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How to Reset Google Nest Mini (2nd generation): Step-by-Step

how to reset google nest mini (2nd generation)

If you want to know how to reset a Google Nest Mini (2nd generation) speaker, you’ve come to the right place.

The Google Nest mini speaker is an incredibly popular smart speaker, known for its affordable price and numerous features. Much like the first-generation Google Home Mini, the Nest Mini makes listening to music around the home an incredibly easy and enjoyable experience.

However, sometimes there are occasions where our devices need a reboot and in the case of the Google Nest Mini, this isn’t possible via audio command.

Luckily, you can reset your Google smart speaker quickly and easily. So, with that in mind, we’re going to show you how to reset the Google Nest Mini (2nd generation) speaker.

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Common Issues with the Google Nest Mini Speaker

Like any form of technology, the Google Nest Mini speaker can run into errors when in use.

One of the most common issues Google Nest Mini users find is that the Nest Mini won’t connect to Wi-Fi.

If your Nest Mini speaker won’t connect to Wi-Fi, you can try rebooting the speaker by unplugging the power cord directly from the Nest Mini.

Leave the power cord out for two full minutes, then plug the power cord back in.

Once the Nest Mini is switched back on, complete the connection process from the beginning using the Google Home app.

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Fix Your Google Nest Mini if it Won’t Play Music

If your Google Nest Mini won’t play music, first check the volume isn’t turned down or muted.

It is also worth rephrasing your command to ensure that Google Assistant can understand your audio instructions.

If neither of these is causing the problem, you can try the following steps to get your music playing again:

  • First, make sure you all your music profiles are linked to your Google Home app.
  • Login to your Google Home App and make sure that any music accounts such as Spotify are all linked and activated.
  • Next, open your individual music accounts and ensure that you have granted permission for them to be used on your Google Nest Mini device.
  • If possible, clear cache on your mobile, PC or tablet to make sure this is preventing your Google Nest Mini from playing music.

If none of the above works, try rebooting your speaker by removing the power cord and waiting for two minutes. Plug the power cord back into the Google Nest Mini and reconnect to your Wi-Fi.

Any ongoing issues you have with your Google Nest Mini (2nd generation) speaker may be fixed by carrying out a full factory reset.

Remember that this will wipe all settings and data from the device before completing the reset.

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Reset Google Nest Mini Speaker

If you want to reset your Google Nest Mini (2nd gen) speaker back to default, you need to perform a factory reset.

You can do this quickly and easily using the following steps:

  • First, turn off your microphone using the switch at the side of the speaker. The LED lights on your speaker will flash orange, indicating the speaker is muted.
  • Next, press and hold the speaker in the centre, on top of the LED lights.
  • After about 5 seconds, the speaker will start flashing – keep holding the button down.
  • When you hear the speaker beep, the factory reset is complete, and you can let go of the centre button.
  • Your Google Nest Mini speaker will finish the reset and reboot.

So, as you can see, a factory reset on the Google Nest Mini (2nd generation) is an easy process to complete.

If you are still having issues with your Google Nest Mini speaker, you can get in touch with the Digi Helpdesk team who will be happy to discuss your tech problems with you.

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