How to Factory Reset Chromecast

Sometimes you come across technical glitches that bring your device to an irrecoverable state. In such a case, you are forced to use the last resort of resetting your device to factory defaults. When you restore your device to factory defaults, you start everything from the beginning.

This means your device goes back to the settings it was in when you first bought it. This process does not take long and you can do it even if your computer fails to recognize your Chromecast. Before we move on to the process how to factory reset Chromecast, we need to first know what is Chromecast. 

What is Chromecast?

Chromecast is an internet streaming device created by Google. You can watch audio-video content available on different online streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu. This is a small dongle like Amazon Firestick that you can connect to the HDMI port of your TV. This will allow you to stream your favorite content at any time you want. However, you need to make sure that your internet is working properly because you won't be able to access any content without an internet connection. 

How to Factory Reset Chromecast? 

Below are the step-by-step instructions that you need to perform in order to factory reset Google Chromecast. These steps are applicable for modern Google TV models. 

Step 1: Go to the profile icon given at the upper-right corner of your screen. 

Step 2: After that, navigate to Settings

Step 3: Then, you are required to choose the option of System. 

Step 4: Then, go to the option of About

Step 5: Now, go to factory reset and select it. 

Step 6: At last, select the option of Erase everything

Step 7: Once you are done with the factory reset, select Back and then press Home on your remote.

FAQs For How to Factory Reset Chromecast

How do I reset my Chromecast without being connected? 

You can easily do this by pressing the physical reset button on your Chromecast. This is the easiest and the most direct way to bring your device to factory default settings.

  •  Mick Jone
  • Brand: Prime Video
  •  Last Update: 3 months ago
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