How To Remove Nest Doorbell

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If you’re having trouble with your Nest Doorbell like the camera not working properly or troubleshooting issues, you’re not alone. And we know how frustrating these types of issues can be. But the good news is that you can easily resolve them by taking the first step: removing the doorbell from its mounting plate.

Learning how to remove Nest Doorbell can help you identify any issues you may be facing with your device. This can also make troubleshooting and addressing problems easier.

The first thing to keep in mind is that Nest doorbells come in two configurations: wired and battery-operated models. This means that the specific tools and methods involved may vary depending on the type of Nest Doorbell you have and how it’s installed.

It’s usually a good idea to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. But, in this post, we’ll go through the easy route to get you started. We’ll also give you a few more tips on the removal process and how to reset and remove previous owners from your Nest.

How To Remove Nest Doorbell?

How To Remove Nest Doorbell

Removing a wired Nest doorbell from a wall is easy. But before you begin the process, make sure to have all the tools you need. You can use the included release tool, but if you don’t have it, a paper clip or a thumb tack should do. Some even use the sim ejector that came with their smartphone.

Removing a Wired Nest Doorbell

To start, make sure that you unplug the doorbell from the power source. Don’t forget to disconnect the wires from the doorbell. These will help to prevent any accidents or injuries. Here’s a simple step-by-step guide on how to remove a wired Nest doorbell.

Step 1: Find the hole on the bottom of the doorbell and place the release tool into it.

Step 2: Press the tab or spin the doorbell cover counterclockwise.

Step 3: Remove the screws holding the mounting plate to the wall.

Step 4: Carefully remove the Nest camera away from the wall and the base.

Removing a Battery-Operated Nest Doorbell

The same tools work for removing wireless Nest doorbells. And the removal process is also almost similar. You can follow our step-by-step guide below:

Step 1: Just like wired ones, locate the hole on the bottom of the doorbell and insert the tool into that hole.

Step 2: As you insert the release tool, use your other hand to press upward until the doorbell pops off the base.

Step 3: Pull the Nest Cam Indoor away from the wall by holding it on the bottom. It should fall off the base right away.

Nest Doorbell Removal More Tips

Nest Doorbell Removal More Tips

While easy, you may still face some problems with removing your Nest doorbell. Here are a few tips you can take to make the removal more hassle-free.

Loosening tight screws. If you are having a tough time loosening the screws or if the doorbell gets stuck to the wall mount, you may need to use a stronger screwdriver. You can also put in more force. But not too much force that you’ll damage the doorbell or the mounting plate.

Another thing you can do to loosen up a tight screw is to add a penetrating oil. Doing so will help you reduce the amount of force necessary to turn the screws.

Removing Nest doorbell off a brick wall. Sometimes, you’d install a Nest doorbell on a stucco or brick wall. In this case, you may create a gap between the device and the wall using a hammer and chisel. This will make it easier to lift the doorbell off the mounting plate.

In addition to these tips, you may also want to reset the doorbell for a new owner and remove previous owners from the Nest account. This is crucial if you’re buying a used Nest doorbell.

How To Reset Nest Doorbell for a New Owner

To reset your Nest doorbell, follow these steps:

Step 1: Insert a reset pin into the hole located on the back of the device.

Step 2: Press and hold the button for 5 seconds and wait for the doorbell to reset, which may take up to a minute.

Step 3: Then, the light should turn off and then turn back on in solid white.

Step 4: Launch the Nest app on your phone and tap the “+” icon to set up the doorbell as a new device and you can configure depending on your settings.

How To Remove Previous Owners From Nest

Removing previous owners from your nest can help protect your privacy and ensure that only you have access to the device and its data. Doing so also removes your access to previous users based on past activity like the videos.

You may need to first ask the previous owner to remove the Nest Doorbell from their end of the Nest app. It’s the easiest way to do it though it is not always possible since you might not be able to contact the previous owners. In this case, call customer service and see if they can help you with the process.

Alternatively, you open the Nest app and go to the device settings. Then, scroll down and tap “Manage users.” Next, click on the name of the user you want to remove.

If you’re not able to remove the previous owners from the Nest, you can reset the device to factory settings. This will remove all users from the device. But just to be sure, it’s best to call the manufacturer. 

How Do I Remove Google Nest Doorbell Without Tool?

It’s possible to remove your Nest doorbell without the key. You can just use a flathead screwdriver as an alternative. To remove your Google Nest doorbell from its camera stand or metal plate with the screwdriver, you will need to:

Step 1: Open the battery compartment by pressing the release button on the back of the doorbell.

Step 2: Start by removing the doorbell from the metal wall plate by unscrewing the two screws holding it in place. You can find these on the doorbell’s sides.

Step 3: Carefully pry the doorbell out from the mounting plate with the flathead screwdriver. Make sure not to damage the doorbell or the mounting plate in the process.

Step 4: Once the doorbell comes off the mounting metal wall plate, you can set it aside.

How Do You Unmount a Doorbell Battery?

Removing the battery is simple. You can use the release tool that comes with the package. But if you don’t have the tool, a flathead screwdriver will do. You can even use a paperclip, a thumb tack, or the sim ejection key that comes with your phone.

To unmount the battery from your Nest doorbell, insert the battery release tool or whichever tool you prefer into the hold located at the top of the doorbell. Then, lift the battery out of the doorbell.

When it comes to installing a new battery, just insert it into the doorbell, making sure that the metal tabs are properly aligned with the slots in the battery compartment. Then, press the battery into place until the tabs snap into place.

Where Is the Pinhole Button on the Nest Doorbell?

You can find the pinhole button of the Nest Doorbell on the back, near the bottom below the USB port. It’s in the same, small round button that you use to reset or set the doorbell to setup mode. That button may be recessed, so you may need to push it with a pin or a paper clip.

It’s Your Turn!

We hope that this post helps you get your doorbell back up and running smoothly in no time, whether you’re troubleshooting an issue, upgrading to a new model, or just relocating the doorbell to a new location.

But if you’re still facing problems with your Nest Doorbell or have any questions about the removal process, contact the manufacturer or a professional.

And if you found this information useful, spread the word and share it with your friends. Good luck!