How Do I Reset The Nest Doorbell (Battery)

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For some time, Google lagged behind the major smart doorbell players and only offered a replacement where there was already existing wiring.

But since realizing that we don’t all live in homes in Britain in the early 1900’s, they have released the Nest Doorbell Battery.

They’ve also taken the opportunity to update their doorbell’s appearance, with a sleek matte finish and led around a larger doorbell button.

But impressive visuals don’t always come with flawless functionality, and with wireless technology being as temperamental as it is convenient, there will be times when you will need to remedy an issue by resetting your doorbell.

To Reset The Nest Doorbell (Battery):

  1. Use the provided key to remove the device from it’s wall bracket by slotting it into the top of the doorbell and pushing down until it pops away from the wall.
Disconnecting the Nest doorbell from wall
  1. Use a sim card key or thumbtack to press the reset button in for 12 seconds, release once the light on the front has become solid yellow and the confirmation tone plays. If you do not have one handy, you can use an earring, paper clip or any thing strong and thin to press.
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Delete the device from the Google Home app using the following steps:

  1. Locate and tap the Device on the Devices tab.
Selecting device in app
  1. Tap the three dots in the top right-hand corner and select “Settings.”
Find the menu
  1. Scroll to the bottom of the settings menu and tap “remove device.”
Remove device
  1. Connect the doorbell to a charger via the usb-c port on the rear

Add the doorbell back into the Google Home app using the following steps:

  1. On the devices tab tap “Add +” on the bottom right.
  2. Tap “New devices.”
New device
  1. Select your home and tap “Next”
  2. Tap “Doorbell” when asked what device you are setting up
  3. Select “Nest Doorbell (battery)”
  4. Scan the QR code located on the back of the device
Scan QR code
  1. Once connected tap through and add the device to your chosen area.

*Deleting your device will remove any video history so if you need any past recordings leave the device on the app and configure a new one with a different name.

Your device should now be available to view in the Google Home app and can be placed back on it’s wall bracket.

Will I Need To Do This Again?

Pressing the nest doorbell button

In most cases a factory reset should be a last resort, but the process for removing and adding the Nest doorbell (battery) to the Google Home app is so simplistic that it can be a fairly easy fix for most issues.

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