How to Factory Reset Firestick with Computer

Firestick has many apps, and each one offers unique features. While most of the applications are free, some of them demand payment for their use. Because it is a small device, it does not have ample storage. It is a big issue to consider because the more space you will use, the slower the system will be; this increases the possibility of system errors or malfunctions. Besides, like every other electronic device, the Firestick is also not exempt from mistakes.  Sometimes, because of such mistakes, there is a need to restore the system.

How to Factory Restart Firestick with Computer

What is a Firestick?

The Fire Television Stick is nothing but a streaming video. The Fire Television  Stick is in shape like an oversized USB flash drive and plugs directly into your Television HDMI video input. Rather than storing files, a firestick is a full-featured streaming player, able to turn any television into a Smart Television.

When to factory reset a Firestick?

Always keep in mind that factory resetting your fire stick will immediately unlink it from your main account. Due to this, you will need to reset your device again to your wifi network. Since factory resetting your device will return to its default factory settings, you should only perform a hard reset if you are experiencing some of these problems.

  • Laggy Programs 
  • A complete black screen
  • Repeated rebooting of your Firestick
  • Sudden opening and launching of applications and programs 
  • Freezing applications. 

How to factory reset Firestick 

If you ever find yourself stuck in a place where you only have access to your personal computer, you can still reset your firestick. Here in this guide, we will show you how to Factory Reset the Firestick with your computer. 

Step 1: Go to your browser and type the following link https://www.bluestacks.com and download the application on your personal computer. Complete the installation process and launch the application. It can take a few minutes.

Step 2: Navigate to the Play Store and search for a Fire remote app. Download it and wait for another few minutes.

Amazon Fire TV Remote App

Step 3: Then try to Configure your remote application, and it will be ready to use. Then navigate and select the device you wish to restore, and then press on the gear icon. It should be at the left corner of your PC screen. 

Step 4: Now, all that is left is for you to click on the system, and then the factory reset and the process is finished. 

After the restoration is done, you need to reconfigure your firestick device as you did when it was fresh out of the box. It can be quite an annoying process, but it is necessary, especially when the Firestick shows sudden crashes or severe lag.

It is always recommended to restore to clear the app data, cache, and cookies before restoring the device to its factory settings. In this way, you will have some free space, and the process will ease furthermore. 

How does a Firestick work?

After plugging your Fire Stick into your Television device’s HDMI port, it will immediately connect to the WiFi network. Then it will go through the set-up process and sign in to your account. And finally, you just need to download apps to watch your favorite shows and movies. Also, photos are stored on your Firestick that is available for viewing.

Don’t try to overwhelm your device by downloading too many applications. It is always better to have free space for the system to run smoothly and avoid crashes, system lags, and system errors. Also, keep in mind that some Firestick devices have an in-built SD card slot you can also use to increase the storage space and ease the system.

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by Shashank Kothari
I am author at Foofighters. I love to write about Technical How to Guides, Product Reviews, my troubleshooting experiences with gadgets. I spend hours daily with electric instruments. I love to repair them. It gives me a complete fulfilment. Keep reading and stay safe in Pandemic.

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