How to Use a Chromebook:
The Ultimate Guide to Chromebooks

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If you are looking for a budget and beginner-friendly device, then a Chromebook is a great option. The name of this device was inspired by its operating system. Unlike laptops that operate on Windows and MacBook that use OS, Chromebooks run Chrome OS, a Google-made operating system.

If you have been thinking about getting a new device, you should consider getting a Chromebook. But why a Chromebook, you may ask? And if you already have one, you may be wondering how to set it up and start using it. If you're asking the above questions, then you've come to the right place. We have put together the ultimate guide to Chromebooks and everything you need to know about them.

What is a Chromebook used for?

The one thing that stands out for Chromebook is the Chrome OS workspace. Many businesses have switched to Google workspace because it has all the perks of having all the documents in one place. You cannot find such a feature with other operating systems.

One of the things a Chromebook is commonly used for is playing games. You can get amazing games from the Google play store and get to enjoy them like you would on the phone. You can also access your email from your Chromebook. If you have a Gmail account, then it is easier for you to access your emails on your Chromebook like you would on your phone.

Chromebook supports so many Android apps and features that you feel like you have your phone on your laptop. You can organize your picture and save them on your folders on Chromebook just like you would on your phone, which beats using a laptop.

How to use a Chromebook

The other thing most people have an issue with is figuring out how to set up their Chromebook and ensure it is working efficiently. Here are a couple of things you should know when it comes to using your Chromebook.

Starting out

Switch your Chromebook on first, then select the language of choice. Once you do that, connect to a Wi-Fi network near you. Always ensure you connect to a secure Wi-Fi network. Once that is done, you need to set up a Gmail account, but if you already have a Gmail account, then all you need to do is log into it. Your Gmail account is what will help you access the Play Store and get the apps you need.

How to access apps on the Google play store

Once you have finished signing up, you need to download apps on the Google play store. They are the ones that you will use when working on your Chromebook. Without these apps, you cannot do much on your device.

Go to the settings icon and click on it. It will take you to a tab that has a couple of commands. Look for the "Google play store" command that asks you to allow the device to install apps from the Google play store and click on it. You will get a list of terms of use. Read through those and then click on "Accept." Once you do that, your device is set up and ready to use.


While Chromebooks might not be as detailed as the Windows laptops and MacBook, it is still a great device to use. As days go by, features available on the Google app store keep getting improved, and in turn, they improve the user experience. The one thing you need to do is take your time and figure out which apps you would like for your device. Find out if they are free or if you need to pay for them. This will help you get the most out of your Chromebook.