Users may cast media content from one device to another with a larger display by inserting the Google Chromecast into USB drive sockets. A simple factory reset can resolve any issues that may arise with this little device. This post is for you if you don’t know how to reset your Chromecast.
Resetting the Chromecast on Google
Depending on the type of Chromecast you own, there are several methods to do a factory reset. The device comes in three different model versions. There are minor variations in the methods for resetting each version of the device. Even with the Chromecast attached to an output or power source, a hard factory reset is still possible.
Steps To Factory Reset Chromecast
You must verify that the Chromecast is plugged into a power outlet and the Wi-Fi network. Your Chromecast may not be working for this reason or another. But if the issue continues, you may factory reset your Chromecast using these techniques.
1. Factory Reset Chromecast directly from the Device
- Take the Chromecast and hold it (still plugged into TV and Power)
- There is just one button on Chromecast, so press and hold it for 25 seconds. While you are holding the button, the indicator light will flash orange. The indicator light for the first-generation Chromecast will blink red.
- Release the button once the indicator light changes to white.
- Your Chromecast will restart right now to finish the factory reset.
Any Chromecast device, including Google Chrome, Chromecast Ultra, Chromecast 3rd Gen, Chromecast 2nd Gen, and Chromecast 1st Gen, may be reset using this technique.
2. Factory Reset Chromecast from Google Home App
- On your smartphone or tablet, download and launch the Google Home app (iOS | Android).
- The Device icon may be seen in the top right corner. Click on it. Tap the Settings icon in the updated Google Home app.
- Choose the Chromecast unit that has to be reset.
- On the device you’ve chosen, click the Settings symbol in the top right corner. The Device settings will then be shown.
- In the upper right corner of the device settings, click the three dots symbol.
- Choose Factory Reset from the menu of choices.
- To confirm Chromecast reset, click OK.
3. Resetting the Chromecast WiFi
- To change your Chromecast connect WiFi network, you must first reset the stored network. To accomplish this,
- Connect your smartphone and Chromecast to the same WiFi network.
- Open the Google Home App on your Android device.
- Click the Settings icon on the Chromecast device.
- From the device settings, select General Settings.
- Then, select the WiFi option, which will display a list of accessible WiFi networks.
- Select Forget WiFi network by clicking on the linked WiFi network. Return to the home screen and connect your device to the newly created network location.
4. Resetting A 1st Gen Chromecast Device With The Application
- Open the application. The Chromecast that you wish to reset should be visible. Squeeze your Chromecast device.
- Go to the Chromecast settings.
- Choose Factory Reset and confirm. After a few moments, your Chromecast will be transformed into a completely new one.
- Set it up again, and you’re all set.
5. Resetting A 1st Gen Chromecast Device With The Reset Button
You might be wondering what the small button on the side of the adapter is for. The hard reset button is located here. By pressing this button on your devices, you may conduct a factory reset and receive a fresh new adapter.
The adapter must be connected to the casting device, and the button must be pressed and held for about 25 seconds. When you press the button, the LED light begins to flicker. When it reaches a steady state, the reset is complete.
What Should I Do If the ‘Factory Reset’ Option Isn’t Visible?
If you don’t see the Factory Reset option, it implies your phone isn’t connected to the same network as the adapter, or the Bluetooth adapter wasn’t correctly inserted into the socket. If not, just join the same Wi-Fi network. Or, correctly insert the drive into the USB port to check if the choice returns.