How To Reset Amazon Echo – What You Need

How To Reset Amazon Echo

Want to reset your Amazon Echo as part of its troubleshooting? Here is how you can reset any of your Amazon Echo smart devices.

Further reading: What Is The Amazon Echo Dot? Everything You Need To Know About Amazon’s Compact Smart Speaker

Why Amazon Echo Reset?

Usually, you may have to reset your Amazon Echo when it faces common problems like not connecting to the internet, Alexa not responding back, when skills are not functioning, unable to connect to Bluetooth, and many other reasons.

Resetting Amazon Echo can solve the minor problems resulting out of improper ejection of headphones, changes made on the Alexa app are not being updated to Amazon Echo device, etc.

Types Of Amazon Echo Reset

You can reset an Amazon Echo device in two ways.

  • With the help of the Alexa app
  • By pressing the right buttons on the Amazon Echo’s control panel itself

How To Reset Amazon Echo Dot (All Generation)

Amazon Echo Dot is a smart speaker that lets you enjoy multi-room music.

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  • First Generation: Take a paperclip/ejector pin/safety pin. Use it to press and hold the reset button found at the base of the device until the ring light (the blue light surrounding the device) turns off and on again.
  • Second generation: Press the microphone button and volume down button (on the control panel) at the same time and hold it in until the ring light turns orange.
  • Third generation and Fourth generation: Just keep the action button (the one with a dot) pressed and hold for about 25 seconds until the light turns orange.

How To Reset Amazon Echo Show (All Generation)

Amazon Echo Show is a smart display that can act as a baby monitor. It has an HD screen and is Alexa enabled.

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Amazon Echo Show (all generations) reset follow the same procedure. Follow the steps below:

  1. Go to ‘Settings’ by swiping down the notification bar or by saying ‘Alexa, go to settings.
  2. Go to Devices under the Settings menu
  3. Scroll down to select Reset to Factory Defaults. Tap on Reset.

Or

  1. Press and hold the Volume down and Mute button (found above the device screen) at the same time for 15 seconds until you see the Amazon logo.
  2. Follow on-screen instructions thereafter.

How To Reset Amazon Echo Plus

Amazon Echo Plus is a premium quality smart speaker with better sound quality than Amazon Echo Dot.

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First-generation: Take a paper clip/ejector pin. Use it to press and release the reset button placed on the base of the device (if you don’t want to lose all your smart home connections).

Alternatively, press and hold the reset button for a few seconds until the blue light ring turns off and on again to reset the device completely (preferred when getting rid of the device).

Second generation: Press and hold the volume down button and microphone button at the same time until the ring light on the device turns orange.

To not lose all the smart home connections, hold the action button for 20 seconds until the light ring turns off and on again.

How To Reset Amazon Echo Spot

Amazon Echo Spot is a smart alarm clock with a screen. You can even watch movies, video calls, listen to music and do everything that Alexa does.

To reset your Amazon Echo Spot, follow the same steps as followed for resetting Amazon Echo Show.

How To Reset Amazon Echo Sub

Amazon Echo Sub is a smart subwoofer that can work with other Amazon smart speakers for high-quality audio.

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To reset Amazon Echo Sub, press and hold the action button (on the top of the device) of the Amazon Echo Sub for 25 seconds.

How To Reset Amazon Echo Studio

Amazon Echo Studio is a best-sounding Echo smart speaker with Dolby Atmos and five inbuilt speakers.

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Resetting without losing smart home connections: Press and hold the Action button for 20 seconds until the light ring turns off and on again.

Resetting it fully: Press and hold the Volume down button and microphone button for 20 seconds until the light ring turns off and on again.

How To Reset Amazon Echo Flex

Amazon Echo Flex is a smart plug that can work as a smart speaker, night light, motion sensor, and as an Alexa device to control other smart home devices.

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To reset Amazon Echo Flex, press and hold the Mute button for 20 seconds until LED turns orange and turns off. Release the button and wait for the LED to turn blue and then orange again.

This erases all the personal information and the smart home settings as well.

How To Reset Amazon Echo Buds

Amazon Echo Buds are true wireless smart buds that can work with the Alexa app to listen to music, podcasts, audiobooks, etc.

To reset Amazon Echo Buds, go to the Alexa app and select Devices. Go to ‘All Devices’ and find Echo Buds listed there. Select the device and scroll down to tap on Forget Device.

Now, unpair your Echo Buds from your phone’s Bluetooth as well.

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Next, put your Echo buds in the case. Close the case and press the reset button (found on the back of the case) for 15 seconds.

See the LED light in front of the case turning orange. At this point, factory reset is done.

To set them up again, Open the Alexa app and Echo Buds case and wait for the LED light to turn to blue.

How To Reset Amazon Echo Look

Amazon Echo Look is a smart camera that provides fashion advice using machine learning and artificial intelligence.

To reset the Amazon Echo Look, first, press and hold the mic/camera button for 10 seconds until the light ring turns off. Release the button now.

Again press and hold the mic/camera button for 30 seconds and then release the button.

How To Reset Amazon Echo Loop

Amazon Echo Loop is a smart cable/ring that lets you communicate with Alexa with a single tap.

To reset amazon Echo Loop, first, open the Alexa app.

Go to Devices and then All Devices. Find Echo Loop in the list of connected devices and then select Deregister.

Unpair the Echo Look from your smartphone’s Bluetooth setting as well.

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Now, on the Echo Loop, triple-click on the Action button and hold it for 10 seconds.

The Echo Loop will vibrate when it resets. It will then turn off and restart again automatically.

You can set it up again in the Alexa app.

How To Reset Amazon Echo Frames

Amazon Echo Frames are smart frames that let you talk to Alexa on the go.

  • To factory reset Amazon Echo Frames, Press and hold both the Volume up and volume down buttons at the same time for 60 seconds.

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  • The status light on the frames flashes red and then blue. Now, the Echo Frames are reset.

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  • Complete the setup again in Alexa app, if needed.

How To Reset Amazon Echo Link

Amazon Echo Link or Echo Amp is used as a link between streaming music and smart speakers.

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You can reset Amazon Echo Link and Echo Amp by pressing and holding the Action button for 25 seconds.

Wait for the Action button indicator light to turn orange before you set it up again.

How to reset Amazon Echo Auto

Amazon Echo Auto is a smart device that uses a 3.5mm auxiliary cable to connect it to your car. It can also connect to a smartphone with the help of Bluetooth. It can be used for streaming online music, making and receiving calls, and everything a voice assistant can do.

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To reset Amazon Echo Auto, first, press the Mute Button.

Now, hold down the Action button for 15 seconds until Alexa says the device is resetting. While resetting, the light bar on the Echo Auto will flash orange and then turn orange.

The reset is now completed and can be set up again.

How To Reset Amazon Echo Input

Echo Input has no speakers inside but has four inbuilt microphones that enable communication with Alexa easily, faster, and clearly even in a noisy atmosphere. It can be connected to an external speaker via a 3.5mm aux cable or Bluetooth.

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To reset Amazon Echo input, press and hold the action button for 25 seconds. Wait for the yellow light to show up on the top of the device to set it up again.

You can set up your Amazon Echo input through the Alexa app.

How To Reset Amazon Tap

Amazon Tap is one of the first Amazon Echo speakers that can be used be to stream music from online music streaming services on a single tap.

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To reset Amazon Tap, press and hold both the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth button and Previous button for about 12 seconds until the light indicators first turn orange and then blue.

Now, wait for the light indicators to turn orange again before you can set it up again through the Alexa app.

FAQs

Restart vs Reset – what’s the difference?

Restart is the process of shutting down and rebooting the device again in a simple step.

Reset, on the other hand, is a process of erasing all the previous settings and data on the device and turning it into a new device (as if you are using the device for the first time).

What is the difference between restart and reset on Amazon Echo?

Restart on Amazon Echo means powering it off and powering it on the button. This can be done simply by unplugging a plugging the power adapter from the wall socket or by pressing some buttons on the device itself.

Reset on Amazon Echo means erasing all the personal information and data from the device.

Does resetting Amazon Echo lose data?

Factory Resetting Amazon Echo makes you lose all your personal information and also smart home connections (if you don’t opt-out).

You can retain your smart home connection while resetting your Amazon Echo devices by following the desired actions.

is it possible to reset Echo without a wi-fi connection?

Your Echo device should be powered up to reset it. You can manually reset the Echo device without the Alexa app and any Wi-Fi connection with the help of the device control panel.

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Conclusion

This was all about resetting your Amazon Echo. Before resetting your Amazon Echo, you can first choose to restart your Amazon Echo device to resolve glitches.

Resetting your Amazon Echo should be your last resort. After reset, the device needs to be set up again, which may include connecting it again to the Wi-Fi network, adding it to the Alexa app, registering it, etc.

One can easily factory reset their Amazon Echo using Alexa app by following Devices> Echo and Alexa> Selecting the device> Factory Reset.

 

Levi Alston
I write dozens of helpful informational articles based on topics that I have identified again and again throughout my research and work experience. I am here to help you find the right smart speaker.