Last Updated on 4 months by Amelia Johansson
Are you facing some issues with your FireTV and cannot find the remote? And now you are wondering how to reset Fire Stick without a remote control? If so then you are at the right place in this article we are going to learn the complete method to factory reset a device without using the remote control.
It is because in the past weeks I have received several emails as a few of my visitors are facing issues with their devices. They are willing to restore it but the problem is they do not have a remote as they just lost it. This is why I am here to help them and my other visitors as well so that whenever someone faces this issue they overcome it in no time.
However, it is recommended to keep reading this article until the very end as if you missed anything here you might not be able to understand this guide. Even though this article is useful for all devices including Firestick 4K, Fire TV Stick 2nd, 3rd Generation, FireTV Cube and the latest Fire TV Lite as well.
Can I Reset Fire Stick Without Remote
Before we move toward the next section I just want to answer a simple question. As I saw many people on different forums are asking if there is any way to reset Fire Stick without a remote or not. So, the answer is Yes fortunately Amazon let its user’s factory reset their devices without using the remote.
It is because there are several options available for us to operate this device as we can use HDMI-CEC enabled remote. Most universal remotes might not work properly but if you find a working one then using this you can connect the wireless keyboard. So with this, you will be able to operate your FireTV wireless and use it without a remote.
There are plenty of keyboards available out there so get the best and most suitable keyboard from here: Best Wireless Keyboard for Firestick
But in case of nothing is working properly then, fortunately, we still have another option left which is Fire TV Remote application. It is available on both Android and iOS devices that works pretty fine. So, with the help of this virtual remote, we will be able to reset Fire Stick without the remote.
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Reset Fire Stick Without Remote Control
So, if you already used a 3rd-party universal remote and tried Bluetooth keyboard as well but can’t find any luck? Then the last option we have left is to use the Fire TV remote application to reset. It is the best app that can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store free of cost.
This app provides simple and easy-to-use interfaces like touch Gestures or navigation keys for moving left, right, up, and down. Even though it is best to type quickly using the phone’s keyboard and it comes with the Alexa button as well. This is quite amazing as I personally use it because of the keyboard for searching apps or content.
Ok, so here are the steps that you need to follow to reset Fire Stick without a remote:
First, go to your App Store on Android or iOS and search for Fire TV Remote and open the first app.
After this click on the Install or Get and then this app will start downloading once completes tap on Open to launch it.
When launching it for the first time you will see Fire TV Announcements just ignore them by tapping on No, Thanks.
Now connect to the same WiFi you are using on TV and then you will notice FireTV’s name appears on the screen just tap on it.
Once you tap on the name a code will appear on TV just type the Code on your mobile to Pair Remote.
The mobile is now paired and now you can tap and select the direction to use the navigation key. Now we need to reset Firestick
Click on the Setting icon above
Now Here you can see options you can send your FireTV into Sleep mode as well, but we need to click on FireTV Settings
After going to Settings now move forward and then open the My Fire TV section.
From here just scroll down and then tap on Reset to Factory Defaults.
After you select this a warning will appear as You Are About to Reset this device. So, when you are asked for confirmation just select the Reset button.
That’s it now during the reset process your Fire TV might restart several times and then you will notice everything is removed successfully and it is reset to factory settings.
That’s it for today as by following the above guide you are now able to Reset Fire Stick without the remote control. However, I have explained everything related to this issue as most people are asking for this. If you still don’t know how it works then you should simply go above and check out the steps provided there.
Although the problem is after resetting you will be required to Set Up Firestick again and for those remote is mandatory. This is why you should buy a replacement remote from the Amazon website. Without this, you won’t be able to set up or use your device as you were using before.