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How to Factory Reset Firestick with Computer

factory reset firestick with computer
Written by Kelly Houstan

Amazon’s Firestick is actually a device that permits you in order to watch your favorite music or shows, play games, and also listen to music all in one place; your TV. The only thing that you need is the device and a TV along with an HDMI input slot. Along with just plugging in the Firestick, you will be transforming your boring and old TV into a smart TV as well. Just read this article to know all about How to Factory Reset Firestick with Computer. Let’s begin!

It actually has hundreds of apps, and each one offers you unique features. However, most of them are free, some others demand payment prior to its use. But just don’t worry, there are a lot of great free apps. So whether you pay or not won’t affect your experience as well.

Sadly, since it is a tiny device, it doesn’t have a large storage. This is a really big issue as the more space you are using, the slower the system will run. That increases the possibility of system errors or malfunctions. Besides, as happens along with all electronic devices, the Firestick is not exempt from errors as well. 

Many times, due to those errors, you will have to restore your system. Here you will learn how you can do it from your PC. Sadly, the process is not so simple, since you will have to download an Android iOS emulator because you can’t directly restore the Firestick from your PC.

How to Factory Reset Firestick with Computer

So, you have connected the Firestick to your PC. Now, how do you guys perform a Factory Reset? The answer is really simple: you Factory Reset the Firestick in the same way you guys would if it was connected directly to your TV. But, while you are installing this device on your TV is straightforward, that have it on a PC is a bit more complicated.

  • In this case, we will also use the BlueStacks Android emulator. Go to and then download the app.
    Just continue the installation process and open the app. Beware, as it will take some time in order to launch for the first time 
  • You have to open the Play Store and search for the Fire remote app. When you have found it hit download and wait as well.
  • Configure your remote app, and it will then be ready for use. Choose the device that you wish to restore, and then tap on the gear icon. It should be at the left corner of your PC screen as well.
  • Now, all that is left is for you to click on the system, and then the factory reset and the process is finished.



factory reset firestick with computer

Factory Reset Firestick Using the TV Settings

When you guys have set up the Firestick on your PC, then you’ll be able to use it just as you would whenever it’s directly connected to your TV set. In order to Factory Reset the device through the TV, turn on your TV and then enter the Amazon Fire TV app. You can use the remote to navigate to the Settings menu in the top part of the screen and enter it. Now, head to and tap on My Fire TV and scroll down until you get to the Reset to Factory Defaults option as well. As you guys probably presumed, click it and confirm through choosing Reset in the dialog box.

This process will take up to ten minutes, so just be patient.

Without a Remote or PC

If you guys can’t access the Settings menu via your computer and can’t get your hands on a working remote. Then you can always use the Fire TV app for your phone too. You just have to download it, make sure that it’s connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Firestick and your PC, and then start it up. When you enter the four-digit code into your mobile device (you’ll be guided via the process). Then go to Settings, then System, and, finally, Reset to Factory Settings on your Android or iOS device.

Factory Reset Firestick No PC, No Wi-Fi, No Remote

In the worst-case scenario of not being able to access your Fire TV with either your PC, Wi-Fi, or remote. And there is a workaround. In these cases, you guys are going to need to “fool” the Firestick into “believing” that it’s on your previous Wi-Fi network as well. One way to go about this is basically to change the name and password of your router to that of the network last used through your Fire TV Stick. Another way would be doing the same thing, however, using the hotspot mode on your phone.

This will actually give you access to the Fire TV Stick, from where you’ll be able to revert it to the Factory Settings through following the above-outlined instructions.


Of course, it is far simpler with either the remote control or along with your smartphone. However, if you find guys yourself without any of them, then you can always use your good old PC. After the restoration is completed, then you must reconfigure your firestick device because if it were fresh out of the box. Yes, it is an annoying process, however, most of the time it is important. Especially, if the Firestick has sudden crashes as well as serious lag.

But, before restoring the device to its factory settings, it is also better to clear the app data, cache, and cookies as well. This way you guys will free some space, and maybe you can also solve the problem. 

Try not to overwhelm the device along with too many apps. Always have some free space for the system in order to run smoothly, and to prevent crashes and system errors. Keep in mind that some Firestick devices have an in-built SD card slot as well. That takes advantage of it to increase your storing space and ease the system.


Well, I hope you like this “factory reset firestick with computer” article and understand all the steps. However, if you still have any problems and queries related to this article. Then feel free to ask me in the comments section below. I’ll get back to you shortly.

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