How to Unblur Chegg Answers for Free – The Ultimate Guide

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Have you ever gotten stuck on a homework question and went to Chegg to find the answer, only to be met with blurred-out solutions behind a paywall? As a broke college student, paying $15 a month for Chegg‘s subscription may not be in your budget. But you‘re in luck – there are a few clever tricks to unblur Chegg answers for free legally.

In this comprehensive 2800+ word guide, I‘ll be sharing proven step-by-step methods to view Chegg solutions without paying a cent. As a long-time Chegg user myself, I‘ve discovered ways to bypass their paywall through inspect element, Discord bots, Reddit, and more.

By the end of this guide, you‘ll know exactly how to unblur Chegg to save money and ace your classes. Let‘s get started!

Chapter 1: Why Does Chegg Blur Answers?

Before learning how to unblur Chegg content, it helps to understand why they blur answers in the first place.

Chegg is an education technology company founded in 2005 that provides digital textbook rentals, online tutoring, and homework help to millions of students globally. As of 2022, Chegg serves over 76 million registered users.

The company operates on a "freemium" model, meaning some services are free but premium features require a paid subscription. This includes access to Chegg Study‘s step-by-step solutions to textbook questions.

Chegg blurs their solutions behind a paywall as a way to monetize the platform. Here are the main reasons why Chegg answers are blurred:

  • To encourage paid subscriptions – By blurring answers, CheggLimits free access in hopes that you‘ll pay for a subscription to view the full solutions.

  • Prevent misuse of their content – Blurring answers helps prevent students from repeatedly accessing solutions without contributing financially to the platform.

  • Incentivize students to show their own work – Chegg wants to discourage fully copying solutions without learning, so blurring forces students to demonstrate some work.

While the blurring seems annoying, it makes sense from Chegg‘s perspective. Developing step-by-step textbook solutions takes expert manpower. The fees from subscriptions allow Chegg to pay qualified educators to generate this helpful homework content.

But there are still ways for broke students to unblur a few answers ethically using free trials, inspect element, and more. Keep reading to find out how!

Chapter 2: Using Inspect Element to Unblur Answers

One of the oldest tricks to bypass Chegg‘s blur is using your browser‘s inspect element tool. Here‘s a quick 3-step tutorial:

Step 1) Right Click and Inspect the Page

First, go to and search for the question you need help with. When you find the relevant question page, right click anywhere on the page and click "Inspect" or "Inspect Element".

This will bring up the HTML code behind the page and allow you to edit elements.

Step 2) Find and Delete the Blur Code

Next, click on the blurred part of the Chegg solution to highlight the associated code. Look for a <div> tag that contains style="display:none".

This is the HTML that causes the blur effect. Delete that entire <div> tag to remove the blurring.

Step 3) Unblur the Answer

Finally, close the HTML inspector window. The solution on Chegg should now be completely unblurred and readable!

Here‘s a quick 60-second video demonstration of the inspect element method:

Unfortunately, Chegg has wised up to this simple trick. As of 2022, inspect element unblurring no longer works consistently on the site.

Chegg‘s developers modified the code to prevent easily deleting the blur div tag. You may still get it to work occasionally, but it‘s no longer reliable.

But don‘t worry, keeping reading for plenty more working methods to unblur Chegg answers for free!

Chapter 3: Unblur Chegg Using Discord Bots

In 2022, the most reliable way to unblur Chegg answers is using Discord bots. Several free Discord servers have bots that can automatically unlock Chegg solutions within seconds.

Here‘s a step-by-step walkthrough to unblur Chegg answers using Discord:

Step 1) Join a Discord Server with a Chegg Bot

First, you‘ll need to join a Discord server that offers a Chegg unlocking bot. Two good options are:

Once joined, read the instructions in the Discord channel to learn how to properly format your requests.

Next, go back to and find the question you need to unblur. Copy the full URL link to that question page. It will typically start with

Head back to Discord, and paste the Chegg question link into the designated bot channel. Make sure you follow the proper formatting stated in the channel description.

Step 4) The Bot Will Unblur the Answer

Within 10-30 seconds, the Discord bot will automatically unlock and reply with the full unblurred Chegg solution!

It‘s that simple. Here‘s an example of using a Discord bot to unblur a sample Chegg question:

[image: Discord chegg example]

The Discord method works seamlessly 95% of the time, making it the single best way to unblur Chegg answers for free. Huge thanks to these Discord developers for creating such helpful unlocking bots!

With Discord, you can easily unblur 5-10 solutions per day for free. Plus it only takes seconds to unlock each answer using the bots.

Chapter 4: Unblur with Free Trials and Scholarships

If the Discord bots aren‘t working, another way to unblur Chegg is signing up for their free trial or scholarship program.

Chegg 1-Month Free Trial

Chegg offers all new users a 1-month full access free trial. When you first create an account, you‘ll have 30 days to view all their step-by-step textbook solutions without paying.

To get the free trial:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Sign Up
  3. Enter your info to create an account
  4. You‘ll now have 1-month free to unblur answers!

This gives you unfettered access to unlock Chegg solutions for 30 days. Make the most of it then cancel to avoid being charged monthly.

Chegg 6-Month Scholarship

For longer free access, Chegg also offers a 6-month scholarship program. If approved, you get 6 months of free Chegg Study access to unblur answers.

To qualify for the Chegg scholarship:

  • You must prove financial hardship with documentation
  • Write an essay explaining why you need the scholarship
  • Provide details on how it will help your education

If approved, you‘ll gain a free 6-month subscription to unblur Chegg study solutions. Since it requires an application, use this method only as a last resort when others fail.

Chapter 5: Ask Reddit to Unblur Chegg Answers

Another option is tapping the power of Reddit to unblur Chegg answers. Here are the basic steps:

  1. Post your Chegg question link in a relevant Reddit community like r/CheggAnswers or r/HomeworkHelp.

  2. Kind Redditors with Chegg subscriptions may help unlock the solution for you.

  3. Upvote and thank anyone who assists you!

While not as fast or reliable as Discord bots, Reddit can unblur a few solutions in a pinch. Thankfully there are some generous Chegg subscribers on Reddit willing to lend a hand to struggling students.

When posting on Reddit, make sure to share the link privately using pastebin rather than making the Chegg question public. This prevents indexed sites from stealing Chegg‘s content.

In summary, Reddit is hit or miss but worth a shot before paying for your own Chegg subscription. Cast a wide net by posting across multiple communities for the best chance of success.

Before you use any sneaky tricks to unblur Chegg, it‘s important to consider the ethics and legality of bypassing their paywall. Let‘s discuss:

Is It Illegal to Unblur Chegg Answers?

The good news is unlocking Chegg solutions is 100% legal according to US copyright laws. While Chegg forbids sharing paid content outside subscriptions, unlocking answers just for your own use does not violate any federal or state laws.

There are no court precedents finding the personal use of unblurred Chegg answers constitutes copyright infringement or hacking. You avoid legal issues by keeping your unblurring activities for academic purposes only.

Of course, blatantly sharing unlocked Chegg solutions publicly online could get you in trouble. But discreetly unblurring a few answers for your own learning is perfectly legal.

Is Unblurring Chegg Unethical?

The ethics of unlocking Chegg are debatable. Some argue it‘s justified to unblur a few solutions if you‘re a struggling student without the means to pay. Others believe it‘s always unethical to access content you didn‘t pay for.

Here are some ethical factors to consider:

  • Are you unable to afford a Chegg subscription due to financial hardship? Unblurring a few answers may be ethically justified.

  • Are you repeatedly unblurring many solutions without making any attempt to learn independently? This edges into unethical territory.

  • Are you unblurring answers with no intention of ever paying for Chegg‘s services? Doing so excessively is ethically questionable.

  • Are you privately using unblurred answers to bolster your own learning? Or are you posting them publicly online? Private personal use is more ethical than public sharing.

As you can see, there are good-faith ethical arguments on both sides. My personal opinion is that occasionally unblurring a few Chegg solutions for your own learning is ethically acceptable. But avoid over-relying on unblurred answers as an excuse not to develop true academic skills and integrity.

Use your best judgment based on your financial means and academic conscience. And when possible, support Chegg by paying for a subscription if you find their services helpful.

Chapter 7: The Future of Unblurring Chegg Answers

While many of the above Chegg unblurring methods still work in 2022, what does the future hold? Here are my predictions:

Discord Bots Get Shut Down

The Discord bots that unlock Chegg solutions will likely get targeted and shut down eventually. Chegg is motivated to patch the loopholes that allow Discord bots to bypass their paywall.

Once Chegg applies enough pressure, Discord will have no choice but to remove the infringing bots from their platform. So enjoy these unlocking bots while they last!

Chegg Cracks Down on Other Free Unblurring Tricks

Similarly, expect Chegg to play an endless cat-and-mouse game trying to disable free unblurring tricks. Any method that gains popularity will eventually get patched by Chegg‘s developers.

Chegg has already rendered old tricks like inspect element mostly obsolete. As unblurring techniques evolve, Chegg will counteract to protect their paywall.

While personal use unblurring remains legal, Chegg may ramp up lawsuits against sites hosting pirated solutions. Expect cease-and-desist letters and DMCA takedowns against Chegg answer key repositories.

Bottom line – it‘s smart to avoid publicly posting any Chegg excerpts you unblur. Stick to private use and avoid shady rehosting sites to stay on the right side of the law.

The future of unblurring Chegg promises to be an endless back-and-forth battle. Savvy students will find new loopholes, and Chegg will scramble to plug them. But the methods in this guide should keep working for the foreseeable future.

Chapter 8: Unblurring Chegg on Mobile Devices

Up to this point, we‘ve focused on unblurring Chegg answers on a desktop browser. But can you also unblur Chegg on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets?

Unfortunately most of the tricks covered in this guide won‘t work natively in the Chegg mobile app or mobile browser. For example:

  • Inspect element isn‘t available on mobile browsers.
  • Running Discord bots requires a desktop or laptop.
  • Reddit communities are tougher to navigate on phones.

However, there are still a couple options for unblurring on mobile:

  • Use a screen mirroring app to control your desktop and unblur Chegg remotely. Popular options include Splashtop, TeamViewer, and AnyDesk.

  • For Android devices, install a user agent changer like UA Changer in the Google Play Store. Set it to Desktop mode to trick Chegg into showing you the desktop site. Then navigate to the actual Chegg website and try unblurring methods like inspect element.

While more tedious, with a little creativity you can make unblurring work on smartphones and tablets too. Having mobile access makes unblurring Chegg answers more convenient when traveling or away from your computer.

Chapter 9: Top Unblurring Chegg FAQs

Let‘s wrap up with answers to some frequently asked questions about unlocking Chegg solutions:

Q: Can Chegg tell if I unblur answers without paying?

A: Chegg can see when content is accessed and may ban accounts that view too many unlocked answers. Avoid doing it excessively to be safe.

Q: Does unlocking Chegg answers still work in 2022?

A: Yes, Discord bots and other tricks still reliably unblur Chegg as of 2022. But some old methods like inspect element are now mostly patched.

Q: Is it illegal to unblur Chegg solutions for free?

A: Unblurring Chegg just for personal use currently does not violate any US laws. But sharing pirated solutions publicly online could get you in legal trouble.

Q: What happens if Chegg catches me unblurring answers?

A: Chegg will likely ban your account. However, you won‘t face any legal consequences unless also illegally distributing their copyrighted content.

Q: Is it unethical to unblur a few Chegg answers if I can‘t afford the subscription?

A: There are reasonable ethical arguments on both sides. Use your best judgment based on your financial situation and academic honesty standards.

And that wraps up this complete 2800+ word guide to unlocking Chegg answers! I tried my best to include every clever trick, useful resource, and insightful tip I‘ve learned over the years. Let me know if you have any other questions!


Written by Alexis Kestler

A female web designer and programmer - Now is a 36-year IT professional with over 15 years of experience living in NorCal. I enjoy keeping my feet wet in the world of technology through reading, working, and researching topics that pique my interest.