Amazon Echo and Echo Dot both are best smart assist powered Alexa. But, sometimes you ought to reset it, whether you are planning to hand over to someone or want to fix some software bugs. So, we are here to guide you how you can easily factory reset Amazon Echo or Echo Dot.
Just like few procedures sound tough to attempt but when we apply them, we find them relatively easy. Both devices followed the same process to reset. Well, there was old hardware reset process should follow in the 1st generation devices, but now you can use new software reset in the 2nd generation version which is pretty easy. Well, we have mentioned both methods here. Let’s move to the process!
How to Factory Reset of the Amazon Echo (1st Generation) or Echo Dot (1st Generation)
Note: Make sure to de-register your device first. On Alexa app, launch menu by tapping three horizontal like at the top-right and then go to Settings → Family Room Echo Dot → tap on Deregister at the bottom and confirm it.
Step #1. Find a paper clip and unbend it in a way that its sticking section points out.
Step #2. Search for a tiny hole underneath of your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot.
Step #3. Stick the paper clip inside the hole and press down and when you feel like a click inside the hole, keep pressing the paper clip for at least five seconds.
Step #4. Once you stop pressing the reset button the light ring on the Echo will automatically light up in orange and will remain like that for a minute.
Step #5. Then the light ring will change its color to blue and Alexa will say ‘Hello.’
How to Factory Reset of the Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) or Echo Dot (2nd Generation)
Step #1. On your smart speaker, Press and hold the Microphone off and Volume down buttons simultaneously until the light ring turns orange and then the light ring turns blue.
Step #2. Next, wait for the light ring to turn OFF and ON again. Then, the light ring turns orange again.
Step #3. That’s! Now your device enters setup mode.
Now you can open the Alexa app to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network and register it to your Amazon account if you want to start it again.
Hope, you have factory reset your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot with the simple procedure we have prescribed above. Share your experience with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus or even here in the comments section. You can even read our 20 best Amazon Echo tips and tricks to get the best out of Alexa and make your experience of this smart gadget even better.