Chromebook Running Slow ? How to Fix and Speedup Chromebook Performance

Chromebooks are unique within themselves due to the use of Chrome OS, which is otherwise popular as a web browser in conventional laptops and tablets. This is a low-cost option for other OS in the market and thus would seem to be a perfectly fine piece with lesser maintenance costs required. However, they are also prone to repairs and maintenance’s like other electronic devices. At times, you might find them getting slowed down or lagging or even taking high time in downloading of the web pages. In today’s blog, we would be discussing the different probable causes and how to Speed up Chromebook by basic troubleshooting techniques.

Chromebook Running Slow : Probable Causes

The following might be the probable causes for the slowing down of Chromebooks:

  1. The high number of applications running in the background that consume significant space in the hard disk and CPU and thus prevent the smooth running of any new one
  2. Faulty extensions added on the Google Chrome that might be hindering with the different functionalities of the device
  3. A high number of files downloaded and stored in the device storage that would be affecting the overall storage capacity and thus slowing down the system
  4. Background synchronization run by Google drive on the offline files of the device
  5. The device attaining its usable life, or in other words the device having being used for a pretty long time and either needs a new update or complete hardware change

The troubleshooting techniques are based out on either of these probable causes and can accordingly Tune Up the Chromebook performance.

Troubleshooting Tips to Make Chromebook Faster

After finding out one amongst these probable causes as the culprit, now you can go for troubleshooting using either of the following methods:

  1. Like the conventional models, Chromebooks also have an in-built task manager (use Shift+ Esc) that keeps a track of the device performance and all of the applications or activities running on it. You can easily find the culprit from the list by checking the space consumed by it and immediately choose to close it down. The device would get speeded up again.
  2. You can also check the current extensions installed on Google Chrome. Go to the Browser->Menu->More Tools->Extensions. You would find the list on the device and can manually turn off each of them to find out the faulty one and bring the device back to the previous speed.
  3. You can also check the number of tabs opened on Google Chrome or the number of tasks running in the Virtual Desktop. In case of too high numbers, just delete the unnecessary ones and you would find the web page loading time going down.
  4. If these simple steps do not work, then you can go to the device settings and have a look at the permissions given to the applications. Then you can select to change the permissions for the ones that are not used frequently and probably Make Chromebook faster.
  5. You can also try turning off the synchronization option of Google Drive and prevent it from backing up a huge number of offline files on the device. Then you can clear the clutter in the Files section and choose only the selected ones to be synchronized in the cloud.
  6. If neither of the techniques does work, then the only viable option would be contacting the service center of your brand and asking them for advanced troubleshooting techniques or even change of the entire hardware.

On a concluding note, keep a track of all of these issues from time to time and prevent yourself from falling into the trap of sudden lagging or slowdown of the device.


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