Sometimes something goes wrong with your smart display just like with your phone and then it can help to reset the device. We’ll explain how to do this in this article.
How to factory (hard) reset a smart display
Many Android users will have done it with their phone. After years of loyal service, your Downloads folder is jam-packed with files and your app drawer is overflowing with apps you no longer use.
If you have already tried everything to make it work faster again, a fresh start may be the solution. Another reason to reset a device is an error or problem that is bothering you. This can also be the case with your smart display, for example when your smart screen suddenly no longer wants to connect to your WiFi network. You can either do a ‘soft reset’ or a ‘hard reset’. How To Factory Reset Your Smart Display With Google Assistant.
It is advisable to try a soft reset first if you make a mistake. As with many other electronic devices, you can do that with devices such as a Nest Hub or a Lenovo Smart Display by simply pulling the plug from the socket. Then wait 10 seconds, plug it back in and wait for the smart display to restart.
Set to factory settings
How To Factory Reset Your Smart Display With Google Assistant. Do you have a more serious problem or would you like to sell your smart display second-hand? In that case, you can erase all your data and go back to factory settings via a hard reset. Unlike Android phones, for smart screens that work with Google Assistant, there is only one key combination with which you can erase all data.
You have to press the top and bottom volume buttons simultaneously. Then a 10-second countdown timer appears. Google also tells you in a voice warning that you are putting your device to factory settings.
When the timer has finished counting down, the device will turn off and watch the smart display process the command for approximately one minute. Then it starts up as if you just took it out of the box for the first time. You can set up via the Google Home app in a few minutes.
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