Reset Echo Dot 2nd Generation, How To

You may wish to reset Echo Dot 2nd Generation to factory settings because you wish to sell it. Or you just want to set it to another Amazon account, or to a new WiFi network. So, in that vein, to reset your Echo Dot smart speaker to factory settings, just run through the following steps.

Logitech Factory resetting unlinks the 2nd generation Echo Dot Alexa unit from its current Amazon account.  So, it forgets its current Wi-Fi connection settings. So beware that after the factory reset, your Echo Dot 2 will likely not work until after it’s been properly set up again.

Picture of the Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen speaker, out of Box, with protective plastic removed. Currently powered off, but ready for plugin. Reset Echo Dot 2nd generation.

Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen speaker, out of Box, with protective plastic removed. Currently powered off, but ready for plugin. Reset Echo Dot 2nd generation.

Reset Echo Dot 2nd Generation to Factory Settings

Note that factory reset of the Echo Dot 1 and Echo Dot 2 devices is about the same. Just the location of the reset button on each differs.

1. Connect to 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.

Picture of the Amazon Echo Dot 2nd generation smart speaker, top view. Reset Echo Dot 2nd generation.

Amazon Echo Dot 2nd generation smart speaker top view. Reset Echo Dot 2nd generation.

2. Press the Echo Dot Reset Button

See our Where is the Echo Dot Reset Button post, for details on how to find the reset button on the 1st and 2nd generation Echo Dot devices.

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

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

Anyway, wait for the light ring goes completely dark.  Then, for the Echo Dot 2, press and hold the Mic Mute and Volume Down buttons (shown in the last picture) at the same time, for the same amount of time.

3. Wait for Factory Reset to Finish

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

Picture of the Amazon Alexa Echo Dot Gen 2 speaker. powered up and fully booted. Reset Echo Dot 2nd generation.

Amazon Alexa Echo Dot Gen 2 speaker, powered up and fully booted.

4. Reset Now Finished

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

Picture of the Amazon Echo Dot Gen 2 in Setup Mode, showing Light Ring with orange blip circling.

Amazon Echo Dot Gen 2 in Setup Mode, showing Light Ring with orange blip circling.

5. Set Up Again, or Pack Up

You may now unplug, pack, and give your Echo Dot to someone else without fear that they’ll have access to the Alexa settings on your personal Amazon account. Those prior values have now been erased from the your Echo Dot. Or, you can set it up once again on your existing account. Once the light ring turns orange, the unit remains in setup mode until someone executes the published setup procedure. The Echo Dot will not function until properly set up and linked to an Amazon account.

6. Done!

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  • 2018-12-12: First published.




Echo Gen 2 Reset Button, Where to Find It

This post shows where the reset button is on the Echo Gen 2 smart speaker. On this speaker though, we find no separate reset button.  Instead, you press the Mic Off and Volume Down (-) buttons on the top of the unit are pressed and held down at the same time to start a factory default reset.  See these in the following picture.

Picture of the Amazon Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker Reset Button Location. It's a Button Combination of the Mic Mute and Volume Down buttons on the top of the speaker., as circled in purple

Amazon Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker Reset Button Location. It’s a Button Combination of the Mic Mute and Volume Down buttons on the top of the speaker., as circled in purple.

Unlike the earlier version, the generation 1 original Echo, there is no reset button in a pin hole on the bottom of this unit.  This means that accidental reset is a possibility with this later model.  Why?  Because the Mic OFF and Vol Down buttons are very close together.  So it would be easy to press them both at the same time.  But a short press does not reset the speaker.  Rather, you must hold both these buttons in for a couple seconds.  And even then, the speaker asks if you really want to reset before it actually does reset.  So putting the reset function on the top doesn’t hurt anything that we see.  People still will not reset it by accident very often.

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Reset Echo 2nd Generation Factory Settings, How To Hard Reset

You may wish to factory reset the Echo 2nd Generation smart speaker. Why? Because you may wish to sell yours to another. Or perhaps you just want to link it to a new Amazon account, or to a new WiFi network. So, with those tasks in mind, this piece shows how to reset Echo 2nd Generation factory settings. Resetting restores all speaker settings to their fresh-from-factory values.  To do that, follow the steps next.

Warning: After the reset, your 2nd generation Echo speaker will not work until set up again.

How to Reset Echo 2nd Generation Factory Settings

1. Plug Echo 2nd Generation Speaker into AC Power

Connect the 2nd generation Echo speaker to its power supply. The light ring then lights blue for a time, and then goes out. When it goes dark, boot up has finished.

Reset Echo 2nd generation factory settings. Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd gen Alexa smart speaker, powering up.

Reset Echo 2nd generation factory settings. Amazon Echo 2nd gen Alexa smart speaker, powering up.

The next picture shows this 2nd generation Echo speaker standing by, ready for reset.

Reset Echo 2nd generation factory settings. Picture of the Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 smart speaker, top front view, showing ready for factory default reset.

Reset Echo 2nd generation factory settings. Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 smart speaker, top front view, showing ready for factory default reset.

2. Press the Echo 2nd Generation Speaker Reset Button Combo

See our Where is the Reset Button on Amazon Generation 2 Echo Smart Speaker Located post, for details on how to find the reset button on this unit. We show where these buttons are in the next picture.

Reset Echo 2nd generation factory settings. Picture of the Amazon Echo Gen 2 smart speaker reset button location. It's a button combination of the Mic Mute and Volume Down buttons, as circled in purple

Reset Echo 2nd generation factory settings. Amazon Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker reset button location. It’s a button combination of the Mic Mute and Volume Down buttons, as circled in purple.

Wait for the light ring to go dark. Then, press and hold the Mic Mute and Volume Down buttons at the same time for five to ten seconds.

3. Wait for the Reset Echo 2nd Gen to Finish

After a several-seconds pause, the light ring goes dark for some seconds, and then turns orange-yellow, as shown next.

Reset Echo 2nd generation factory settings. Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd generation Alexa speaker, in setup mode, displaying an orange light ring.

Reset Echo 2nd generation factory settings. Amazon Echo 2nd generation Alexa speaker, in setup mode, displaying an orange light ring.

Then, your Echo Gen 2 smart speaker is now back to factory default settings.

Next, after reset, the speaker enters setup mode, as shown by the circling orange-yellow blip on the light ring.

4. Set Up Again, or Pack Up

Finally, you may now unplug, pack, and give your Echo 2 to someone else. Do not fear though, that they’ll have access to the Alexa settings on your personal Amazon account. They will not. Indeed, factory reset erased those prior values from the Echo 2 speaker.

Or, you can set it up once again on your existing account. Once the light ring turns orange, the unit stays in setup mode until someone runs the setup routine. The Echo 2 will not work until properly set up and linked to an Amazon account.

5. All RE-set!

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How to Reset Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 to Factory Settings

You may wish to factory reset the Alexa Echo Gen 2 smart speaker.  Why?   Because perhaps you wish to sell your old one to another. Or maybe you just want to connect it to a different Amazon account, or to a new wireless network. So, with those tasks in mind, this post covers how to reset Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 smart speakers.  For that,  do the steps next.

Resetting unlinks the Echo 2 from its current Amazon Alexa account.  Reset also assures that the 2nd gen Echo forgets its current Wi-Fi settings.

Warning: After the reset, your 2nd gen Echo speaker will not work until set up again.

How to Reset Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker

1. Plug Echo 2 Speaker into AC Power

Connect the Echo Dot 2 to its USB power supply. The light ring then lights blue for a time, and then goes out.  When it goes dark, boot up has finished.

How to reset Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2. Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd gen Alexa smart speaker, powering up.

How to reset Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2. Amazon Echo 2nd gen Alexa smart speaker, powering up.

The next picture shows this Echo speaker standing by, ready for reset.

How to reset Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2. Picture of the Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 smart speaker, top front view, showing ready for factory default reset.

How to reset Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2. Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 smart speaker, top front view, showing ready for factory default reset.

2. Press the Echo Gen 2 Speaker Reset Button Combo

See our   Where is the Reset Button on Amazon Generation 2 Echo Smart Speaker Located   post, for details on how to find the reset button on this unit.  We show where these buttons are in the next picture.

How to reset Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2. Picture of the Amazon Echo Gen 2 smart speaker reset button location. It's a button combination of the Mic Mute and Volume Down buttons, as circled in purple

How to reset Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2. Amazon Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker reset button location. It’s a button combination of the Mic Mute and Volume Down buttons, as circled in purple.

Wait for the light ring to go dark.  Then, press and hold the Mic Mute and Volume Down buttons at the same time for five to ten seconds.

3. Wait for the Echo 2 Hard Reset to Finish

After a several-seconds pause, the light ring goes dark for some seconds, and then turns orange-yellow, as shown next.

Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd generation Alexa speaker, in setup mode, displaying an orange light ring.

Amazon Echo 2nd generation Alexa speaker, in setup mode, displaying an orange light ring.

Your Echo Gen 2 smart speaker is now back to factory default settings.  After reset, it enters setup mode, as shown by the circling orange-yellow blip on the light ring.

4. Set Up Again, or Pack Up

You may now unplug, pack, and give your Echo 2 to someone else.  Do not fear that they’ll have access to the Alexa settings on your personal Amazon account. They will not.  Factory reset erased those prior values from the Echo 2 speaker.

Or, you can set it up once again on your existing account. Once the light ring turns orange, the unit stays in setup mode until someone runs the setup routine. The Echo 2 will not work until properly set up and linked to an Amazon account.

5.  All RE-set!

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How to Reset Alexa Echo Gen 2 Dot to Factory Settings

You may wish to know how to reset Alexa Echo Gen 2 Dot speaker.  Why?   Because perhaps you wish to sell your old Alexa to a friend. Or perhaps you just want to connect it to a different Amazon account, or to a different wireless network.  So, to that end, in order to reset your Alexa Echo Dot to factory default condition, perform the following steps.

Resetting unlinks the speaker from its current Amazon Alexa account, and assures that it forgets its current Wi-Fi connection information.  So be warned that after the reset, your Alexa Echo Dot 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.

How to Reset Alexa Echo Gen 2 Dot: Alexa Echo Dot Gen 2 in Setup Mode, after factory reset, showing Light Ring with orange blip circling.

How to Reset Alexa Echo Gen 2 Dot Smart Speaker

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 details on how to find the reset button on the 1st and 2nd generation Echo Dot devices.  Anyway, once the light ring goes completely dark, for the Echo Dot 1, use a straightened paper clip to press and hold the recessed Reset button for approximately five to ten seconds, until the light ring turns orange, and then blue.  For the Dot 2, press and hold the Mic Mute and Volume Down buttons simultaneously for the same amount of time.

3. Wait for Hard Reset to Finish

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

4. Reset Now Finished

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 unplug, pack, and give your Echo Dot to someone else without fear that they’ll have access to the Alexa settings on your personal Amazon account.  Those prior values have now been erased from the your Echo Dot.  Or, you can set it up once again on your existing account. Once the light ring turns orange, the unit remains in setup mode until someone executes the published setup procedure.  The Echo Dot will not function until properly set up and linked to an Amazon account.

6. Hard Reset Done!

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  • 2019-04-12: Tweaked the key phrase targeting and removed ad code.
  • 2017-03-29: Originally published.