Reset HomePod

Learn how to reset your HomePod to its factory settings.

If your HomePod isn’t responding, unplug it from power, then plug it back in. You should only reset HomePod when:

  • HomePod isn’t responding after you restart it.
  • You want to reset HomePod to factory settings.
  • You need to send your HomePod in for service.
  • You want to sell or give away your HomePod.

If you have two HomePod speakers set up as a stereo pair, then you'll need to ungroup the stereo pair before you can reset HomePod.

Use the Home app to reset HomePod

Make sure that you're signed in to the Home app on your iOS device or Mac with the Apple ID that you used to set up your HomePod. Then follow these steps to reset HomePod to its factory settings and remove it from the Home app.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Home app.
  2. Press and hold HomePod, then tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap Remove Accessory.

On your Mac

  1. To use the Home app on Mac, update your Mac to macOS Mojave.
  2. Open the Home app.
  3. Double-click HomePod, then click Settings in the upper-right corner.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and click Remove Accessory.

Press the top of HomePod to reset it

If you can’t remove HomePod from the Home app, you can press the top of HomePod to reset it to its factory settings. Here’s how:

  1. Unplug HomePod, wait 5 seconds, then plug it back in.
  2. Wait 5 seconds, then touch your finger to the top of HomePod and hold it there.
  3. The white spinning light will turn red. Keep your finger down. 
  4. Siri will say that your HomePod is about to reset. When you hear three beeps, you can lift your finger.

If you still see HomePod in the Home app after you reset it, then you'll need to manually remove it from the Home app.

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