This tutorial will show you how to reset Firestick and breathe new life into your favorite streaming device.
This same process can be administered on any Fire TV model, including the Fire TV Cube.
Unfortunately, the small 8 GB internal storage fills up rather quickly. This may make your Firestick or Fire TV slow and sometimes unresponsive. Resetting your Fire TV Stick will allow you to start fresh.
When you reset your Firestick, it will return to the same state it was in when you first purchased it.
It is simple to reset a Firestick or Fire TV and only takes a couple of minutes.
Please keep in mind that when you do this, you will be erasing everything on the system. After your system reboots, you will need to reinstall your applications.
Luckily, you can use the free TROYPOINT App which includes the Rapid App Installer. This will allow you to reinstall all of your favorite streaming apps and tools in a matter of minutes!
How to Reset Firestick Screenshot Guide
1 Hover over Settings on Firestick / Fire TV menu.
2 Click My Fire TV.
3 Click Reset to Factory Defaults.
4 Click Reset.
5 You will see a screen similar to this when your Amazon Fire TV Stick is resetting.
6 Your Firestick or Fire TV will reboot and you will see the following screen which reads “Resetting your Fire TV stick”.
7 You will be prompted to connect to your WiFi network and once you do that, you will see the Amazon sign-in screen.
Factory Reset Firestick Without Going Into Settings
Sometimes you can’t access your settings panel to reset your Firstick or Fire TV due to a frozen system.
You can try initiating a Factory Reset on your Firestick by pressing the Right and Back buttons together for 10 seconds or more.
Now that you know how to reset Firestick you can prepare for a quick reinstall of your favorite apps with the TROYPOINT Rapid App installer.
This app will allow you to install the best free streaming apps and tools in a matter of minutes.
TIP: If you’re trying to install unverified apps from the Amazon App Store, you can only complete it by side-loading or installing anything into your device without using the official app-distribution method. I recommend using a VPN to install such apps. Click this link to learn how to install a VPN for Firestick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube.
Warning! Protect Yourself With A VPN
Most cord-cutters use a VPN and rightfully so.
The free streaming applications, addons, and paid IPTV services that you use are usually hosted on insecure servers.
Without a VPN, your IP Address is being logged.
Your IP Address points back to your location and identity which compromises both your privacy and security.
Your current IP Address is 184.108.40.206 – When you use a VPN, your real IP address will be converted into an anonymous new one.
A VPN will provide you with an anonymous connection to the Internet.
This will prevent your Internet Service Provider, app/addon developers, government agencies, and any 3rd party from logging what you’re accessing online.
The most popular VPN among cord-cutters is IPVanish due to their blazing fast speeds and zero log policy.
Its important to use a VPN that is fast since we are streaming large HD files. Its also crucial to find one that keeps no logs of what their subscribers access while online.
Setting up IPVanish VPN on your streaming device is simple!
Step 1 Register for an IPVanish VPN account by clicking the link below.
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Step 2 – Hover over the search icon on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube and type in “Ipvanish”
You may also find the IPVanish App in the Google Play Store for those of you who are using Android TV Boxes, phones, and tablets.
Step 3 – Click the IPVanish VPN option that appears.
Step 4 – Click the IPVanish icon under Apps & Games.
Step 5 – Click Download.
Step 6 – Click Open.
Step 7 – Enter your username and password to login. Your username is the email that you used to register for IPVanish service with and your password is automatically generated and emailed to you.
Step 8 – Click Connect button.
Step 9 – Click OK for Connection request if it appears.
Step 10 – You will notice that your IP Address changes along with location of connection. You are now operating anonymously through your device.
Click the Home Button on your remote and the VPN will remain running in the background.
Congratulations! You are now protected by a VPN which means everything that you stream or access through your Firestick or Android TV Box is hidden from the rest of the world.
If you ever need to stop the VPN service, simply re-launch the application and click the DISCONNECT button.