Fire Stick is a device developed by Amazon that provides users with a very simple way to stream media and music. The only drawback is that on account of its limited memory storage users may encounter some performance error especially if there are too many downloads or app loaded on the Amazon Firestick. If you ever encounter a problem like this you will need to reset your Fire Stick to fix the issues. This article will give you a brief outline of how to rest the Amazon Fire Stick. At the same time, you can also call the Amazon fire stick support and consult an expert about more advanced troubleshooting steps if you ever face a problem with the Fire Stick.
How to Reset Amazon Fire Stick
You can choose between two ways to reset your Amazon Fire Stick. One way is through the device’s settings and the other is using the Amazon Fire Stick remote. These are the steps you need to follow to reset the Fire Stick via the device’s settings.
Step 1: Go to the settings on your Fire Stick and press ‘Device’.
Step 2: Navigate to the ‘Reset to Factory Defaults’ options
Step 3: Enter your PIN if required and select ‘Reset’.
Apart from this, if you are using the Amazon Fire Stick remote control you just need to press and hold the ‘Back’ and ‘Right’ buttons at the same time. When the reset screen comes on simply click ‘Reset’.
How to Clean Up the Memory on Your Amazon Fire Stick
If you do not feel like resetting your Fire Stick you can follow the steps given below to free up some extra memory so that you do not need to completely reset your device:
Step 1: Go to the settings on Amazon Fire Stick and select ‘Applications’
Step 2: Search for the option to manage your installed applications
Step 3: Select the app you want to remove and press ‘Uninstall’
Step 4: You can also click ‘Clear Cache’ instead of Uninstall to free up the residual memory on your Amazon Fire Stick.
How to Clean your Amazon Fire Stick Using ES File Explorer
The ES File Explorer allows you to delete specific files on your Fire Stick so that you can reduce the risk of error because of less memory. Follow the instructions below to download and use the ES File Explorer app
- Select the search icon on your Fire Stick and type ‘ES File Explorer’
- Press ‘Get’ to download the app on your Fire Stick
- To delete files open the app and select ‘Local’
- Go to the folder you want and select the file you want to delete
- Navigate to the menu bar and press ‘Delete’
Apart from the methods discussed here, you can also try deleting a certain app that you do not need or you do not use often so as to free up some memory on the Fire Stick. If even that does not work then you should call the Amazon fire stick technical support number talk to a certified Amazon technician about how you can proceed.