Google Home Products doesn’t need any introduction as the smart assistant and speaker collection from Google is an excellent gadget in many ways. Google Home is now getting more popular as more people love to have a smart speaker like the Google Home Mini or a Nest Mini in their Home.
When saying smart speaker or assistant, we can’t say that Google is the only one that offers the service. We have Alexa from Amazon also. However, we are considering here only a few things about Google Home Mini and Nest Mini. So yes, in this article, we are looking at how we can reset the Google Home Mini or the Google Nest Mini device.
Factory Reset Google Home Mini
If you face any issue related to the performance of the Google Home Mini, wish to sell the Google Home Mini, or even plan to git your Home Mini to your friends or relative, you should reset your Google Home mini first. In these cases, resetting the device is a must, and your data, including the setting, you should clear preferences first.
So always factory reset the Google Home Mini before you hand over the device to anyone for any reason. So, we will check how to reset the Google Home Mini and Google Nest Mini in this article.
Factory Reset Google Home Mini and Google Nest Mini
Before going into the steps, we will see what Home Mini and Nest Mini are. Both are the same device, and the only difference is the generation difference. Some users say the two devices as Google Home Mini 1st generation and the 2nd generation. Yes, Google Home Mini Is the 1st generation device, and the Google Nest Mini is the Second Generation device.
Identify Google Mini 1st and 2nd Generation
Both devices look identical, and we can’t understand the generation on a quick look. However, there is a small change. You need to flip the device downwards, and on the backside, if you can see a screw hook that helps mount the device on the wall, you can say that the device is the second generation Home Mini or the Google Nest Mini.
The first generation of Google Home Mini doesn’t have the wall mount support, and you won’t find the screen hook on the backside.
How to Reset Google Home Mini – 1st Generation Device
Since we identified the generation of the device, we will see how to factory reset the Google Home mini first-generation device. To do so, follow the steps.
Step 1: Turn your Google Home mini device, and on the backside, you will find a small reset button below the power cord.
Step 2: Press and hold the reset button for 15 seconds.
Step 3: After 15 seconds, you will hear a slight chime sound once the reset is completed.
Step 4: Release the button, and your Google Home Mini will restart once the factory reset is completed.
It will wipe all the data, and your Google Home mini will reset to the initial stage like a new Google Home Mini device.
Factory Reset Google Nest Mini – 2nd Generation Google Home Mini
The factory reset procedure of the second generation Google Home mini is a bit different, and to do so, follow the below steps.
Step 1: On the side of the Google Home mini device, you can find a microphone on/off switch. Turn the switch to the off position.
Step 2: Now, you will see LED lights on the top of the Home Mini device starting blinking orange.
Step 3: Press and hold on to the center of the device where you saw the LED lights blinking.
Step 3: Keep on pressing, and after 15 seconds, you will hear a chime when the reset is completed.
Step 4: Release the press, and your Google Home Mini second generation will restart once all the data gets wiped.
Once done, you can use the device with all new fresh setup or hand over the same with anyone else.
Resetting Google Home Mini From Google Home App
Since Google is saying that you can completely control your Google Home or Nest Mini device from within the Google Home app, many users ask whether we can reset the Google Home mini from the Google Home App. Unfortunately, the answer is NO, and we can restart the Google Home device from within the App. However, resetting or factory restoring the Google Home Mini smart assistant devices can only be done by a physical reset process.