Re­set a HomePod

If you want to go through setup again or use a dif­fer­ent Ap­ple ID, you’ll have to re­set your HomePod. Ja­son Cross shows how

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Cur­rently, HomePod works with only one Ap­ple ID. If you want to switch to some­one else’s ac­count, you have to re­set your HomePod and set it up with a dif­fer­ent iOS de­vice. You’ll also want to re­set your HomePod if you plan to give it away or sell it, if you need to send it to be ser­viced, or if some tech­ni­cal prob­lem is pre­vent­ing it from re­spond­ing. You can re­set HomePod us­ing the Home app on an iOS de­vice with the same Ap­ple ID, or on the HomePod it­self.

Us­ing the Home app

You can re­set HomePod us­ing the iOS Home app that’s at­tached to the same Ap­ple ac­count as the HomePod. Just fol­low these steps.

1. Open the Home app. 2. Find your HomePod in Favourite Ac­ces­sories or it its as­signed Room. 3. Long-press or 3D-touch on it. 4. Tap De­tails. 5. Scroll all the way to the bot­tom of the HomePod de­tails screen and tap Re­move Ac­ces­sory.

Your HomePod will au­to­mat­i­cally re­set it­self and re­turn to its out-of-the-box state. This will take a cou­ple min­utes.

Us­ing the HomePod

If you don’t have ac­cess to an iOS de­vice with the same ac­count as the HomePod, or you just don’t want to go dig­ging into the Home app, you can re­set the HomePod on the unit it­self.

1. Un­plug your HomePod, then plug it back in. 2. Press and hold the top of the HomePod, in the cen­tre where the Siri light is.

3. Keep hold­ing. Just keep your fin­ger press­ing there un­til the light turns red and Siri says the HomePod is about to re­set.

4. Don’t let go yet! Keep your fin­ger on there un­til you hear three beeps.

Af­ter the three beeps, you can let go. It will take a cou­ple min­utes, but your HomePod will re­set and be soon be ready for setup again.

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