The Fire TV remote is essential if you want to reset Firestick or looking forward to customizing the TV interface. But what if you have lost the remote control? Will you be able to reset Firestick without remote control?
Yes, you can reset Firestick without Fire remote or even without wifi connection but the TV remote will be required. Let’s take a quick look at the solution.
- Take your TV remote.
- Go to the menu.
- Find and allow HDMI-CEC to connect your TV remote with Firestick.
- Go to settings and find devices.
- Select Firestick, and click on Reset.
This is the easiest way to reset Firestick, but I’ve got some other methods for you. Just because you may find any of them suitable for your problem.
5 Ways to Reset Firestick Without Remote Control 
- Ask Alexa to reset
- Reset by using the Fire app
- Reset Fire TV using the TV remote
- Use TV Nav-Buttons
- Try mouse or keyboard
1. Ask Alexa to reset
Have you paired your smart TV with an Echo device? Perhaps you had.
Then the easiest way to reset the firestick TV without a remote is by giving it a reset command through Alexa. Just like you say “Alexa, Open Prime Video”, ask Alexa to perform the steps.
Here are the commands that you need to give to Alexa.
- Go to menu.
- Select My Fire TV.
- Find Devices.
- Select Firestick.
- Go to Factory reset Default.
- Confirm “Reset”.
2. Reset Firestick using the Fire TV app
Amazon Fire TV app is a perfect alternative for remote control. You can download the app from Play Store for android or download it from Apple App Store if you’re an iPhone user. The app has all the features that you see on the smart remote, like voice research, easy navigation, an on-screen keyboard option, a mouse, etc.
Once you’ve installed the app, please ensure that your smartphone and the TV are on the same internet connection. After opening the app, click on the “Set Up New Device” at the bottom of the app. Within a few seconds, the app will find the nearest streaming devices, select your Fire TV and it will take a minute to connect with the TV.
Once the connection is completed, the app will turn into the Fire TV remote control. Click on the top left cornet setting icon and you’ll see the menu options on the TV.
Select the “My Fire TV” option. Next, you’ll see the “Reset to Factory Defaults” option. Click on it, and confirm the Reset. The resetting takes around 2-5 minutes.
Notice: please keep in mind, that if you reset the Fire TV all your sign-in information and personal preferences will be deleted.
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3. Reset Fire TV using the TV remote
Although the TV remote is not as good as Alexa Fire remote, but it can help you in the reset process of Firestick. To use your normal TV remote as a Fire TV remote you are required to activate HDMI-CEC on your TV. It’s usually enabled by default with most TV brands, so you can start using your TV remote right away. However, if it isn’t, follow these steps:
- Go to the menu and then settings.
- Find the HDMI-CEC option and turn it ON.
- After enabling HDMI-CEC mode your TV remote will work as a Fire TV remote.
- Then go to settings, select device, click on Reset to Factory Defaults, and confirm Reset.
4. Use TV Nav-Buttons
The TV navigation buttons can help you in the reset process. Locate the navigation buttons on your TV and repeat the same process by going to the Menu option.
5. Try mouse or keyboard
The Fire TV has the option to add Bluetooth devices to your TV, if you’ve enabled your mouse or keyboard earlier with your TV then you can access Firestick. If not yet, you can add these devices by going to the menu and clicking on “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices”, then clicking on Add Bluetooth Devices.
After that, you can go to the “My Fire TV” option with the help of the Mouse or Keyboard. Then select the device, and then reset it.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How to factory reset the firestick when frozen?
The quickest way is to press the Back and Right Side buttons on your remote control and hold them for up to 15 seconds. The TV screen will go black and show you the two options. Continue reset or cancel. You can choose to continue factory resetting.
How to factory reset the firestick without settings?
Press the Select and Play buttons on your remote control and hold them for up to 10 seconds. Or you can press the Back and Right side buttons and hold them for 10 seconds. By applying any of these methods you can reset the firestick without settings.
How to reset the firestick from a phone?
You can download the Fire TV Mobile app and connect it to your Fire TV. Then use this mobile app as a remote. Go to Menu, select My Fire TV, find the device (firestick) and then confirm reset.
Have you tried to reset the Firestick without a remote control? If not then try any of the above methods and you’ll be able to reset it. Please ensure that all the containing data, favorite selections, and account preferences will be deleted from your Firestick.
The easiest way to reset Firestick is, to get help with Alexa. If you’ve got a smart TV then it might be connected with Alexa. Simply give commands to Alexa and you’ll be able to get the job done.