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How to Reset Your HomePod


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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

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.

Article Link: How to Reset Your HomePod


macrumors 68000
Aug 15, 2009
Maybe the HomePod needs its own website. has a nice ring to it.

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
Maybe the HomePod needs its own website. 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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macrumors member
Jul 2, 2003
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.
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macrumors member
Oct 11, 2017
That's covered under the article "unboxing of HomePod". The article that I am waiting for is "how to buy HomePod".. or did I miss it?

No, you didn't. But you can read older "how to buy" articles and maybe relate to them ;)

Continue with this method for further HP questions :D

Edit: I guess they are ment as a substitut, since there is no more worth mentioning about the hp xD
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macrumors newbie
Feb 6, 2018
This process wipes the configuration on the device but fails to mention that HomePod is not automatically removed from your iCloud account nor your Apple Music account (I have a separate account for each of them)

Therefore if you are selling, returning your HomePod or want to use it with a different user, you need to login to the AppleID website and remove the HomePod device there - the same as you would do when you sell any other old iDevice.
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