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How to Factory Reset Chromecast to Default Settings



Like all other streaming devices, the Chromecast might also get frozen or sometimes not work as it is expected to. During such events, it is better to reset your Chromecast to factory settings. By resetting your device, some glitches like hardware or software issues will be fixed. In this article, you will learn how to reset your Chromecast to default factory settings.

Reset Chromecast
Reset Chromecast

How to Reset Chromecast?

There are two ways to reset your device.

  1. Hard Reset
  2. Reset using the Google Home app

Note: Before resetting your device, you can try to restart your Chromecast and check whether the issue is resolved or not. You can also try updating your Chromecast to the latest version as well.

How to Hard Reset Chromecast?

If the Chromecast device is frozen or unable to reach it via the Home app, then it is better to hard reset your device. Follow the steps below to hard reset your device:

1. Press and hold the button on the side of the Chromecast device plugged into the TV.

How to Factory Reset Chromecast Dongle
How to Factory Reset Chromecast Dongle

2. Wait until the LED starts blinking orange color.

3. Release the button when the LED turns into a white color.

4. The Chromecast device will be reset completely.

How to Reset Chromecast using the Google Home App?

If the device is responsive, then you can use the Google Home app to reset your device with simple steps.

1. Install the Google Home app from the Play Store or App Store.

2. Launch the application and complete the login process using the credentials.

3. Select the Chromecast device from the list of devices.

Tap on your Chromecast device

4. Click on the Settings option and hit the vertical three-dots icon on the top right.

5. Tap on the Factory reset option and confirm the process by clicking on the OK to reset your Chromecast device.

How to Reset Chromecast with Google TV?

You can easily use the voice remote of the Chromecast to reset it via Google TV OS with a few simple steps.

1. Power On the Chromecast device and connect it to a stable internet connection.

2. Go to the home screen and click on the profile icon on the top right.

Tap on the Profile icon on the top-right

3. Choose the Settings tab and click on the System option.

Click on the System option

4. Select the About from the list of options.

Hit the Factory reset option

5. Tap on the Factory reset and then click on the Erase Everything button to reset your Chromecast device.

What Happens When You Reset the Chromecast Device

  • While resetting the Chromecast device, all the installed applications and personal data will be completely removed.
  • After resetting the Chromecast, your default settings will be enabled so that you will experience the new device’s performance.
  • With Chromecast reset, the temporary bugs or any software problem on the device will be resolved.
  • When you reset the Chromecast, all the corrupted files and unwanted storage on the Chromecast device will be removed, which gives a smooth performance.

If your Chromecast is still facing any issues, then you can try these troubleshooting methods to fix them.


Why can’t I reset the Chromecast device?

Sometimes, your Chromecast will not get reset when it is unplugged into the TV. So try resetting the Chromecast connected to your TV.

How to reset Chromecast without using the remote?

You can reset Chromecast without a remote using the built-in reset button on the Chromecast dongle.