How To Reset Nest Mini: A Step-By-Step Guide

If you are facing any issues with your Nest Mini, resetting it can be a quick fix. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to reset Nest Mini in just a few minutes.

Step 1: Turn off the Microphone

Before you reset Nest Mini, it is important to turn off the microphone. You can do this by sliding the switch on the back of the device.

Step 1.1: Slide the Switch

Locate the switch on the back of the Nest Mini and slide it to the left. This will turn off the microphone.

FAQ: Why do I need to turn off the microphone?

Turning off the microphone ensures that your Nest Mini does not pick up any sounds while you are resetting it.

Step 2: Press and Hold the Factory Reset Button

Now that the microphone is turned off, you can proceed with resetting your Nest Mini. To do this, press and hold the factory reset button.

Step 2.1: Locate the Factory Reset Button

The factory reset button is located on the bottom of the Nest Mini. You will need a paperclip or a small tool to press it.

FAQ: How long do I need to hold the factory reset button?

You need to hold the factory reset button for at least 15 seconds.

Step 3: Wait for the Light to Blink

After holding the factory reset button for 15 seconds, you will notice the light on the Nest Mini will start blinking.

Step 3.1: Look for the Blinking Light

The light will be located on the top of the Nest Mini. It will blink continuously for a few seconds.

FAQ: What does the blinking light mean?

The blinking light indicates that your Nest Mini is resetting to its factory settings.

Step 4: Release the Factory Reset Button

Once you see the light blinking, you can release the factory reset button. Your Nest Mini will continue to reset to its factory settings.

Step 4.1: Wait for the Reset to Complete

The reset process can take up to a minute. Wait for the light to stop blinking before proceeding.

FAQ: Will resetting my Nest Mini delete all my data?

Yes, resetting your Nest Mini will delete all your data and settings.

Step 5: Set up Your Nest Mini

Once your Nest Mini has reset to its factory settings, you will need to set it up again.

Step 5.1: Follow the Setup Instructions

The setup instructions will guide you through the process of setting up your Nest Mini again.

FAQ: Do I need to connect my Nest Mini to Wi-Fi again?

Yes, you will need to connect your Nest Mini to Wi-Fi again during the setup process.

Step 6: Turn on the Microphone

After setting up your Nest Mini, you can turn on the microphone again.

Step 6.1: Slide the Switch

Slide the switch on the back of the Nest Mini to the right to turn on the microphone.

FAQ: Why do I need to turn on the microphone?

Turning on the microphone allows you to use voice commands with your Nest Mini.

Step 7: Enjoy Your Reset Nest Mini

Congratulations! You have successfully reset your Nest Mini. Now you can enjoy using it again.

Step 7.1: Explore New Features

Take some time to explore new features and settings that you may not have used before.

FAQ: Can I reset my Nest Mini if it is not working properly?

Yes, resetting your Nest Mini can fix many issues with the device.


Resetting your Nest Mini is a simple process that can help fix many issues with the device. Just follow these steps and you will have a reset Nest Mini in no time.