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How to Factory Reset an Amazon Fire TV

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Introduction

If you are troubleshooting your Amazon Fire TV and have exhausted all repair steps or you are giving it away to someone else, it may be necessary to perform a factory reset to get you through the initial setup process again.

This guide will take you through that process.

Amazon Fire TV factory reset progress screen.

1 How to Factory Reset

Resetting your device to its factory settings erases all accounts, and saved settings.

  1. From the main Fire TV menu go to Settings.
    Amazon fire tv main screen showing settings highlighted
  2. Then go to Device.
    FireTV settings screen with Device option highlighted.
  3. And choose Reset to Factory Defaults.
    FireTV device settings screen with Reset to factory defaults option highlighted.
  4. Confirm your decision by selecting Reset.
    Confirming the reset selection
  5. The Fire TV device will be reset to factory defaults then restarted.

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If you are troubleshooting your Amazon Fire TV and have exhausted all repair steps or you are giving it away to someone else, it may be necessary to perform a factory reset to get you through the initial setup process again.

This guide will take you through that process.

Amazon Fire TV factory reset progress screen.

Resetting your device to its factory settings erases all accounts, and saved settings.

  1. From the main Fire TV menu go to Settings.
    Amazon fire tv main screen showing settings highlighted
  2. Then go to Device.
    FireTV settings screen with Device option highlighted.
  3. And choose Reset to Factory Defaults.
    FireTV device settings screen with Reset to factory defaults option highlighted.
  4. Confirm your decision by selecting Reset.
    Confirming the reset selection
  5. The Fire TV device will be reset to factory defaults then restarted.