Picture of the Amazon Echo Spot speaker, showing its Settings menu, with the Device Options item highlighted.

Echo Spot Factory Reset Instructions

You might factory reset Echo Spot smart speaker to fix faulty behavior. Or, to put the Spot on a new Amazon account, or get it ready to sell or gift.  Further, when troubleshooting this speaker, it’s always best, before deciding that the Amazon Echo Spot is damaged, to try resetting.  In this piece thus, we offer these reset instructions that show how to factory reset echo spot.





What you Should Do Before Factory Resetting

Power up your Echo Spot before proceeding.

How to Factory Reset Echo Spot Speaker 

1. Swipe Down from Screen Top

Pull down the main menu screen as shown in the next pictures.

Picture of a finger swiping down from the top of the screen on the Amazon Echo Spot speaker, to pull down the main menu.
The Echo Spot speaker. Showing swiping down from top of screen for the main menu.

This reveals the Echo Spot control menu, as shown next.

Picture of continuing to swipe down toward the center of the Amazon Echo Spot speaker screen, to reveal its main menu.
Continuing to swipe down toward screen center reveals main menu.

2. Tap the  Settings  Button

This is the gear-shaped icon near the top right edge of the main menu screen. We point at this with the green arrow in the next picture.

Displaying the Main Menu screen, with the -Settings- button highlighted.
Showing the Main Menu screen, with the -Settings- button highlighted.

The  Settings  screen then displays, as shown next.

Picture of the speaker, displaying its -Settings- screen.
Displaying the -Settings- screen on the speaker.




3. Scroll Down the Settings Screen to Continue with Echo Spot Factory Reset

You can move around the  Settings  screen by moving finger up on the Echo Spot touchscreen.

You’re looking for the  Device Options  item.

Picture of a finger swiping up to scroll down through the list of settings on the speaker.
Showing a finger swiping up to scroll down through the list of settings on the speaker.

4. Stop Swiping when you See the Device Options Menu Item

See this item displayed next.

Picture of the -Device Options- item on the speaker's -Settings- page highlighted.
The -Device Options- item on the speaker’s -Settings- page highlighted.

5. Tap the  Device Options  Item

This brings up the Device Options screen, as shown next.

Picture of the top of the -Device Options- screen.
Showing the top of the -Device Options- screen.




6. Move Finger Up on Screen to Continue with Factory reset Echo Spot Instructions

This scrolls down through the Device Options list.

You are looking for the  Reset to Factory Defaults   option, as shown next, pointed at by the green arrow.

Picture of the -Reset To Factory Defaults- option highlighted on its -Device Options- screen.
The -Reset To Factory Defaults- option highlighted on its -Device Options- screen.

7. Tap the  Reset to Factory Defaults  Option

You then get the Reset to Factory Defaults confirmation screen.  Here, Echo Spot warns us that factory resetting will deregister it from our Amazon account. Then, it says that after reset completes, we can register Echo Spot again.  We may do so with either the same Amazon account, or a different one.

Finally, the Spot asks if we really want to factory reset it.

The speaker displaying its -Reset To Factory Defaults- screen, with the Yes-Continue button highlighted.
The -Reset To Factory Defaults- screen, with the -Yes-Continue- button highlighted.

8. Tap the Confirmation / Yes Button

That is, tap the right arrow button in the lower right edge of the touchscreen. We pointed at this with the green arrow in the last picture.

The Factory Reset of the Echo Spot Begins

The Echo Spot then starts its reset routine.  It tells us this by quickly showing an orange light ring as shown next.

Picture of the -Reset to Factory Defaults- menu item.
The -Reset to Factory Defaults- menu item.

Echo Spot Goes Dark Briefly During Factory Reset

Next, after several seconds, the Spot powers off, and accordingly, its screen goes blank and dark.  Shown next.

Picture of the Amazon Echo Spot smart speaker with dark screen. It is powered off.
Amazon Echo Spot smart speaker with dark screen. It is powered off.




Echo Spot Starts Booting

After another few seconds, the Spot speaker comes on again and begins booting.  The Amazon logo screen first appears as shown next.

Picture of the speaker booting, showing the Amazon logo screen.
The speaker booting, showing the Amazon logo screen.

Next, a sort of Wait screen displays, with a white light ring and flashing blue dots, as shown next.

Picture of the speaker booting, displaying its -Wait- screen.
The speaker booting, displaying its -Wait- screen.

Various Logo Screens Then Appear

Then, the Echo logo screen appears as the speaker erases all previously used WiFi and account information. See this displayed next.

Picture of the booting speaker, showing its Echo logo wait screen.
The booting speaker, showing its Echo logo wait screen.

Then, the Optimization Process Begins  

Optimization consumes the most time during the factory reset process, taking several minutes to finish.  As it runs, the Echo Spot displays a round progress bar ring. That ring slowly advances while it optimizes its software and other resources.  Shown in the next three pictures.

Picture of the speaker starting its -Optimizing- operation.
The speaker starting its -Optimizing- operation.

 

Picture of the speaker in the middle of the -Optimizing- operation.
The middle of the -Optimizing- operation.

 

Picture of the speaker, finishing up optimization after factory reset.
The speaker, finishing up optimization after factory reset.




Finally, the Echo Spot Factory Reset Process Finishes

Next, after system optimization finishes, the Spot displays the blue Getting Your Device Online… screen, as shown next.

Picture of the -Getting Your Device Online- screen.
The -Getting Your Device Online- screen.

Lastly, after several seconds, the factory reset finishes.  You’ll know it’s done successfully when the Select Device Language screen appears, as shown next.

Picture of the -Select Device Language- screen.
The -Select Device Language- screen.

At this point, the factory reset is complete. So you may now set up your Echo Spot again, or prepare to sell or gift it.

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References for these Factory Reset Echo Spot Instructions

  1. Amazon Help: How to Reset your Echo Devices

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  • 2018-12-20: First published.
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