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How to Factory Reset Your Google Home

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1 Introduction: Google Home: Factory Data Reset

If your Google Home device is unresponsive or you want to give it to someone else, you can reset it to factory defaults.

2 Google Home: Factory Data Reset

This action will clear your data from the device and can't be undone. You'll have to set up Google Home and re-link any previously linked home control smart devices (thermostats, plugs and switches, lights) again.


Google Home Google Home

Press and hold the microphone mute button on the back of Google Home for about 15 seconds. You'll hear your Google Assistant confirm that it's resetting Google Home.

Google Home Mini Google Home Mini

Press and hold the FDR button located below the power cord on the bottom of Mini for about 15 seconds. Look for a circle etched into the base. You'll hear your Google Assistant confirm that it's resetting Mini.

Google Home Max Google Home Max

Press and hold the FDR button located near the power cord on the back of Max for about 12 seconds. You'll hear your Google Assistant confirm that it's resetting Max.

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If your Google Home device is unresponsive or you want to give it to someone else, you can reset it to factory defaults.

This action will clear your data from the device and can't be undone. You'll have to set up Google Home and re-link any previously linked home control smart devices (thermostats, plugs and switches, lights) again.


Google Home Google Home

Press and hold the microphone mute button on the back of Google Home for about 15 seconds. You'll hear your Google Assistant confirm that it's resetting Google Home.

Google Home Mini Google Home Mini

Press and hold the FDR button located below the power cord on the bottom of Mini for about 15 seconds. Look for a circle etched into the base. You'll hear your Google Assistant confirm that it's resetting Mini.

Google Home Max Google Home Max

Press and hold the FDR button located near the power cord on the back of Max for about 12 seconds. You'll hear your Google Assistant confirm that it's resetting Max.