HomePod mini is not responding? Whether you are having issues or looking to sell your HomePod, you should reset it. This will delete all your personal data and information linked to your device. Resetting also helps to fix several issues like Wi-Fi connectivity problems. Both the HomePod devices can be restored with a manual hardware reset or through Home App. You can also reset your HomePod mini by connecting it to a Mac computer. Read below to learn how to factory reset HomePod mini or HomePod, with or without a Mac device or iPhone.
Things You Should Consider Before Resetting
- Before performing the factory reset, try to unplug and restart your HomePod mini. If these methods fail to resolve your problem. Perform a factory reset.
- If you are resetting a HomePod mini which is a part of a stereo pair, you should unpair the stereo pair before resetting the device.
- If you are resetting your HomePod mini due to device problems, you have to set up your device after the factory reset to reconnect it to your iOS device.
How to Factory Reset Your HomePod or HomePod Mini Directly?
This resetting process will restore your device to factory settings. After the reset, you will need to set up your HomePod mini by pairing it to your iOS device.
- Unplug the HomePod mini and wait for ten seconds
- Plug the device back in and wait for another ten seconds
- Hold the middle button on the top of the HomePod and stay in that way until Siri tells you to.
- At this point, your device will first display a rotating white light and then it will turn into red
- Siri will say that your device is about to reset. Continue pressing until you hear 3 beeps.
- Remove your fingers as soon as you hear the three beeps.
How to Reset Your HomePod Mini/ HomePod With the Home App?
You can easily reset your device with Home App. After the factory resetting process, your HomePod mini will take some time to restart and then you can pair it with your iOS device.
- Open the Home App
- Click and hold the HomePod icon to open it
- Click on the HomePod setting icon
- Click on Remove Accessory
- Then click on Remove
How to Reset Your HomePod & HomePod Mini With the Help of an iPhone?
This is a quick and easy process. Follow the below steps to reset your device with iPhone –
- Open the Home app from your iPhone or iPad
- Long press the HomePod that you want to reset
- After that, scroll down and click on Reset HomePod
- Select and click on Remove Accessory
- Then click on Remove
- Lastly, wait for your HomePod device to reset.
This process is only applicable for HomePod mini. You can’t reset the HomePod device with a Mac because a full-sized HomePod doesn’t support a USB-C connection. Follow these steps to reset your mini device–
- Plug your HomePod mini into the Mac device by using the USB-C cable.
- After that, you will see the status light on top of your HomePod mini start to flash orange light.
- After that, open the Finder window by clicking on the half-grey and half-blue face icon in your Dock or by tapping the desktop and later pressing the Command plus N keys on your keyboard at the same time.
- Then select your HomePod device from the left sidebar.
[Note: If you don’t see your HomePod show up in the left sidebar,
- Tap on Finder from the menu bar.
- Then tap on Options and select the Sidebar tab from the top of the window.
- Lastly, check the box next to DVDs, CDs, and iOS devices.]
- Click on Restore HomePod
- After that, tap on Restore in the pop-up window
- Then wait for your device to reset. Usually, it takes a long time, depending on your internet connection.
- Lastly, disconnect your device from the Mac when prompted. When completed, you will no longer see the orange light at the top of your HomePod mini device.
Suppose none of these reset processes resolves your HomePod or HomePod mini’s issues, then you should either contact Apple support or take the HomePod device to any nearest apple store.
Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.