“Sometimes it becomes extremely necessary to Reset Fire Stick to Factory Settings. If these devices keep running for a very long time, you will see a performance degradation thus reset is the only option to boost the performance."
Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV both devices are known for their highest quality standard. Both devices are based on latest technology innovations and uses modern processors and memory. Although you will need to Reset Fire Stick in rare cases only but you should know how to do this if anything goes wrong. Also you should not reset your device if you don’t know how to get it back to work.
Why Should You Reset Fire Stick?
It’s a common tendency of electronic devices and gadgets to show performance degradation after few years of usage. Although Amazon Fire Stick's are very robust still it's just a tiny device and has certain limitations. Although Amazon's device comes with a decent processor but small amount of memory and storage are the main issue. Over the period of time these gets filled up with lots of junk and garbage data that need to be deleted. It is always suggested to Reset Fire Stick to Factory Settings after certain number of months or a year maximum to give it a new life.
Apart from performance degradation, you might also face certain issues with Amazon Fire Stick like sometimes certain Apps will start behaving strangely. Many users have complaints about Netflix Not Working on their Fire Sticks and this can happen with other Apps as well. In worst case scenario you might not be able to Connect Fire Stick to Wi-Fi and if this happens, your devices will be of no use as Fire Stick always needs internet connection to work. To solve these most occurring problems, you need to Factory Reset Fire Stick and then register it back with Amazon.
Steps to Reset Fire Stick to Factory Settings
If your Amazon Fire Stick is Freezing or it is just not responding the way it should, this is a clear sign that you should Reset Fire Stick to restore its normal functionality. A reset is not always required but it helps to fix most common issues that you might be facing with your Fire Stick. Diagnosing the actual cause can take very long time but a reset can fix the issue in minutes. Follow these steps to Reset Amazon Fire Stick to Factory Settings:
- Connect your Fire Stick to the TV and turn it “ON”
- On the home screen, go to “Settings" menu
- Using remote, navigate to “My Fire Stick" and click on it
- Scroll down and select “Reset to Factory Defaults" option
- On the confirmation dialog box, select “Reset" option
- On your remote, press and hold the “Back" button and Right side button of the navigation circle, remember you need to press both buttons together.
- You should hold these two buttons together for at least 10 seconds.
- A dialog box will appear on your TV confirming the action.
- Select the “Reset" option to confirm.
After this, your Amazon Fire Stick will restart and restore its factory settings. You have to configure it again as it will be the same as the new one and all your personal settings and data has been deleted. Remember that you should only Reset Amazon Fire Stick in extreme situations as it might consume some of your time in configurations. At last if you decide to reset anyway, make sure you remember your Wi-Fi password and Amazon account credentials as you will need them during setup process.