Are you not satisfied with the functioning of the Google WiFi device? If yes, then you can identify the problem that has been causing issues in the device. If you have tried all methods, but still not able to fix the device, then you have no other option but to factory reset the device. Factory resetting the device will bring back the device to the factory default settings, which also means that all the issues that you have been dealing with will be gone too. But, the question comes, how can you reset your Google WiFi device?
Well, there are two ways of factory resetting Google WiFi and we are going to discuss both the ways. But, you need to make sure that the factory reset process is carried out carefully because only then, you can all your data can be protected along with successfully erasing of the settings.
You should also keep in mind that if you have performed a factory reset on Google WiFi, then the current information will remain preserved on the app for up to 6 months.
Here is how you can reset your Google WiFi in two ways:
- Unplug the power cable from your Google WiFi device.
- After that, you need to hold down the reset button, which you can find on the back of the Google WiFi device.
- With the reset button pressed, you need to connect the power cable back into the device and turn on the device.
- The device will flash white followed by blue, and as it does so, you can release the button.
If you see the LED flashing blue for 30 seconds and then, changing to solid blue, then it means, the reset process is being underway.
Once the blue light begins to flash again, the device is reset and you will be able to use it as a brand new device.
This was one way of resetting Google WiFi device to factory defaults. There is one more way of resetting Google WiFi, which we should be explaining in the following section.
Resetting Google WiFi in the app
To reset the device with the help of its app, here are the steps that you can follow:
- On your smartphone or tablet (wherever you have installed the app), launch the Google WiFi app followed by clicking on the ‘Settings’ section.
- After that, you need to open the ‘Network & General’ tab.
- Under the ‘Network’ section, you need to tap ‘Wi-Fi Points’.
- Tap ‘Factory Reset’ option followed by confirming the same on the next screen.
With this, your Google WiFi has been reset and the problem you were facing is also gone. If you find any issue in resetting the device, then you can consult Google WiFi Help and Support providers. For more information go to Google Wifi Installation.