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How to Change the Owner of Nest Hub

Last Updated Aug 24, 2022
Google Nest Hub in a box over Christmas paper

It sometimes happens that you acquire a Nest Hub device already used by someone else. You might even have a Nest Hub device and want to give it out to someone. Of course, both scenarios require changing the account owner.

You can change the owner of a Nest Hub by factory resetting the device and unlinking it from the previous google account. It can then link it to the account of the new owner.

This piece will take you through all the steps required to change ownership of any Google Nest Hub device.

Factory Reset the Nest Hub

The first thing to do when changing the owner of Nest Hub is to factory reset the device. There are three versions of Nest Hub, and they all are reset differently. One thing they share in common, however, is that you can’t reset them using voice command or from the Google Home app.

Google Nest Hub

On the back of the Nest Hub are two volume buttons for increasing and decreasing the volume. Press and hold both buttons together for about 10 seconds. The device will notify you that it is resetting, and you only have to wait for the process to be done.

Google Nest Hub (2nd gen)

On the back of the Nest Hub (2nd gen), there are two volume buttons for increasing and decreasing the volume. Press and hold both buttons together for about 10 seconds. The device will notify you that it is resetting and you only have to wait for the process to be done.

Google Nest Hub Max

On the back of the Nest Hub Max, there are two volume buttons for increasing and decreasing the volume. Press and hold both buttons together for about 10 seconds. The device will notify you that it is resetting, and you only have to wait for the process to be done.

Set Up a New Account

After the reset has been carried out to erase the data of the previous owner, the next step is to set up the device on account of the new owner.

What You Need

You need the following to set up Nest Hub on a new account:

  • The Nest Hub device
  • The latest version of the Google Home app
  • The latest version of the Google app
  • A Google account
  • A mobile device that meets the requirement. If Android, it has to be Android 8.0 or above and can work with both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wifi networks. If iOS, it has to be iOS 14 or above and also work with both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi networks.
  • An internet connection and a wireless network

Now that you have all of these, you can set up a new account.

How to Set Up Nest Hub on a New Account

Here are the steps to set up a new account:

  • Plug in the Nest Hub to power
  • Download the Google Home app on your mobile device. You can download it from the Google play store on Android and Apple App Store on iOS.
  • Open the app and log in to your Google account
  • Ensure that your phone’s Bluetooth is on
  • Create a home for the Nest Hub if you didn’t already have one created. To do this, tap the Plus icon in the Google home app and go to Create a new home. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the creation. If you already have the home created, skip this step.
  • Go back to the Add tab
  • Select Setup device
  • Select New Device and follow the steps in the app
  • The app will start searching for nearby devices
  • Select the device with the same name as your one at the bottom right of your Nest Hub
  • Confirm the code on the screen
  • Connect both phone and Nest Hub to the home network you are using.

Afterward, the Nest Hub is connected to the new owner’s account. The next step is to customize the settings.

Customize Settings

To finish transferring the Nest Hub’s ownership, the device must be configured to the new owner’s tastes. Some of the settings you can use to do this are:

  • Change device settings: You can do things like set the Ambient EQ, alarm, timer volume, notifications and do not disturb, etc.
  • Set up voice match: As the voice of the new owner is needed to give commands, set up your voice in the app.
  • Change Google assistant settings: You can control the privacy and customize your news experience. Also, you can link your TV to the Nest Hub. You also can set up your default music and video services.

After this is done, you have successfully transferred the Nest Hub to the new owner.

Conclusion

Whenever the owner of a Nest Hub is changed, it is ideal that the previous user’s data be erased from the device, and the new user should link their account to it. With this piece, you hopefully have enough knowledge about how you can go about it without any fuss!