How to Reset Your Smart Device

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Echo Dot

How to Reset the Echo Dot or the Echo Plus

To restore your Echo or Echo Dot unit, apply the instructions provided. The procedure varies based on the device’s version. For something like an Echo or Echo Dot from the same version, the procedure is similar.

Reset Echo Dot or Echo 1st Generation

Hit the reset button on the base of the gadget with a safety pin. Wait five seconds after pushing the button for the circle lighting to go off and on. You may either begin the configuration in the Alexa application or disconnect the device to sell, gift, or give to some other user once the ring light goes yellow.

Echo Dot or Echo 2nd Generation Reset

At the same moment, keep pressing and holding the mic off and volume down buttons. You must press and hold both buttons for about 20 seconds. The Alexa light turns orange first, then blue, throughout this period. Continue to wait until the led ring goes off and then back on. After that, the light circle will become orange. You may then begin the configuration in the Alexa application or disconnect the gadget to resell, donate, or gift to another person.

Reset the Echo Dot, Echo 3rd Generation, or Echo 4th Generation

Hold down the action key for about 25 seconds. The action button, which has a dot above it, is often used to ask Alexa to respond to a request. The lighting ring would flash orange for 25 seconds before turning off. When the light ring is in configuration status, it will come back on and appear blue before becoming orange again. Then you can either start the installation in the Alexa application or disconnect the item to sell, donate, or gift it to someone else.

How to Reset Echo Sub

For 25 seconds, keep pressing and holding the action key on the rear of the Echo Sub. You may then re-start the setup procedure in the Alexa application, or you can sell or give your Echo device.

How to Reset Echo Studio

For around 20 seconds, keep the volume down and the mic off buttons pressed together simultaneously. The light ring will cycle on and off many times. After that, you may either restart the setup procedure using the Alexa Application or sell or give the gadget.

How to Reset Echo Input

For around 25 seconds, press and hold the action button. The action button, which has a dot on it, is usually used to manually activate Alexa for voice requests. The LED will become orange, and blue, within 25 seconds. The LED will then cycle on and off many times before turning to orange. When the LED turns orange, you may either sell the device or restart the setup procedure in the Alexa application.

Google Nest

A factory reset may fix a variety of issues, including a Nest that won’t join the Wi-Fi. All Nest Hub models, including the Google Nest Hub Max, are covered by the instructions below.

Google Nest Audio/Speaker

Turn off the microphone on the rear of your smartphone. The leds will change color to orange. Close to the top of the Nest Audio, keep pressing and holding the center button. Your smartphone will commence the hard reset procedure in 5 seconds. Continue for another 10 seconds or till you hear a signal that indicates the unit is rebooting.

Google Nest Hub (2nd gen)

Pressing and holding both volume buttons on the back of the Nest Hub for approximately 10 seconds will reset your Nest Hub. The Nest Hub will notify you when it’s time to reset.

Note that you cannot factory reset Nest Hub using your speech or the Google Home application.

Google Nest Hub

Press and hold the volume-increase and decrease keys at the very same time for approximately 10 seconds to reset a Google Nest Hub. A notice will appear, informing you that the unit is now being reset. Simply keep pushing both keys till the gadget restarts, after which you’ll need to go through the to go through the Google Home setup procedure.

Note that you can’t completely reset Nest Hub using your voice only or with the Google Home application.

Google Nest Hub Reset vs. Reboot

To begin, it’s critical to comprehend the distinction between a restart and a restore. You’ll need to establish your Google Nest Hub afresh after restoring it to factory default. Rebooting the gadget merely turns it on and off without changing any configuration. If the Google Nest Hub isn’t working, try rebooting it first before resorting to a factory default.

Google Nest Hub Max

Pressing and holding both volume keys on the rear of the Nest Hub Max for approximately 10 seconds will help you reset your Nest Hub Max. Your Nest Hub Max will notify you when it’s time to reset.

Note that you can’t completely reset Nest Hub using your voice only or with the Google Home application.

HomePod

Make use of the Home application.

Ensure you’re logged in with the Apple Account you used to configure your HomePod in the Home application on your smartphone, iPad, iPod touch, or Pc. Just use instructions below to restore HomePod to factory settings and delete it from the Home application.

Using your Apple device like iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac, launch the Home application.

Keep Pressing and holding HomePod on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Double-click HomePod on your Mac. Then, at the bottom of the screen, touch or click Delete Accessory.

Uninstall with a touch or a click.

To reset HomePod, press the top button.

If you can’t get HomePod out of the Home application, you may restore it to factory defaults by pressing the top of the device. Here’s how to do it:

Disconnect HomePod or the HomePod mini’s charger adapter for 10 seconds, and put it back in.

Wait 10 seconds before touching and holding your finger on the top of HomePod.

The rotating white light would become red. Hold your finger pressed on the table.

Your HomePod is going to restore, according to Siri. You can raise your finger once you notice 3 pings.

By Erim Naharasha

Erim was born in New York, and is currently living in London with his wife and two very energetic children setting up smart homes for high-end customers on both new and existing builds.

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