As a Firestick owner, I have been frustrated by my device suddenly resetting itself without any warning. After some research, testing, and trial and error, I’ve come up with a few solutions to this issue and I’m here to share my findings with other Firestick users. In this blog post, I’ll discuss the potential causes of Firestick resetting itself, as well as the steps you can take to fix the problem.
Why Your Fire Stick TV Is Constantly Resetting
Your Fire Stick is constantly resetting, and you’re at your wits’ end.
You may be experiencing this issue with your Fire Stick because you’re a new owner or because you’ve had it for years, and now it’s showing some wear and tear.
Either way, here are some of the possible reasons for this problem:
- You Have Limited Storage Space
If your Fire TV Stick is resetting itself often, it might be because there isn’t enough storage space available.
When it comes to the amount of storage space available on your device, the Fire TV Stick has around 8GB of internal storage.
So, if you have a lot of apps or content on the device, the system and apps may not run smoothly. Moreover, if the storage issues continue, the device will probably freeze or crash regularly.
- The Device Is Overheating
All Fire TV Stick devices have a CPU inside that provides processing power to your device. The CPU is what makes the device work.
When you use your Fire TV Stick for an extended period, the CPU gets very hot. If your Fire TV Stick overheats, it may damage the CPU and cause the device to “fail” or restart constantly.
To help prevent overheating, turn off your Fire Stick device when you’re not using it and keep it in a room with good ventilation. Plus, keep the TV and device away from direct sunlight.
- You Need to Update the Software
It’s essential to keep your device’s software up-to-date for several reasons. First, the latest version of the software is always the most secure. Risks are minimized, and vulnerabilities are patched as quickly as possible by Amazon.
Second, updates can fix bugs and make your device run more smoothly, which is always a good thing—especially if you’re already experiencing some technical difficulties!
Lastly, your Fire TV Stick will get new features with every update, so it’s worth it if you want to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the world of streaming media devices!
How to Stop Your Fire Stick from Resetting Itself
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When you’re streaming on your Fire Stick, it’s easy to get frustrated when the thing resets itself, and you have to start over.
But don’t worry—you can stop that from happening! Here how:
- Update the Software
As we discussed before, updating your Fire Stick may help you fix many problems and improve your overall experience. So, here’s how you can update it:
- Open the “Home” screen on your Fire TV Stick
- Pick “Settings”
- Choose “My Fire TV”
- Select “About”
- If there are immediately available updates, choose “Install Update”
- If not, go to “Check for Update” and install any that are available
Updates usually take 10 to 15 minutes, depending on your internet connection speed.
- Free up Some Space
If you’re an old Fire Stick user, you know how much of a hassle it can be to keep your device clear of junk.
Every time you install or uninstall an app or game, it takes up space on your device, which means that, eventually, you’ll run out of space. Plus, your Fire Stick won’t be able to perform as well as it used to.
So, let’s get right to it and tackle the clutter:
- Open The Fire Stick “Home” screen
- Head to “Settings”
- Select “Applications”
- Choose “Manage Installed Applications”
- Scroll through the apps to check their sizes, and then choose the one you want to clear
- Pick “Clear Cache”
Clearing the cache clears out temporary files that can build up over time and cause the drive or apps to run slower.
Moreover, you can choose “Clear Data,” which will delete all the data related to the app. So, it’s better to clear the cache first and then go for “Clear Data” if you want more space on your device.
- Factory Reset
Typically, factory resetting is done to troubleshoot problems with your device and get rid of personal data that might be causing problems.
It’s usually the last option, but in some cases, it’s the only way to fix your issue. You can easily do it by following these steps:
- Open The Fire Stick “Home” screen
- Open “Settings”
- Select “ My Fire TV”
- Choose “ Reset to Factory Defaults”
- Enter your pin code if prompted, and then select “Reset”
It will take just about five to ten minutes, and you can have your device running like new.
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This is a common problem with the Amazon Firestick and can be very frustrating. Luckily, you can fix it by freeing up some space on the device or updating the software, which might help.
Plus, you could perform a factory reset to remove any apps causing the problem.