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How to Factory Data Reset (FDR) your Chromecast

A Factory Data Reset (FDR) will reset the Chromecast device to its default factory settings. Please note: This action will clear your data and can't be undone.

You can perform a factory data reset (FDR) on your Chromecast by using one of the two methods listed below:

Chromecast (1st generation)

From the Google Home app

  1. Open the Google Home app Chromecast cast icon.
  2. In the upper right corner of the home screen, tap Devices  to see your available Chromecast devices.
  3. In the top right corner of the device you'd like to FDR, tap the device card menu  > Settings.
  4. In the top right corner, tap the More button .
  5. If on Android, tap Factory reset. If on iOS, tap Reset.
  6. Confirm you would like to reset your device by tapping Reset.

From the Chromecast device

While the Chromecast is plugged into the TV, hold down the button on the Chromecast for at least 25 seconds or until the solid LED light begins flashing on the Chromecast device and the TV goes blank and begins the reboot sequence.

Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra

From the Google Home app

  1. Open the Google Home app Chromecast cast icon.
  2. In the upper right corner of the home screen, tap Devices  to see your available Chromecast devices.
  3. In the top right corner of the device you'd like to FDR, tap the device card menu  > Settings.
  4. In the top right corner, tap the More button .
  5. If on Android, tap Factory reset. If on iOS, tap Reset.
  6. Confirm you would like to reset your device by tapping Reset.

From the Chromecast device

While the Chromecast is plugged into the TV, hold down the button on the side of the Chromecast. The LED will begin blinking orange. When the LED light turns white, release the button and the Chromecast will begin the reboot sequence.

 

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