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How To Restart Google Home Mini

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The Google Home Mini speakers are all set to automate your home and control your lights, thermostats, and much more by your voice. However, a quick restart can solve the problem if you are having trouble with your Google Mini.

Quick Answer

To restart Google Home Mini, open the “Google Home” app on your mobile device and select your device from the main screen. Tap the “gear” icon at the top, tap the “three dots” icon from the screen’s upper-right corner and select “Reboot” from the drop-down menu.

We have compiled a detailed guide on restarting Google Home Mini using simple step-by-step methods. We will also discuss resetting the device if the reboot doesn’t suffice.

Restarting Google Home Mini

If you’re wondering how to restart Google Home Mini, our two step-by-step methods will help you accomplish this task without difficulty.

Method #1: Using Google Home App

The easiest way to restart your Google Home Mini is using the Google Home app with these steps.

  1. Open the Google Home app on your mobile phone.
  2. From the main screen, select your Google Home device.
  3. Tap the gear icon at the upper-right of the screen.
  4. Select the three dots icon.
  5. Tap “Reboot” on the drop-down menu to restart your Google Home Mini speaker successfully.
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Method #2: Using the Power Cord

You can also restart your Google Home Mini speaker by disconnecting it from the power supply with these steps.

  1. Unplug the power cord from your Google Home Mini speaker.
  2. Leave the speaker unplugged and wait for 1 minute.
  3. Plug the power cord back in to complete the reboot.
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You can use the Google Home app and Power Cord method to restart the Google Home Mini (2nd Gen), also called Google Nest Mini.

Resetting Google Home Mini (1st Gen)

If restarting your Google Home Mini hasn’t fixed the issue, you can reset the device to restart it correctly. But before resetting, remember that you will lose all the data stored on the device, including your personal data and settings.

Here are the two step-by-step methods you can follow to reset your Google Home Mini speaker.

Method #1: Using the FDR Button

You can reset your Google Home Mini using the FDR (factory data reset) button with these steps.

  1. Turn your Google Home Mini upside down and find the FDR button at its bottom, just below the power plug.
    The “FDR button” will look like a small circle etched into the base of your device.
  2. Press the button down for at least 12-15 seconds.
  3. Release the button when the assistant says it is resetting the device.
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Your Google Home Mini speaker is successfully reset now.

Method #2: Using the Plug/Unplug Method

If you cannot reset your Google Home Mini speaker using the FDR button, you can use this backup method and reset your device.

  1. Unplug your Google Home Mini device, leave it for 10 seconds, and plug it back in.
  2. Wait till all the LED lights on its top light up.
  3. Unplug and plug the device back in another 10 times.
  4. The 11th time you try to unplug and plug the device again, it will take a longer time to restart.
  5. Once the device powers on, it will be factory reset.
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You can now use the speaker to play music, watch TV, and do all the fun activities.

Resetting Google Home Mini (2nd Gen)

The Google Home Mini speaker (2nd Gen), also known as the Google Nest Mini, is another efficient device to turn your home into a smart home. You won’t get an FDR button on IT; however, you can use the mic On/Off button to reset and restart it.

  1. Turn the mic on the Google Nest Mini off from the side panel.
  2. The LED lights will turn orange.
  3. Long-press the center of the upper part of the device where LED lights are located.
  4. This will initiate the reset process.
  5. Hold the top part for another 10 seconds until you hear the assistant saying the device is resetting.
  6. Let go of the device, and your Google Nest Mini is successfully reset now and will restart.
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This guide explored restarting your Google Home Mini using the Google Home app and unplugging it from the power source. We have also looked into some methods for restarting the Google Mini device (both 1st and 2nd Gen) by resetting it with the FDR button and plug/unplug method.

We hope one of these methods has worked for you, and now you can quickly restart and reset your Google Home Mini whenever a problem arises.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does my music keep stopping on Google Home Mini?

If your music on Google Home Mini stops playing, it might be because not enough bandwidth is available on the network to support the music playback. This can also happen if some other devices on your network are playing music, videos, or streaming games.

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