How to reset Chromecast (Factory Data Reset,FDR)?

What you need to get started

Set up your Chromecast device
Chromecast should be independent of TV. It should not show two colors repeately. So, you may check the current channel of your 2. You may unplug the USB cable, wait a few mins, plug it back. Hi — I have Chromecast at home and we love it. Please note, Chromecast requires internet connection even you use it for local contents.

When do you need to reset Chromecast (factory data reset)?

Change the Wi-Fi network of Chromecast or Chromecast Audio

Would you please give more details of the problem? For example, what do you want to do? I had been using chromecast for a while but rebooted my router and now cannot connect chromecast to my wireless network. Tried reboot and FDR to no avail. All my other devices connect to the wireless network just fine using the network password. Chromecast set up works up to the point where I enter the wirelss network password.

It tries to connect but fails and says check password, its the same password that works with all my other devices.

It is probably due to the wireless channel. Chromecast can only use 2. So, you may check the current channel of your 2. You may try to manually set the channel to 6 or 11 default should be auto. But the light is unchanging for me. If the TV shows no signal on more than one TVs, it probably means the device is damaged. Anyway, you may try to use the HDMI extender and another power adapted. Hi Folks, I still have the same problem … My chromecast makes update … reboots … and then starts a new update … this loop never ends… Serial Number: Unfortunately, you cannot block the update for Chromecast.

But normally, after update it should not loop the process again. Did you try a different HDMI port? If the LED color is red, it usually means insuffucient power input. It can be caused by faulty cable, faulty or under-powered power adapter or loose connection. In the middle of a show CC stopped working. My apps show it as connected but nothing will cast. In your phone, open Chromecast app. Once the Chromecast device is found, tap the gear icon for the Chromecast device, then close it.

Chromecast no longer reboots after update. Sometimes it starts and shows pictures, but shortly it tries to update again.

Can it be that there are HW revisions of it and the new update is simply not supporting my stick. But before you throw it away, you may try a different power adapter.

Occasionally the unstable current output can cause the problem. Most phone chargers with mA or higher output should be OK. I factory reset my chrome cast using the first method. Now it will not connect to my WiFi. You need set up the Chromecast as a new device after resetting Chromecast. Does your router have any special settings, for example, Mac address filter? It says Chrome cast…. My samsung chromecast get locked. How can I reset it, I had tried many methods but the setup is not completing saying your device is not dev mode.

Plz suggest any other method to do factory reset or password breaker tool. It has nothing to do with your Samsung devices. You can set it with any supported phone, tablet and PC. I think The wifi ON The chromecast is fried.

Buy a new one? You should only connect to Chromecast through Google cast app during setup. You should not directly connect to Chromecast. Did you try to reboot the phone? Also, you may try to update the phone. The overlay issue was fixed in most phones. Mt Chromecast has suddenly gone off. I tried holding the button on the device for 30 seconds. Not getting vonnected from any source.

Did you try another power adapter? Most phone chargers should work. If the LED is off, it usually mean it is not powered or damaged. Did you check the power adapter? You can try a new power adapter. Pulsing orange means it is not ready. Pulsing white means it is not connected. It should not show two colors repeately.

It is very likely due to some router settings. One solution you can try is to reserve the IP for Chromecast. You can get it from Google store. The latest Chromecast Ultra comes with such a power adapter. Anyway, this works only if Chromecast is close to the router and you can use an Ethernet cable to connect them.

We had a short guide on this: This can be found in some corporate WiFi networks. To set up Chromecast as new: Just follow the on-screen instructions. Google actually made the setup very simple. Inside the Google Home app, you just need to follow the on screen guides. Anyway, if you get any errors or are not sure, you can post the question so that others can help you.

It means the router which your Chromecast is connecting to does not not have internet access. Please note, Chromecast requires internet connection even you use it for local contents.

Hi, Mi Chromecast has a always orange lights and I cannot do the factory reset by button. I cannot see it on Google home and there is a black screen on TV. Please, anybody help me? It is very likely due to insufficient power of the power adapter. Are you using the original adapter? Hi Simon, Yes I used the original and I also tried other power supply. Thank for you times. Did you try some USB chargers with 2A output? If there are some hardware issues inside the Chromecast, then you have to return it if it is still under warranty, which depends on your region or throw it away.

I ve tried factory resetting my chrome cast. The tv screen is black. Other info on the screen? Did you try to power off, then power on it? As i said … it is the same problem as viorel has …. I did everything …reset …all new …. All good before …. Any solution except buying a new one or go to apple tv? When you tried to cast from certain apps? Or immediately after rebooting the Chromecast? I reset the Chromecast device and the old network no longer appears on the TV screen, but I fail to be able to detect the ipHone even after plugging it as instructed.

It is not detected. It had been working great, but with the new modem that is new network , it is not working. I am not sure if it is because a new firmware or because of the 1 of nov.

But it is the same thing Viorel, the guy who started these discussion has. If i touch the ok button the mess disapeares and i see the movie on my ipad perfectly.

It means internet is ok, tv is ok, ipad is ok. I m not an expert but i hope you understand exactly the situation: Thank you for sharing the update.

Hopefully, Google will fix it in next public release. Huge disappointment guys from Google aka Chromecast.

I think Google will fix it very soon. I moved had to change networks and it made the new connection when I setup again. My indicator light is blue.

I used method 1 and held the reset bottom 25, 30, 45seconds, even up to 3 mins. After the first week, I downloaded a second Miscast App and was mirroring once again. How do I delete old wifi network so I can connect new one.. If your phone is connected to the new network, in the Google Home app on your phone, you call find any nearby Chromecast devices that are not connected to any WiFi network.

Then set it up following the guidance. Alternatively, you can reset Chromecast as explained in this guide. Then you can set it up as a new device. Comments Hello, When connecting my chromecast on any given day, it gave an error screen, and was no longer being recognized by the phone. To stream local media, please read this guide: Comparison of 5 methods for streaming local media files to Chromecast Chromecast or Miracast?

Please read this guide: You probably did not hold the button not long enough about 25 seconds , or too long. When the light flashing, you need release the button and disconnect the USB cable power.

This is the only official way to do a factory reset. You may try to disconnect the power, reconnect it, then press and hold the button. Sometimes, rebooting the router may help. You need connect the device to the USB adapter.

After you release the button, is it still red? Red color usually means insufficient current. You may try another USB cable. If the led is still red after a few mins, probably the dongle was damaged. Hope it works now. First, can your device find your Chromecast?

If you changed your wireless router, you need reset your Chromecast and set it up again. It has nothing to do with USB To stream local media, please read this guide: Setup link is for you to download setup program for pc or apps for mobile. You may try to check whether there are any update for the tablet and Google play. Did you update the Google play store? You have to try it again. Did you try to disconnect the power adapter after holding the button for more than 25 seconds? Did you try to use another power adapter with mA current output?

Unplug the power, wait 1 or 2 mins, power the Chromecast again. The led is red during booting or updating. Did you change the network? Chromecast can only save one network info. Did you check the TV source? Did you check Chromecast app in your iPad? Hi Simon, Thank you for your reply. There are no settings for chromecast except initial setup. You may try from pcs or other mobile devices to see whether the device can be found. I have also tried that. You may try to update all apps not just Chromecast app in Play store.

Is it normal to keep blinking when plugged into the wall? No, it is not normal. It should start with read, end with white. You cannot finish the setup without getting the code shown on the TV. For firmware, probably there is no easy way to install it manually. Did you finish the setup? You need finish the setup with your smartphone or pcs. On PC, you need Chrome browser, and Google cast extension. Then, you can casting from PC. Thank you for your answer. You may try another hdmi port.

You can just unplug the power. Wait a few minutes and then plug back. Where is the reset button? There is a small round thing on the edge but it does not push in.

There is only one button near the USB port. When and where does it ask you to enter password? You may give more details. Any suggestion por idea?? You may try the USB adapter in the box, if you are not using it now. I just did a factory reset from chrome cast app and it did work for me. Hi Simon, I had been using chromecast for a while but rebooted my router and now cannot connect chromecast to my wireless network. If your router has both 2. Do you have any suggestions to assist?

Also — do you know if Google have a live chat feature for these issues? I think you can only contact Google though a contact form. It should ask you to go though the setup again after factory data reset. No, as I know the firmware should work on all Chromecast devices. Probably your Chromecast is at the end of life if factory reset cannot solve the issue. Yes it finds my WiFi network. I have no idea, about the router. But how is your network configuration?

I just want to watch Netflix. If there is no network for Chromecast, Chromecast may advertise itself as an access point. I guess your phone connects to it automatically. But the connection is not functional.

BTW, you should change the settings on the phone so that it should not connect to open network automatically. If Chromecast is not connected to internet, it will not work at all even for local contents.

Hi I just bought chrome cast. Can I still cat stuff off my android phone to my tv using the device? It will NOT work. Chromecast requires a wireless router with active internet connection, even for Android screen casting or streaming local contents.

If you changed the router or changed the settings in the router e. The CC still does not run continuously. Stopping every few minutes to get the movie again. Just forgot my password!!! How do i change it or access it to change it? For wifi password, you can find it in the router setup page under wireless network settings. Different routers may have different setup page. You need check the user manual for your router. I have the problem that in the options for Wi-Fi there is no drop down menu, I can only change Wi-Fi by completely resetting the Chromecast.

I purchased two of these worthless devices. I finally gave up and just ordered amazons tv stick. Chromecast and fire TV stick are totally different products. You may refer to this page on the difference between Chromecast and Fore Tv stick. I have reset my chromecast but I can not make it reconize my tv, I changed internet providers and I have changed the modem settings. The display on the tv shows it is connected but when I go to diveces on the app it shows no diveces.

It should also states which WiFi network it is connected. You mobile device should connect to the same WiFi network. After an update Dec chromecast shows a network name of one of my neighbors routers when I switch on TV. Funny enough, I can see on my router the IP address of my chromecast device. My and the neighbors networks are password protected.

How can I switch back to my network? I had to reset my wifi, followed your method 1, it changed wifi and connected, but I cast I have no audio on either my phone or TV.

What app are you using? You should try YouTube app on the phone first. The audio should goes to your TV when casting. I move the device to work to use it there — my phone immediately picks up the WORK network. However, your instructions say that BOTH the device and my phone must be on the same network! Seems like a really dumb arrangement … unless there is a method you have not explained. In your case, you need reset Chromecast to use it in a new network.

Chromecast can only remember one network; your phone can remember many. You can switch networks for Chromecast only if you can access both old and new networks simultaneously.

In this case, you connect your phone to the old network Chromecast connects to it automatically , then you can switch network in Chromecast App in your mobile device, In this way, you change the network info for Chromecast device.

Of course, this does not work for you because you cannot access both networks at the same time. We have recently had problems with our internet and the guy came out and added anot her wifi connection, so we have 2 now. We reset the chromcast nothing works!! If you change the wireless network settings, you need factory reset the Chromecast device. The screen says ready to cast from and casting device but when we try to cast our phones say no chromcast device found on network. After you reset the device, it should ask you to set it up again.

It should NOT show ready to cast. Are you sure you reset the Chromecast device? It does ask us to setup the chromcast again and we do. The device you used to set up the Chromecast should be able to find it. Did you try to open Chromecast Google cast app to check again? I can also connect to the internet via the extender. When I login to view the Chromecast device info wifi list there is only the main router listed.

My Android can see both the main router and extender. Hi, I bought a google Chromecast about two months ago and used it since then at home where it all worked perfectly. So when I try to set up my Chromecast it says: I already tried to reset my Chromecast but nothing changed after that.

And you probably should not use Chromecast in such networks. Remember, any devices on the same network can control the device. Thank you for the fast answer. Do you think a solution would be installing a router in my room to create my own network? This network has a captive portal.

Is this even possible? If the router can connect to internet no matter how it does , it should work. You just make sure Chromecast and your mobile devices are connected to this router under your control. Hi — I have Chromecast at home and we love it. We often have airbnb guest so I put the chromecast on the guest network so everyone can enjoy it.

I had my router replaced with it can a new wifi name and password. My chrome cast is logged into the old wifi name and password. How do I change my wifi and password so my chrome cast is logged onto my current wifi? Two different ways you need only one: Chromecast only checks WiFi network name, not actual router. Factory data reset Chromecast. My Chromecast was working fine with my old Wi-Fi router. Now my previously installed chromecast2 can no longer be found using chromecast.

I also disconnected it and done the same. To get started, download the Google Home app on your phone or tablet. I only have a PC with Windows 7. When you change the router, you should reset the Chromecast. After reset the Chromecast, you can then set it as a new device. Your TV screen indicates you can even set it up now reset is only recommended. Google Home app is not required. You can set up a new Chromecast from a PC. If you want to set up or control Chromecast from your phone or tablet iOS or Android , then you need the Google Home app.

While trying to connect my New iPhone to Chromecast and I accidentally deleted the Chromecast device off of the google home app. I can not get it to reconnect. I also think the Chromecast is still connected to my old wifi name which I no longer have access to. Anyway to make this work again? Hi I really need some help as not that technical When I try to connect my samsung a3 to my chromecast it says it cannot connect to the WiFi.

On the TV it automatically shows chromecast this is shown on my phone in the WiFi list. When I do the set up and enter other and put in the chromecast it does not connect.

You need to connect the phone to the WiFi network not the Chromecast , start Google Home app on the phone, then follow the instructions to set it up. During the setup, the phone will connect to the Chromecast for a while automatically. But you should never manually connect the phone to the Chromecast. Can I still change Wi-Fi. You can then set it as a new one. You may refer to this page on factory data reset Chromecast https: My cable provider changed the network, but Chromecast still shows the old one on the TV screen.

I downloaded it on my iPhone, but fail to detect the devise to make the change. Hope this is clear, and you can indicate me how to change the network. If the router was changed, you need to reset Chromecast and set it up again. Also, if you open Google home app in your iPhone, it should detect a new Chromecast and ask you whether to set it up.

For your case, if Chromecast still can connect to the old network as shown in the TV screen, it means the router was not changed. Cablevision guys provider changed the Modem to add Fox Series etc Flow system. Yes, I meant Google Home app. Still not able to detect my iPhone. Your help is much appreciated.

Step 1: Start Chromecast App on mobile device

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In this tutorial, we will use an Android device (iPhone or iPad works in the similar way). The Chromecast WiFi network will be changed from “dlink24g” to “tplink24g”. Step 0: Power on Chromecast. To change Chromecast WiFi network, Chromecast must be on and connected to a WiFi network. How to Change Your Wi-Fi Network on Chromecast. it’s easy to acquire through the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. 2. Select the Devices option. Choose a new Wi-Fi network. The compatible mobile device or tablet must support a 5GHz connection to set up Chromecast on a 5GHz connection. Note: A WPA2-Enterprise network is not supported. Meet the minimum Operating System (OS) requirements to run the Google Home app. An internet connection. Access to a secure wireless network.