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How to Restart Amazon Firestick With/ Without Remote



How to Restart Firestick

Restarting is the universal solution to fix software bugs and issues in any electronic device, the Amazon Firestick devices are no different. If you are facing any bugs or issues on your Fire TV Stick devices you can perform a restart to bring back your Firestick to optimal performance. There are a few different ways to restart your Fire TV Stick with or without a remote.

Also, you must restart the device after you update your Fire TV Stick which will help the updates install properly. If your device is completely frozen, you can turn off your Firestick by unplugging it from the power source for a few minutes and replug the device again.

How to Restart Amazon Fire TV

You can reboot your Amazon Fire TV Stick or Fire TV device in two ways. Using Settings and Firestick remote.

Restart Firestick Using Settings

1. Press and hold the Home button on your Firestick remote for about 5-10 seconds to get the Menu screen.

2. Using the navigation buttons on your Firestick remote, scroll and select the Settings option.

3. Under the Settings menu, select the My Fire TV option.

Select My Fire TV

4. In the My Fire TV menu, scroll down and choose the Restart option.

5. A confirmation message will appear on the screen asking if you want to restart your Firestick.

6. Select the Restart option on confirmation.

Select Restart

7. Your Firestick will now restart, and it may take a few moments to complete.

8. You will get the home screen once the Firestick completes the restart process.

Restart Firestick Using Remote

1. First, press and hold the Select and Play/ Pause buttons for a few seconds until you see the black screen.

Restart Firestick using remote

2. Firestick device initiates and completes the reboot process.

Unplugging the Firestick / Power Source

You can follow this restart method only when your Firestick gets frozen or the black screen or the remote stops functioning suddenly.

If you have connected Firestick to your Smart TV, unplug and reinsert the device back into the TV. If you use Fire TV, unplug the cable from the power source and leave it for a minute. Plugin the cable back to the power source and check whether the issue is resolved. You can perform this reboot on your Firestick device before resetting Firestick to factory settings.

How to Restart Firestick in Safe Mode

Sometimes the third-party apps on Firestick might cause internal glitches and make the device enter boot mode in the loop. To fix it, you need to get your Fire TV Stick into Safe Mode using an external device.

1. Connect a keyboard to your Fire TV using the USB cable. If you have Firestick, you will need an Android OTG cable.

2. Turn on your Firestick/ Fire TV. Press and hold the Ctrl + Alt + I + Menu + Print Screen buttons until the home screen is visible.

3. When turned on, you can see the Safe Mode on the bottom-left.


1. How to restart an app on Firestick?

To restart, first press the Back button on the Firestick remote to close. Again, choose the app and press the Select button to open it.

2. Is it possible to restart Firestick without using the remote?

Yes. If your Firestick or Fire TV remote is not working fine, you can use the Fire TV Remote app or third-party apps to reboot the device.

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