How to Factory Data Reset (FDR) Google Home

Introduction

If your Google Home device is unresponsive, constantly disconnecting or you want to give it to someone else, you can reset it to factory defaults. Resetting will erase everything you've saved on your Google Home, causing it to act like it is fresh out of the box.
Google home devices

1 Factory Data Reset

This action will clear your data from the device and can't be undone. You'll have to set up Google Home and re-link any previously linked home control smart devices such as thermostats, plugs and switches, lights again.

Google HomeGoogle Home
  1. Press and hold the microphone mute button on the back of Google Home for about 15 seconds.
    Mute button highlighted
  2. You'll hear your Google Assistant confirm that it's resetting Google Home.
Google Home MiniGoogle Home Mini
  1. Press and hold the factory reset button located below the power cord on the bottom of Mini for about 15 seconds. Look for a circle etched into the base. 
    Factory reset button
  2. You'll hear your Google Assistant confirm that it's resetting Mini.
  3.   
Google Home MaxGoogle Home Max
  1. Press and hold the factory reset button located near the power cord on the back of Max for about 12 seconds.
    Google Home Max reset button
  2. You'll hear your Google Assistant confirm that it's resetting Max.

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If your Google Home device is unresponsive, constantly disconnecting or you want to give it to someone else, you can reset it to factory defaults. Resetting will erase everything you've saved on your Google Home, causing it to act like it is fresh out of the box.
Google home devices

This action will clear your data from the device and can't be undone. You'll have to set up Google Home and re-link any previously linked home control smart devices such as thermostats, plugs and switches, lights again.

Google HomeGoogle Home
  1. Press and hold the microphone mute button on the back of Google Home for about 15 seconds.
    Mute button highlighted
  2. You'll hear your Google Assistant confirm that it's resetting Google Home.
Google Home MiniGoogle Home Mini
  1. Press and hold the factory reset button located below the power cord on the bottom of Mini for about 15 seconds. Look for a circle etched into the base. 
    Factory reset button
  2. You'll hear your Google Assistant confirm that it's resetting Mini.
  3.   
Google Home MaxGoogle Home Max
  1. Press and hold the factory reset button located near the power cord on the back of Max for about 12 seconds.
    Google Home Max reset button
  2. You'll hear your Google Assistant confirm that it's resetting Max.
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