How to reset an Amazon Fire TV Stick

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the best streaming devices you can buy, but there are several reasons you might want to reset it. Maybe you are gifting it to someone. Maybe you just want a fresh start. Whatever the reason, it’s extremely easy to reset your Fire TV Stick — or any Fire TV device, whether it’s at the lower or higher tier of Amazon’s offerings.

For what it’s worth, we’re showing you how to do this on an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max, but the process should be exactly the same for all Amazon Fire TV devices. let’s go!

a screen that says "Resetting your Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max to factory defaults."

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How to Reset Amazon Fire TV Stick

do a reset amazon fire tv stick It’s a simple process, as long as you know where to look. Here’s what you need to do.

step 1: Take your Fire TV remote control and scroll Adjustment Mark. (It’s actually easier to just press and hold the Alexa button and say “Open Settings.”)

Amazon Fire TV Settings screen.

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step 2: scroll down my fire tv,

My Fire TV option in Fire TV Settings.

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step 3: choose reset to factory default,

 "reset to factory default" Option in Fire TV Settings.

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step 4: Confirm that you want to reset the device by selecting reset,

Reset confirmation for Amazon Fire TV Sticks.

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Its as simple as that. The Fire TV Stick (or whatever Fire TV device you’re working with) will take a few minutes to actually reset, which is not unusual for Android-based devices. After that, you’ll be ready to set up your Fire TV Stick afresh.

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