How to Remove Nest Doorbell? Best Step-by-Step Guide (2023)

Google Nest Doorbell is an advanced smart entry camera doorbell. If you are a smart home enthusiast, you must be familiar with the Nest doorbell. Although, there are many subscription-free doorbell cameras in the market, Nest Doorbell is one of the market leaders and its users don’t mind paying the small subscription fee that this doorbell requires.  

The latest version of the Nest doorbell is fully wireless as opposed to the older version. It offers faster and more efficient ways of monitoring and recording. 

The Nest doorbell is battery-powered and for this reason, sometimes you need to remove it in order to replace the battery. Removing the Google Nest doorbell is not as difficult as it seems.  

In this article, I will give you a step-by-step guide on how to remove Nest doorbell from your door or gate. Let’s begin! 


How to Remove Nest Doorbell (battery version) 

Step 1: Grab the included release tool from your Nest doorbell box. If you are unable to find it, you can also use a straightened-out paperclip.

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Step 2: Insert it into the little tab/hole on the top of the device.  

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Step 3: Press it deeply in order to disengage the Nest doorbell from its mount. Make sure you hold onto the doorbell so that it does not fall down when disengaged. 

 Step 4: Now, if you want to reset Nest doorbell or recharge the battery, you can do so. 

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However, if you want to completely remove the Nest video doorbell from your door, you can go a step ahead and unscrew the metal wall plate from the wall, as shown below. 

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 All done! Now you know how to remove Nest Doorbell from your door.  

How to reinstall Nest Doorbell 

If you want to reinstall the Nest Doorbell, you can do it by making the bottom end of the doorbell go in first (into the little hole on the mount on the bottom side).  

Finally, you will push the entire doorbell on the base plate until you hear a ‘click’ sound. This will put the Nest doorbell back on. 


How to Remove Nest Doorbell (Wired, 2nd Gen) 

If you have a 2nd Generation wired Nest Doorbell system, the procedure to remove it is a bit different from the one discussed above. 

Step 1: Grab the hex key (Nest doorbell removal key) that came included in your box.  

Step 2: Insert the key inside the key hole at the top.  

Step 3: Turn the key counter-clockwise, in order to loosen the screw.  

 Step 4: Pull the doorbell up and away from the wall.  

 That’s all! Now that you know how to take a nest doorbell off , you can do it yourself! If you want to see a video guide on how to remove Nest doorbell, you can watch this video by One Hour Smart Home


Can you turn off Nest doorbell?

If you want to temporarily disable your Nest doorbell, then turning it off is a better solution instead of completely removing it. This will temporarily prevent the doorbell from streaming and recording until it is turned back on. You can turn off your Nest doorbell in a number of ways. However, the simplest way to turn off your Nest doorbell is as follows.
  • Open the Google Home App
  • From the homepage, select Cameras. This will display all your connected Nest cameras/doorbells.
  • From here, you will see a Turn off button on the bottom-left of each Nest doorbell. Press the turn off button for the Nest doorbell you want to disable.
  • You can return to this screen in future and turn the cameras back on.

Apart from manually switching off the Nest Doorbell, you can also set a schedule. The Nest doorbell will then turn on and off according to your custom schedule. In order to set up the schedule, follow these steps.

  • Open the Nest app
  • From here, choose the camera (Nest doorbell) for which you need to set up the schedule
  • On the top right, you will see a Settings icon. Tap it.
  • Now you will see a label Schedule and a toggle button right next to it. Turn in on.
  • Now you need to select each individual day and set its schedule.
  • Once you tap a specific day e.g Tuesday, you will see an “Add time” button. Click on it.
  • Finally, you will select the Turn off and Turn on times on the next screen.



Removing Google Nest doorbell isn’t as difficult as it seems. All you need is a straightened-out paperclip, a screwdriver and your mind!

Now that you know how to remove Nest doorbell, I hope you can do it easily.  

Happy smart homing! 


Google Nest Doorbell – FAQs 


Is Google Nest doorbell worth it? 

Although, the Nest doorbell is a bit expensive, it provides great value for money. It provides a lot of smart features (including night vision), which is why I believe it is worth it! 

Does Nest Doorbell need to be hardwired? 

The Nest Doorbell can run on internal battery, that way it can run without being connected to wires.  

You can install Nest doorbell (wired) with an indoor power adapter.  

How do I get my Google doorbell to Ring inside my house? 

Open your Google Home app. Touch and hold you device’s option/label. Tap Settings of the Doorbell. Set ‘Indoor Chime Ring’ to On.  

Can you talk to visitors with nest doorbell? 

The ‘Talk and Listen‘ feature of the Google Nest Doorbell lets you talk to visitors at your home through the Nest cam even when you’re away. 

How can you tell if someone is watching the nest doorbell? 

You need to look for the light. If the light is Blinking green, it means that someone’s watching. If it is Blinking blue means that someone’s talking through the speaker. 

How often do you have to change the battery on the nest doorbell? 

According to Google, battery of the Nest video doorbell should last around 2.5 months before it requires a recharge.

Does the Nest doorbell run on 5Ghz Wifi? 

For users based in the U.S, the Nest doorbell works on 5Ghz (WiFi). For users located in other parts of the world, it runs on 2.4GHz Wifi.  

Why Does The Nest Hello Have A USB Port?  

 The Nest Hello doorbell has a USB port at the backside. The Nest USB port is used to quickly charge the internal battery within the doorbell. 

Stefen Turner

Hey! My name is Stefen and I am the founder of Smart Home Hunt. Prior to starting this blog, I used to work as a Full-Stack Web Developer in the field of Internet of Things (IoT).