Knowing how to reset the Fire TV remote can help you fix any technical issues. While the remote is often reliable, there is always the possibility that you would need to perform a reset, which is understandable as it’s typical with all human-made products.
How to Reset the Firestick’s Remote Control
So, to reset the Firestick remote, follow the steps below:
- Stay on the Firestick 4K’s Home Screen and press the Left + Menu + Back buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds.
- After that, wait 60 seconds before removing the Firestick from the TV.
- After removing the Stick, take the batteries from your Remote and wait another 60 seconds.
- Reconnect the Stick, turn on your TV, and replace the batteries in the remote.
- Long-press the Home button for 40 seconds after the Firestick 4k Home Screen shows.
Now that you’ve completed everything, you must wait another 60 seconds for the process to be complete. After you’ve finished everything, try using the remote again to see whether it’s still working.
If the remote is operating correctly, you are good to go; but proceed to the second technique listed below if it does not work.
Restore the factory defaults of the Firestick 4K
If you’re unlucky and the above approach doesn’t work for you, this technique might be your last option. You’ll need to factory reset your device to get it working correctly again.
Make a comprehensive backup of your files before proceeding with this step, as it deletes everything, including your Amazon account.
Once you’ve completed all the above techniques, follow the instructions below to reset your Firestick 4K to factory defaults:
- Stay on the Home Screen when you boot up your Amazon FireTV Stick.
- Press and hold the Right navigation key + Back button on the remote for a few seconds.
- The notification “Your Fire TV Stick 4K is Powering Off” will appear on the screen.
- After that, the gadget will switch off and erase everything, so be patient.
The Firestick will boot and prompt you to set it up when that process is complete. Next, follow the instructions on your screen, and the following step will ask you to pair the remote.
This will quickly resolve most of your difficulties, including overheating, blank screens, and the inability to access the home screen. However, you must carefully follow this guide because you need to reinstall all apps.
How to fix blinking Orange Light on Firestick Remote after Reset
At one point or another, some users have faced the orange light that constantly blinks after resetting the remote. This light indicates that your WiFi network isn’t powerful enough. Even so, you may not be getting the right signals.
There are various solutions, but the first step is resetting your router. If your router’s settings aren’t correct, you’ll likely have slow internet, weak WiFi, and other problems.
Also, look for any barriers, such as the microwave oven or other gadgets preventing the device from receiving good WiFi signals. Remove all these obstacles to ensure that the gadget receives proper signals and that the orange led does not appear.
How to pair a New Replacement Remote to a Fire TV
- Click on “Settings.”
- Go to “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.”
- Select “Amazon Fire TV Remotes.”
To pair a replacement remote with your Fire Stick, “Add New Remote.” After that, long press and hold your new remote’s Home button for 10 seconds to confirm before selecting the new remote’s name with your old remote.
- Press the Home button on your Fire Stick’s remote control.
Note: If you don’t have a working Fire TV remote, you can use your smartphone to add and remove remotes.
After that, go to Settings. Press and hold the right directional button on your remote until the right-hand gear symbol appears. Next, hit the down button to access the Settings menu.
- Next, select “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.”
- Select “Amazon Fire TV Remotes” from the drop-down option.
Note: To pair a third-party remote:
- Scroll down to “Other Bluetooth Devices,” then click on “Add Bluetooth Devices.”
- Put your remote in pairing mode and choose it when it appears on the screen.
- Push the “Select” button on your previous remote to confirm; this is the button in the middle of your remote’s ring.
It’s important to remember that updating your new remote can take some time.
Finally, you can use your new remote once it appears on the screen.
You can have up to seven remote controls on your Fire Stick. If you’ve reached your limit, you’ll need to unpair one of them. To unpair, push the three-line menu button on your remote, followed by the select button in the center of the ring; this could also help you reset a broken remote.