How to reboot Google Home (all versions)

Google’s smart speakers experienced a major world-wide blackout yesterday, reminding us all that Google Home is not invulnerable. Google is rolling out a software update to keep this from happening again, but in the meantime, the company suggests rebooting Google Home, Home Mini, and Home Max.

So, how does one reboot Google Home? It’s pretty simple. The process for rebooting your Google Home is the same for the classic Home, the Home Mini, and the Home Max.

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This doesn’t just apply to the recent blackout though. You may find yourself needing to reboot your Google speaker for other reasons.

Of course, before rebooting Google Home, consider turning it off and turning it back on. I know, you’ve heard it a million times, but it’s a cliche because it often does fix whatever problem you plan to fix with a reset. Google also suggests unplugging the device for a few minutes, then plugging in back in.

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If that doesn’t work and you do indeed need to reboot, it’s pretty simple to do so:

  • Open the Google Home app (make sure you’re connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Google Home.
  • Click on Devices in the top right corner.
  • Find the Home device you’re rebooting and click on the three dots next to it.
  • Click on Settings.
  • Click on the three dots in the top right of the Settings menu.
  • Click on Reboot.

That’s it. That’s the whole process if you need to reboot Google Home, Home Max, or Home Mini.

Have you run into any problems when trying to reboot your Google Home speaker? Have any issues that couldn’t be solved by following these steps? Let us know in the comments and we’ll try to help you figure it out.

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