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.
This reveals the Echo Spot control menu, as shown next.
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.
The Settings screen then displays, as shown next.
3. Scroll Down the Settings Screen
You can move around the Settings screen by moving finger up on the Echo Spot touchscreen.
You’re looking for the Device Options item.
4. Stop Swiping when you See the Device Options Menu Item
See this item displayed next.
5. Tap the Device Options Item
This brings up the Device Options screen, as shown next.
6. Move Finger Up on Screen
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.
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.
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.
Echo Spot Goes Dark Briefly
Next, after several seconds, the Spot powers off, and accordingly, its screen goes blank and dark. Shown next.
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.
Next, a sort of Wait screen displays, with a white light ring and flashing blue dots, as shown next.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- 2018-12-20: First published.