How to Reset Echo Alexa Smart Speakers

A full reset Echo Alexa routine is needed sometimes.  Why?   Because perhaps you desire to sell your old Echo device. Or perhaps you just want to connect your speaker to a new Amazon account, or to another WiFi network. So, with those needs to consider, this post details how to reset Echo Alexa assistant speakers.  For that, follow the steps below.  We  cover Echo Alexa Gens 1 and 2, the Echo Spot, and the Dot Gens 1, 2, and 3.  We do not however cover the Echo Plus, Show, or Input devices here.  Not yet anyhow.

Resetting unlinks the Echo Alexa from its current Amazon account.  Resetting also assures that the Echo speaker erases its Wi-Fi settings from internal memory.

Warning: After Echo Alexa reset, your speaker will not function until set up anew.

Also, you can sometimes avoid set up time after resetting. How?  Before resetting, try powering down the Echo Alexa for ten to fifteen seconds. E.g. Unplug its power cable from the wall outlet.  Wait five to ten seconds.  Then plug it back in  again.  Powering down then up, often brings back proper function without the headaches running a full reset. But if this does not fix the speaker, then read on for how to do a full Echo Alexa reset.

How to Reset Echo Alexa Gen 2 Speaker

1. Plug Echo 2 into AC Power

Connect the speaker to its AC adapter. The light ring then glows blue for a period, and then goes OFF.  When it darkens, booting has finished.

Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd gen Amazon Echo smart speaker, powering up.

Amazon Echo 2nd gen Alexa smart speaker, powering up.

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

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

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

2. Press the Echo Alexa Gen 2 Speaker Reset Button Combo

See our   Where is the Reset Button on Echo Generation 2 Alexa 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.

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

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 darken completely.  Then, press and hold the  Mic Mute and  Volume Down  buttons at the same time for five to ten seconds.

3. Wait for the Gen 2 Echo Reset to Finish

After a, perhaps ten second pause, the light ring darkens for maybe six seconds.  Then the ring glows orange.  Details 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. How to reset Echo Alexa.

Your Echo Alexa Gen 2 smart speaker is now reset.  After resetting, the speaker enters setup mode, as shown by the circling orange-yellow blip on the light ring.

4.  All RE-set!

How to Reset Echo Alexa Generation 1 Tower Speaker Instructions

1. Attach Power Cable

Connect the Echo Alexa speaker to its AC wall adapter.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 1 smart speaker, bottom view, with AC power adapter connector inserted.

Our Amazon Echo Gen 1 smart Alexa speaker, bottom view, with AC power adapter connector inserted.

Wait for the Echo 1 to power up and for the light ring to either go out or turn purple. Purple means that it could not connect to a WiFi network.

Picture of our Amazon Echo Gen 1 smart speaker, front view.

Our Echo Alexa Gen 1 smart speaker, front view. How to reset Echo Alexa.

2. Press Factory Reset Button

Find the reset button on the bottom (underside).

Picture of the Amazon Echo Generation 1 smart speaker bottom view, showing the reset button location Highlighted.

Our Echo Generation 1 Alexa smart speaker bottom view, showing the reset button location Highlighted.

Press and hold the reset button with a pen or straightened safety pin for five to ten seconds. Release it when the light ring changes color.

3. Release the Reset Button

Once the ring flashes, the factory reset is now under way.  So you need no longer keep pressing the reset button.

4. Wait for the Reset Program to Finish

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

5. What Happens After Echo Alexa Reset

Your Amazon Echo Gen 1 tower speaker is restored to its factory default settings and has entered setup mode.

How to Reset Echo Alexa Dot 3rd Generation Instructions, How To

1. Connect the Power Cable

First, connect the Echo Dot 3 speaker to its AC adapter cord, as shown next.

Picture of the Echo Dot 3rd Generation speaker AC power adapter, plugged into speaker back.

Amazon Echo Dot gen 3 speaker AC power adapter, plugged into speaker back. How to reset Echo Alexa.

2. Next, Plug the Adapter End into a Working Wall Outlet

See this as shown next.

Picture of the 3rd Generation Echo Dot smart speaker powering up, showing its AC adapter plugged into standard wall outlet.

Amazon Echo Alexa Dot Gen 3 smart speaker powering up, showing its AC adapter plugged into standard wall outlet.

Then, wait for the Echo Dot 3 to finish booting.  That’s done when either the light ring goes dark, or it starts flashing orange, red, or purple.

3. Next, Press and Hold the Action Button for Five Seconds

Hold in the  Action  button until the light ring turns orange, and the Dot 3 says that it is entering Setup mode.  On this 3rd gen of the Echo Alexa Dot line, the  Action   button also functions as the Reset button.  Find it pointed at by the green arrow in the next picture.

Picture of the Echo Dot 3rd generation speaker, top view, showing the Action button highlighted.

Our Echo Dot 3 speaker, top view, showing the Action button highlighted. How to reset Echo Alexa.

4. Finally, What Happens After Echo Alexa Dot 3 Reset?

Your Dot 3rd Generation smart speaker is now restored to its factory state, and has entered setup mode.

How to Reset Echo Alexa Dot Gen 2 Instructions

Power up this speaker before resetting.

How to factory reset Amazon Echo Dot. Picture of the Echo Dot 2nd Gen speaker, out of box, with protective plastic removed. Ready for reset.

Showing the 2nd gen Echo Dot speaker, out of box, with protective plastic removed. Ready for reset.

1. Connect your Echo Dot 2 to Power

Connect the 2nd Gen Dot to its USB power adapter. The light ring glows blue for a time, and then goes dark. This means successful startup.

2. Press the Echo Dot 2 Reset Button Combo

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

Then, once the light ring goes OFF, press and hold the  Mic Mute  and  Volume Down   buttons. Press these at the same time for the same amount of time.

3. Wait for Echo Dot 2 Resetting to Finish

After a several-seconds wait, the light ring again goes black, and then glows orange.

4. Echo Alexa Dot 2 Reset Now Done

You have now reset your Echo Dot 2 speaker and restored its factory default settings. It has now entered setup mode.

5. Done!

How to Reset Echo Alexa Generation 1 Dot Instructions

How to factory reset Amazon Echo Dot. PPicture of the Amazon Echo Dot 1st generation speaker, front top view.

Showing the 1st Generation Echo Dot smart speaker, front top view. How to reset Echo Alexa.

1. Power Up the Echo Dot 1

Connect the 1st Gen Echo Alexa Dot to its USB power supply. The light ring then illuminates blue for a jiffy, and then goes off once the Dot finishes booting.

2. Press the Echo Dot 1 Factory Reset Button

Once the light ring goes black, use a paper clip end to press in and hold the  Reset  button. Keep pressing for five to ten seconds. Then, let it go when the light ring turns orange, and then blue.

3. Wait for the Echo Alexa Dot 1 Reset to Complete

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

4. Echo Dot 1 Factory Reset Now Done

You have now restored your Echo Alexa Dot 1st Gen speaker to its default state. The speaker enters setup mode after resetting.

How to Reset Echo Alexa Spot Instructions 

1. Swipe Down from Screen Top

Pull down the main menu screen on your powered up Echo Alexa Spot speaker, 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.

The Echo Spot Alexa speaker. Showing swiping down from top of screen for the main menu.

This reveals the Spot’s 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.

Our Spot Echo speaker. Continuing to swipe down toward screen center reveals main menu. How to reset Echo Alexa.

2. Tap the  Settings  Button

This is the gear-shaped icon near the top right edge of the main menu screen. See this control 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.

An Echo Spot Alexa 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.

The Echo Spot video speaker, displaying its Settings screen.

3. Scroll Down the  Settings  Screen

You can move around the  Settings  screen by moving finger up on the Spot’s 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.

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. How to reset Echo Alexa.

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.

Amazon Echo Alexa Spot visual 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.

The 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 that factory resetting will unregister it from our Amazon account. Then, it says that after reset, we can re register Echo Spot again.  For that, you can use either the same Amazon account, or a different one.  Finally, the Spot asks if we really want to reset it.

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

Our Echo Spot talking speaker, displaying its Reset To Factory Defaults screen, with the Yes-Continue button highlighted.

8. Tap the Yes Button

That is, tap the right arrow button. Find the arrow in the lower right edge of the touchscreen.  The green arrow points at it in the last picture.

9. The Reset Echo Alexa Spot Process Begins

The Echo Spot then begins its reset routine.  It tells us this by briefly displaying an orange light ring as shown next.

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

An Echo Alexa Spot speaker, showing orange light ring as Factory Reset operation starts. How to reset Echo Alexa.

Alexa Spot Goes Dark Briefly

Next, after several seconds, the Echo Spot powers off, and accordingly, its screen goes dark and blank.  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 Spot comes on again and starts booting.  The Amazon logo screen first appears as shown next.

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

Video Echo Alexa Spot speaker booting, showing the Amazon logo screen. How to reset Echo Alexa.

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.

Video Alexa Echo Spot Alexa speaker booting, displaying its Wait screen.

Various Logo Screens Then Pop Up

Then, the Echo logo screen appears. While this is up, the speaker erases all prior WiFi and account infor from its memory, as shown next.

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

Echo Spot visual speaker booting, showing its Echo logo wait screen. How to reset Echo Alexa.

Then, the Optimization Process Begins  

Optimization consumes the most time during the reset process, taking several minutes to finish.  As it runs, the Echo Spot displays a round progress bar ring. The brighter part of this ring slowly advances while it optimizes its software.  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.

Echo Alexa speaker, in middle of Optimizing operation.

 

Picture of the Amazon Echo Spot speaker, finishing up optimization after factory reset.

Echo Spot Amazon speaker, finishing up optimization after factory reset.

10. Finally, the Echo Alexa Spot Reset Process Finishes

Next, after speaker software optimization finishes, the Spot shows 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.

Echo Alexa Spot speaker, displaying its Getting Your Device Online screen. How to reset Echo Alexa.

Lastly, after several seconds, the 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.

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

Set Up Echo Alexa Again, or Pack it Up

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

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 will not function until properly set up and linked to an Amazon account.

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Reset Echo Spot WiFi, How To Instructions

Here, we teach how to reset Echo Spot WiFi network, for the Echo Alexa Spot smart video speaker. Now remember that you need not completely erase your Echo Spot settings to set it to a new WiFi network. Further, you need neither a tablet nor phone with the Amazon Alexa app, because the Alexa Spot comes equipped its own touchscreen and has all the necessary provisions for connecting it to a different WiFi network.

We assume here that the Alexa App from Amazon has been set to your Amazon account, and that the Echo Spot whose WiFi you’re resetting has been added to that Alexa app prior. The screen shots below we took from an Apple iPad Air. But a similar Amazon Alexa app for Android is also available from the Google Play store.

What you Must Do First

Note that you can reset WiFi on the Spot whether or not it successfully connects to a network currently. However, the speaker must be up and running before you start.

Also, the network you choose must have internet access. Why?  Because the speaker will not function on many limited access or closed wireless networks.  It must be able to talk to the Amazon Alexa servers through your connection to operate correctly.

1. Power Up your Echo Spot

After several to nine seconds, a Home Screen appears as pictured next.

Picture of the Amazon Echo Spot speaker, front view, showing the local weather.

Reset Echo Spot WiFi: Amazon Echo Spot speaker, front view, showing the local weather.

Reset Echo Spot WiFi Instructions

1. Bring up the Actions Menu

Do this by awiping down from top of screen.

The Actions menu then shows up, as pictured 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 WiFi: Amazon Echo Spot speaker. Continuing to swipe down toward screen center reveals main menu.

 

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.

2. Tap the Settings Button

Find the Settings button on the Actions menu, as pointed at by the green arrow in the last picture.

The Settings screen then appears, as shown in the next picture.

3. Tap the Network Settings Menu Item

Find the Network Settings option shown in the last picture.

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 WiFi: Amazon Echo Spot speaker, displaying its Settings screen. Showing a finger swiping up to scroll down through the list of settings.

Tapping Network Settings brings up the Connect to Network screen, as shown next, and gives access to the Amazon echo spot wifi settings.

Picture of the Alexa Echo Spot speaker, showing its Connect To Network screen.

Reset Echo Spot WiFi: Alexa Echo Spot speaker, showing its Connect To Network screen.

4. Find Desired Wifi Network

The Connect To Network screen lists all available and saved WiFi networks. So to find the wireless network you wish to connect your Echo Spot with, swipe up and down on this screen until you see it. If you don’t notice your desired network, then your speaker might be too far away from its router. To fix, move the Echo Spot closer to that access point / router if this happens.

In this scenario, we’re going to reset our Echo Spot WiFi to the villasalon network. This SSID is circled in green, in the following picture.

Picture of the Alexa Echo Spot smart speaker, showing its Connect To Network screen with the VillaSalon WiFi network highlighted.

Reset Echo Spot WiFi: Alexa Echo Spot smart speaker, showing its Connect To Network screen with the villasalon WiFi network highlighted.

5. Tap Desired WiFi Network Entry

If your chosen WiFi SSID is a password protected network (as it well should be), the Echo Spot then prompts you for that network’s WiFi password, as shown next. Our villasalon network is indeed secured with a password.  So, the Spot prompts us.

Picture of the Alexa Echo Spot wireless speaker, displaying its WiFi Password Entry screen, with blank field, no password entered yet.

Reset Echo Spot WiFi: Alexa Echo Spot wireless speaker, displaying its WiFi Password Entry screen, with blank field, no password entered yet.

6. Tap the Hide Password Button (Optional)

Skip ahead to the next step if you want to see the password characters appear onscreen as you enter them.

But if you want them hidden, then find the Hide Password option at the top of the screen. Hiding the password characters makes them show up as stars (*). But you needn’t hide the password if you’re alone or do not care if anyone looks over your shoulder and sees it.

7. Enter WiFi Network Password

Type in the WiFi password for the internet connection you’ve chosen, using the onscreen virtual keyboard that comes up, as shown next. We’ve hidden our password. So we got the star characters as we typed ours in.

Picture of the Alexa Echo Spot WiFi speaker, showing its WiFi Password entry prompt screen, with password field filled in. Password characters are hidden.

Reset Echo Spot WiFi: Alexa Echo Spot WiFi speaker, showing its WiFi Password entry prompt screen, with password field filled in. Password characters are hidden.

8. Tap the Checkmark Button

Once you’ve typed the WiFi password, tap the gray check mark button at the bottom of the screen, as shown in the last picture.

The Echo Spot then shows the Wi-Fi Network Confirmation screen, as seen in the next picture. Note that the villasalon network name appears, along with the password field (star characters).

Picture of the Alexa Echo Spot Speaker, Showing its New WiFi Network Confirmation screen.

Reset Echo Spot WiFi: Alexa Echo Spot Speaker, Showing its New WiFi Network Confirmation screen.

If this is the WiFi network you want, then go on to the next step. If not, then tap the Back button, found in the top left (ten o’clock) on the screen, to select another WiFi network from the list of available wireless networks.

9. Tap the Continue Button

Find the Continue button at six o’clock at the bottom of the Wi-Fi screen in the last picture (the > button).

The Echo Spot then asks if you wish to save the WiFi password you entered above to Amazon servers, as shown next.

10. Switch Off Saving Password to Amazon (Optional)

This option is ON by default. If you want to save your password, then skip ahead to the next step.

But if you with not to save your wireless password, then tap the toggle switch at three o’clock on the prompt screen shown next. This moves the switch to the left (OFF) position.

Here, we opted not to save it. Why? Because NOT saving it, in future demos, lets us use villasalon as a brand new WiFi network, and avoid the system automatically connecting to it anytime we’re in range of villasalon.

Note that as of this writing, once you save the network password to Amazon, you cannot remove it from their list unless you ask their customer service agents to clear your saved passwords list in your Amazon account. Avoiding the time involved with messaging them is another reason not to save the password.

Picture of the Alexa Echo Spot talking speaker, showing its Save WiFi Password to Amazon screen, with that setting switch off.

Reset Echo Spot WiFi: Alexa Echo Spot talking speaker, showing its Save WiFi Password to Amazon screen, with that setting switch off.

11. Tap the Blue Continue Button

Find the Continue (>) button at the bottom of the screen shown in the last picture.

The Echo Spot then attempts to connect to the WiFi network you entered above. While it does this, it displays the Connecting screen, as shown next.

Picture of the Alexa Echo Spot wireless smart speaker, displaying its Connecting screen, while it attempts to connect to the current WiFi network.

Reset Echo Spot WiFi: Alexa Echo Spot wireless smart speaker, displaying its Connecting screen, while it attempts to connect to the current WiFi network.

After ten to thirty seconds, a WiFi connection is made successfully (or not).

If connecting fails, then the Echo Spot returns you to the list of available WiFi networks screen, with a WiFi Connection Failure message on your chosen network list item, as shown next. From there, you can either choose a different wireless network, or pick the same SSID again and retry entering its password.

Picture of the Alexa Echo Spot speaker, showing that the attempted WiFi connection has failed.

Reset Echo Spot WiFi: Alexa Echo Spot speaker, showing that the attempted WiFi connection has failed.

But if all goes well with making the new WiFi connection, you’ll see the Verify Amazon Account screen come up, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the Alexa Echo Spot wireless speaker, showing its Verify Amazon Account screen.

Reset Echo Spot WiFi: Alexa Echo Spot wireless speaker, showing its Verify Amazon Account screen.

This screen says, “To connect to a new Wi-Fi network we need to confirm that you are <your Amazon account name> by signing you in with your Amazon account password.”

12. Tap the Blue Next (>) Button

Find this button shown in the last picture, at five o’clock (lower right on the touchscreen).

The Alexa Spot then prompts you for your Amazon account password, as shown in the screenshot shown in the next step.

13. Tap the Hide Password Button (Optional)

Skip ahead to the next step if you want to see the your Amazon account password characters appear onscreen as you enter them.

But to keep them secret, then find the Hide Password option at the top of the screen. Again, hiding password characters makes them appears as asterixis (*).

Picture of the Alexa Echo Spot WiFi smart speaker, prompting for Amazon account password.

Reset Echo Spot WiFi: Alexa Echo Spot WiFi smart speaker, prompting for Amazon account password.

We chose to hide ours for this demo.

14. Enter your Amazon Account Password

We typed in ours using the small virtual keyboard, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the Alexa Echo Spot visual speaker, showing its Amazon Account Password prompt screen, with the password field filled in and its characters hidden.

Reset Echo Spot WiFi: Alexa Echo Spot visual speaker, showing its Amazon Account Password prompt screen, with the password field filled in and its characters hidden.

15. Tap the Teal Done (Checkmark) Button

Find and tap the checkmark button on the bottom of the round Alexa Spot screen, at the six o’clock position.

After a short pause, and if all went as it should, you’ll see the Connected screen, as shown next.

Picture of the Alexa Echo Spot talking smart speaker, showing its WiFi Network Connected Successfully screen.

Reset Echo Spot WiFi: Alexa Echo Spot talking smart speaker, showing its WiFi Network Connected Successfully screen.

Your Amazon Spot has now successfully reset to the new WiFi network. Then, if that network has full internet access, you can again give voice commands to it. Test this out as follows if you wish.

16. Return the Echo Spot to its Home Screen (Optional)

Say the command, “Alexa, go home.” This takes you back out of the WiFi connected screen, and displays a home screen, as shown next.

Picture of the Amazon Echo Spot speaker, displaying a home screen.

Reset Echo Spot WiFi: Amazon Echo Spot speaker displaying a home screen.

You’re all done, and successfully we hope!

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Reset Echo Spot to Factory Settings, How To

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.

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.

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.

Echo Spot Alexa speaker, in middle of Optimizing operation.

 

Picture of the Amazon Echo Spot speaker, finishing up optimization after factory reset.

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.

The Spot Echo 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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Echo Spot Hard Reset Instructions

In this piece we offer our Echo Spot hard reset instructions. They show how to hard reset echo spot. You must do this to…

  • Reset settings to their factory default values.
  • To correct faulty behavior.
  • Put the Spot on a different Amazon account or WiFi network.
  • 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.

What you Should Do First

Power up your Echo Spot before hard resetting.  You won’t be able to reset it with the Echo Spot powered off.

Echo Spot Hard Reset Instructions, Step by Step

1. Swipe Down from Screen Top

Pull down the main menu page as shown 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 speaker screen, to reveal its main menu.

The 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.

Echo Spot speaker, displaying its Main Menu screen, with the Settings button highlighted.

The Settings screen then displays, as shown next.

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

The 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 Echo Spot speaker, displaying its Settings screen. Showing a finger swiping up to scroll down through the list of settings.

Our 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 Echo Spot speaker, showing its Settings menu, with the Device Options item highlighted.

An 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 an Echo Spot Alexa speaker, displaying its Device Options screen, at top of the options list.

Our 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 an Echo Spot smart speaker, showing the Reset To Factory Defaults option highlighted on its Device Options screen.

Echo Spot visual 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 hard resetting will de register it from our Amazon account.

Then, after hard reset finishes, it explains that we can register the Spot again with either the same account, or another one.

Finally, the Spot asks if we really want to deregister it.

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

An 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 reset. It tells us this by briefly displaying an orange light ring around the outer edge of the screen, as shown next.

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

Our 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 Echo Spot smart speaker with dark screen. It is powered off.

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

Echo Spot Alexa 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 Echo Spot Alexa speaker booting, displaying its Wait screen.

The Echo Spot 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 info from its memory, as shown next.

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

Our 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 Spot displays a round progress bar ring that slowly fills in while it optimizes its software. Shown in the next three pictures.

Picture of the Echo Spot mini speaker, showing the start of its Optimizing operation.

An Echo Spot mini speaker, showing the start of its Optimizing operation.

 

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

Our Echo Spot speaker, in middle of Optimizing operation.

 

Picture of our Echo Spot speaker, finishing up optimization after hard reset.

The Echo Spot speaker, finishing up optimization after hard reset.

Finally, the Echo Spot Hard Reset Process Finishes

Next, 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 hard reset finishes. You’ll know it’s done successfully when the Select Device Language screen appears, as shown next.

Picture of the Echo Spot talking speaker, displaying its Select Device Language screen.

An Echo Spot talking speaker, displaying its Select Device Language screen.

At this point, the Echo Spot reset 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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Revisions List

  • 2019-03-31: First released.




How to Reset Echo Spot Smart Speaker, Restore Proper Operation

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 resetting.  You won’t be able to reset it with the Echo Spot powered off.

How to Reset Echo Spot Smart Speaker

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.

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.

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.

How to Reset Echo Spot: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Reset Echo Spot: 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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References

Revision History

  • 2018-12-10: First published.