How to Factory Reset Your Google Home Smart Speakers

Are you having problems with your Google Home, Google Home Mini, or Google Home Max? Have you tried all solutions but all in vain? Well, you will now have to try this final solution that would probably solve your Google Home smart speakers’ issues. This solution is performing the factory reset. Consequently, it will help you fix your devices’ problems.

Google Home Smart Speakers

As a matter of fact, Google Home smart speakers are an incredible type of speakers that are designed with a virtual personal assistant to help you accomplish your day to day activities comfortably. However, when faced with problems, working with them can be cumbersome and annoying. So, you may have reached a point that only factory reset will be the only solution.

The need for Factory Resetting your Google Home Smart Speakers

You must be very sure before you perform this action on your Google Home device. If you are just experiencing some minor problems with the device, you should first consider trying other possible solutions to the problem. For instance, issues, like signing into a different Wi-Fi network or renaming your device, would not require a Factory Reset. The same applies to change of your current account among other minor issues.

Point to note; a factory reset will restore your smart speakers to their original state thereby erasing all the settings, configurations, data and information stored on the devices. Therefore, be sure to have your configurations at hand if there are any before performing this solution. Also, you can’t use your Google Home app or voice command to factory reset your Google Home smart speakers.

In addition to this, to perform the factory reset may be the same or different in the Google Home smart speakers. This means that depending on the type of smart speakers you are using; you have to be very keen and cautious with the procedure. Ensure you follow the processes below carefully in order to achieve successful operation.

Factory Resetting Google Home

Google home is one of the smart speakers that are so easy to factory reset. You need to ensure that you plug in the speaker into a power source first. You will then have to locate the microphone button on your device as shown in the image below. After locating it, make sure you follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Press the Microphone button for 12- 15 seconds.
  2. Wait for the confirmation message. Google Home will notify you that it is about to perform the factory reset. Continue pressing the microphone button as it performing the process.
  3. Lift up your finger and your device will now be reset.
Google Home Reset Button

Factory Resetting Google Home Mini

To reset Google Home is quite different from Google Home since it contains a factory data reset (FDR) button on the device. The FDR button is a small round button located at the bottom surface of your Google Home Mini. To achieve this, you need to follow the steps below:

  1. Locate the FDR button at the bottom of your device.
  2. Press the button for about 12-15 seconds.
  3. Continue pressing until you hear the google assistant confirmation.
  4. Lift up off the button. Your Google Home Mini is now reset.
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Factory Data Reset (FDR) Button

Factory resetting Google Home Max

The procedure for resetting Google Home Max is just the same as that of Google Home Mini. Therefore, you need to consider following the steps above in order to achieve your action.

After the resetting, your Google Home smart speakers will reboot and now you will ready to set them up again. Be sure to follow the setup process and you will be all set.


Kevin Arrows

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