How to Factory Reset Your Google Home, Mini & Max

How to Factory Reset Your Google Home, Mini & Max


In today’s video, I’m gonna show you how to factory reset each of the Google Homes. Let’s get started. Everybody welcome to Tech with Brett where I help tech work for you and today we’re going to look at how to factory reset these and why. So if you’ve had the Google Home for a while you may have added a few different users. Well when you factory reset it will actually clear out all the users so you can have a max of 6. Maybe somebody moved out, you want to change who that is. You can easily reset everybody at once with a factory reset The other reason you may want to factory reset is you’re having issues like something isn’t working every time you ask a question, it’s just not giving you the right response. So in the past, I had a problem with my Google Home Max not being able to control the lights. Maybe because I didn’t set it up as the right user. I have a few different accounts that I use and I was having some issues with that. So that’s one reason you might want to factory reset your device as well. So to do this on each of these there’s a unique way to do it. So first, let’s look at the original Google Home. Now on the back you have the mute button here all you need to do is hold that down for about 15 seconds and then that will factory reset it. Now again, when you do factory reset that will clear out all the accounts and that will also reset any home control that you have set up so you will then need to go in relink your device after you have set up your Google Home and other settings like some of the specific things that you have like shopping list and all that they’ll still stay available because those are all linked to your Google account. So here you hold down the mute button and then you’ll hear this: You’re about to completely reset Google Home. To cancel release the button. All right, so you would just go through the full 15 seconds and then it would reset and then you’ll have to go in and reset up through the Google Home app. So here on the back of the Google Home Mini you have a little dot that you’ll hold down for 12 seconds and then it will reset and it will also start to light up the lights on the front. You’re about to completely reset Google Home. To cancel release the button. And then here on the back of the Google Home Max you have the same option. You have a little button here where when you hold that down for 12 seconds it will factory reset. You’re about to completely reset Google Home. To cancel release the button. Alright now that I finished all twelve seconds you heard a little notification and is going to factory reset, and then it will reboot and we’ll have to reset it up in the Google Home app. A quick note, you can’t use your voice or the Google Home app to factory reset these, you do have to do it manually. You can reboot them through the Google Home app and you can just do that through the devices tab on the settings of each device. Welcome to Google Home to get started download the Google Home app on a phone or tablet. Now that the Google Home Max has been reset I can go back into the Google Home application, go through the settings add my Google account and set up the Max just like it was brand new. There you go. That is how you factory reset the Google Homes. If you guys have any further questions about how to do this please leave a comment below, and if this is your first time here I’d love to have you subscribe so that you can be notified of my new and upcoming videos. Also, make sure you check out some of the other videos on the side about all the things that you can do with the Google Home. Thank you guys so much for watching. We’ll see you on the next one.

26 comments

  1. If you have a Google Home and want to clear out all the linked users or home control settings you can factory reset your device. Let me know if you have any questions!

  2. My google mini is amazing..the many things it can do is mind-blowing. The other day I used "Virtual Nurse" and she told me how to treat a nosebleed..!! You can ask her "nursey" quetions and she will respond with her advice..as well as a disclaimer saying she's not real. ..consult a real doctor but… her advice is spot on. I have barely scratched the surface of mine. I have Alexa as well and so far Google is way ahead with the things it can do for you… GREAT video once again..Thanks !!

  3. I am having a problem with my Google Home and Google Minis swearing when using the broadcast feature. I have called Google and showed them they were stumped. It is also showing up in my recorded history. I will try this to see if it clears it out. Do you have any other ideas if this does not clear it out? I have had a few test it out and they are not having a problem. Broadcast wake up or please and see if a word is added. Google will say Bitch wake up and Bitch please. It adds Bitch before anything said. I do have younger kids in the house with no clue of how it happened. I also have an iftt account but have done nothing other than link it.

  4. “mmm..there was a glitch, try again next time” I receive this message every time I give my google home mini 2 successive orders.. and no matter how many times I factory reset it, still the same…so frustrating

  5. Hey Brett, great vids. I had a question – Can I use a google max as a soundbar for my tv (no cable provider, just streaming apps etc). For some reason i can't find a direct yes or no answer. I forgot to mention I do have a chromecast (but not the audio version) thanks jay

  6. Hi Bret, this is a review of this. I had a friend give me there full size google home. I wanted to make sure that I knew who to reset it so I could set it up with my information in my house. Thanks it worked, very easy. I really appreciate this chanel . I can go back a review some of your older presentations. Have a great day.

  7. I did a reset still have issues with WiFi and Bluetooth pairing (Google max) sitting on the shelf so I remember not to buy expensive things , Google home mini do a better job .

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