Picture of the Amazon Echo Spot smart speaker, showing the Reset To Factory Defaults option highlighted on its Device Options screen.

Reset Echo Spot to Factory Settings, How To Hard Reset




You might reset Echo Spot smart speaker and reset settings to their factory default values, to correct faulty behavior, put it on a different Amazon account, 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.  In this piece thus, we offer these reset instructions that show how to factory reset echo spot.




What you Should Do First

Power up your Echo Spot before proceeding.

How to Reset Echo Spot Amazon Speaker to Factory Defaults

1. Swipe down from screen Top

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

Picture of a finger swiping down from the top of the screen on the Amazon Echo Spot speaker, to pull down the main menu.
Reset Echo Spot to Factory Settings: Amazon 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 Amazon Echo Spot speaker screen, to reveal its main menu.
Reset Echo Spot to Factory Settings: Amazon Echo Spot speaker. 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 Amazon Echo Spot speaker, displaying its Main Menu screen, with the Settings button highlighted.
Amazon Echo Spot speaker, displaying its Main Menu screen, with the Settings button highlighted.

The  Settings  screen then displays, as shown next.

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



3. Scroll down the Settings Screen

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 Amazon Echo Spot speaker, displaying its Settings screen. Showing a finger swiping up to scroll down through the list of settings.
Reset Echo Spot to Factory Settings: Amazon Echo Spot speaker, displaying its 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 Amazon Echo Spot speaker, showing its Settings menu, with the Device Options item highlighted.
Amazon Echo Spot speaker, showing its Settings menu, 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 Amazon Echo Spot Alexa speaker, displaying its Device Options screen, at top of the options list.
Reset Echo Spot to Factory Settings: Amazon Echo Spot Alexa speaker, displaying its Device Options screen, at top of the options list.




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.

Picture of the Amazon Echo Spot smart speaker, showing the Reset To Factory Defaults option highlighted on its Device Options screen.
Amazon Echo Spot smart speaker, showing the Reset To Factory Defaults option highlighted on its 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 resetting will deregister it from our Amazon account. Then, after the factory reset finishes, it explains that we can register Echo Spot again with either the same account, or a different Amazon account.  Finally, the Spot asks if we really want to deregister it.

Picture of the Amazon Echo Spot talking speaker, displaying its Reset To Factory Defaults screen, with the Yes-Continue button highlighted.
Reset Echo Spot to Factory Settings: Amazon Echo Spot talking 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 Hard Reset of the Echo Spot Begins

The Echo Spot then begins the hard factory reset.  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 Amazon Echo Spot speaker, showing orange light ring as Factory Reset operation starts.
Amazon Echo Spot speaker, showing orange light ring as Factory 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 Amazon Echo Spot smart speaker with dark screen. It is powered off.
Amazon 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 Amazon Echo Spot speaker booting, showing the Amazon logo screen.
Reset Echo Spot to Factory Settings: Amazon Echo Spot speaker booting, showing the Amazon logo screen.

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

Picture of the Amazon Echo Spot Alexa speaker booting, displaying its Wait screen.
Amazon Echo Spot Alexa speaker 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 information from its memory, as displayed next.

Picture of the Amazon Echo Spot visual speaker booting, showing its Echo logo wait screen.
Amazon Echo Spot visual speaker booting, showing its Echo logo wait screen.

Then, the Optimization Process Begins  

Optimization consumes the most time during the hard reset process, taking several minutes to finish.  As it runs, the Amazon 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 Amazon Echo Spot mini speaker, showing the start of its Optimizing operation.
Amazon Echo Spot mini speaker, showing the start of its Optimizing operation.

 

Picture of the Amazon Echo Spot Alexa speaker, in middle of Optimizing operation.
Amazon Echo Spot Alexa speaker, in middle of Optimizing operation.

 

Picture of the Amazon Echo Spot speaker, finishing up optimization after factory reset.
Reset Echo Spot to Factory Settings: Amazon Echo Spot speaker, finishing up optimization after factory reset.




Finally, the Echo Spot Reset Process Finishes

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

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

At this point, the factory reset Echo Spot 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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Revision History

  • 2018-12-04: First published.