How to Factory Reset a Google Nest Mini

Save any important footage from your device's video history. Remove your Nest Hub Max from the Google Home app . On the back of Nest Hub Max, press and hold both volume buttons together for about 10 seconds. Your Nest Hub Max will let you know that it's resetting.

If you’re looking to lend, give away, or sell your second generation Google Nest Mini, you’ll want to perform a factory reset to remove the device from your Google account and return it to its initial setup state. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process step-by-step.

Before beginning, be sure that your Google Nest Mini is connected to the internet. You can identify which module of Google smart assistant you have by checking the wall mounting socket on the bottom of the unit.

To start the factory reset, mute your Google Nest Mini and locate the indicator lights on the top of the device. Press and hold down the center of the unit with your finger for roughly 5 seconds. You’ll hear a message saying “you’re about to completely reset this device. Release to cancel.” Keep your finger held down until you hear a chime.

You can now release your finger from the Google Nest Mini to allow it to begin cycling through its reset process. It will take roughly one minute to complete the factory reset. The device will automatically deregister itself from your Google account during the reset process, so it’s important not to remove power from the device while it’s resetting.

Once the factory reset is complete, you’ll hear the message “Hi! To get started, download the Google Home app on a phone or tablet.” The microphone will be disabled, so remember to unmute it. Your Google Nest Mini has now been deregistered from your Google account and returned to its factory defaults. You can safely switch off the device and remove it from its plug socket.

Performing a factory reset is a simple process that ensures your personal information is removed from the device before lending, giving away, or selling it. Follow these steps to reset your Google Nest Mini and get it ready for its next owner.


Where is the reset button on Nest?
Locate the reset hole on the bottom of the camera head. It's between the power cord and the camera neck.Insert a paper clip, thumbtack or similar into the hole. Press and hold down. ... Release the button. ... After the factory reset, your camera will appear as “Offline” in the app until you remove it.
How do I force reset my Nest?
Press your thermostat ring and hold it down until the screen turns off (about 10 seconds). Then let go of the ring. Press and release the ring to turn it back on and complete the restart process. The Nest logo will appear when it begins to start up.