How to Factory Reset Chromecast: A Step-by-Step Guide

From the Chromecast device While the Chromecast is plugged into the TV and powered, press and hold the button on the back of the Chromecast. The LED should start to blink yellow. When the LED light turns solid white, release the button, and the Chromecast should then reset.

Are you having issues with your Google Chromecast third generation and want to start over with a clean slate? Or maybe you’re planning to sell it and need to wipe all the data from it. Whatever your reason may be, doing a factory reset is the solution, and it’s very easy to do.

To start, locate the button on your Chromecast. It’s the only button on the device, and it’s usually located on the side. Each time you click on it, the light on the device will change from white to orange.

To perform a factory reset, press and hold the button down for about ten seconds. The light will turn orange, and you have to keep holding it down until it turns back to white. Once it turns back to white, you can let go of the button.

You don’t have to plug it into your TV for the reset process to work. However, if you do, it’ll show you the reset process on your TV screen.

Once you’ve held the button down for ten seconds and let go, the reset process will begin. The light on your Chromecast will blink white, turn orange, stay on orange, blink on orange, go back to white, and blink on white. The entire process takes about one minute.

When it’s done, the light will start blinking white again, indicating that the factory reset is complete. Your Chromecast is now as good as new, and you can set it up as if you just purchased it brand-new.

Performing a factory reset on your Chromecast is simple, and it doesn’t take much time. If you’re having issues with your Chromecast, or you’re planning to sell it, do a factory reset and start over with a clean slate.


Why can't i reboot my Chromecast?
From the power source Unplug the power cable from Chromecast with Google TV. Leave it unplugged for one minute. Insert the cable back into Chromecast with Google TV.
Why can't I find my Chromecast device?
Troubleshooting steps Turn Wi-Fi off/on from the setup device, then reopen the Google Home app. If this did not resolve the issue, continue to next step. Try using another device to set up the Chromecast device.