Google Home, is a wireless speaker created and marketed under the Google brand. This device, among other things, allows you to control the lights in a room, perform Internet searches, close blinds or make calls. The ease of use and the ease with which it solves everyday tasks made it a popular device.
Today many enjoy the functions of a Google Home in its two presentations. However, it is important to know that prolonged use can cause speaker failure and it is necessary to repair it, to avoid spending on technicians it is a good idea to reset the device to its factory version and thus unlink it from Google account. In this way, all the information is eliminated and the equipment begins to function as new.
Performing this reset is useful to troubleshoot malfunctions, to sell the device ensuring that it is in optimal condition or when it is make a return. There are several methods to perform a hard reset in the voice assistant and below we will show you the most useful ones. In addition, you will know other important details about this product
Steps to restart and reset Google Home to factory settings
There are two models of this device, the basic full-size model that is the Google Home and the Home Mini, which is a smaller and more compact version ideal for those who want to carry a portable speaker everywhere, inside their bag or backpack without taking up much space. For both models, there are ways of recovering the manufacturing state to return to like-new operation.
The main alternative is the Hard Reset. This reset technique restores the speaker to its original manufacturing state. It is possible to do it on Home and Home Mini, but you have to be aware that it also deletes the data stored on the device and there will be no way to get them back.
Once done, you must configure the Google Home and link any smart home automation device, regardless of whether it has already been linked in the past. Devices like thermostats, outlets, switches, or lights need to be re-paired as well.
From the Google Home device
To return to the factory settings in the Google Home version you must press and hold the microphone button on the back of Google Home for about 15 secondswithout speaking, using the assistant, or taking other action with the device. To confirm the action, the voice assistant will say a few words.
From the Google Home Mini
To do a reset or reset in the mini version and return the device to the factory state, you must also press and hold the button on the bottom of the Home Mini for 15 seconds, then find the circle engraved on the base of the Home and you’re done. The assistant emits a few words to confirm the action like his “older brother”. During the process, no voices should intervene and the device should not be used for other tasks.
From the smartphone app
The application for smart devices is available in app stores for different operating systems. This is free and allows you to control and perform the functions of Google Home remotely. To perform a reset from the application interface, the steps to follow are simple.
The first thing is to make sure that the device is connected to the same WiFi network as the Google Home or Home Mini. If this is not the case, you must find a way to connect them because otherwise the procedure will not give results since what you are looking for is to establish a LAN connection.
- Once this is done, we open the Google Home app from the mobile or tablet from which the reset will be done.
- Within the application’s user interface, go to the section “At Home “, There you must select the model of the voice assistant you want to restart and have it included in the account data.
- When selecting the device, in the upper right corner of the device, press “Setting”. Within the configuration options, select “Device configuration “.
- Once this is done, you should look for the button “More” located in the upper right corner.
- Then “Menú ” and finally the option “Restart”.
Disconnect device to reboot
This last method of resetting that we will explain to you, works by disabling the operation of the equipment by disconnecting it and forcing a reset. It is the simplest way to restore.
What you have to do is disconnect the power cord from the appliance and leave it like that for several minutes. This will cause it to turn off and after a few minutes in that state it will restart automatically.
What to do if the hard reset does not solve the problems?
If what is causing you problems in the device is a configuration failure, a hard reset should be more than enough to solve them all. In case this doesn’t work, the source of the error may be in some hardware component.
The way in which these “appliances” are made is quite complex, so it is not easy for them to break down, but in the event that it does occur, it is best to go to an authorized technician to carry out the pertinent repairs. In the event that the problem is irreparable and the cause of it is not due to negligence of use, you can request a new one in a Google store, as long as the warranty has not expired.
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