How to reset Google Home, Max, Mini and Nest Hub

Learn to restart or restore your Google speaker to factory settings

How to reset Google Home
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Learning how to reset Google Home is essential to your experience, given that you're bound to run into instances when the smart speaker suffers a stumble.

However, it's imperative to be aware of the kinds of resetting you can perform – there's a big difference between simply restarting your Google speaker and restoring factory settings.

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So, whether you have the standard Google Home, the Google Home Mini or Home Max – or maybe even the new Nest Hub – follow the steps below to learn how to do both.

How to reset Google Home, Max, Mini and Nest Hub

Google Home factory reset

If you no longer want your Google device associated with your account, or it remains unresponsive even after a quick restart, you'll want to restore factory settings. How to do this varies slightly depending on which device you own, so observe the mini-sections below carefully. Also, be aware that you can't reset any Home device using your voice or by going through the Google Home app.

Google Home reset

To reset Google Home, press and hold the microphone mute button on the back of the speaker for 15 seconds. You'll hear the Google Assistant confirm it's resetting.

Google Home Mini reset

To reset Google Home Mini, press and hold the factory reset button (below the power cable on the bottom of Mini) for 15 seconds. Upon doing so, the Google Assistant will confirm that it's resetting your speaker.

Google Home Max reset

To reset Google Home Max, press and hold the factory reset button (located near the power cable on the back of Max) for 12 seconds. You'll then hear the Google Assistant confirm that it's resetting your Max.

Google Nest Hub reset

To reset the Google Home Hub or Google Nest Hub, press and hold both volume buttons (located on the back) simultaneously for 10 seconds. You'll hear your Google Assistant confirm that it's resetting your Hub.

How to reset Google Home, Max, Mini and Nest Hub

Restart Google Home

The easiest way to reboot your Google Home device is to simply unplug it, leave it for one minute and then plug back in. However, you can also follow these instructions:

1. With your phone on the same Wi-Fi as your Home device, open the Google Home app.
2. Tap Devices at the top right corner of the screen (the little icon that looks like a screen and a speaker).
3. Scroll to the Home device you want to reboot, then tap the three dots in the corner of that card.
4. Tap Settings.
5. When you're in the Settings page, tap the three dots at the top right, then hit Reboot.


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