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

Follow these steps to reset HomePod to its factory settings and remove it from the Home app:

  1. On your iOS device, open the Home app. Make sure that your iOS device is signed in with the Apple ID that you used to set up your HomePod.
  2. In the Home or Rooms tab, press and hold HomePod, then tap Details.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap 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.

Published Date: Tue May 29 18:15:39 GMT 2018