How do I reset my Synology NAS to factory settings?

Resetting a Synology NAS to Factory Settings

To reset your Synology NAS to factory settings, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Power off the NAS

Disconnect the power adapter from your NAS device.

Step 2: Locate the reset button

Check your NAS model's user manual to identify the location of the reset button. It is usually found on the back of the device. The button may be labeled "Reset" or have a circular arrow symbol.

Step 3: Perform the reset

Press and hold the reset button with a paperclip or a thin object for about 4-5 seconds until you hear a beep sound. Upon hearing the beep sound, you can release the button.

Step 4: Power on the NAS

Connect the power adapter back to your NAS and turn it on. Wait for the NAS to boot up.

Step 5: Connect to the NAS

Using a web browser on your computer, enter the IP address of your NAS to access the DiskStation Manager (DSM) web interface. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your NAS from scratch.

Note: Resetting your Synology NAS to factory settings will erase all data and configurations on the device. Make sure to back up any important data before proceeding with the reset.

For detailed information and troubleshooting, refer to the official Synology knowledge base.

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