Amazon Echo speakers can be a great way to start conversations with anyone in the room, but something might go wrong in the middle of the night. Things like muffled sound, Alexa not responding to your commands, or the dreaded “No response from the device” error. A factory reset is a perfect solution if your Echo speaker won’t start up again.
You may be wondering how to reset an Amazon Echo device. You may need to reset your Amazon Echo device for various reasons. Maybe you have a problem with your Amazon Echo device or want to reset it. This blog post on theandroidportal.com will show you how to reset your Amazon Echo device regardless of the reason.
How to Reset an Amazon Echo Device?
If you’re having trouble with an Amazon Echo device or upgrading to a newer model, you’ll need to know how to reset it. Resetting an Echo device is relatively simple and can be done from the Alexa app on your Android or iPhone.
Steps to reset an Echo device:
- Just opens the “Alexa App” on your mobile device.
- Select the “Settings” gear icon.
- Select the device you want to “Reset.”
- Scroll down and select “Reset to Factory Defaults.”
- Verify your want to reset the device.
Once the device has been reset, you’ll need to set it up again from scratch. This includes choosing a language, connecting to Wi-Fi, and so on.
Reset Echo and Echo Dot (first-gen models)
If you have an Echo or an Echo Dot, and you find yourself having trouble with it—or if you want to ensure it’s working properly—there are a few steps to resetting the device.
1. Find a small hole near the base of your device. This is the “Reset” button.
2. Use a paper clip, SIM tool, or something similar to hold down the “Reset” button until the light ring rotates orange, then blue.
3. The light ring should be orange once it has cycled through the on and off positions, indicating that setup mode has begun.
4. That’s it; now you can start enjoying all of your new Echo features! If you need to re-integrate it into your network (if you reset it as a troubleshooting step), open up the Alexa app, follow the steps to “connect it to Wi-Fi,” and register it with your Amazon account.
Reset Echo and Echo Dot (second-gen models)
For the second generation, there are minor differences in the procedures for resetting an Echo or Echo Dot.
On your 2nd generation Echo device, hold down the “Volume Down” + “Microphone Off buttons” for 20 seconds until the light ring becomes orange and momentarily turns blue.
The light ring should now be orange, indicating it is in setup mode after turning it on and off twice.
Now it’s done. Similar to the first-generation model, you may add it back to your network by opening the Alexa app, then following the instructions to register it with your Amazon account and connect it to a Wi-Fi network.
Now open the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet and follow these steps:
- Tap on “Settings” in the upper left corner of the screen
- Tap on “Device” in the menu that pops up next to “Settings.”
- Tap on “Reset Device” in the menu that pops up next to “Device.”
You should see a green check mark next to “Reset Device.” If not, try again until it does appear.
Reset Echo & Echo Dot (third- and fourth-gen models)
Your Echo or Echo Dot is a smart speaker, so it’s not always easy to figure out how to use it. If you have a third- or fourth-generation Echo or Echo Dot Speaker, here’s what you need to do.
First, press the “Action Button” (found on top) for around 25 seconds. The light ring will turn orange and then briefly blue.
Once that happens, wait until the light ring has turned on and off again. It should now be orange, meaning it’s reset and in setup mode.
If you want to add it to your network, open the Alexa app, follow the above steps to “connect it to a Wi-Fi network,” and register it to your Amazon account.
Factory Reset Alexa Smart Displays Like the Echo Show
You know how to reset an Echo Show if you’ve ever owned one. You won’t need to read this post because you can do it now!
The first step is to press and hold the volume down and mute buttons until the Amazon logo appears (after roughly 15 seconds).
After you’ve factory reset your Echo Show, follow the on-screen directions. By selecting from the list of networks or making your own, you can add it to a brand-new or current network.
Factory Reset an Echo Studio
If your Echo Studio is acting up, reset it to get it back on track. Here’s how:
1. Make sure your Echo is “Connected to Wi-Fi” and that you have an active Amazon account.
2. Then press and hold the Mute and “Volume Down Buttons” for 20 seconds until the light ring turns off and on again.
3. Your device should now be reset! If you want to add it back to your network, open the “Alexa app” and follow these steps:
4. Click on “Settings > Device Information > Reset Device.”
5. You’ll need to enter a password or PIN code when prompted by the app before you can proceed with resetting your Echo Studio again!
The Amazon Echo device is designed to be easy to set up, use, and control, but some troubleshooting may be required if it misbehaves. We hope this blog post has some helpful information for you!
So there you have it! The steps to reset your Amazon Echo device are listed above. If none of the methods worked for you, make sure to contact customer support and provide them with all the necessary information.