Reset, Hard Reset, Reboot or start over your Sonos Speaker
I recently got a Sonos Speaker in the last Amazon Prime Day sales, and I’ve had a few issues with it going unresponsive (I’m not entirely sure if this is due to a broken product). The issue I came across was knowing how to reset a Sonos speaker as the instructions didn’t specify.
Don’t get me wrong, this Sonos speaker sounds amazing and it’s definitely one of the best brands for Smart Multi-room Speakers. Unfortunately, like all technology, it sometimes needs a helping hand.
I personally have the Sonos One SL, but this guide will tackle how to reset a Sonos One, Sonos One SL, Sonos Beam and will be updated for newer models too.
Note: Resetting your Sonos speaker will remove all data and will no longer be recoverable.
How to reboot a Sonos Speaker?
Quite simply, turning it off at the wall and turning it back on should be more than enough to reboot your Sonos Speaker, however, if you want to do a complete fresh reboot follow these steps:
Turn the plug off at the wall
Remove the power cord from the plug so the Sonos Speaker has no power
Wait around 10-15 seconds, some speakers will still show powered on briefly
Plug in the speaker
Wait for the Speaker to power back up and configure.
Whilst this is simple, this is the basic fix for most electrical hardware, very IT business we know, but it works!
How to Factory Reset a Sonos Speaker
Sometimes you just need to go back to the beginning, some software problems become persistant and irritating. This is when a simple factory reset of your Sonos Speaker comes in handy.
You may also want to reset your Sonos Speaker if you want to assign a different Sonos Account to it.
Each device has its own Factory Reset method, so I’ll do my best to list the steps for each one below.