How to factory reset Amazon Echo Dot?

With more than 100 million sold, Alexa is no more a jargon now. Amazon has left no stone unturned in marketing their most popular device the Amazon Echo Dot, an Alexa enabled smart speaker. Alexa, well that’s the name Amazon gives to their virtual assistant. This AI based smart speaker is smarter than you think. A perfect blend of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Algorithms and Internet of Things, Alexa has surpassed all its competitors including Google Home, Google home Hub, Harman Allure, Apple Home Pod, JBL Link, and many more.

The success of Amazon Echo lies in its great return on investment. Amazon echo dot, is available for just $50 or ₹3850 in India. It is compatible with most of the devices. The AI system of this device, has been a topic of talk. The self-learning  system and ability to pair with most of the IoT devices has been one of the most remarkable features of this device. Alexa can answer to absolutely all the questions and at the same time be your partner.


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Whether it be being your life partner or your workout coach, Amazon Echo Dot’s built in Alexa takes care of all. Amazon Echo Dot is one of the most sold gadgets till now. Be it your calendar, your meetings, your food assistant, or your coach, Alexa’s efficient response mechanism covers it all. The Amazon’s Echo Dot assistant is rated 4.7 out of 5. With 1.6” built in speaker, Amazon Echo Dot can play news, answer your questions, play music and perform hundreds of tasks. Echo Dot can be your financial planner and coach, your recipe guide, fitness coach, and a lot more.

Today we are going to talk about how you can factory reset you’re Amazon Echo dot. Amazon Echo Dot has a built in AI system that learns from past searches and commands. Doing a factory reset is similar to clearing your history and creating a new beginning.

You can also try factory resetting your Amazon Echo dot, in case of any malfunctioning of your device or if Alexa becomes unresponsive.

Another reason for Factory resetting your device, might be if you are selling it or giving it to someone else.

Factory resetting your Amazon Echo DOT

Amazon Echo Dot has been sold in 3 editions, namely the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation Amazon Echo Dot.

Although the process is similar in all the three editions, a detailed procedure is mentioned.

1st Generation Amazon Echo Dot

This is the first ever Amazon Echo Dot device. There is a small reset button available on the base of your device. You need to grab a paper clip or sim ejector tool or something pointed, and press and hold the reset button for at least 5 seconds. As soon as the light ring turns off and then on again, the light ring turns orange, you have entered the set-up mode. From here you can rest your device easily by using the App.

2nd Generation Amazon Echo Dot

This is the second generation of Amazon Echo dot. You need to press and hold the microphone off and volume down buttons simultaneously. Wait for about 20 seconds, until the light ring turns orange and this shows that you have entered the set-up mode. Next you need to open the Alexa app and connect it to your amazon account. From here you can factory reset the device.

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3rd Generation Amazon Echo Dot

This is the latest version of Amazon Echo Dot, and things are quite simple. You just need to long press the Action Button. Action button is the button that has a ‘dot’ symbol on it. Press, and hold. Wait for about 25 seconds, until the light ring turns orange and then off. Keep it pressed and wait for the light ring to turn back on. It will be blue and flashing now. The light ring turns orange again. This shows that the device is entering the set-up mode. That’s it! Factory reset from this set-up mode.

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In case you are not satisfied with the tutorial, you can also refer to their official website for video tutorial. Links are mentioned below:

1st Generation Amazon Echo Dot

2nd Generation Amazon Echo Dot

3rd Generation Amazon Echo Dot


So, this was the article regarding how you can factory reset your amazon echo dot. Amazon Echo Dot is one of the most successful products. It was released as a base version of the Amazon Echo, but packs equivalent specifications. The Amazon echo dot is available for nearly ₹4000. Reading the reviews, users can get convinced about how worthy this product is.

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