No matter how to Factory Reset Google Nest Smart Speakers are, things will go wrong. Or maybe you just need to throw them away or give them to someone else. In all of these situations, we strongly suggest that you reset your smart speaker or display to factory settings.
All of Google’s smart speakers and displays are easy to reset, but each one has a different way to do it. And since you can’t use your voice or the Google Home app to reset your smart speaker or display, you need to know what to do. To help you out, we’ve laid out the steps for all Google Nest speakers and smart displays that are available right now.
Steps to Reset Google Nest Audio
- Use the microphone mute switch on the back of your Nest Audio to turn off the mic.
- Touch and hold the middle of the speaker’s top, where the volume sensors are.
- Keep holding until your speaker tells you that it’s being reset. About 15 seconds should be enough time.
How to Factory Reset a Google Home Mini
- Press and hold the physical button on your speaker for 15 seconds.
- This button is located on the back of the Google Home speaker and it mutes the microphone.
- To factory reset the Google Home Mini, locate the button on the bottom of the device.
- For the Google Home Max, the reset button is on the back, next to the power cord, in the lower-right corner.
- The speaker will indicate that it is beginning to reset to factory settings.
- After 15 to 20 seconds, release the button and wait for the speaker to restart.
How to Factory Reset Google Nest Mini
- Flip the switch on the side of the speaker to turn off the microphone.
- Press and hold the center of the Mini, where the four dots are. This is where the activity lights are
- Hold on 5 seconds. If you’re doing things right, the reset button should work, but don’t take your fingers off because you’re in a fail-safe period that lets you back out.
- Wait 10 more seconds. You’ll hear a sound that tells you the reset is happening, and then you can take your hand away.
When should I reset my Google Nest Audio?
If you reset your Google Nest Audio to factory settings, all of the information stored on it will be lost. When you’re done, the device will work just like it did when you took it out of the box. This means you shouldn’t reset your device unless you really need to, since you’ll have to connect it to all your other devices again.
But if you’ve been having technical problems with the Google Nest Audio, you might be able to fix them by resetting it. Before you sell the smart speaker, it’s also a good idea to reset it. This will make sure that when the device goes to a new home, none of your data will still be on it.
If you have the newer Google Nest Mini, mute the microphone and then hold down the center of the speaker until it resets. If you’ve tried resetting your Mini but it hasn’t worked, there’s a more time-consuming reset method: unplugging your Mini 11 times.
On the bottom of Home Mini, press and hold the factory reset button located below the power cord. Look for a circle etched into the base. After 5 seconds, your device will begin the factory reset process. Continue to hold for about 10 seconds more, until a sound confirms that the device is resetting.
Since the newer Google Nest Mini does not have a dedicated reset button, follow these steps to reset it: Switch the mic off using the microphone mute switch on your Nest Mini. Press and hold on the top of the speaker where you see the LED lights until the speaker confirms it’s resetting.