HomePod is designed to be a powerful smart speaker. It uses the same brains (A8 chip) as iPhone 6 and has got unmatched sound quality. But it's a man-made device and bound to face some hiccups from time to time. So, if something seriously goes wrong, you might have to reset your HomePod to fix the issue.
There are two ways you can reset the voice-based speaker. While one way is to get it done right from HomePod, the other way to do it is by using the Home app on your iOS device.
How to Reset HomePod
Reset HomePod from Home App on iPhone and iPad
You can reset HomePod by removing it from the Home app. Then, you will have to set it up again.
Step #1. Launch the Home app on the iOS device.
Step #2. Now, in the Home or Rooms tab, you need to press and hold HomePod icon.
Step #3. Next, tap on Details.
Step #4. Next up, scroll to the bottom and then tap on Remove Accessory.
Just in case, you are unable to remove HomePod from the Home app, then you can manually reset it. Read on…
How to Reset HomePod Manually
Step #1. First off, unplug the HomePod and then plug it back in.
Step #2. Now, you need to press and hold the top of HomePod.
The white spinning light will turn red. Make sure to keep pressing until you hear three beeps.
Now, set up the speaker by following these quick steps. Hopefully, it should work properly.
You might require resetting your HomePod to factory default not just to fix issues but also to shield your privacy. For instance, if you are selling or giving the Siri-based speaker to your friend, you would want to ensure the recorded audio and the customized settings are wiped out, wouldn't you?
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