How to Reset HomePod

Resetting your HomePod can solve various issues, from connectivity problems to unresponsive behavior.

Whether you own the original HomePod or the HomePod mini, the reset process can help your device start fresh and potentially resolve any glitches you’re encountering. Let’s dive into the steps and reasons why you might need to reset your HomePod.

Why Reset Your HomePod?

Before we get into the how-to, it’s crucial to understand why you might need to reset your HomePod. Common reasons include:

  • Selling or gifting your HomePod: If you’re planning to pass your HomePod on to someone else, resetting it will remove all your personal information and settings.
  • Persistent issues: If your HomePod isn’t responding correctly or has ongoing connectivity problems, a reset can often be the solution.
  • Setting up on a new Wi-Fi network: If you’re moving your HomePod to a new location or changing your Wi-Fi network, a reset can make the setup process smoother.

How to Reset HomePod Through the Home App

The most straightforward way to reset your HomePod is through the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Home app: Launch the Home app on your Apple device.
  2. Select your HomePod: Find your HomePod in the list of devices and long press on it.
  3. Access settings: Tap on the settings (gear) icon.
  4. Choose ‘Remove Accessory’: Scroll down and select ‘Remove Accessory.’ This will reset your HomePod to its factory settings.

How to Manually Reset HomePod

If your HomePod isn’t responding or you can’t access the Home app, you can manually reset the device:

For HomePod Mini:

  1. Unplug and replug: Disconnect your HomePod mini from power, then plug it back in.
  2. Press and hold the top: Press and hold the touch surface on the top of the HomePod mini. The white spinning light will turn red.
  3. Keep holding: Continue holding until you hear three beeps, indicating that your HomePod mini is resetting.

For Original HomePod:

  1. Unplug and replug: Disconnect your HomePod from power, then plug it back in.
  2. Press and hold the top: Touch and hold the top of the HomePod. The white light will turn red.
  3. Wait for the beeps: Keep holding until you hear three beeps, signaling that the reset process has started.

After Resetting Your HomePod

Once your HomePod is reset, it will be as if it’s just come out of the box. You’ll need to set it up again, connecting it to your Wi-Fi network and Apple ID. Just bring your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch near the HomePod to begin the setup process and follow the on-screen instructions.

Resetting your HomePod can resolve many issues and is a straightforward process, whether done manually or through the Home app. If you continue to experience problems after a reset, contacting Apple Support or visiting an Apple Store may be your next best step.

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