How to Reset Firestick to Factory Settings [2 Methods]

How to Reset Firestick

Amazon Fire Stick is a popularly used media streaming player in recent times. At an affordable rate, it surpasses not only the cable TV subscription but also other media players. With Firestick, you will be able to stream your favorite content. The contents include over-the-top, on-demand, and live TV. Firestick comes with internal as well as external memory support by default. Whenever the storage space goes low, Firestick will bring in some performance issues. This is more common when you have too many apps downloaded from the Amazon App Store. In any such scenarios and more, you will require a factory reset. This will give back the default settings on your Firestick and you can start all over again. If you want step-by-step guidelines on how to reset Firestick, then get into the section.

Important! Resetting the Firestick will remove all the data you have added once after you purchased it. i.e., Account information, downloaded contents, etc.

Consider This before Resetting

If you actually don’t want to reset your Firestick but want to free up some space, then follow the procedure given below.

1. Go to Firestick Settings.

2. Choose Application.

3. Select Manage Installed Applications.

4. Tap on Clear Cache for any app and this will free up device space.

Note: You remove any apps by choosing Uninstall.

How to Reset Amazon Firestick?

There two ways in which you can reset your Firestick and the below section covers them in brief.

Reset Firestick using Settings

Resetting your Firestick using this method will work irrespective of the Firestick model you own.

Step 1: Turn on your Firestick and select Settings from its home page.

Click Settings-How to Reset Firestick
Click Settings

Step 2: Scroll to select My Fire TV or Device or System.

Choose My Fire TV
Choose My Fire TV

Step 3: You should now scroll down to select Reset to Factory Defaults.

Choose to Factory Reset
Choose to Factory Reset

Step 4: On the prompt, select Reset option.

Select Reset
Select Reset

Reset Firestick using Remote

Step 1: Just press and hold the Back button and right side of the navigation circle on the Firestick remote for about 10 seconds.

Reset Firestick using Remote
Reset Firestick using Remote

Step 2: On the TV screen, choose to Continue to factory reset.

Note: If you don’t choose, Firestick will reset automatically after a few seconds.

Related: How to Turn Off Firestick / Fire TV [Sleep Mode]


With either of the ways, you can reset Firestick. If you find resetting through the device Settings a time consuming then use the remote and it does the same. Most often, resetting will complete in about five minutes. If you find a little longer, then there is nothing to be worried about. Just wait for it to reset, restart and show the factory defaults.