Whether you are trying to fix slowness, bugs, frequent restarts, or free up space, various reasons may make you want to reset your Fire Stick device to factory settings. This helps you to start afresh.
Wondering how to perform a Fire Stick factory reset?
You are in the right place!
This article has provided not only one but 5 methods to reset your Fire Stick device to its Factory Settings both with and without a remote control. Even if you lost or can’t access your remote control, I have covered you in this step-by-step guide.
Let’s dive right in!
What Happens When You Reset Your Fire Stick to Factory Settings?
Hard resetting your Fire Stick will delete all your settings, data, apps, and anything stored. It will revert to its state when you first purchased it.
After that, you have to configure it once again, register it to your Amazon account, connect it to the Wi-Fi address, and pair it with your remote.
To Factory reset your Fire Stick, you need to use the methods below;
- Via Settings
- Using a Remote Control
- Using the Fire TV App
- Using a USB Keyboard
- Using a USB Mouse
Method 1: Reset Fire Stick Via Settings
- On the home screen of your Fire Tv Stick, navigate to the top and head to Settings
- Select My Fire Tv
- Scroll down to Reset to Factory Defaults
- A prompt will appear requiring you to confirm whether you want to reset the Fire Stick device. Click Reset
The reset process will now begin. Ensure that the device is plugged into a power source, wait for the whole process to finish.
Method 2: Reset Fire Stick Using a Remote Control
Under this method, you have to make use of the Remote buttons to perform a factory reset;
Note: The remote MUST be paired with your Fire Stick. If it is not, restart the Fire Stick and pair it to proceed.
- Hold both the Back and the Right button buttons for 10 seconds
- On the prompt screen, choose to continue the factory reset. If you don’t pick any option, the Fire Stick will reset automatically after some time.
Now that we have looked at the methods to perform a factory reset with a remote, some users still ask me how they can go over the whole process without a remote.
In case you do not have access to your remote, lost it, or perhaps it is faulty, proceed to the next section to reset your Fire Stick/Fire Tv to Factory settings without a remote.
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Method 3: Reset Fire Stick Using Fire TV App
This method requires you to download the app and also be connected to the same WiFi network with the Fire Stick.
Download the app on your phone (Android or iOS).
- The Fire Stick will show up in the app and all you need to do is to Tap on it
- A four-digit code will appear on the TV screen. Place the code into the app.
- Using the app to navigate, go to Settings > System/My Fire Tv/Device & Software > Reset to Factory Defaults > Reset.
Method 4: Reset Fire Stick Using a USB Keyboard
Most keyboards both wireless and physical USB types are supported by the Fire Tv.
Connect the USB Keyboard to the USB port on the Fire Tv. Navigate to the Factory Reset Menu as laid out in Method 3 or;
- Hold the Escape and Right arrow keys for 15 seconds.
- A dialogue box for Factory reset will show up.
- Select Reset using arrows and press Enter
If you don’t make any selection, the Fire Tv will be reset in 20 seconds.
Method 5: Reset Fire Stick Using a USB Mouse
Connect the mouse to the Fire Tv using the USB port. When it gets connected, you will not be able to view the cursor on the screen. You may have to run a couple of random clicks around so that you can get locate Settings.
- When you click Settings, head to Factory Reset Settings
- Select Settings > System/My Fire Tv/Device & Software > Reset to Factory Defaults > Reset.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I wipe my Fire Stick clean and start over?
Head to Settings > Select My Fire Tv > Scroll down to Reset to Factory Defaults > A prompt will appear requiring you to confirm whether you want to reset the Fire Stick device. Click Reset
How do I hard reset my Fire Stick?
Hold down both the Back and the Right buttons for 10 seconds > On the screen, choose to continue the factory reset. If you don’t pick any option, the Fire Stick will reset automatically after some time.
How can I reset my Fire Stick without a Remote?
You can reset your fire stick without a remote by using a USB keyboard, USB mouse, or Fire Tv App. Connect the USB Keyboard to the Fire Tv. Hold the Escape and Right arrow keys for 15 seconds > A dialogue box for Factory reset will show up > Select Reset using arrows and press Enter.
Can’t access the settings menu on Firestick?
To access the Settings menu on Firestick, Hold both the Back and the Right buttons for 10 seconds. This will bring up the Factory reset screen. You will be able to access the settings menu after you reset your Fire Stick device.
Now that you have successfully reset your Fire Stick to its Factory settings, it should be running as well as new. You must set up all the necessary configurations to get it up and running within no time.
I hope you found this article helpful, if you face any difficulty, don’t hesitate to let me know in the comment section, I will be glad to help.
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