Front top view picture of the Echo Studio Alexa, showing the blue green light ring as the speaker boots.

Where is the Reset Button on Alexa Speakers

Shows where the reset button is on Alexa speakers, including the Dot, Echo, and Studio models.  Indeed, the answer depends on which Dot you’re asking about.





Where is the Reset Button on Alexa Echo Dot Gen 1 Speaker

First off, on the 1st generation Echo Dot, find this button on the under side (the bottom) of the unit.  Specifically, the Amazon page Reset Your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot (1st Generation) says that the reset button on this version of the Echo Dot is at its base.   Then, see our post How to Reset Echo Dot 1st Generation to Factory Default for more details.





Where is It on Alexa Echo Dot Gen 2 Speaker

On the second generation Echo Dot, there is no separate button for resetting the speaker.  Instead, the Mic Off and Volume Down (-) buttons on the top of the unit are pressed and held down at the same time to initiate a factory default reset.  See these in the following picture.  Finally, see our How to Reset Echo Dot 2nd Gen to Factory Default for more details on resetting this Dot Echo.

Picture of the Dot 2nd Gen, with Reset button combination highlighted. Includes the -Mic Off- and -Volume Down- buttons.
The Dot 2nd Gen, with Reset combination highlighted. Includes the -Mic Off- and -Volume Down- buttons.

Where is the Reset Button on Alexa Echo Dot Gen 3 Speaker

On the 3rd generation Echo Dot, again, we find no separate button for resetting.  Rather, the  Action button on the top of the unit also acts as the  Reset button.   See this button location in the following picture.  At last, check our  Reset Echo Dot 3rd Generation to Factory Default Settings  post for more details.

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




Where is the Reset Button on the Alexa Echo Gen 1 Speaker

The Alexa Echo Gen 1 speaker has a separate physical reset button with pinhole access on the bottom of the unit, as shown next.

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

Where is the Reset Button on the Alexa Echo Gen 2 Speaker

The Alexa Gen 2 Echo speaker, we find no separate reset button.  But the Mic Off and Volume Down buttons on the top of the unit, also serve as the Reset button when pressed and held in at the same time.   See these controls circled in the next picture.  

Picture of the Amazon Echo Gen 2 smart speaker Reset button chord on top, circled in purple.
Amazon Echo Gen 2 smart speaker, showing the Reset button combination circled in purple.

Where is It on the Alexa Echo Gen 3 Speaker

The Alexa Echo Gen 3 speaker, again, has no separate reset button.  But the Action button on the top also serves as the Reset button.   See this control pointed out by the green arrow in the next picture. 

Top view of the Alexa Echo Generation 3 speaker, showing the -Action- button highlighted.
Top view of the Alexa Echo Generation 3 speaker, showing the -Action- button highlighted.

Where is the Reset Button on the Alexa Echo Spot Speaker

No physical Reset button is provided on the Alexa Echo Spot.  But you can access the onscreen menus to perform a factory default reset, as shown next.

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.

Where is It on the Alexa Echo Studio Speaker

On the Alexa Echo Studio, we find no separate reset button.  But we do have the Action button on the top of the unit, which also serves as the Reset button.   See this control pointed out in the next picture.  

Picture of the -Action- button on the Alexa Echo Studio speaker.
The -Action- button on the Alexa Echo Studio speaker.

Where is the Reset Button on the Alexa Echo Sub Speaker

Likewise, we find no separate reset button on the Alexa Echo Studio. But there is the Action button on the back of the unit, which also functions as the Reset button.   See this control pointed out in the next picture.  

Picture of the Echo Sub woofer rear panel, speaker in Setup mode, showing the orange action button highlighted.
Echo Sub woofer rear panel, speaker in Setup mode, showing the orange action button highlighted.

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References 

  1. Reset Your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot (1st Generation)

Revision History

  • 2020-12-08: First published.
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