How to reset or reboot your Sonos speakers

Reboot and reset mean two different things ‚Äď here's how to do both

How to reset your Sonos speakers

Sonos continues to put out some of the best multi-room speakers available, strengthened by the ongoing arrival of smart features like Alexa, AirPlay 2 and, soon, Google Assistant.

But they're certainly not perfect, and, like anything else, you'll sometimes need to do a good old-fashioned reset. Sometimes a basic reset will do the job, but in some cases you'll need to do a full reboot.

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We'll walk you through both. The process will also depend on which Sonos speaker you're trying to restart.

How to reboot a Sonos speaker

The classic off-on method is your friend here. Well, sort of. Here's what you need to do:

1. Remove the power cord from the back of the outlet or the Sonos speaker itself.
2. Wait 10 seconds so the speaker can completely power off.
3. Plug it back in.
4. Give the speaker a minute or so to power back up.

For a lot of problems, this method should do the trick. But if it doesn't, it's time for a factory reset.

How to reset or reboot your Sonos speakers

How to factory reset a Sonos speaker

If the problems persist, or you simply want to wipe your Sonos speaker so you can register it to a different account, you'll need to take more drastic measures. Note that this process is different depending on the speaker.

For Play:1, Play:3, Play:5 (gen-1), Connect, Connect:Amp and Playbar, do the following:

1. Unplug the Sonos speaker from the outlet.
2. Hold down the Play/Pause button while plugging the speaker back into the outlet.
3. Don't take your finger off that button. After a few seconds it will start flashing amber and white.
4. Once the speaker has reset, the light will flash green.

For the Sonos One, Play:5 (gen-2), Sonos Beam, Boost, Bridge, Sub, Playbase and Amp, do the following:

1. Unplug the Sonos speaker from the outlet.
2. Hold down the Connect button while plugging the speaker back into the outlet.
3. Keep holding the Connect button ‚Äď after a few seconds it will start flashing amber and white.
4. Once the speaker has reset, the light will flash green.

How to reset the Sonos controller

If you want to reset the Sonos controller app, so you can connect it to a new Sonos system, here's what you need to do.

1. Open the Sonos app.
2. Tap More on the bottom menu.
3. Hit Settings.
4. Tap Advanced Settings.
5. Tap Reset Controller and confirm.


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