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How to Reset Google Home to Default Settings

If you have some issues with Google Home or you plan to sell your device you may want to revert its settings to the factory condition. This will erase all your data: settings, preferences and customizations. Here is how to reset your Google Home to the factory defaults. 

There is not dedicated reset button on the Google Home. You should use the Mute button instead. 

  1. Press and hold down the Mute button.
  2. Continue holding it down when Google Assistant warns you about the upcoming device reset.
  3. As soon as indicators make a full circle and you hear a sound you may release the button.
  4. Wait for about two minutes until the reset process finishes. The light indicator should stop changing and finally you should hear the voice notification telling you that you can start configuring your Google Home from a scratch.

Now you have the factory condition of your Google Home. You may start setting it up or sell to anybody.

Adam Swift

Adam is a real tech maniac. He likes to spend time testing phones, tablets, laptops, as well as any other technical devices, and write practical manuals on their functions. He often sleeps all day, but always works at night. Adam bought his first computer in 1999, being an absolute beginner who never held a computer mouse in his hands. He began to study Windows, constantly experimented and often crashed the operating system. But six months later, he was able to reinstall Windows 98 from a scratch on his own, fix almost any software problem on a PC, he also did hardware upgrades and realized that computers, operating systems and programs are now his biggest passion. In addition, Adam has always been a big lover of phones. With the advent of smartphones with Android OS, he began to pick at them much more than in computers. Now Adam loves to study privacy issues in instant messengers, blocking unwanted calls and other nuances related to privacy and security on the network. You can follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tunecomp

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