How to Factory Reset Your Chromecast

Reset your Chromecast completely.
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Resetting your Chromecast can be a useful troubleshooting step, especially if you're having trouble connecting it to Wi-Fi. Resetting your Chromecast will wipe all of the current settings. Be mindful of that as you go forward and make sure you're ready before factory resetting the device.

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Factory Reset Chromecast Android

If you use an Android device with your Chromecast, you can reset it through the Google Home app.

  1. Launch the Google Home app.
  2. Select the Chromecast device you want to factory reset.
  3. Choose the Settings icon that looks like a gear.
  4. In the upper-right corner, open the menu with the icon that looks like three dots and choose Factory Reset. Follow the prompts to complete the reset.

iPhone and iPad users can factory reset a Chromecast using the Google Home app.

  1. Open Google Home.
  2. Select the Chromecast you want to reset.
  3. In the upper-right corner, open the settings menu with the gear icon.
  4. Choose Remove Device then Factory Reset.
  5. Follow the prompts to complete the reset.

In the upper right of your TV screen, select your profile and then Settings. Select System and then About and then Factory Reset.

Google TV users can factory reset a Chromecast using the Voice Remote.

  1. Open your profile on the Google TV.
  2. Open the Settings menu.
  3. Go to System then About.
  4. Choose Factory Reset to start the reset process.

You can also factory reset most editions of the Chromecast using a button on the device itself.

Chromecast with Google TV

  • If you have a Google TV Chromecast, press and hold the button on the back of the device while it's connected to the TV and powered on.
  • The LED will blink yellow.
  • Keep holding the button until the LED turns solid white.
  • The factory reset will begin.

1st Generation Chromecast devices

  • 1st Gen Chromecast users need to hold down the button on the Chromecast until the LED flashes red.
  • This can take 25 seconds to trigger.
  • Keep holding the button until the flashing light turns white and the TV turns blank.
  • The reset will begin.

2nd Generation Chromecast devices

  • 2nd Gen users can reset their Chromecast while it's plugged into a TV and powered on by holding the reset button on the side.
  • The LED will flash orange.
  • Keep holding the button until it turns white.
  • The reset process will begin and you can release the button.