It is frequently advised to factory reset your HomePod when it experiences recurring problems like unresponsiveness. This bold approach typically succeeds by resolving the problems. Aside from troubleshooting issues, you should reset your HomePod mini or HomePod before sending the smart speaker in for repair, selling, or giving it away. Notably, the HomePod mini and the HomePod may be reset in several ways. Let me demonstrate how to do it correctly!
Reset, Restore, and Set Up HomePod mini or HomePod (2022)
You can easily manage your linked smart home appliances, including HomePod, with the help of the Home app. As a result, in addition to utilising your iPhone and iPad, you can also use your Mac to factory reset your smart speaker. Additionally, a physical button that allows for a quick reset of your Apple smart speaker is included.
Additionally, iTunes and Finder can be used to recover your HomePod mini. Save this extreme action for when your speaker has had major problems and you want to make it like new again. Let’s start the guide now with that in mind!
Reset HomePod/HomePod mini
Make Sure to Ungroup the Stereo Pair Before Reset
Make sure you ungroup the stereo pair if you have two HomePod speakers configured as a stereo pair first.
1. Start by launching the Home app on your iPod touch, iPad, or iPhone.
2. Next, long-press or touch and hold the HomePod pair.
3. Next, select the Settings icon by scrolling down.
4. After that, select Ungroup Accessories.
Reset HomePod mini/HomePod Using Home App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Make sure that the Apple ID you used to set up your HomePod is the same one you are using to sign in to the Home app on your device. If not, changing your Apple ID is simple and may be done through the Settings app.
- Open the Home app on your iPhone. Here, long press the HomePod icon.
- Scroll down and tap on Remove Accessory . Then, tap on Remove to confirm removal of your HomePod mini/HomePod.
Reset HomePod mini/HomePod Using Home App for Mac
Here’s how to use the Home app in macOS to reset your HomePod mini if you’re using a Mac.
- Open the Home app. Here, double click on the HomePod mini icon.
- Scroll down and click on Remove Accessory .
- In the confirmation pop-up, click on Remove .
Reset HomePod mini Without iPhone or Mac
When you encounter difficulties uninstalling the HomePod from your iPhone or Mac Home app, this method of resetting the HomePod mini can be helpful. What you must do is as follows.
- Disconnect your HomePod from power. Wait for 10 seconds and plug it back in.
- Now, wait another 10 seconds, and then press and hold the top of the HomePod mini.
- Keep holding your finger pressed on the HomePod even when the white spinning light turns red.
- Siri will then tell you that your HomePod is about to reset. You will then hear three beeps.
- You can now remove your finger from the HomePod.
Restore HomePod mini
Restore HomePod mini Using Your Mac
Restoring is like a nuclear answer, particularly because it can fix even complex problems. So keep in mind this reliable troubleshooter when none of the tactics seem to be able to fix a certain issue.
1. Use a USB-C connection to connect your HomePod mini to your Mac.
2. Launch Finder on your Mac after a little delay.
3. In the left sidebar, pick your HomePod under the Locations section.
4. After that, select Restore HomePod.
The software on your HomePod will now be restored by your macOS device. You won’t see the orange flashing light on top of the HomePod once restoration is complete.
Restore HomePod mini with a Windows PC
With the help of iTunes, recovering a HomePod mini on a Windows computer is as simple. Make sure the most recent iTunes version is installed on your computer. To check for updates, simply open the media library, click Help from the menu bar at the top of the window, and then choose that option. Then, follow the instructions to complete the latest version’s installation.
1. Use a USB-C cable to connect your smart speaker to your Windows computer.
2. Open iTunes on your computer now.
3. Next, choose your HomePod from the window at the top.
Set Up Your HomePod mini and HomePod
4. Once the repairing is complete, select Restore HomePod. (SCREENSHOT)
Easily Reset Your HomePod mini in a Few Steps
It’s time to set up your HomePod mini as fresh after you’ve factory reset it. Even though it’s a straightforward process that only requires you to turn on your HomePod and hold your iPhone next to it, if you’re having trouble or want a step-by-step tutorial, check out our linked instruction on how to set up HomePod small.