How to factory reset your Apple HomePod [Guide]
Apple’s HomePod is fairly simple to set up. All you have to do is hold your iPhone around it and that is enough to initiate the pairing process. However, one thing is not so clear: resetting the device.
We are going to tell you how to reset your HomePod. If the HomePod stops responding, Apple instructs the users to unplug the HomePod from the power outlet and then re-plug it. If that does not work and if the problem is different, it is advised to completely reset the HomePod. As per Apple, you should reset your HomePod if the following events occur:
- HomePod does not respond after a restart.
- You want to reset the device to factory settings.
- You need to get the HomePod serviced.
- You want to sell your HomePod.
There are two methods to reset the HomePod. The first method entails using the Home application on your iOS device. The instructions are as follows:
- Open the Home app and ensure your iOS device is logged in with the Apple ID used to set up the HomePod.
- Find your HomePod in the ‘Rooms’ or ‘Home’ tab, then press and hold.
- Select ‘Details’.
- Go to the bottom and tap ‘Remove Accessory’.
After this, your HomePod will take some minutes to restart and wipe the slate clean. After this, you can start the pairing process as usual.
If you don’t see your HomePod in the Home app, try the second method, It will reset the HomePod with the hardware. Here are the instructions for it:
- Unplug and re-plug the HomePod.
- Press and hold the top of the device, keeping your finger on top of the HomePod at all times, otherwise, you will have to begin again.
- The spinning white light at the top will turn red at this point, and Siri will tell you that HomePod is going to restart.
- Continue pressing the top of the device till you hear three beeps.
If neither of these methods works, it is advised to take the device to an Apple Store nearby.