How To Restart Firestick In 4 Easy Steps?

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The Ultimate Guide To Restart Firestick in 2024

In this article you’ll learn how to restart your Amazon Firestick in record time. We also explain why this can be useful. We also explain how to reset apps or your Firestick, such as our Firestick screen mirroring app. Use it to cast to Fire TV from Android as well as iOS and MacOS devices.

Additionally, we provide additional technical support such as clearing cache, etc. Discover it all below!

Are you undecided whether Firestick is the best streaming device option for you? Check out our comprehensive Roku vs Firestick, as well as Chromecast vs Firestick guides. Make an informed decision today!

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What Does Resetting Your Fire TV Do?

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First things first. Why would one reset a Firestick in the first place? Well, resetting your Firestick is a great way to remove all personal data stored on the device and restore it back to its original settings.

This is a great option if you’re experiencing issues with your Fire TV device. Whether it’s Firestick remote issues, lagging or you can’t cast to Firestick, resetting is likely to fix it. It will remove all preferences and user configurations, as well as bugs, making sure that the device goes back to its stock status.

Reset your Firestick today for peace of mind!

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How To Restart Firestick?

Here’s what you should do:

  1. Press and hold the Select and Play/Pause buttons on your remote for about five seconds, or until the Reset screen appears.
  2. Use the arrow keys on your remote to highlight the Reset option, and then press the Select button to select it.
  3. The Firestick will now restart and reset to its default settings.
  4. Once the reset is complete, you can set up your Firestick as a new device and start using it again.

Can’t follow these steps above because your Firestick remote is not working? Then check out the post in the link and get your device up and running!

Here’s another useful tip for your Firestick: With this easy-to-use OTG cable, you can quickly connect USB devices such as keyboards and flash drives directly to your device in less than a minute.

This makes it easy for you to transfer photos, videos, documents, and other data between your device and external memory fast and securely. Enjoy maximum usability with the OTG adapter as it is also compatible with Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, and other devices that support OTG.

Connect an ethernet adapter to the latest Fire TV and Fire Stick quickly and enjoy easy access to all of its features. We find this an useful gadget additional to your Firestick device.

Note: These steps may vary depending on the model of your Firestick and the version of the operating system it is running. If you are having trouble resetting your Firestick, you may need to refer to the user manual or contact Amazon customer support for assistance.

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How To Restart Firestick Screen Mirroring App From AirBeamTV?

Do you have the FireTV screen mirroring app from AirBeamTV and are you experiencing technical issues? Maybe you simply want to turn off screen mirroring? Resetting the application can sometimes help resolve the issue.

Restart Firestick mirroring app on iPhone

  • Press the menu button on your iPhone twice.
  • Then swipe up.
  • All running apps are now displayed.
  • Find, select and swipe up our screen mirroring app for Firestick. Now it is closed.
  • Wait 10 seconds.
  • Then reload the AirBeamTV app and connect it to your Amazon Fire TV.

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Restart Firestick mirroring app on Android

Want to cast Android to Firestick or Fire TV? Here’s how to restart your device:

  1. Click the recents button in the bottom-right corner of your Android.
  2. Swipe right until you see the Firestick mirroring app.
  3. Swipe up to close the app.
  4. Open the app back again.

Restart Firestick mirroring app on Android – 2nd method

In case the first method didn’t work, there’s another way to restart apps on Android:

  1. Go to Settings – Apps and notifications.
  2. Click ‘See all apps’.
  3. Choose the app you wish to restart.
  4. Click ‘Force Stop”.
  5. Confirm.
  6. Go back to Home Screen.
  7. Launch the app back.

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How to Restart Youtube on Amazon Firestick?

To restart YouTube on your Amazon Firestick, follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the Home button on your Firestick remote for about five seconds, or until the quick access menu appears on the screen.
  2. Use the arrow keys on your remote to highlight the YouTube app, and then press the Menu button on your remote. This will open a menu with options for the YouTube app.
  3. Select the Force Stop option from the menu. This will stop the YouTube app and close it.
  4. To restart YouTube, go back to the Home screen and select the YouTube app from the list of installed apps. This will start the app and you can use it again.

Otherwise, you can bypass that, and cast YouTube to TV with AirBeamTV Fire TV apps!

Note: If restarting YouTube doesn’t resolve any issues you’re having with the app, you may need to try clearing its cache or uninstalling and reinstalling the app. This can help to resolve any issues that may be causing the app to not work properly.

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What Does Clearing The Cache Do On Firestick?

Clearing the cache on a Firestick can help improve the device’s performance and free up storage space. When you clear the cache, it removes temporary files and data that may have been stored on the device.

This can help resolve issues with the Firestick, such as app crashes or error messages. It can also help improve the device’s overall speed and responsiveness. However, it’s important to note that clearing the cache will not delete any important data or settings on the Firestick.

It will only remove temporary files and data that are no longer needed. Sometimes it can also help to even clear the cache of your television. For example, in this article you can read how to clear the cache of a Samsung TV.

What to do when my Firestick remote is not working?

If your Fire TV or Firestick remote is not working, here are five tips to help you resolve the issue:

  1. Check the batteries: Start by ensuring that the batteries in your remote are not drained or improperly inserted. Replace the batteries if necessary and make sure they are correctly aligned.
  2. Pair the remote: If the remote is not responding, it might have lost its connection with the Fire TV device. To resolve this, navigate to the Fire TV settings and select “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices” to re-pair the remote.
  3. Restart the device: Sometimes a simple restart can fix remote connectivity issues. Unplug your Fire TV or Firestick from the power source, wait for a few seconds, and plug it back in. Once it has restarted, try using the remote again.
  4. Clear obstacles: Ensure that there are no obstructions between the remote and the Fire TV device. Remove any objects that might be blocking the signal and try using the remote from different angles or distances.

If you want more tips, check out our Firestick remote guide!

Remember, if these troubleshooting tips do not resolve the issue, you may want to contact Amazon customer support for further assistance.

What should I do if my Firestick doesn’t restart after following these steps?

If you’ve attempted to restart your Firestick following the suggested steps but find it unresponsive, don’t panic. First, ensure your device’s power source is functioning correctly. Unplug the Firestick from its power source, wait a minute, and then plug it back in. This can help reset the power cycle and may resolve any temporary glitches. If the issue persists, consider using a different HDMI port on your TV or monitor, as the problem might not be with the Firestick itself but with the connection. For further assistance, Amazon’s customer support can provide personalized troubleshooting based on your specific situation.

How often should I restart my Firestick for optimal performance?

Regarding the frequency of restarts for maintaining optimal performance, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. Generally, restarting your Firestick once a month can help clear the cache and keep the device running smoothly. However, if you notice your Firestick becoming sluggish, experiencing frequent buffering, or having trouble loading apps, a restart might be needed sooner. Listening to your device and responding to its performance can guide you in keeping it in top condition.

Will restarting my Firestick affect any installed apps or saved data?

A common concern is whether restarting the Firestick will affect any installed apps or saved data. Fortunately, a standard restart or soft reset does not delete any of your personal information, installed applications, or settings. It simply refreshes the system, much like rebooting a computer, and can often fix minor operational issues. However, if you choose to perform a factory reset, this will erase all data on the device, returning it to its original state. This step should only be taken if absolutely necessary, and it’s wise to back up any important information beforehand.

How do I deregister my Fire TV stick and register again?

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To deregister your Fire TV stick and then register it again, you can follow these steps:

  1. Press the Home button on your Fire TV remote to go to the home screen.
  2. Go to Settings > My Account.
  3. Select Deregister from the menu. This will remove the device from your Amazon account.
  4. Once the device has been deregistered, go back to the home screen and select the Register option.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to register the device to your Amazon account again.

Alternatively, you can also deregister your Fire TV stick by going to Amazon’s website and following these steps:

  1. Go to Amazon’s website and sign in to your account.
  2. Click on the Your Account tab, and then select the Manage Your Content and Devices option.
  3. In the Devices section, find the Fire TV stick that you want to deregister and click on the Deregister button next to it.
  4. Once the device has been deregistered, you can register it again by following the instructions on the Fire TV stick’s screen.

Important Amazon Fire Stick Warnings

Restarting your Firestick can solve many issues, but it’s also important to be aware of potential warnings specific to Amazon Fire Stick usage. For a smoother experience and to avoid common pitfalls, make sure you read about the essential Amazon Fire Stick warnings that every user should know.


Now you know how to restart your Fire TV as well as Fire TV mirroring app for Android and iOS by AirBeamTV.

Do you have any other questions? Have a look at our FAQ section! Otherwise, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service specialists. They will able to help you with any issues or problems.

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