How To Reset Echo Dot

Echo Dot is an Amazon device that provides us with many functionalities such as listening to daily news, playing your favourite music and much more. However, there can be a problem with this device where it becomes unresponsive and seems to be stuck.

Recognizing the echo dot generation

If you want to reset your device for the reason that it is stuck or may it be any other case, follow the steps below to ensure that you are successful and do not end up breaking your device any further than it already is.

Determine your Echo Dot Generation

There are currently 3 generations of echo dots. In order for you to reset your device, first of all, determine the echo dot generation you are currently using.

  1. Go to your browser and type in Amazon echo dot generations.
  2. Click on the images and then compare your device with the results.
  3. After identifying your echo dot generation follow the steps below for your corresponding generation.

Method 1: Resetting First Generation Echo Dot

  1. Locate the reset button/reset hole located at the base side of the device, it will be at the bottom side on the top.
    Resetting the device with a pin
  2. Find a paper clip or something small enough to poke the reset button with.
  3. Press and hold the reset button for at least 5 seconds.
  4. You will notice that the light right turns off and on again.
  5. The light ring then turns orange which is an indication that it has entered setup mode.
  6. You can then register the device to Your Amazon account using the Alexa App.
  7. Make sure that the device is connected to WiFi in order for it to register with the Amazon account.

Method 2: Resetting Second Generation Echo Dot

The procedure for resetting this 2nd Gen device is a little different from 1st Gen devices but no need to worry. Follow the steps below to successfully reset your device:

  1. Locate the “Volume down” and “Microphone off” button, they are located at the bottom and left of the front of the device respectively.
    Pressing the buttons to reset
  2. Hold down the two buttons mentioned above at the same time.
  3. Wait for the light ring to turn orange and then blue while holding down the buttons.
  4. The light ring will then turn off and on again.
  5. The light ring will then turn orange and enter setup mode.
  6. You can then register the device to Your Amazon account using the Alexa App.
  7. Make sure that the device is connected to WiFi in order for it to register with the Amazon account.

Method 3: Resetting Third Generation Echo Dot

The procedure for this device is somewhat similar to the 2nd Gen devices. See the steps below for an easy reset:

  1. Locate the action button (button with a dot embedded on it) which is on the front side to the bottom of the device.
    Locating the button to reset the device
  2. Press and hold this button for at least 25 seconds.
  3. The light ring will flash orange and then turn off.
  4. The light ring will turn back on and turn to blue, wait for it if it doesn’t happen instantly.
  5. The light ring will turn back to orange and your device will be now in setup mode.
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