To remove a drop-down list in Google Sheets, you’ll need to clear the data validation settings from the cells containing the drop-down list. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Open your Google Sheets document:
    • Go to Google Sheets ( and open the spreadsheet where you want to remove the drop-down list.
  2. Select the Cell or Range with the Drop-down List:
    • Click on the cell or range of cells that contains the drop-down list you want to remove.
  3. Open Data Validation Settings:
    • Once the cell or range is selected, go to the top menu and click on “Data.”
  4. Choose “Data validation”:
    • From the dropdown menu, select “Data validation.”
  5. Remove Data Validation:
    • In the Data validation dialog box, click on the trash bin icon or the “Remove validation” option. This will clear the data validation settings for the selected cell or range.
  6. Save Changes:
    • Click on “Save” to apply the changes.

After completing these steps, the drop-down list should be removed from the selected cells, and users will be able to enter any value in those cells without restrictions.

Keep in mind that removing the data validation also removes any restrictions you had set, so make sure this is what you intend to do. If you want to replace the drop-down list with a different set of options, you can follow the steps for creating a new drop-down list in Google Sheets.

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