How To Reset Sonos Speakers? (All Models!)

How To Reset Sonos Speakers

Sonos speakers are known for their high-quality sound, ease of use, and integration with music streaming services. But, sometimes they won’t work properly and you must reset them. So, how to reset Sonos speakers?

To reset Sonos speakers, unplug the power cord, press the Join (infinity) button, Play/Pause, or Mute button. Then, you must plug in the power cord while keeping the button pressed. You can release the button once the LED light flashes a red color.

However, this process doesn’t work with all models/types. Each model has its unique method and lighting indicators that reset and indicate when the speaker is ready to use.

Why Should You Reset Sonos Speakers?

You should reset Sonos speakers if there’s a software bug or glitch, if you are adding the speaker to a new Sonos system, if there are network changes (e.g. Wi-Fi password change), if you are selling the speaker, or for troubleshooting purposes (e.g. the speaker won’t turn off/on or the sound is delayed).

A hard reset will restore the original factory settings of the speaker, clear the internal memory, disconnect the speaker from its existing Sonos system, and remove any custom settings you may have configured on the Sonos speaker (including Wi-Fi network information, music service accounts, room assignments, and any personalized settings).

After a hard reset, you must manually re-configure the Sonos speaker.

How To Reset Sonos Speakers?

The resetting process is different for each model/type of speaker. There are a lot of Sonos speaker types, and each has a different resetting method/process.

How To Reset Sonos Roam, Roam SL Speaker?

  1. Turn off the speaker by pressing the power button. You will hear a sound once it’s turned off.
  2. Press and hold the Play/Pause button.
  3. Press the power button once to turn it on.
  4. Keep the Play/pause button pressed until the LED light has a flashing red/green light.
  5. Once you see the red or green light, release the button.
  6. When the LED light has a blinking green light, the speaker is reset and ready for configuration.

How To Reset Sonos Move Speaker?

  1. Remove the charger from the speaker.
  2. Turn it off by pressing the power button for 4-5 seconds or until you hear the turning off sound.
  3. Press and hold the Join button (infinite icon) and the power button.
  4. Release the power button, but keep the Join button pressed.
  5. Keep the Join button until the LED light has an orange or white color.
  6. Once the LED light is green, you can use it.

How to Reset Sonos Play 3 Speaker?

  1. Turn it off and unplug it from the power cord or outlet.
  2. Press and hold the Play/pause button while the speaker is turned off and unplugged.
  3. Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet while keeping the Play/Pause button pressed.
  4. Keep the button pressed for 15-20 seconds.
  5. The LED light will turn from white to amber color.
  6. Once the LED light starts to flash red, release the button.
  7. Wait until the LED light is green before re-using it.

How to Reset Sonos Play 5 Speaker?

  1. Turn it off and unplug the power cord.
  2. Wait a few seconds.
  3. Press and hold the Join or Infinity button.
  4. Connect the speaker with a power cord and outlet while keeping the Join button pressed.
  5. The LED light will have a white and then a red light,
  6. Once the lighting indicator starts to flash a red light, release the button.

How to Reset Reset Sonos One, One SL?

  1. Remove the power cord from the speaker.
  2. Press and hold the Join button (located at the back).
  3. Plug the power cord while keeping the button pressed.
  4. The LED light will start to flash a white and blue light.
  5. Keep the button pressed until it has a red light flashing.
  6. Release the button and wait a few minutes until the LED light is green.

How to Reset Other Sonos Speakers?

If you have a different Sonos speaker from the list above, then the resetting process is the same for all.

The only difference is the button you press before connecting the power cord. You can either press the Play/Pause, Join (Infinity) Button, or Mute button.┬áMost likely, you will have only one of these buttons. Once you find the button you have, here’s what to do:

  1. Turn your speaker off and remove the power cord.
  2. Press and hold one of these buttons (Play/Pause, Join or Infinity, or Mute Button).
  3. Keep the button pressed while you connect the power cord.
  4. The LED light will have a flashing white light.
  5. Once the LED light changes from white to another color release the buttons.
  6. Once the LED light is green, you can use the speaker.

How to Reset the Sonos App?

Except for the speaker, you can also reset the Sonos app. Once you reset the app, you must re-configure all the speakers. So, only do this if the app or speakers aren’t working properly and you have troubleshooting.

  1. Open the app.
  2. Go to Settings inside the app.
  3. Tap App Preferences.
  4. Tap Reset App.
  5. A pop-out menu will show, Tap Reset.
  6. Close the app (from the background too) and re-open it.

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