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How to Remove Nest Doorbell | Guide With Examples

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Nest doorbells are a popular choice for smart home security, but there may come a time when you need to remove your device i.e. when you’re moving house, upgrading your doorbell, or making repairs.

The procedure is straightforward but you must follow the proper technique to remove your Nest doorbell without damaging it. Because there are no screws and it is like a wedge fixed.

Remove Nest Doorbell | Battery Powered Version

The easiest way to remove the doorbell is to get a release tool that comes with the doorbell or straightened paper clip/pin or a small screwdriver.

Nest Doorbell release tool
  • Just insert that pin into a little tab at the top of the device.
  • Now, press the tab to disengage the doorbell from the mount.
  • Pull the doorbell out and away gently from the wall.
  • Make sure that you firmly hold the doorbell.
  • You will hear a pop-off while coming out.
  • Now, insert the pin from upside to let its tab go down.You are all done.
Remove Nest Doorbell | Battery Powered Version

Removing the Nest Doorbell | Wired

  • Turn off the power to the doorbell at the circuit breaker.
  • Use the same release tool and insert it from the bottom and push it upwards.
  • Remove the faceplate from the doorbell by pulling it straight out from the bottom.
  • Gently pull the doorbell away from the wall to detach it from the mounting bracket.
Removing the Nest Doorbell | Wired

Removing the Nest Doorbell | Wired, 2nd Generation

  • First, grab the release tool from your Nest doorbell box or arrange 2.5 millimeter Allen wrench.
  • Open the screw from upside of the doorbell.
  • Now, make sure that you have turned the power off.
  • When the screw is loosened, just push it up on the device.
  • It will pop off of its mount.
Removing the Nest Doorbell | Wired, 2nd Generation

How to Remove Nest Camera | Version Specific

Removing Nest Camera from its mount or base is a relatively easy process. In the below guide, we will guide you on how to remove:

  • Nest Cam (wired, indoor, 2nd gen)
  • Nest Cam (battery)
  • Nest Cam Indoor
  • Nest Cam IQ Indoor
  • Nest Cam Outdoor
  • Nest Cam IQ Outdoor

Google Nest Doorbell | Wired

Features: Video Security Camera

Google Nest Doorbell


Removing Nest Cam (wired, indoor, 2nd gen)

  • First, grab the camera from its base and remove it from its mount.
  • Turn your camera counterclockwise and detach it from the wall mount.

Removing Cam (battery)

  • First, hold the base of the cam tightly and pull it away from its plate. If you have a secure loop installed, follow the instruction given below.
  • Open the loop by pulling down on its tab and remove it from the mount.
  • The plate and the camera are attached using a strong magnet. So, it also makes it easy to remove them.
  • To remove your camera from the stand, simply grip the base of the camera stand, and then pull the camera away from the base.

Note: Removing the Cam (battery) is important because continuous power is not being delivered by a wired connection.

Removing Cam Indoor

This is attached to a metal plate with a magnet. Just, hold your camera and remove it from the plate by pulling it out.

Removing Cam IQ Indoor 

If your Cam IQ Indoor is attached to the wall, you need to rotate your device until its screws get loosened. You don’t need to do anything in case it’s lying on a horizontal surface because the stand and base are not detachable.

Removing Cam Outdoor

This is attached to a metal plate with a magnet. Just, hold your camera and remove it from the plate by pulling it out.

Removing Cam IQ Outdoor

Just use a Hex key that comes with your device to open the lock of your Cam IQ Outdoor.

  1. Insert the hex key into the hole on your camera’s base.
  2. Turn the hex key counterclockwise.
  3.  Your camera will be detached from the wall.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I lose any recorded footage on my Nest Doorbell when I remove it?

No, removing the Nest Doorbell does not delete any of the footage that has been recorded. The footage is stored on the cloud, and you can access it through the Nest app.

Can I reuse the Nest Doorbell after I remove it?

Yes, you can reuse the Nest Doorbell after removing it as long as it is in good working condition.

How do I change my Nest doorbell to a new owner?

If there is any person attached as an owner in the app, you have to remove him/her from the app. Then, you will be able to add a new owner.

Do I need to turn off the power to the doorbell before removing it?

Yes, it is important to turn off the power to the doorbell at the circuit breaker before removing it. This ensures your safety and prevents any damage to the doorbell.

Can I remove the Nest Doorbell on my own, or should I hire a professional?

You can remove the Nest Doorbell on your own if you follow the proper steps and take the necessary precautions. However, if you are not comfortable working with electrical components or are unsure about the process, it is recommended to hire a professional.

How do I remove the Nest doorbell from app?

  • First, go to the Nest app.
  • Go to Home > Delete and remove access to Google Nest devices.

About Author

Hamza Munir

Originally from Pakistan, being a young lad in Tech industry, Hamza has a keen interest in PC games, and Windows OS Security Systems. He loves technology and Alexa products and he has used multiple automated gadgets at home, with almost every version of the Echo and Rumbas especially. He is recently studying advanced AI and Machine Learning at ITU Pakistan. Now, He has also involved himself in Aurdino products to study advanced Robotics. His degree is Bachelor's in Computer Science but his Specialization has taken him to a higher positions at various job positions. Now, He writes detailed information on every issue and feature of Alexa, Echo, and other smart and automated gadgets and also reviews them according to my use and personal utility experience. Hamza has been providing people with different troubleshoots related to robotics, and AI since 2020 and He has attached himself with <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">smarthomehut</a> in 2022 You can find him @ <ol> <li><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Twitter</a></li> </ol> More Info <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">About Smarthomehut</a>

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