By Trae Jacobs,
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Sonos speakers are essential to any home sound system. However, you might encounter a glitch that requires factory resetting your Sonos device.
Not all Sonos devices can be reset the same way, so we’ll cover the reset method for all models.
Reset or Reboot a Sonos Speaker
There’s a difference between resetting and rebooting your Sonos speaker. When you reboot your Sonos, it simply restarts. When you reset it, it goes back to its default factory settings.
Resetting your Sonos speakers is more beneficial than rebooting them when you’re experiencing issues with your speaker that can’t be resolved through traditional troubleshooting.
Reset Most Sonos Speakers
Apart from Era, Roam, and Move models, the reset process for Sonos speakers is the same across the board.
- Unplug the power cord from your Sonos product.
- Press and hold the Join button while you reconnect the power cord. If your speaker doesn’t have a Join button, you can press and hold the Play/Pause or Mute button instead.
- Continue holding the button until you see a flashing orange and white light.
- Release the button and wait for the light to flash green.
- Add the speaker back to the Sonos app.
Reset the Sonos Era 100 and Era 300
Follow the steps below to reset your Sonos Era 100 or Era 300:
- Unplug the power cord.
- Press and hold the Bluetooth button while reconnecting the power cord to the outlet.
- Keep holding the Bluetooth button until you see the light on the front of your speaker flashing orange and white.
- Wait until the orange and white light turns green.
Reset the Sonos Roam and Roam SL
Here’s how you can reset a Sonos Roam or Roam SL:
- Press and hold the power button on the back of your speaker for at least five seconds, or until it powers off.
- Hold down the Play/Pause button, then press and release the power button.
- Continue holding the Play/Pause button until the light flashes orange and white.
- Wait until the orange and white flashing light turns green.
Reset the Sonos Move
Resetting the Sonos Move is a little bit different than resetting other models. Here’s how to do it:
- Remove your Sonos Move from the charging base.
- Press and hold the power button on the back of the device for at least five seconds, or until it powers off. You’ll hear a chime, and the status light will turn off.
- Hold the Join button, then press and release the power button.
- Keep holding the Join button until the light on the top flashes orange and white.
When the light starts flashing green, your Sonos Move has been successfully reset. From here, you can add it back to your system.
How to Reboot a Sonos Speaker
Rebooting your Sonos speaker won’t restore it to factory default settings, but it can help you solve many technical issues without performing an entire reset. Here’s how to do it:
- Power off your Sonos speaker and unplug it from the power outlet.
- Wait a few seconds.
- Plug your speaker back in and power it on.
This reboot method applies to all the Sonos products currently on the market.
FAQ: Resetting Sonos Speakers
How Do I Force Restart a Sonos Speaker?
There’s no dedicated way to force restart a Sonos speaker. The easiest way to restart your speaker is to reboot it following the method above.
Do Sonos Speakers Have a Reset Button?
Sonos speakers don’t have dedicated reset buttons. You’ll need to use the button combinations discussed above to reset your speaker.
Can You Reset Sonos Speakers on the App?
You can’t reset Sonos speakers through the app. You can, however, reset the Sonos Controller, which is a separate device you can purchase to control your Sonos speakers wirelessly:
- Open the Sonos app.
- Select the Settings tab.
- Tap “App Preferences.”
- Select “Reset Sonos Controller.”
Resetting the Sonos Controller can be useful if it’s failing to connect to or control your speakers.