How to Unpair a Firestick Remote?

If you have lost your remote, and are unable to use your phone you will then have very few options left to operate your Firestick. In that case, if you have a spare remote or buy a new one, you need to know how to unpair the existing remote from your accounts so that you can pair the new remote. You can also read How To Connect Firestick To WiFi Without Remote

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Methods to Unpair a Firestick Remote 

Given below are some tried and tested methods to unpair the remote. Follow every step and make sure you miss nothing. Follow the down procedures to unpair it.

Method 1: Unpairing from Settings

This is the first to unpair your remote and the best option for all those who wish not to use the old one to purchase a new remote. To do so, follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Go to your television’s Home Screen and then navigate to the menu select Settings. You can also press and hold the Home button for a few seconds to launch the menu.

Step 2: From the settings, go forward to Controllers and Bluetooth Devices. Click on it.

Step 3:Here, you will find your device located at the top. Click on it.

Step 4: From here, you will see all paired devices to the television. Select the one you want to Unpair and press the menu button from the old remote. 

Step 5: Here, a confirmation message will pop up. Just press the select button to confirm.

This will successfully remove that paired remote from the list of devices. 

Method 2: Unpairing from Mobile App

The reason behind using the mobile app is that the Fire TV doesn’t unpair a single remote unless you don’t have any other to operate with. This is why you need an application, just if you don’t have any other physical remote. To do so, follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Start by using the remote to press and hold the Back + Home + Menu buttons for 20 seconds. To this until you spot a Red or  Orange light, start blinking.

Step 2: Leave the remote and don’t press any key to prevent it from getting paired again.

Step 3: Open Google Play Store or the App Store and search for your Fire TV Remote and install it. 

Step 4:Once installed, launch the application. If it asks to enable app notification, just select No.

Step 5: Next, connect with the same WiFi you use on your Firestick and select the television name on the remote.

Step 6: Here, you will be asked to type a code displayed on your screen. Just do it using the on-screen keyboard. 

From here go to settings and follow the steps given in Method 1.

Now your remote will be unpaired from your Fire TV, and you will notice the name disappears as well. Also, you can use your phone to control your Firestick as well.

Method 3: Unpairing Remote (Factory Reset)

This method will remove all paired devices, restore all settings, remove installed applications, and so on. Also, after this, you will need to Set up again as it will terminate your account. To do so, follow the steps given below.

Step 1: First, you need to backup all your data to be eradicated from the device.

Step 2: From the home screen, navigate the above menu and select Settings. From here, move across and then click on the My Fire TV.

Step 3: Scroll down and select Reset Fire Stick to Factory Defaults. A warning message will pop up. Ignore it and press Reset.

Amazon Firestick Reset To Factory Defaults

A Restarting message will appear on the screen. Wait for a while, and after reboot, your device will be reset to default its settings. Now your remote will be unpaired if you want to pair the new remote. Then all you need to do is Set up Firestick using that remote as if you use an old one that will be paired again.

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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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