Picture of the Microsoft Invoke Cortana speaker light pattern, showing either normal standby mode or that the speaker is powered off.

How to Reboot Microsoft Invoke Speaker

You may wish know how to reboot your Microsoft Invoke smart speaker if it shows poor performance, stops answering Cortana requests, emits strange noises, breaks up, chirps or squeaks, or suffers other weirdness. Always try a device reboot first (described here).  This often clears up many problems, and avoids the unnecessary action of hard resetting your speaker. Here, we show how to safely reboot your Microsoft Invoke Cortana speaker.





How to Reboot Microsoft Invoke Speaker

Neither the speaker itself, nor the Cortana app that controls it, has a specific button or link for restarting this device.  Therefore, the easiest way to reboot this smart speaker is to unplug it from power, wait a short time, and then reconnect it.  Do this as follows.

1. First,  Simply Disconnect Invoke from AC Power

Just unplug its AC wall adapter as shown next.

Picture of the Microsoft Invoke Cortana smart speaker, with its AC adapter unplugged from wall and powered off, prior to rebooting. How to reboot Microsoft Invoke.
Microsoft Invoke Cortana smart speaker, with its AC adapter unplugged from wall and powered off, prior to rebooting.

2. Then Wait Ten Seconds

3. Finally, Plug Invoke Back Into AC Power

The speaker then cold-boots, clearing out any errant program entries and behaviors in its memory.

Restarting the speaker in this way usually returns the unit to correct operation.  Further, we suspect that as subsequent firmware updates to the speaker come out, any need for regular reboots will fade.





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References for How to Reboot Microsoft Invoke

  1. Harman Kardon Invoke Official Web Site

Revision History

  • 2019-05-01: Added key phrase focusing. Deleted ad code. Added tags.
  • 2017-11-22: Originally published.
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