How to De-register and Factory Reset a Google Nest Audio (2020)

In this video we take a look at how you de-register and Factory Reset a (2020) Google Nest Audio. Typically you would perform this action if you intend to decommission, sell or give away your Nest Audio.

Notes: In order to correctly deregister a Google Nest Audio, the device needs to be connected to the internet. Also that by Factory Resetting you’re Nest Audio, you will be removing any settings, applications and data that may have been stored on the device.

Quick reference notes:

  • Locate and switch of the mic on the Google Nest Audio.
  • Press and hold down the Play/Pause button for around 15 seconds. The Play/Pause button can be found on the top, in centre of the Nest Audio.
  • You will first hear a message confirming that you wish to factory reset. If you keep your finger held down on the Play/Pause button of the Nest Audio, eventually you will hear a Chime.
  • You can now release your finger.
  • The Google Nest Audio will factory reset.

Notes: If you factory reset your Google Nest Audio when it is not connected to the internet, the device will not de-register itself from Google account it is registered to. So if you registered your Nest Audio using someone else’s Google account. In order to configure that Nest Audio to your Google account you will need to do the following from within their instance of Google Home.

  • Open Google Home
  • Locate and Select your Google Nest Audio
  • When the Google Nest Audio panel opens, select the Settings icon
  • Within the Device settings panel scroll to the bottom of the list, and choose Remove device “remove from home, unlink“. Once they have done this, you can then setup your Nest Mini, using your Google account and the Google Home app.

Reference Material

Google Support Article – Factory reset Google Home speakers and displays

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