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Inherited Google Home Mini

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After my brother passed away, I inherited his Google Home Mini. Because he was the owner, and can't transfer ownership, how do I go about doing this?


Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi universaleric,


We offer our sincere condolences to you and your family. 


For your Google Home Mini, since it was set up on your brothers account, we might need to revert it back to its default and original settings by doing the factory rest, making it easier for the setup. Follow the steps below:


  1. On the bottom of Home Mini, press and hold the factory reset button located below the power cord. 
  2. Look for a circle etched into the base. 
  3. After 5 seconds, your device will begin the factory reset process. 
  4. Continue to hold for about 10 seconds more, until a sound confirms that the device is resetting.


For the set up process and requirements, click this guide.


Keep us posted.




Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello there,


I just wanted to follow up if you were able to try the steps provided. Please let us know as we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.



Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey universaleric,


We haven't heard from you in a while so we'll be locking this thread if there is no update within the day. If you have any new issues, updates or just a discussion topic, feel free to start a new thread in the Community.