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How To Reset Echo Dot? A Complete Guide to Reset Alexa

Want to know how to reset Echo Dot?

We know well that you have spent a lot of time with your Alexa smart speakers. The voice assistant Alexa is designed in a manner so that it can fulfill all the tasks in a single command. What is your experience with your Echo?

It happens most of the time that we have to reset the Echo Dot for one or other reasons. Sometimes, the Alexa stopped working and started showing some errors while other times we reset Echo at the time we thought to sell it.

No matter what is your reason to reset Alexa, in this guide we are going to tell you all the steps to complete the process.

How to Reset Echo Dot?

If you want to reset the Echo device, follow the below-given procedure.

  1. Deregister Your Echo Dot

No matter whether you are upset with the performance of the Amazon Echo Dot or want to sell it. If you are really going to reset it, you need to deregister the device from Alexa in the very first place. To do so, tap on Settings > Device settings > choose a particular Echo Dot you want to deregister > confirm your action.

Once the deregister process will be completed, you can then setup Alexa Dot with a new account.

If you don’t want to complete the deregistration in this way, let’s have a look below. Here is how to Reset Echo Dot in a more easy manner.

Another Ways To Deregister Echo Dot

In this method, we are going to learn how to reset Alexa with the help of a computer. You should have good internet speed and head to the official website of Amazon. We hope that you have an Amazon account already.

On the website, head towards “Accounts & Links” and choose the option of “Digital Content & Devices” and then “Manage Content & Devices”.

On the next page, click “Devices”. Here, you will see all the Echo devices registered to that account. Choose the Echo Dot you want to reset and choose to deregister.

You can also delete all the audio and recordings if you are going to sell them to someone.

How To Reset First Generation Echo Dot?

If you are having a first-generation Echo device, you can easily reset it with the help of a thin paper clip or pin. At the base of the device, you will see a hole. 

With the help of a thin pin, press the reset button until the device will not restart again. The orange ring light means Alexa is in setup mode now.

How To Reset Second Generation Echo Dot?

If you want to know how to reset the Echo Dot of the second generation, press and hold the volume down and microphone off button together  for at least 10-20 seconds.

The light ring on the Echo device will turn orange which means Alexa enters into the setup mode. You have successfully reset the Echo device.

How To Reset Third Generation Echo Dot?

If you are having a third-generation Echo device, you just have to press and hold action for about 30 seconds. When you do that, the light ring will change to orange and it enters setup mode.

  • Check the contact information properly.
  • Don’t forget to check the internet connection.
  • Restart the Alexa app and update it.
  • Say the wake word correctly.

If your Alexa Down then it simply means your internet has stopped working. So, check the internet connection properly.

If you have found that your Alexa Not Responding to any commands then do check the microphone button. Several times, a user forgets to turn the Mic button ON. Hence, Alexa stopped responding to any commands.

To get your Echo device back online again, check the router and see if it is working properly. Apart from it, you can also restart the Echo device and the wifi to fix the issue.