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How to Reset Chrome Browser to Default Settings [2020]

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If your Google Chrome browser started to respond slowly or displays unwanted ads, resetting it to the default settings is the only option. Once your Chrome is affected with malware or adware, unwanted extensions and search engines will be installed automatically. Reset will remove the unwanted changes and brings back your Chrome to the normal stage. It is very simple to reset your Google Chrome browser. But, the steps will vary depending on the platform.

How to Reset Google Chrome Browser on Windows and Mac PC

#1: Launch your Chrome browser and tap the three-dot menu icon located at the top left corner of the browser. Select the Settings menu.

Reset Google Chrome Browser on Windows

#2: Scroll down to the bottom and click the Advanced menu.

Reset Google Chrome Browser on Windows

#3: Scroll down to the Reset and clean up section. Click Restore settings to their original defaults.

Reset Google Chrome Browser on Windows

#4: A warning message will appear on the screen. Click Reset Settings to continue.

Reset Google Chrome Browser on Windows

#5: That’s it. Your Chrome browser will be reset to the default settings.

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How to Reset the Chrome Browser on Android Mobiles/Tablets

#1: Go to Settings.

#2: Click Apps & Notifications.

#3: Select See All Apps.

#4: Scroll down and select Chrome.

Reset Chrome Browser on Android

#5: Select Storage & Cache.

#6: Select CLEAR STORAGE.

#7: Tap CLEAR ALL DATA.

Reset Chrome Browser on Android

#8: Tap OK on the warning message displayed in the screen.

How to Reset the Chrome Browser on iPhone/iPad

#1: Open Chrome browser on your iPhone or iPad.

#2: Click the three-dot menu icon located at the bottom left corner.

#3: Select the Privacy menu.

#4: Select Clear Browsing Data.

Reset the Chrome Browser on iPhone/iPad

#5: Select the details that you want to remove and click Clear Browsing Data.

#6: Again, select Clear Browsing Data to confirm the process.

#7: Within a few minutes, your Chrome browser will be reset to the default settings.

Reset the Chrome Browser on iPhone/iPad

NOTE: Reset will remove the startup page, new tab page, temporary cookies, search engine, and pinned tabs on your Chrome browser. It will also display the extensions that you’ve installed. However, it will not delete your bookmarks, history and saved passwords as it is linked with your Google account.

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