There are many reasons why you would need to reset your Google Wi-Fi.
If your Google Nest is not functioning properly and you want to refresh it, or you’ve changed the Wi-Fi network, but still don’t get a good connection. Or perhaps, you want to sell your Google Nest Wi-Fi router and access points. Or you’ve been using your Google Next for quite some time and want to delete all the data from your devices that’s been stored in the cloud service.
Whatever your reason may be, below you’ll find step-by-step instructions on how to reset Google Nest Wi-Fi.
There are three ways you can reset Google Wi-Fi, and we’ll explain them separately below.
This is the preferred way to reset Google Wi-Fi. Performing a factory reset using the Google Home app will restore all devices to factory defaults and delete all data collected in the hardware, the Google Home app and the cloud services.
Your Google Wi-Fi network will now start the factory reset process, which may take several minutes to complete.
If you go back to the home screen in the Google Home app and refresh it, you’ll no longer see the devices in your Google Wi-Fi network. Also, you should see the indicator lights on your devices change, which indicates they are factory resetting.
You can also reset Google Wi-Fi on the router itself.
Note: The button is really tiny, so look closely to find it. If you can’t find any button, your router may not have a factory reset button. We’ll explain how to restart a router without the button below.
Important: If you hold the router reset button for 15 seconds or longer, the indicator light will continue to flash yellow and the router will not reset. So make sure to hold it for 10 seconds.
Note: If you have a First Gen Wi-Fi router connected to your Google Wi-Fi mesh network, the status light will change from solid blue to flashing blue after 10 minutes.
This means that the factory reset is complete and you can proceed to set up your Google Wi-Fi.
If your Google Wi-Fi router doesn’t have a factory reset button on the bottom of the router, this is how to reset it:
After this time, your router is factory-reset and is ready to be re-added to your Google Home app.
The reset methods described below will reset all the Google Wi-Fi devices to their original factory settings.
But, if you are having issues with one Wi-Fi point, you want to decommission or reconfigure it, here’s how to reset it:
In the end, you will hear a message prompting you to “Get started with setting up your Wi-Fi point”.
The three methods above should help you reset your Google Wi-Fi. Choose which method works best for you depending on whether you want to reset the Google Home App, reset the entire Google Wi-Fi mesh network, all Wi-Fi devices mash points or just one of them.