Update Your Chromebook

  • Google frequently pushes updates to enhance Chrome operating system’s (OS) performance and security.
  • Not having the most recent version of Chrome can cause wifi disruptions and crashing.
  • To check for and install updates:
    • At the bottom right of your screen, click the time
    • Select Settings (cog icon)
    • At the bottom of the left panel, select About Chrome OS
    • Under "Google Chrome OS," you'll see which version of the Chrome OS your device uses
    • If not at the version above, select Check for updates
    • If your Chromebook finds a software update, it will start to download automatically
    • When prompted, Restart your chromebook

Power Off & Charge Your Device Each Night

  • Chromebooks run a check on the OS each time they power on, which is essential for performance and security 

  • Closing the lid does not power down, it puts the Chromebook to sleep

  • To turn off your Chromebook:

    • Press the side power button until the screen turns off, or click the time on your screen and then click the power button

  • Leave device off and charging overnight to ensure a full battery for each school day

Keep Tabs To A Minimum

  • Having more than 10 tabs open will slow down the speed of your Chromebook, which affects anything from browsing to video calls

  • Clear out tabs you aren’t using by clicking the X in each tab

Close External Programs and Tabs While In a Video Meeting

  • Before joining a video meeting (like Google Meet or Zoom) close out all tabs you are not using

  • Close out any external apps (like Kami)

  • Close out any Youtube videos or music apps 

Other Tips for Improving Video Meeting Quality

  • Turn wifi off on other devices you are not using (like a phone or iPad). Even while these devices are connected to wifi but not being used, they are taking bandwidth away from your device