If you're having trouble with HomePod and need to return it to its factory settings, there are two simple methods for resetting the device and erasing all of your content.


You can either use the Home app on the iPhone, or manually reset the HomePod on the device itself. Here's how:

Resetting HomePod with iPhone

  1. Open up the Home app.
  2. 3D Touch or long press on the HomePod icon.
  3. Choose "Details" to access your HomePod's settings.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the settings section and tap "Remove Accessory."
  5. Tap "Remove" again after the confirmation window comes up.

Resetting HomePod Without iPhone

  1. Unplug your HomePod.
  2. Plug your HomePod back in again.
  3. Press and hold the top of the HomePod.
  4. Continue holding until Siri tells you to let go.

When using this method, make sure to place your finger on the HomePod right after you plug it back in again and don't lift it off, or you'll need to restart the process.

During this process, you will see a red flashing light on the top of the HomePod, and you'll hear Siri say "Your HomePod is about to reset, keep pressing until you hear three beeps." Once those three beeps sound, the HomePod is reset to its original state.

Resetting the HomePod is useful if you run into an issue, but these are also steps that you will need to follow if you want to sell your HomePod or if you need to send it in for service.

Top Rated Comments

Lilok Avatar
57 months ago
How to open the box it came with? Help pls!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
steve knight Avatar
57 months ago
what about uncoiling the cord? how far to hold the phone away from it to get the fastest setup?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Relentless Power Avatar
57 months ago
Maybe the HomePod needs its own website. HomePodRumors.com has a nice ring to it.
The HomePod constitutes an Apple product, just like any other new product, there is a lot information to learn about it. You could simply ingore the article if you didn’t think it was related to “Macrumors.”
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jObooW Avatar
57 months ago
until Siri tells you to let go
Nice touch
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itcomesinwaves Avatar
57 months ago
I had to do this the other day. I changed my AppleID password (possibly while the HomePod was unplugged), and it couldn’t deal with that.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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