How To Reset Amazon Fire Stick – 5 Easy Steps [2023]


After research and testing, today, we are sharing the 100% working methods to factory reset Amazon Fire TV stick with remote to fix all issues.

Without a doubt, Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the most popular streaming devices in the United States. It runs smoothly and lets you enjoy HD streaming of Youtube, Netflix, Sling, Disney+, and many other platforms without any issues.

However, it tends to get slower and starts freezing or restarting itself with the passage of time. One of the common reasons for Amazon’s Firestick getting slower is the build-up of cache. If your Fire TV streaming device is facing any of these issues or you want to clear its data before selling, factory resetting Fire TV Stick is the best solution.

To easily factory reset Amazon Firestick, hold the ‘Back’ and ‘Right’ navigational buttons for 10 seconds. A pop-up message will ask you to confirm resetting your device, select ‘Reset’ and your Amazon TV stick will be restored to default settings.

Resetting Amazon Firestick

How To Reset Amazon Fire Stick – 5 Easy Steps [2023]

Amazon Firestick Remote
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Alexa Voice Remote (3rd Gen) with TV controls, Requires compatible Fire Stick and TV

Let’s see how you can factory reset the Fire TV stick using its remote:

1. Switch ON your TV and Firestick

2. Press the ‘Home’ button on the remote to access the home screen.

Amazon Firestick Remote Home Button

3. Use the navigational keys on the remote to navigate right and open ‘Settings’. It has gear like icon.

Open Settings of Amazon TV Firestick

4. Now, navigate down and open ‘My Fire TV or Device or System’. The option varies from variant to variant.

My Fire TV Option in Firestick

5. Choose ‘Reset to Factory Default’ and press the ‘OK’ key.

Reset to Factory Default Amazon Firestick

6. You will see a warning message on the screen, select the ‘Reset’ option.

Reset Amazon Firestick to Factory Default Settings

This will begin resetting Amazon Firestick. Upon completion of the procedure, your device will restart itself. Now, your device will work like new. You need to set up Firestick from scratch as you did previously at the time of unboxing. You need to put your Wi-Fi information, log in to your Amazon account, and download apps.

How do you reset an unresponsive fire stick?

When your Fire Stick becomes unresponsive, unplug it from the power outlet and wait for 30 seconds. Plug it back in, this will fix the unresponsiveness of Firestick.

What happens when you reset the firestick to factory settings?

Resetting or restoring firestick to the factory setting will erase all your downloaded apps, customized settings, stored Wi-Fi passwords, and all other data. In simple words, it will become like new.

Why is my firestick not working?

There are several factors that make Firestick stop working. Some common reasons are internet issues, overheating, app problems, outdated software, and unresponsive remote.

How to reboot amazon fire stick?

Restarting the Amazon Fire TV Stick is very easy. Open Settings, select My Fire TV and then choose Restart. Your device will reboot.

Is there a reset button on the Amazon Firestick?

No, Amazon Firestick doesn’t have any reset button. You can reset your TV FireStick with a remote or without a remote using your PC/Laptop or smartphone.

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Final Words

We hope after following the given instructions you will be able to reset Amazon Fire TV Stick. Restoring the device to default settings will erase all its data which will fix all the bugs such as Firestick stuck on the logo, lagging and freezing issues. But before performing a hard reset on Firestick we suggest you try a soft reset to prevent data loss. If you face any problems resetting your Amazon Fire TV device, feel free to write us in the comments section.

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