Firesick is an excellent streaming device that modifies your normal TV into a smart TV. Though Amazon App Store is filled up with thousands of apps, you can get even more apps through the sideloading method. But the major disadvantage is its storage capacity. Firestick may experience performance glitches and errors when it’s loaded with apps. In order to fix this, you may have to reset the Amazon Firestick to factory settings and free up space on the device to make it work like a new device.
Why Reset Your Firestick?
Every software device needs an update as it runs based on an operating system, and Firestick Update isn’t an exception. Here are some of the reasons why you should reset our Firestick.
- The Firestick is not working properly
- Firestick not connecting to WiFi
- Error while syncing to your Firestick account.
- Insufficient device storage
- Firestick remote connecting issues.
- Firestick not updating
We might not be exact in predicting and solving the issue on the Firestick. The only possible way to find a solution is by resetting the Fire TV. This will completely wash away the errors and glitches your Firestick is stuck to.
How to Reset Firestick / Fire TV With Old Interface
The Firestick can be reset in two ways, one by the system settings and the other using the remote control combinations. As the Firestick doesn’t have a physical reset button, you should go with either of these two methods.
Use this method when you can access the Settings menu on Firestick.
#1 On your Firestick, scroll to Settings.
#2 Click on My Fire TV.
#3 Click the Reset to Factory Defaults option.
#4 You will see a message popup. Click Reset to confirm.
#5 The Firestick will now begin to reset, and you will see the message, Resetting your Amazon Firestick, on screen.
#6 After resetting, your Firestick will reboot.
#7 Now, you will see the Sign in screen, which prompts you to connect to your Amazon account.
How to Factory Reset Firestick with New Interface
#1 Launch the Fire TV device and click on the Firestick Settings.
#2 Under that, click on the My Fire TV option.
#3 Now, select the Reset to Factory Defaults option.
#4 Select the Reset option and click on the prompts to confirm.
How to Reset Firestick using Firestick Remote
This is a quicker alternative and the second method to reset the Fire TV, as mentioned above. This will be helpful to you when you cannot access the settings menu as your Firestick is stuck or frozen.
#1 On your Firestick remote, Press and hold the Back and Right buttons simultaneously until you see the reset screen.
#2 Select Reset.
You have successfully reset your Fire TV, and it is showroom-fresh now. All your downloaded apps and data are the price you have paid for them. Tweak your settings again and install apps that you have been using like you did when you did on your Firestick for the first time after purchasing it.
Other Ways to Fix Firestick Not Working Issues
If you have any issues with your Firestick device, you can try basic not working fixes before you reset your Firestick.
- Restart your Firestick to remove minor bugs or errors.
- Clear cache files to fix insufficient storage and device lagging issues.
- Restart your modem or WiFi Router or try conneting with different internet connectivity to stop buffering issues on Firestick.
- Make sure to update the latest version of Firestick.
If the step doesn’t work, then you can follow the above-mentioned resetting methods.
You can use the Amazon Fire TV app or an HDMI-CEC compatible remote.