Google WiFi is a brilliant technology that acts as a great domestic help to its users. However, it is a real annoyance if you face issues with it. Fret not, as you can easily reset Google Wifi on the router and the Google Home app.
So before knowing how to perform a factory reset, please remember that resetting the router means a complete reset of settings and data on the device. The data is stored in the app for six months. If you are making a factory reset, then do not forget to back up your files. It is because once you reset all your settings on the Google Home app, all your saved information gets lost.
Resetting a device is for the well-being of the device, and it works more efficiently. So, when your device is stuck or not working, you can try the following ways. Please get along further.
Reset Google Wifi on the Router
Before going for other alternatives to repair the device, try this method to see if it works out for you. If you have the latest firmware, follow the below steps.
- Before resetting, check whether the device is properly plugged into the power cord. It should be plugged in during the entire process.
- Then, when you observe the back of your device, you will find a white circle, the factory reset button.
- When you notice the white button, give a long press on the button until it turns orange and then into blue colour after a moment.
- When you see the factory reset button has turned blue, stop pressing the reset button. The blue light starts blinking.
- When the blinking blue light has turned into solid blue, it indicates the factory reset process is completed. The device is ready to use.
- The whole process might take 10 to 15 minutes.
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Factory Reset Google Wifi when you have old firmware
If the above method hasn’t worked for you even after completing all the above steps, it might be due to the old firmware. So, if you have old firmware, follow the below steps.
- Disconnect the power by unplugging your device.
- You will find the factory reset button at the back of the device.
- Please press the button and hold on to it for a few seconds.
- Plug the cord back into the power socket.
- Give a long press of the button until the white colour turns blue.
- The blue light blinks for around 45 seconds, and then the blue light turns solid blue.
- The solid blue light indicates the device has completed resetting and is ready to set up.
- The whole reset process takes around 10 to 15 minutes.
Even though you have reset the Google Wi-Fi, your data is safe on the home app for up to 6 months.
Reset Google Wifi on the Google Home app
Before performing a factory reset, remember that factory resetting the home app erases all your stored data, and you cannot recover it. The whole data on the cloud services and the settings get wiped away.
This method should have a Google Home app on your device. Google has replaced the Google Wifi app with the Google Home app. So, if you don’t have one, download it on your smartphone.
- First, open the Google Home app on your smartphone.
- Click on the Wifi icon.
- Scroll down and search for ‘Settings’.
- Now tap on Factory reset Network.
- Then press the button ‘ok’ for the reset to start.
- Wait for a few minutes, and the Google Wi-Fi is ready to start.
- Remember your setting before performing the reset.
What should you do after resetting the Google Wifi?
By following any one of the methods mentioned above, you will be to reset Google Wi-Fi successfully. So, after completing it, you should perform two things to bring the device back to its working condition. Follow the guidelines.
- Unplug the router for 30 seconds. Then connect it to the power socket.
- Now set up your Wi-Fi.
- Sync your Google account.
- Redo the settings again on your device.
You can reset Google Wifi by performing any of the above methods. If you have used Google Wifi to reset the device earlier, set up the device through the Google Home app. Now your Google Wifi is all set and is good to go. If any of the above techniques didn’t work, then try contacting customer support or replacing the router.
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