Many Android users will have already done it with their phones. After years of using your phone, your ‘Downloads’ folder is full of files and your app drawer is full of apps that you no longer use. If you’ve already tried everything to make it work smoother again, a fresh start can be the solution. Another reason to reset a device is an error or problem that is bothering you. This can also be the case with your smart display, for example when your smart screen suddenly no longer wants to connect to your WiFi network.
You can either perform a ‘soft reset’ or a ‘hard reset’. It is recommended to first try a soft reset in the event of an error. As with many other electronic devices, you can do that with devices such as a Nest Hub or a Lenovo Smart Display by simply pulling the plug out of the socket. Then wait 10 seconds, plug in again and wait for the smart display to restart.
Set to factory settings
Do you have a more serious problem or would you like to sell your smartphone to second-hand? In that case, you can delete all your data and go back to the factory settings via a hard reset. Unlike the traditional way, there is only one key combination for smart screens that work with Google Assistant that clears all data.
To do this, you must press the top and bottom volume buttons simultaneously. Then a 10-second timer appears that counts down, and Google also asks you in a voice warning that you are setting your device to factory settings.
When the timer has finished counting down, the device will turn off and the smart display process the command for about a minute. Then it starts as if you just open it from the box for the first time. You can set up via the Google Home app in a few minutes.
Has this solution helped you? Do you have other tips for solving problems with smart displays? Let us know in the comments at the bottom of this article.