How To Reset your HomePod to Factory Settings

What to do when your HomePod doesn’t respond? As noted by Apple, the first thing you need to do is turn it off from the power source and then plug it back in.

But what if it still doesn’t fix the problem?

Well this post will guide you on How to Factory Reset HomePod using Home app and HomePod itself.

You may want to Reset HomePod in the following case:

  • When you are selling or giving it to other person
  • When HomePod doesn’t respond even after a restart
  • When HomePod freezes
  • When you want to use another Apple ID

You can reset HomePod in two ways. Either using Home app on your iPhone or iPad or using the HomePod itself.

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Reset HomePod using Home app on iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Home app
  2. Find your HomePod in “Home” or “Room” tab and press and hold
  3. Tap Details
  4. Scroll all the way down and Tap “Remove Accessory”

HomePod will take some time to erase all the settings and data on it and will restart which also means you have successfully Reset HomePod.

Reset HomePod using HomePod itself

  1. Turn off HomePod and Turn it on back again
  2. On top of your HomePod (gesture area), Press and Hold (Do not lift your finger or you will have to start again)
  3. After that you will see the spinning white light turn red on top of your HomePod
  4. Finally Siri will tell you that your HomePod will now begin to Reset
  5. Don’t lift your finger until you hear three beeps.

After that your HomePod will Reset!

So use any of the method when you want too reset your HomePod.

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How to use HomePod with a Touch gesture

How to Use HomePod with Siri