June 17, 2019

Factory reset your Chromecast


Need to wipe your Chromecast’s settings back to the default out-of-the-box experience? No sweat! The process, called Factory Data Reset (FDR), is quite simple and can be achieved in a matter of minutes.

There are three ways you can go about resetting your Chromecast, one being very straightforward. Note that once you reset your Chromecast you will not be able to access it again until you go through the initial setup process.

Option 1

Press and hold the button on your Chromecast for roughly 25 seconds until the device reboots.

Option 2

  1. Run the Setup app from your laptop
  2. Click on the Settings icon next to your device
  3. Click on ‘Factory Reset’
  4. Click ‘Reset’

Option 3

  1. Run the Chromecast app from your mobile device
  2. Locate and connect to the Chromecast
  3. Tap the menu button
  4. Tap ‘Reboot Chromecast’