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How to factory reset the Iridium GO! unit
How to factory reset the Iridium GO! unit

Reset the Iridium GO!

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Written by Keryn McMaster
Updated this week

To reset the Iridium GO! Please follow the steps below;

  • Turn on the Iridium GO!

  • Open the external antenna dust cover on the GO! unit.

  • Use a paper clip or similar blunt point, and press gently inside the Restore buttonhole. This is next to the antenna adaptor port. Be careful not to touch/break the antenna adaptor.

  • Follow the screen menu prompts to reset settings to factory defaults.


All previous settings will be lost, the SSID will be reset, and any new users will be deleted.

The username will be reset to guest and the password will be reset to guest for logging in to the Iridium GO! unit.

If you are using the GEOS/IERCC global emergency response services as your SOS settings you will need to re-enter the GEOS/IERCC activation code.

If you choose not to use GEOS/IERCC for your SOS settings, please ensure that the appropriate call and message recipients for SOS are re-entered.

If you are using the PredictWind tracking feature you will need to turn on GPS Tracking again by following the instructions here - See Step 2.

Resetting the Iridium GO! will not affect the operation of the Offshore App, Iridium GO! App, or Iridium Mail & Web App.

We have seen the odd case where the Message (Service Center) number is not correctly set up after a system reset. Please check this by connecting your iOS/Android device to the Iridium GO Wi-Fi, Open the Iridium GO App, go to "Settings", then menu "Message". Please check the number is set to+881662900005

If this number is not correct you will not be able to send/receive text messages and your tracking will not work.

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