How to Reset HomePod – Factory Reset Complete Guide

Apple HomePod is an amazing smart speaker. It has great sound quality that lets you enjoy your favorite songs. Also, it can connect to all smart devices from Apple. Therefore, using HomePod to your need can make everything easy to control through an app or voice command.

However, just like all home technology, and its sibiling, the HomePod Mini, HomePod may have issues – with software, Apple ID, or WiFi. When these problems occur, or if you want to resell this device, you need to know how to reset HomePod Mini.

There are more than just one type of reset to know, depends on the situation. In this guideline, we will share everything you need, including to reset your Apple HomePod.


How to Soft Reset HomePod from Home App (Restart)

This is the first step you should try, a simple restart. Do it, when you want to fix an issue with your HomePod, such as trouble to connect HomePod to WiFi. You can start from the Home app. If you don’t have it, then you must go to the App Store and download it.

Here are the instructions to restart Apple HomePod using Home App:

  1. Launch the Home app on the device that uses the same Apple ID as this speaker.
  2. Tap on HomePod.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Select Reset HomePod and then choose Restart HomePod. If you are using two HomePod speakers and you pair these speakers for a stereo set up, then you will not get Reset HomePod Therefore, you need to choose Restart HomePod.

If you do not see any option available to restart the HomePod on this app, then unplug it first for a few moment, plug it in, and try again.

Factory Resetting Apple HomePod

This is the final resort to fix the issue with Apple HomePod. It means that you will erase all the current settings and then disconnect it from the Home app account. After that, your HomePod will bring you through the setup process just like the first time you got this smart speaker.

Your smart speaker will not erase anything on your music app or your smartphone – therefore, you will not lose any data on your smartphone. However, this step is very important when you want to resell this device. It means that you should not pass any personal information onto the person who will buy it.

If you go with two speakers set up for stereo pair, make sure that you have unlinked them first. After that, you can perform a factory reset. Here are the steps to unlink the stereo pair:

  1. Go to Home app on the device that you share the same Apple ID for your HomePod.
  2. Tap on the paired speakers.
  3. Tap on the Settings
  4. Select Ungroup Accessories.

Once done, you can perform factory reset on your Apple speaker below:

  1. Go to Home app on this device that use the same Apple ID as the HomePod.
  2. Tap on HomePod
  3. Tap on the Settings
  4. Choose Reset HomePod and then choose Select Remove Accessory.

Factory Reset HomePod Without Home App

Here are the steps on how to factory reset without using Home app:

  1. Unplug the HomePod. After that, wait for about 10 seconds and then plug it back in.
  2. Use your finger to touch the top of the Homepod, and hold for a while. Wait until the spinning light goes to red. Siri will notify that your HomePod is ready to reset.
  3. Lift your finger once you hear three beeps.

Restoring HomePod with a PC or a Mac

Sometimes, you cannot factory reset your HomePod, even you cannot traditional reset your device to fix the issue. If it happens, they you must restore your device from a PC or a Mac. Doing this will help you to update the device to the newest software.

This is the ideal choice when you have an issue with the device, but it cannot help you to erase all personal data. If you want to restore your HomePod, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Connect HomePod to your PC through a USB-C cable. If you are using a Mac, then you can access a Finder window. If you are using PC, you can open the newest version of iTunes.
  2. Choose your HomePod.
  3. Tap on Restore HomePod. You will get a notification on your PC when it is done.

That is all the complete guide on how to reset HomePod. We hope that the explanation above can help you fix your smart speaker.

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