Picture of the Amazon Echo Spot speaker showing home screen, with mics unmuted.

Echo Spot Hard Reset Instructions

In this piece we offer our Echo Spot hard reset instructions. They show how to hard reset echo spot. You must do this to…

  • Reset settings to their factory default values.
  • To correct faulty behavior.
  • Put the Spot on a different Amazon account or WiFi network.
  • Or to prepare it for sale or gifting.

Further, when troubleshooting this speaker, it’s always best, before deciding that the Amazon Echo Spot is damaged, to attempt a factory hard reset.





What you Should Do Prior to Echo Spot Hard Reset

Power up your Echo Spot before hard resetting.  You won’t be able to reset it with the Echo Spot powered off.

Echo Spot Hard Reset Instructions, Step by Step

1. Swipe Down from Screen Top

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

Picture of a finger swiping down from the top of the screen on the Echo Spot speaker, to pull down the main menu.
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 a finger continuing to swipe down toward the center of the speaker screen, to reveal its main menu. Echo Spot Hard Reset.
Continuing to swipe down toward screen center reveals the main menu.

2. Tap the Settings Button

This is the gear-shaped icon near the top right edge of the main menu screen, as pointed at by the green arrow in the next picture.

Picture of the speaker displaying its Main Menu screen, with the -Settings- button highlighted.
The speaker displaying its Main Menu screen, with the -Settings- button highlighted.

The Settings screen then displays, as shown next.

Picture of the the -Settings- screen.
The speaker displaying its -Settings- screen.




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

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

You’re looking for the Device Options item.

Picture of the -Settings- screen, showing a finger swiping up to scroll down through the list of settings.
The -Settings- screen, showing a finger swiping up to scroll down through the list of settings.

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

See this item displayed next.

Picture of the -Settings- menu, with the -Device Options- item highlighted. Echo Spot Hard Reset.
The -Settings- menu shown with the -Device Options- item highlighted.

5. Tap the Device Options Item

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

Picture of the -Device Options- screen, positioned at the top of the options list.
The -Device Options- screen, positioned at the top of the options list.

6. Move Finger Up On Screen to Continue with Echo Spot Hard Reset

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 the -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 hard resetting will de register it from our Amazon account.

Then, after hard reset finishes, it explains that we can register the Spot again with either the same account, or another one.

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

Picture of the -Reset To Factory Defaults- screen, with the -Yes-Continue- button highlighted. Echo Spot Hard Reset.
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, pointed at by the green arrow in the last picture.





The Hard Reset of the Echo Spot Begins

The Echo Spot then begins the hard reset. It tells us this by briefly displaying an orange light ring around the outer edge of the screen, as shown next.

Picture of the orange light ring on the speaker as the hard reset operation starts.
The orange light ring glowing on the speaker as the hard reset operation starts.

Echo Spot Goes Dark Briefly

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

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

Echo Spot Starts Booting

After another few seconds, the smart 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. Echo Spot Hard Reset.
The speaker booting, showing the Amazon logo screen.

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

Picture of the unit booting, displaying its Wait screen.
The unit 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 info from its memory, as shown next.

Picture of the speaker booting speaker, as it shows its Echo logo wait screen.
The speaker showing its Echo logo wait screen as it boots.




Then, the Optimization Process Begins

Optimization consumes the most time during the hard reset process, taking several minutes to finish. As it runs, the Spot displays a round progress bar ring that slowly fills in while it optimizes its software. Shown in the next three pictures.

Picture of the speaker, showing the start of its -Optimizing- operation. Echo Spot Hard Reset.
Showing the start of the speaker’s -Optimizing- operation.

 

Picture of the speaker, in middle of the -Optimizing- process.
The speaker in middle of the -Optimizing- process.

 

Picture of the speaker finishing up the optimization after the hard reset completes.
The speaker finishing up the optimization after the hard reset completes.

Finally, the Echo Spot Hard Reset Process Finishes

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

Picture of the Echo Spot speaker with Alexa, displaying its Getting Your Device Online screen. Echo Spot Hard Reset.
The Echo Spot speaker with Alexa, displaying its Getting Your Device Online screen.

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

Picture of the speaker displaying its -Select Device Language- screen.
The speaker displaying its -Select Device Language- screen.

At this point, the Echo Spot reset operation has finished, and you may now set up your Alexa Spot again, or get it ready to sell or gift.





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References for these Echo Spot Hard Reset Instructions

  1. Amazon Help: How to Reset your Echo Devices

Revisions List

  • 2020-04-12: Added more tags.
  • 2019-03-31: First released.
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