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

How to Factory Reset Echo Spot Speaker

You might factory reset your Echo Spot smart speaker to fix faulty behavior, put it on a different Amazon account, or to prepare it for sale or gifting. Further, when troubleshooting, it’s always best before deciding that your Echo Spot is broken, to try a factory reset before junking the speaker. In this piece thus, we offer these factory reset instructions that show how to factory reset an echo spot speaker.





What you Should Do First

Power up your Echo Spot before factory resetting.  You won’t be able to run this with the unit OFF.

How to Factory Reset Echo Spot

1. Swipe down from Screen Top

Firstly, pull down the main menu screen as we see 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 Echo Spot 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, as pointed at by the green arrow in the next picture.

Picture of the speaker's Main Menu screen, with the Settings button highlighted.
Displaying the speaker’s Main Menu screen, with the Settings button highlighted.

The Settings screen then displays, as shown next.

Picture of the Echo Spot speaker, displaying its Settings screen.
The Echo Spot speaker, displaying its Settings screen.

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

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





Now you’re looking for the Device Options item.

Picture of the speaker's Settings screen. Showing a finger swiping up to scroll down through the list of settings.
The speaker’s 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 Echo Spot speaker, showing its Settings menu, with the Device Options item highlighted.
The Echo Spot speaker, showing its Settings menu, with the Device Options item highlighted.

5. Then Tap the Device Options Item

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

Picture of the speaker, displaying its Device Options screen, at top of the options list.
The speaker displaying its Device Options screen, at top of the options list.

6. Move Finger Up On Screen to Continue with How to Factory Reset the Echo Spot

This then scrolls down through the Device Options list.

Now you are looking for the Reset to Factory Defaults option, as we see next, pointed at by the green arrow.

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

7. Tap the Reset to Factory Defaults Option

The Reset to Factory Defaults confirmation screen then appears.

Here, Echo Spot warns us that factory resetting will deregister it from our Amazon account. Then, afterwards, it further explains that we can register Echo Spot again with either the same account, or a different Amazon account. Finally, it asks if we really want to deregister it.

Picture of the speaker, displaying its Reset To Factory Defaults screen, with the Yes-Continue button highlighted.
The speaker displaying its 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 Factory Reset of the Echo Spot Begins

The Echo Spot then starts the factory reset. Thus, it lets us know this by briefly displaying an orange light ring around the outer edge of the screen face, as shown next.

Picture of the Echo Spot speaker, showing orange light ring as Factory Reset operation starts.
The Echo Spot showing orange light ring as Factory Reset operation starts.

The 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 speaker with dark screen. It is powered off.
The speaker with dark screen. It is powered off.

Echo Spot Starts Booting

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

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

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

Picture of the speaker booting, and displaying its Wait screen.
Showing the speaker booting, and 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 from its memory, as displayed next.

Picture of the Echo Spot visual speaker booting, showing its Echo logo wait screen.
The Echo Spot visual speaker booting, 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 Spot displays a round progress bar ring that slowly advances while it optimizes its software and other resources. Shown in the next three pictures.

Picture of the speaker, showing the start of its Optimizing operation.
The speaker showing the start of its Optimizing operation.

 

Picture of the speaker, in the middle of the Optimizing operation.
In 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 Factory Reset of the Echo Spot Finishes

Then, 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.
The Echo Spot speaker with Alexa, displaying its 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 Echo Spot Alexa speaker, displaying its Select Device Language screen.
The Echo Spot Alexa speaker, displaying its Select Device Language screen.

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





Other Posts About the Echo Spot Speaker

  1. Echo Spot Change WiFi Instructions
  2. Updating Firmware on Echo Spot Speaker
  3. Echo Spot Power Supply Specs
  4. How to Find Echo Spot IP Address
  5. Echo Spot WiFi Setup Instructions

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References for How to Factory Reset Echo Spot

  1. Amazon Help: How to Reset your Echo Devices

Revision History

  • 2022-08-05: First published.
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