menu icon and select Settings option in the drop-down menu.
2. On Settings screen, scroll down to bottom and click on Advanced.
3. On the next screen, scroll down and click on Restore Settings to their original defaults option.
4. On the confirmation pop-up, click on Reset Settings button to confirm.
Optionally, you can check the option to report Google about the current Chrome settings causing problems on your computer.