Picture of the Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen speaker in original package, front view.

How to Factory Reset Echo Dot 2nd Generation

You may need to know how to factory reset an Echo Dot 2nd generation speaker, because perhaps you wish to sell it 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 reset, your speaker will not work until it’s been properly set up again.

Picture of the Alexa Echo Dot Gen 2 in Setup Mode, after factory reset, showing Light Ring with orange blip circling.
The Alexa Echo Dot Gen 2 in Setup Mode, after factory reset, showing Light Ring with orange blip circling.

How to Factory Reset Echo Dot 2nd Generation 

Note that factory reset of the Echo Dot 1 and Echo Dot 2 devices is essentially the same procedure; just the location of the reset button on each is different.

1. Connect to AC Power

Connect the Echo Dot to its USB power adapter.  The light ring will illuminate blue for a time, and then go out, indicating that boot up has completed.

2. Press the Echo Dot Reset Button

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 Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen, with Reset Button Combination Highlighted. Includes the Mic Off and Volume Down buttons.
Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen, 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 Reset to Finish 

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

4. Done !

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





5. Set Up Again, or Pack Up you Echo Dot Speaker

You may now disconnect, package up, and bestow your Echo Dot 2nd generation smart speaker to someone else without worry that they’ll access your Amazon account Alexa settings.  Those prior values are now erased from the your Echo Dot.  Or, you can set the Dot 2 up once again on your current account. 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.

6. Done with How to Factory Reset Echo Dot 2nd Generation !

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References for How to Factory Reset Echo Dot 2nd Generation

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

Revision History

  • 2020-05-01: Added more tags.
  • 2019-05-04: Tuned the targeting for ‘Factory Reset Echo Dot 2nd Generation’, and added tags.
  • 2019-01-11: First posted.
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