Compared to Google Home, Google Home Mini is not just smaller or cheaper. Google Home Mini layout and buttons are also different from those of Google Home.
Although Googe Home, Google Home Mini and Google Home Max all have almost identical functions and features, Google Home Mini layout is substantially different from that of Google Home (and Google Home Max).
As explained in this guide, the look of Google Home and Google Home Mini is different:
- Google Home Mini is smaller;
- Google home Mini does not have a removable base.
- Google Home Mini does not have the USB port in the bottom.
- Google Home Mini uses a different top touch panel.
The difference between Google Home Mini layout and buttons and those of Google Home was not discussed.
In this guide, Google Home Mini layout and buttons will be shown and explained so that you can use Google Home Mini easily.
Top view of Google Home Mini layout and buttons
As shown below, top of the Google Home Mini is fabric. There are 3 colour options for Google Home Mini: chalk, charcoal and coral (red)
The lower part is a piece of smooth plastic. Unlike Google Home, this part is not removable or exchangeable.
Embracing the minimalist design, Google Home Mini only has one visible USB power port (marked as A in the photos below) and one microphone switch (marked as B as shown in photos below).
You can pull the microphone switch to left or right to enable/disable microphone listening. In Google Home, the microphone button offers the identical function.
In addition, the top fabric part offers some touch controls. Tapping the left side to lower the volume, the right side to raise the volume, and middle to pause.
Please check this guide on how to adjust volume for Google Home Mini and how to use touch control in Google Home Mini.
On the top of the Google Home Mini, there are 4 LED lights. The meaning of LED lights in Google Home Mini is explained in this guide.
Bottom view of Google Home Mini layout and buttons
The bottom is rubber-like plastic in red.
If you look closely, you can find the third button in Google Home Mini: the reset button (marked as C in the photo below).
You can hold the reset button for more than 15 seconds to reset Google Home Mini. This is a factory data reset, which means all your settings and data will be wiped out.
In Google Home, the factory data reset can be done by holding the microphone button. In Google Home Mini, the microphone switch replaces the microphone button in Google Home, and therefore you have to use the reset button to factory data reset Google Home Mini.
Please note, you cannot reset Google Home, Google Home Mini and Google Home Max in Google Home app, although you can reboot Google Home devices, and change settings for those devices from the app.
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Please check other Google Home guides here.
For Google Home Mini specific guides, please check this page.