How to Disable or Remove Guest Mode from Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers out there. With the browser installed on more than 90% of devices out there, Google Chrome is one browser that lets you browse the internet by using different profiles. These profiles can let you set up different settings for work, home, etc. One cool feature of this browser is the Guest Mode. The Guest Mode lets other people who might use your computer access the internet via Google Chrome.

For good reasons, this is a lovely feature. However, not everyone uses anything, especially the internet for good reasons. So, to avoid getting yourself into any trouble, it is best to have the Guest mode feature disabled on Google Chrome. Looking for ways on how you can do that? Check out the troubleshooting steps mentioned below.

How to Remove Guest Mode from Google Chrome

There are different ways that you can follow to have Guest mode in Google Chrome disabled on your system. Depending on what operating system you make sure of, follow the steps that work for you. For this to work, you need to have Google Chrome installed on your PC otherwise it’s pointless to follow these steps.

Disable Guest Mode In Google Chrome via Command Prompt

The Command Prompt tool that is built into Windows is a super useful one. With this tool, you can run commands for various functions and have them executed with little to no clicks. So, follow these steps to disable Guest mode in Google Chrome.

How to Disable or Remove Guest Mode from Google Chrome
  1. Open the Start Menu of your Windows PC and type in Command Prompt.
  2. Make sure to choose the Run as Administrator option before you run Command Prompt.
  3. Simply copy and paste this command into Command Prompt.
    • REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome /v BrowserGuestModeEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0
  4. Once the command has been neutered, press the enter key on your keyboard.
  5. The command will now be executed.
  6. Restart your Windows PC and launch Google Chrome.
  7. Click on the Profile Picture at the top right corner.
  8. The Guest Mode option will no longer be visible
  9. If you want to re-enable the Guest Mode feature, copy this command.
    • REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome /v BrowserGuestModeEnabled /f

Disable Guest Mode in Google Chrome via Registry Editor

The Registry Editor in Windows OS is where you can enable or disable several features by making changes to the Registry Editor. You can follow these steps to disable Guest mode in Google Chrome.

  1. Press the Windows and R keys on your keyboard.
  2. Type in the Registry Editor and click on the OK button.
  3. At the top of the Registry Editor, you will see the file path.
  4. Copy and paste the following file path into the address bar.
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome
  5. On the left-hand side of the window, you will see the Google Chrome folder.
  6. On the right-hand side, you will see the filename that says BrowserGuestModeEnabled.
  7. Double-click that file and change the value data from 1 to 0.
  8. Click on the OK button. Now restart your Windows PC.
  9. When you restart the PC, launch Google Chrome and check the menu if the Guest Mode is visible or not.

Disable Guest Mode in Google Chrome on macOS

If, for some reason, you prefer Google Chrome on macOS instead of the Safari web browser, you can follow these steps to disable Guest Mode in Google Chrome.

  1. Press the Shift, Cmd, and 0 keys on the keyboard.
  2. Now, open the Terminal window by double-clicking on it.
  3. Type in the following command
    • defaults write com.Google.Chrome BrowserGuestModeEnabled -bool false
  4. Press the Enter key to execute the command.
  5. Restart your macOS device. The Guest Mode in Google Chrome will not be visible in the menu.
  6. However, if you want to bring the feature back, paste the command in Terminal
    • defaults write com.Google.Chrome BrowserGuestModeEnabled -bool true

Closing Thoughts

This concludes the guide on how you can easily disable the Guest Mode feature in the Google Chrome web browser on your Windows and macOS PC. The steps are simple and should take you less than a minute so if you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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