There’s no doubt, HomePod Mini is an intelligent assistant and smart home control system but it has its issues. The one that is most common is the pairing issue and its severity can range from mild annoyance to immensely inconvenient. To fix it you’ll need to reset HomePod to its factory settings. Find how it’s done!
Reset HomePod Mini to its factory settings again
Sometimes, while speeding through the HomePod setup process or trying to connect the accessory to a different device, you may experience a pairing issue or recurring dropped connections. If the problem continues to persist, reset HomePod Mini to its factory settings and see if it solves your problem. You can do this in 3 ways.
- Reset HomePod Mini using Home App.
- Press the top of HomePod Mini to reset it.
- Restore HomePod Mini using your MacBook
Please note that a factory reset will restore your Apple HomePod to its original system state by erasing all of the information stored on the device. If you do not mind this change, proceed further and take the following steps.
1] Reset HomePod Mini using Home App
Assuming you’re signed in to the Home app on your iPhone, with the Apple ID that you used to set up your HomePod do the following,
Open the Home app on your iPhone.
Press and hold HomePod then, select the Remove Accessory option.
Tap Remove to confirm. This will reset HomePod to its factory settings and remove it from the Home app.
2] Press the top of HomePod Mini to reset it.
You can press the top surface of HomePod to reset it to its factory settings. For this,
Unplug the power adapter for HomePod mini, wait for 10 seconds and then, plug HomePod back.
Wait for 10 seconds, then press and hold the top surface of HomePod or HomePod Mini.
The spinning light will change its color from White to Red. You will also hear a message from Siri saying that your HomePod is about to reset. Lift your hand on hearing 3 beeps.
3] Restore HomePod mini using your MacBook.
Plug HomePod mini into your MacBook using the USB-C cable shipped with the device.
Open a Finder window.
When the device’s name appears in the sidebar of the Finder. Click it to select the device.
Hit the Restore HomePod button.
Hereafter, you should not experience any pairing issue with the HomePod.
Hope that makes sense!