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😑😪🤣 Is your Amazon Fire Stick not performing as nicely as it used to? Resetting it to factory settings may help clear some bugs or get rid of personal data so you can resell it and it's pretty easy to do. This wikiHow article teaches you how to reset your Fire Stick and offers some troubleshooting steps on how to fix an orange light on your remote.
- 1Turn on your Fire Stick and navigate to the Home screen. Press the Home button if you aren't already on the Home screen.
- 3Select . The name here will vary depending on which model of Fire TV stick you have.
- 4Select . You'll have to scroll down the menu to find this.
- Enter your PIN if prompted.
- 5Select . Your Fire Stick will restart and reset. When you start it again, it'll be like new.
Method 2Method 2 of 3:Using the Remote
- 1Turn on your Fire Stick. You'll need it powered on to continue.
- 2Press and hold the and button for at least 10 seconds. Hold these both down at the same time to initiate the factory reset. Once the 10 seconds are passed, you'll see a pop-up on your TV screen.
- 3Select . Your Fire Stick will restart and reset. When you start it again, it'll be like new. You'll need to connect to Wi-Fi again, log into your Amazon account, and reconfigure any settings you set up before.
- 1Factory reset your remote. You can find specific instructions to do this in your user manual or on the Amazon site.
- 2Replace the batteries. A blinking orange light could indicate that your remote is low on battery power.
- You can see if simply replacing the batteries with new, unused batteries fixes the issue. If not, continue to the next step.
- 3Make sure your remote is close to your TV. The remote should be within 10 feet (3 meters) away from your TV. If you get closer and the orange light is still blinking on your remote, continue to the next step.
- 4Restart your TV. The orange light indicates that your remote is trying to pair with a Fire Stick, so resetting your TV could reset the pairing process for your Fire Stick and remote.
- 5Ensure your router and Wi-Fi connections are correct. If your Fire Stick isn't connected to Wi-Fi, it won't connect to your remote. If you need to, restart the router to fix any issues with your Wi-Fi connection.
- If your internet is not the problem, try using the Fire TV App. You can download it for free from either the App Store or the Google Play Store and then use it as your remote instead. You may need to use the app while you replace the remote.
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1. Turn on your Fire Stick and navigate to the Home screen.
2. Select the gear icon.
3. Select My Fire TV/Device/System.
4. Select Reset to Factory Defaults.
5. Select Reset.