How To Remove Checkbox In Google Sheets

Last Updated on November 3, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to remove checkboxes in Google Sheets.

How To Remove Checkbox In Google Sheets

Google Sheets enables users to create interactive cells by adding checkboxes to your cells. This feature can certainly be helpful for quickly marking tasks as complete, or for highlighting items in a list.

However, if you no longer need to use checkbox, you may be wondering how to remove it. Unchecking a checked box will simply leave behind an empty square icon.

In this guide, we will show you a few simple way to remove a checkbox in Google Sheets. We will also explain how to convert a range of checkboxes into TRUE or FALSE values.

How To Delete a Checkbox In Google Sheets

Here’s how to delete a checkbox in Google Sheets.

Step 1

First, select the range that includes the checkboxes.

In this example, we’ve selected the range B2:B9. This range is used to determine if a task in our to-do list has been marked as completed.

Step 2

Next, click on the Backspace key or Delete key on your keyboard to remove the checkboxes from the entire range.

Step 3

Users may also use the Delete Values option to remove checkboxes from a spreadsheet.

After selecting the range of cells with checkboxes, click on Edit > Delete > Values to clear the range.

Step 4

The range should no longer have any checkboxes.

Step 5

What should you do if you want to convert the checkbox information into TRUE or FALSE values?

First, we’ll need to select the range with checkboxes. Afterwards, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + C to copy the range.

Step 6

In an empty column, select a blank cell and type the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + V to paste the TRUE and FALSE values.

Step 7

You may now copy and paste the TRUE/FALSE values into the checkbox range.


This guide should be everything you need to remove checkboxes in Google Sheets.

You may make a copy of this example spreadsheet to test it out on your own.