Restart Alexa Echo Dot, How To Restart Amazon Dot

We show here how to restart Echo Dot Amazon Alexa speakers.   Restarting, otherwise known as rebooting, often corrects unusual symptoms that these  devices may have.

How to Restart Alexa Echo Dot with No Power Button

Since none of the Echo Dots issued has a power on / off button, you restart these Alexas by unplugging them for a brief time.  That is, disconnect them from AC power for roughly fifteen seconds.  Next, reconnect them to power again.  Once the Dot finishes booting, and the light ring darkens, then successful restart is complete.

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

Amazon Echo Dot 2nd generation smart speaker top view.

How to Restart Alexa Echo Dot with No Restart or Reboot Buttons

Note that the Dot has no physical reboot / restart button.  Nor can you remotely restart it via the Alexa app.   So currently, the only way how to restart it is to cycle its power off then on again, as described earlier.  That is, power it down for, again, fifteen seconds, then power it up again.

Picture of the Echo Dot 3rd Gen speaker box, front view. Restart Alexa Echo Dot.

The Echo Dot 3rd Gen speaker box, front view.

How to Restart Amazon Echo Dot Differs from How to Reset It

Also note that RESTARTING the Echo Dot is not the same as RESETTING it.  By restarting, we mean simply rebooting the Echo Dot.  But resetting does much more than this.  Resetting erases any stored settings and data in the Echo Dot, and involves more work afterwards to get the Dot running once more.  So, please do not conflate the two terms, particularly if you wish not to change the Amazon account or WiFi network information that the Dot currently uses.

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  • 2019-05-09: Tuned the targeting for ‘Restart Alexa Echo Dot’, and added tags.
  • 2019-02-05: First posted.




Restart Amazon Echo Instructions, How to Restart Amazon Echo Speaker

Use these restart Amazon Echo instructions to help correct some unusual symptoms that your Amazon Echo First Gen smart speaker tower may exhibit.

Restarting Differs from Resetting

Also not that RESTARTING the Amazon Echo is different from RESETTING it back to factory default state.  By restarting, we mean just rebooting the Amazon Echo Gen 1.

But resetting does much more than simply restarting.  Specifically, resetting erases any stored settings and data in the Generation One Amazon Echo, and requires more work afterwards to get the speaker back up and running once again.  So, do avoid confusing the two words, especially if you don’t have the Amazon account or WiFi network information that the Amazon Echo currently links with.  If you accidentally reset without these parameters, your life may get complicated as you try to get your speaker back online.

No Power Button to Restart Amazon Echo Speaker With

Since none of the Amazon Echo tower speakers to date has a power on / off button, you restart these smart speakers by unplugging them for a short time.  That is, disconnect them from AC power for ten seconds or so.  Then, connect them up again.  Once the Echo finishes starting up, and the light ring goes dark, then successful restart is done.

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

Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 1 smart speaker, front view.

No Restart or Reboot Button on Amazon Echo 1st Generation Speakers

Note that the original Amazon Echo tower speaker has no physical reboot button.  Nor can you remotely restart it via the Alexa app.   So currently, the only way to restart this Echo is to power cycle it.  That is, power it down for several seconds, then power it back up again.

Picture of the light ring changing amount of brightness as the volume ring is rotated on the Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 1 smart speaker.

Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 1 smart speaker, rotating volume ring, causing light ring to increase or decrease illumination.

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Revision History

  • 2019-04-27: Added tags.
  • 2018-01-02: First published.




Restart Echo Dot Instructions, How to Restart Alexa Dots

We offer these restart Echo Dot instructions to help correct some unusual symptoms that your Amazon Dot smart speakers may show.

No Power Button to Restart Echo Dot With

Since none of the Dots to date has a power on / off button, you restart these units by unplugging them momentarily.  Unplug them from AC power for ten seconds or so.  Then, connect them up again.  Once the Echo Dot finishes booting, and the light ring goes dark, then successful Echo Dot restart is complete.

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

Amazon Echo Dot 2nd generation smart speaker top view.

No Restart or Reboot Button on Echo Dots

Note that the Echo Dot has no physical restart / reboot button.  Nor can you remotely restart it via the Alexa app.   So currently, the only way to restart Echo Dot is to power cycle it.  That is, power it down for some seconds, then power it up again.

Picture of the Echo Dot 3rd Gen speaker box, front view.

The Echo Dot 3rd Gen speaker box, front view.

Restart Different from Resetting

Also not that RESTARTING the Echo Dot is not the same as RESETTING it.  By restarting here, we mean simply rebooting the Echo Dot.  But resetting does much more than just restarting.  Resetting erases any stored settings and data in the Echo Dot, and involves more work afterwards to get the Echo Dot up and running once again.  So, please do not confuse the two terms, especially if you don’t have the Amazon account or WiFi network information that the Dot currently uses.

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Revision History

  • 2019-04-23: Added tags.
  • 2018-01-02: First published.