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Remove Nest camera or doorbell from its stand or mount

Choose your Google Nest camera or doorbell in this article for instructions to remove it from its stand or mount.

Nest Cam (battery)

Remove your camera from the wall mount

The wall mount uses a strong magnet. Grip the base of the camera and pull it away from the plate.

Remove your camera from the stand

To remove your camera from the stand, simply grip the base of the camera stand, and then pull the camera away from the base.

Nest Cam Indoor 

nest camera indoor parts

Remove your camera from the wall mount

The Nest Cam Indoor attaches to the metal wall plate with a strong magnet. To remove it from the wall plate, grip the base of the camera and pull away from the metal plate.

Remove your camera from the magnetic stand

To remove your camera from the stand, grip the metal ring at the top of the stand and turn to unscrew the ring.

Nest Cam IQ Indoor 

  • If you placed your Nest Cam IQ Indoor on a surface like a shelf, you don’t need to do anything else. The stand and base are not detachable from the camera head.
  • If you installed your camera with the wall mount, rotate the camera’s base until it unscrews from the mount. Then you can remove the screws that hold the mount in place on your wall or ceiling.

Cam IQ animated turning wall mount

  • Note: If you attached your camera to a tripod, make sure to grip the camera’s base when removing it from the tripod.

Nest Doorbell (battery) 

Use the release tool included in the box. If you don't have the tool, you can use a flathead screwdriver. Insert the tool or screwdriver into the hole at the top of the doorbell, then pull the doorbell up and away from the wall.

Nest Doorbell (wired) 

To remove your Nest Doorbell (wired) from the base, use the included release tool. You can also use a paperclip or thumb tack.

nest hello unlocker

  1. Insert the tool into the hole on the bottom of your doorbell.
  2. Press upward until your doorbell snaps off the base.
  3. Grip the bottom of your doorbell and pull it away from the wall and off the base.

thumb tack insert

Nest Cam Outdoor 

Your Nest Cam Outdoor attaches to this metal plate with a strong magnet. To remove your camera from the base, simply grip the camera and pull away from the magnet.

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor 

Your Nest Cam IQ Outdoor uses a lock to securely attach to your wall. You’ll need to use the included hex key to detach your camera from the base.

Note: If you lose your hex key, you can purchase a 2.5 mm (3/32”) hex key from your local hardware store.

nest cam hexkey line

  1. Insert the hex key into the hole on your camera's base.
  2. Turn the hex key counterclockwise and the camera should detach from the wall.

Removing a Nest Cam outdoor IQ

 

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