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How to restart Nest thermostat?

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As smart home devices become mainstream and easily accessible, we’re seeing more and more regular appliances being converted to smart ones. Google’s Nest lineup of smart home products is just one of the many examples of excellent home automation gadgets out there.

In this article, we’re talking about how you can restart your Nest thermostat in case you run into any problems.

Also read: Google Nest error E298: 3 Fixes

Restart vs Reset

Before we get to restarting your Nest thermostat, you need to understand the difference between restarting and resetting one. While you might see these words being used interchangeably, they do different things and are used in different scenarios.

Restarting your Nest thermostat is similar to restarting any other device and maintains all your settings and data. This is a useful troubleshooting step that can help in case your thermostat is stuck, frozen, is experiencing internet connectivity issues or is just not working properly in general.

On the other hand, resetting the thermostat will remove some or all of the data and information saved on the device depending on the option you chose. This is generally a more extreme troubleshooting step and is also often used when you want to reinstall the thermostat somewhere else or you’re leaving it behind but want to remove your personal data from the device.

Restarting a Nest thermostat

Restarting your Nest thermostat is actually a rather simple process. Just follow these steps:

Step 1: Press the dial to open the Quick View menu and rotate it to select Settings.

Step 2: Select Reset.

Step 3: Select Restart. 

And that’s all you need to do restart your Nest thermostat. If the device is frozen or otherwise unresponsive, you can also press and hold the dial until the display turns off and then let go and press again to restart the thermostat. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

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