How to reset Chromecast

How to Reset Chromecast

Have you possibly messed up the settings of your Chromecast device and are now unable to connect no matter what? Perhaps you are unable to cast from your smartphone and other devices like it, or your Chromecast has simply given up on working for you. Read below to know the methods of how to reset Chromecast:

There is a solution to that, you just need to know how to reset Chromecast, just resetting your device will bring all the settings back to their factory defaults. This will make your device work as good as new.  

There are two ways to reset your Chromecast device, one is pretty straightforward, you can just push the reset button on your device. The second option will require you to visit the Google Home app settings and go through the steps as mentioned.

How to Reset Chromecast using Reset Button

How to reset Chromecast

Let us go through the first step.

  • Press and hold down the reset button. If you are using an older generation of Chromecast such as the first generation, then the placement of the reset button will be different from the newer ones as the reset button will be located on the back of the device.
  • If you are using a second, third or Ultra variant of the Chromecast, then you will find the reset button to be located on the side of the device. Just keep pressing the reset button till the orange light stops blinking and turns white.
  • Disconnect the USB power cable from your device and wait for a few seconds.
  • Reconnect the USB power cable to your Chromecast device and check, the factory reset will be completed.

How to Reset Chromecast with Google TV using Reset Button

  • Find the reset button on the back of your Chromecast device while it is plugged to your TV
  • Press the reset button and hold it till the LED starts blinking yellow.
  • Release the button when the LED turns white

And with that, your Chromecast with Google TV device will be safely restored to its factory defaults.

For Chromecast 1st Gen version, just hold the reset button on the back of the device for at least 25 seconds before releasing it or till the LED starts flashing red. After that, when the light turns a solid white, just release the button and your device will successfully be restored to factory defaults.

How to Reset Chromecast using Google Home

To reset your Chromecast device using Google Home, do the following:

  • Open the Google Home app on your mobile device
  • Tap on your Chromecast device located at the bottom of the screen
  • Tap on the settings icon(it will appear as a gear shaped icon)
  • At the top right, tap on the three vertical dots
  • Tap on Factory reset and follow the onscreen instructions.

This is for 1st gen, 2nd gen, 3rd gen and Ultra variants of Chromecast.


How to Reset Chromecast with Google TV using Remote

  • Using the Chromecast Voice Remote:
  • Select your profile
  • Go to Settings(gear icon)
  • Select system > About > Factory Reset

And there you go, just follow the onscreen instructions and you will have successfully reset your Chromecast with Google TV to factory defaults.

Now that you know how to reset Chromecast, all you will have to do after doing it will be to set up your Chromecast device again.  If the device works correctly, that shouldn’t be much of a hassle, would it?

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