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How to Unprotect Cells in Google Sheets (Easiest Way in 2024)

How to Unprotect Cells in Google Sheets

In this article, we will show you how to unprotect cells in Google Sheets. 

1. Select the Cells or Sheet You Want to Unprotect

Identify and click on the specific cells or range you wish to unprotect.

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2. Navigate to 'Data' in the Top Menu

Find and click on the "Data" option in the Sheets top menu to access various data-related settings. Choose "Protected sheets and ranges" from the Data menu dropdown to view protection settings in a sidebar.

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3. Locate the Protection You Want to Remove in the Sidebar

In the right sidebar, search for and identify the protected range or sheet by its name. Click on the name of the protection to open its specific settings for editing or removal.

4. Click the Trash icon to Unprotect the Selected Range or Sheet

Click the trash icon within the protection settings to lift the protection off your selected cells or sheet.

6. Confirm the Removal of Protection If Prompted

Acknowledge any confirmation dialog that appears, affirming your decision to unprotect the cells or sheet.

7. Check Editability of Previously Protected Cells or Sheet

Test the editability of the cells or sheet to confirm that the protection has indeed been removed.

We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to unprotect cells in Google Sheets. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on how to unprotect a sheet in Google Sheets or our article on how to add borders in Google Sheets.

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