How to reset Seagate Central

How to reset Seagate Central

Provides instructions for resetting the network settings on Seagate Central.

There are two ways to reset the Seagate Central device. These methods are NOT data-destructive. Performing this action will reset the network settings, such that you will need to go through the initial setup again.

Reset using the button

  1. Power down the Seagate Central by unplugging it from power.
  2. Wait approximately 15 seconds.
  3. Power the Seagate Central up again.
  4. Wait for the device to fully boot and show a steady, non-blinking green light. This takes about two minutes. On the bottom of the Seagate Central device, there is a RESET button. Using a paperclip or ballpoint pen, hold down the button for approximately 10-15 seconds until the light on the top of the Seagate Central flashes.

  5. Wait until the light becomes solidly illuminated.

Proceed with initial setup. See Document ID: 005378 for instructions.

Reset using the Seagate Central Assistant

  1. Launch the Seagate Central Assistant by typing your host name into the address bar of a web browser. For instructions on finding the host name, see Document ID: 005247 (Windows) or Document ID: 005499 (Mac OS).
  2. Select the Settings tab.

  3. Select the Restore button. This will restore the device settings to default values.


Proceed with initial setup. See Document ID: 005378 for instructions.

The Clear all button in the Settings menu will perform a more complete reset, which IS data-destructive.



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