How to reset Google Chromecast?

If you want to know how to factory reset Google Chromecast then this article is for you.

Apparently, no matter how advanced a device gets, it sometimes gets a snag and Google’s Chromecast is no exception to it. You can reset your Chromecast device to factory settings as a last resort to eliminate most of the minor problems.

As a matter of fact, there are many models of Google Chromecast, each having a slightly different way of resetting to factory settings. Use the quick links below to jump to a specific section of the article.


How to reset Google Chromecast from Phone?

Using the Google Home app, you can factory reset your Chromecast device to its default factory setting. You can reset Chromecast 1st Generation, 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, Chromecast Audio, and Chromecast Ultra models using an Android or iOS (iPhone or iPad) device.

The steps to reset all the models mentioned above from the phone remain the same. To reset Google’s Chromecast device using your phone, you must have your Chromecast device already paired with your device in the Google Home App.

Reset Google Chromecast from Android

Follow these steps to reset your Chromecast device to default factory settings using Android phone:

  1. Firstly, open the Google Home app and connect your Chromecast device to the TV.
  2. Select the Chromecast device you want to reset.
  3. Tap Settings (Shown as a gear icon in the below screenshot).
    Reset Chromecast using phone
  4. Open the options menu by tapping on the three dots, as shown in the picture below.
  5. Tap ‘Factory reset’.
  6. Again tap ‘Factory Reset’ from the pop-up menu to confirm.
    Reset Chromecast with phone

Reset Google Chromecast from iPad or iPhone (iOS Devices)

Since Google home has the same interface for both Android and iOS devices, the method of resetting Chromecast remains the same.

Follow these steps to reset your Chromecast device to default factory settings from iPhone or iPad (iOS Devices):

  1. Firstly, open the Google Home app and connect your Chromecast device to the TV.
  2. Select the Chromecast device you want to reset.
  3. Tap Settings (Shown as a gear icon in the below screenshot)
  4. Subsequently, open the options menu by tapping on the three dots, as shown in the picture below.
  5. Tap ‘Factory reset’.
  6. Again tap ‘Factory Reset’ from the pop-up menu to confirm.

You may also watch this video to reset your Chromecast device with a phone:

Note: Before resetting a Chromecast device with a phone, it should be already added to the Google Home.


How to reset Chromecast from the Device? | Hard Reset

If the Chromecast device is not connected to an active network or WiFi, you can reset the Chromecast Device using the reset button. The LED light indicates the device’s working status and helps determine whether the device has been reset successfully. However, the position of the reset button & the LED indicator and its color indications vary from model to model.

This method to reset Chromecast with the reset button on the device is also known as the Hard Reset method.

Reset 1st gen Chromecast

The reset button of 1st generation Chromecast is at one of the sides adjacent to the power port.

Reset Google Chromecast 1st gen

You can reset 1st generation Chromecast using the following steps:

  1. Firstly, plug in the power cable into the Chromecast device and turn it on.
  2. Press and hold the reset button beside the power port for at least 25 seconds, and the LED will start blinking red.
  3. Release the button when the LED light turns solid white.
  4. Chromecast will then reset to default factory settings.

Reset 2nd gen & 3rd gen Chromecast, Chromecast Audio and Chromecast Ultra

In Google Chromecast 2nd Gen, Chromecast 3rd Gen, Chromecast Audio, and Chromecast Ultra, the reset button and the LED indicator are adjacent to the power port and on the sides opposite to each other.

You can reset Chromecast 2nd Gen, Chromecast 3rd Gen, Chromecast Audio, and Chromecast Ultra using the following steps:

  1. Firstly, plug in the Chromecast device and power it on.
  2. Press and hold the reset button.
  3. Consequently, he LED indicator would start blinking orange.
  4. Release the button when the LED indicator turns solid white.
  5. The Chromecast device would then reset and restart with default factory settings.

Reset Chromecast with Google TV

The reset button and the LED indicator both are on the back side of Chromecast with Google TV.

Reset Google Chromecast with TV

You can reset Chromecast with Google TV using the following steps:

  1. Firstly, plug in the Chromecast device and power it on.
  2. Press and hold the reset button.
  3. Consequently, the LED indicator would start blinking yellow.
  4. Release the button when the LED indicator turns solid white.
  5. The Chromecast device would then reset and restart with default factory settings.

How to reset Chromecast using the Voice Remote?

Chromecast with Google TV comes with a remote control, and you can use the remote control to reset the device.

Follow these steps to reset your Chromecast google TV with the Chromecast Voice Remote:

  1. Firstly, plug in the Chromecast device and connect it with your TV.
  2. Go to the Profile Tab from the icon shown in the top right.
    Chromecasat TV 1
  3. Open Settings.
  4. Go to System settings and then about
    TV 3
  5. Now select Factory Reset.
    TV 4
  6. Subsequently select Factory Reset to confirm the Reset.
    TV 5

The device will then reset and restart with factory settings.


Conclusion

In this article, we have covered all the methods of resetting Chromecast devices.

If you are facing any problem using Chromecast but can’t resolve it, you can reset the device using the methods we have told.You can also connect with Google Customer Support for direct help.


FAQs

How do I reset my Chromecast without the button?
You can reset your Chromecast device using the Google Home App. Open the Google Home App, select the Chromecast device you want to reset, open its setting shown as the gear symbol. Scroll down and subsequently select Factory Reset and confirm the reset by tapping OK.

How do I reset my Chromecast on my laptop?
You can reset older Chromecasts using a PC or Laptop. Open the Chrome Cast app on your PC, click the settings option next to the Chromecast device, find and click factory reset, and subsequently click Reset in the pop-up menu.

How do I fix my Chromecast not working?
You can try rebooting the Chromecast and the TV, restarting the Wi-Fi, and changing its Bands (if you have a dual band router). If nothing works, try resetting the Chromecast device.

How to reset a Google Chromecast in two different ways?
You can reset a Google Chromecast from your mobile phone using Google Home app and the hard reset button on Chromecast.

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