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How to Clear Cells in Google Sheets (2024 Update)

How to Clear Cells in Google Sheets in 2 Easy Steps

Follow the steps below to easily clear contents in Google Sheets.

Step 1: Select the Cells You Want to Clear

To clear a single cell, simply click on it. 

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To clear a range of cells, click and drag your mouse over the cells you want to clear. 

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To clear an entire row or column, click on the row number or column letter at the side or top of the sheet.

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Step 2: Clear the Contents

With the cells still highlighted, go to the menu bar at the top, click on "Edit," and then select "Delete values." You can also choose from the other options, depending on your needs. 

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Alternatively, you may also simply use keyboard shortcuts.

For Windows Users: After selecting your cells, you can press Delete to clear the content or Backspace to clear the content and formatting.

For Mac Users: After selecting your cells, you can press Delete (or fn + Delete on some keyboards) to clear the content or Backspace to clear the content and formatting.

We hope that this article has helped you and given you a better understanding of how to clear cells in Google Sheets. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our articles on how to clear formatting in Google Sheets and how to clear filters in Google Sheets.

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