How to Reset an Apple HomePod or HomePod mini

The HomePod can be your go-to speaker, your smart home companion, or both. But how do you reset your HomePod or HomePod mini after it's been set up?

By Tom Griffin - Executive Editor
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  • You can reset an Apple HomePod device back to its factory settings remotely through the Apple Home app or directly through the device.
  • To reset your HomePod using the Home app, you will need your Apple ID and a compatible Apple device like an iPhone or Mac.

There are a few reasons you may need to reset your HomePod or HomePod Mini.

You might be having issues with the device, and it has become unresponsive.

Or you might want to sell the Apple smart speaker, or maybe you’re looking to give it away to someone else.

Regardless of the reason, knowing how to reset your HomePod or HomePod Mini could come in handy if you own one.

If you’ve paired two HomePod speakers, but you want to reset one or both, you’ll have to ungroup them before you initiate the reset process.

Here are two ways you can reset your HomePod, whether it’s off by a few beats or needs a full reboot.

Note: information in this article apply to both HomePod 2nd Gen and HomePod Mini.

How to reset an Apple HomePod using the Home app

  1. Sign in to your Apple ID on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac, if you aren’t already.

  2. Open up the Home app on your Apple device.

  3. Click or press and hold the HomePod image.

  4. On the settings screen, locate and choose "Remove Accessory."

  5. Select "Remove."

  6. After a few minutes, you will hear a start-up chime completing the reset.

How to reset HomePod without an iPhone

If you don’t want to use an iPhone to reset a HomePod, you can do it just by interacting with the HomePod itself.

  1. Start by unplugging the HomePod or HomePod mini from power.
  2. Wait 10 seconds and then plug the wireless speaker back into power.
  3. Wait another 10 seconds and then place a finger on the top of the HomePod and hold it there.
  4. Keep your finger pressed down as the spinning white light turns to red.
  5. Wait for Siri to say, "Your HomePod is about to reset."
  6. After three beeps, lift your finger.
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By Tom Griffin Executive Editor
Tom Griffin is the editor-in-chief at GeeksChalk where he oversees all of site’s evergreen content to ensure it’s up to date with the latest information. Hailing from London in the UK, he has over seven years of experience in the tech journalism space and holds a degree in English Literature. In his spare time, Tom can found checking out the latest video games, immersing himself in his favorite sporting pastime of football, and petting every dog he comes across in the outside world.
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