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 How to reset chromecast Using 2 Effective Ways

How to reset chromecast Using 2 Effective Ways

How to reset chromecast

  • If you’re having trouble with your Google Chromecast, you can easily return it to its original settings.
  • Chromecast may be reset either on the device itself or through the Google Home app.
  • If you’ve just upgraded your wireless router, you may also need to reset your Google Chromecast.

The Google Chromecast is a cool piece of tech that beams anything from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone directly onto your TV screen.

The equipment works well and reliably most of the time, although it has some quirks in common with other forms of technology. If your Chromecast ever freezes up or starts to stutter, a simple reboot may solve the problem, but if that doesn’t work, you may have to take more drastic measures.

Resetting your Chromecast to its factory default settings may be the best option if you’re experiencing technical difficulties or want to use it with a different wireless router in your home.

Doing so is simple and should only take a few minutes; following that, your device will function as if it were brand new.

How to reset chromecast

How to reset Google Chromecast on the device

1.Chromecast has a small circular reset button next to the micro USB connector; press and hold it for at least 25 seconds, or until the lights start flashing.

  1. Unplug your Chromecast from your USB device, wait a few seconds, and then reconnect it. Once you’ve done so, your Chromecast will be reset to factory settings, and you can begin setting it up as if it were brand new.

How to reset Google Chromecast using the Google Home app

To get started with Google Home, find the app’s icon on your mobile device or tablet, and then launch it.

  • The Account button looks like a tiny stick figure’s head and shoulder inside a circle; it’s located in the bottom right corner of your screen and can be tapped.
  • Select the option that displays your current device count at home.
  • Tap the item you want to reset when the list of nearby devices shows.
  • Open the Device Settings by tapping the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen on the device’s display screen.
  • By selecting “Settings” from the menu that appears when you tap the three dots (…) in the upper right corner of the screen, you can factory reset your smartphone.
  • You’ll see “Reset” as a potential label here.
  • To return the device to its original settings, select “Reset,” and then select it again to confirm.
  • Note that this factory reset option is only available while your device can still establish a Wi-Fi connection. If not, go with the first option.

How to reset chromecast

How to Reset an Older Chromecast

If you’re using an older model of Chromecast that requires a computer for setup rather than a smartphone or tablet app, launch the Chromecast programme you installed on your computer during setup.

Select the Chromecast you want to reset from the application’s interface, then go to Settings > Factory Reset to restore the device to its original, pristine condition.

How to Perform a Hard Reset of Your Chromecast

If following the above steps still doesn’t solve the problem, you may always try a hard reset. While the Chromecast is plugged into the TV and the power outlet, press and hold the button on its side until the TV screen goes black and the LED light on the device flashes white. After a moment, Chromecast will ask you to release the button and wait for it to finish the restoration procedure.

If your Chromecast is still malfunctioning after attempting these steps, it may be broken. If you need help with Google, visit their support page.

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How to reset chromecast


Q1: How do I factory reset my Chromecast if it doesn’t have a button?

To restart your Chromecast, unplug it from your USB device and wait a few seconds. Once you’ve done so, your Chromecast will be reset to factory settings, and you can begin setting it up as if it were brand new.

Q2: How do I reconnect my Chromecast to WiFi?

  1. Connect Chromecast to your TV and go to
  2. Get Chromecast linked up with your home Wi-Fi.
  3. Use an app that supports Cast by clicking its Cast button.

Q3: Why won’t Google Home find my Chromecast?

Open the Google Home app again after turning Wi-Fi off and on from the setup device. If this does not work, read on to the next section. If you’re having trouble setting up your Chromecast, try using another device. If this does not work, read on to the next section.

Q4: What does blinking light on Chromecast mean?

Explained below are the Chromecast’s several LED colours and their respective functions: When the Chromecast light is solid white, it means that it is actively casting to another device or that it is preparing to do so. The Chromecast’s screen is a dim white when it’s turned on but not doing anything. If the Chromecast’s light is flashing white, it means you haven’t yet set it up or it couldn’t establish a connection.

Q5: How do I know if my Chromecast is connected to WIFI?

  1. Turn on Google Home.
  2. Simply click Devices in the upper right corner.
  3. Choose the Chromecast’s own menu (shown by three dots).
  4. Achieve this by going to the Settings menu.
  5. The name of your Chromecast will appear towards the top, and the name of the Wi-Fi network it is currently connected to will appear just below.
Jennie Marquez

Jennie Marquez

Jennie is a Staff writer, contributor and has been writing about tech for over a decade. Jennie’s work at trendblog is to specialize in phones and tablets, but she also takes on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. She is based in London, UK.
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