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How to Reset Your Amazon Fire TV Stick

If your Amazon Fire TV Stick is getting slow, resetting it will make it work like new. Plus, restoring your device to factory conditions will erase all your apps, settings, and data, so you can sell it or give it away without compromising your privacy. Here’s how to reset an Amazon Fire TV Stick through settings or with your remote alone.

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How to Reset an Amazon Fire TV Stick

To reset your Amazon Fire TV Stick to factory conditions, press the Home button on your remote and go to Settings. Then select My Fire TV, scroll down, and click Reset to Factory Defaults. Finally, click Reset when the pop-up message appears.

Note: If your Fire TV Stick has lost connection with your remote, check out our step-by-step guide on how to pair it manually to your Fire Stick.

  1. Press the Home button on your Fire TV Stick Remote.
  2. Then open Settings. You can do this by pressing the right directional button on your remote until the gear icon on the right is highlighted. Then press the down directional button on your remote to open the settings menu.
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    Note: If you are running an old version of Fire OS, you will see Settings in the top-right corner of your screen. Then all the following steps will be nearly identical. Or you can check out our step-by-step guide on how to update your Fire TV Stick.

    How to Reset an Amazon Fire TV Stick
  3. Next, select My Fire TV. This will also be labeled as Device or System if you have an older Fire TV Stick.
    How to Reset an Amazon Fire TV Stick
  4. Then scroll down and select Reset to Factory Defaults. Enter your PIN if you’re asked for it.
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  5. Finally, click Reset. You will then be notified that the device is resetting to factory defaults. Wait a few minutes for it to finish and don’t unplug the device during the whole process. If the power supply gets cut off while the process is ongoing, you may have to start the whole process all over again.
How to Reset an Amazon Fire TV Stick

After your device resets, it will automatically restart as if you’re setting it up for the first time. It will then automatically optimize your system storage and applications. Once this is done, the device will restart again.

If your Fire TV Stick isn’t working properly, you can also reset it using your remote. Here’s how:

How to Reset Your Fire Stick With Your Remote Control

To reset your Fire TV Stick with your remote control, turn on your device and then press and hold the Back button and the right directional button for at least 10 seconds. Finally, click Reset when you see the pop-up message.

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You will have to wait a few minutes for your Fire TV Stick to reset. Meanwhile, you will also be advised not to unplug the device during the whole process. If the power supply gets cut off while the process is ongoing, you may have to start the whole process all over again.

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Updated on December 22, 2021

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