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How to Factory Reset Your Chromecast [All Generations]



Reset Chromecast

Chromecast is a casting device that acts as a medium and lets you stream all your favorite media content from your phone, tablet, or PC to your TV. If you find any trouble casting content from your smartphone or PC, the first thing you need to do is to restart your Chromecast device. If the issue is not resolved after restarting, reset your Chromecast device to the factory settings. There are two different ways to reset your Chromecast. Both methods are discussed in this guide.

How to Reset Chromecast using Google Home App

There are different types of Chromecast devices available online. This method only applies to the Chromecast devices listed below.

  • Chromecast 1st Generation.
  • Chromecast 2nd Generation.
  • Chromecast 3rd Generation.
  • Chromecast Ultra.

Before moving into the steps, install and set up the Google Home app on your Android or iOS device.

#1. Launch the Google Home app on your Android Phone or iPhone.

#2. Locate and tap your Chromecast device.

Select your Chromecast device

#3. On the next page, hit the Settings icon at the top right.

Click the Settings icon

#4. Tap the three-dotted icon and select Factory Reset.

Tap Factory Reset to reset your Chromecast device

#5. Again, click the option Factory Reset to reset your device.

Click Factory Reset

How to Reset Chromecast with Google TV

#1. On the Google TV home screen, hit the Profile icon at the top.

Click Settings on Chromecast with Google TV

#2. Tap Settings and click the option System.

Tap System

#3. Select About and tap the Factory Reset option.

#4. Finally, follow the on-screen prompts to reset your Chromecast with Google TV.

Click Factory Reset to reset your Chromecast device

How to Factory Reset Chromecast using Button

You can also reset the Chromecast by pressing the button on the device.

#1. Ensure to connect the Chromecast device to your TV.

#2. Long press the reset button on your device. The position of the reset button varies for each Chromecast model.

#3. Now, the LED light on the Chromecast device starts to blink in color. Based on the Chromecast device you’re using, the blink color of the LED light varies.

  • Orange (Chromecast 2nd Generation, Chromecast 3rd Generation, and Chromecast Ultra)
  • Red (Chromecast 1st Generation).
  • Yellow (Chromecast with Google TV).

#4. Release the button once the LED light blinks white.

#5. That’s it. You have successfully performed a reset on your Chromecast device.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to restart my Chromecast device?

Unplug the Chromecast device from the power source and leave it idle for 1 to 2 minutes. Then, reconnect the Chromecast to the power source and turn it ON to reboot your Chromecast device.

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