Picture of the Amazon Alexa Dot 2nd Gen with adapter and USB cable.

Echo Dot 2nd Generation Factory Reset Instructions

You may need these Echo Dot 2nd generation factory reset instructions, should you wish to sell this speaker to a friend. Or you just want to connect it to a different Amazon account, or to a new WiFi network.  So, to those ends, follow the directions next.





Factory resetting unlinks the speaker from its current Amazon Alexa account, and assures that it forgets its current WiFi connection information.  So be warned that after factory reset, your speaker will not work until it’s been properly set up again.

Picture of the Echo Dot 2nd generation speaker in Setup mode, showing Light Ring with orange blip circling.
The Echo Dot 2nd generation in Setup Mode, showing Light Ring with orange blip circling.

Echo Dot 2nd Generation Factory Reset Instructions, Step by Step

1. Connect to AC Power

Connect this smart speaker to its USB power adapter.  The light ring will light blue for a time, and then go out, indicating that boot up has completed.

2. Press the Reset Button Combination

See our  Where is the Echo Dot Reset Button   post, for more details on how to find the reset button on the 1st and 2nd generation Echo Dot devices. But we’ll give you a hint in the next picture.

Picture of the Echo Dot 2nd generation speaker, with the Reset button combination highlighted. Includes the Mic Off and Volume Down buttons.
Echo Dot 2nd generation speaker, with Reset button combination highlighted. Includes the Mic Off and Volume Down buttons.

With the Dot 2 powered up, press and hold the Mic Off and Volume Down buttons until the factory reset starts.  Release them once the light ring changes patterns.

3. Wait for the Factory Reset Process to Finish 

After a several-seconds pause, the light ring goes completely dark for a few seconds, and then turns orange.

4. Done with Echo Dot 2nd Generation Factory Reset !

Your speaker has now been reset to its factory default settings and has entered setup mode.





5. Set Up Again, or Pack Up your Speaker

Finally, you may now disconnect, package up, and bestow your Echo Dot 2nd generation to someone else without worry that they’ll access your Amazon account Alexa settings.  Those prior values are now erased.  Or, you can set the speaker up once again on your current account. Then once the light ring turns orange, the unit stays in Setup until someone runs the Alexa setup procedure again.  Note that the Echo Dot 2nd generation Alexa will not function until rightly set up and linked once again to an Amazon account.

Other Posts About the Echo Dot 2nd Generation Speaker

  1. How to Connect Echo Dot 2nd Generation to WiFi
  2. Echo Dot 2nd Generation Review
  3. Echo Dot 2nd Generation Setup Instructions

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References

  1. Factory Reset Your Echo Dot (2nd Generation)   from Amazon.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-28: First posted.
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