Amazon’s Fire Stick is a great plugin device to get access to content easily without having to spend a lot of money. It has many apps and this small device is pretty fast. However, there can be times when using the Firestick device can be annoying. One such reason is when your little Firestick goes into a boot loop.
A boot loop is nothing but a cycle where your Firestick decides to simply keep restarting itself all the time. If you are someone facing this issue on your Firestick, here is our guide that has several troubleshooting methods that you can follow to solve this issue.
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Fix Amazon Firestick That Keeps Restarting
There can be several problems as to why the device might be restarting itself all the time. Some reasons can be simple, while some might require you to perform a factory reset for your Firestick device. Anyways, we have listed the various troubleshooting methods for you to check out and try on your Amazon Fire Stick device to help solve the restarting issue.
Unplug The Firestick
The first basic step is to unplug the firestick. Unplugging the FireStick from the TV as well as its power source helps to perform a soft reset. A soft reset will not delete anything from your Amazon FireStick. Rather, it will clear up the RAM and even help to let your Amazon Fire stick cool down a bit if it seems to be getting heated up.
It is ideal to keep the Firestick unplugged for a minimum of 5 minutes. Once the device cools down, you can plug it back into the power source and your TV and it should be working just as fine. If not we have more fixes that you can try.
Update Your Amazon Firestick
Another reason why your FireStick might be restarting repeatedly could be the fact that it’s missing out on software updates or there could be a bug in the current update. Sometimes, a few bugs in the firmware of your Firestick can cause such issues, Hence checking and installing the latest software updates for your Firestick is very important. Of course it will be only possible if you get enough time for update between the restart loop. Here are the steps to check and install updates on your Amazon Firestick.
- Grab the remote for your Firestick and make sure your Firestick is connected to your Wifi network.
- Now, select the Settings icon on your Firestick which will be at the right side near Apps icon.
- Navigate and select My Fire TV.
- Choose About followed by Check For System Update.
- The Firestick will now check for updates if available and download them right away to your device.
After installing the update, your Firestick should now be operating normally without restarting itself all the time. If this method didn’t help fix the issue, follow the next method.
Use The Original Firestick Power Adapter
The Firestick is a plug-in streaming device that needs to be powered independently to be working on your TV. And it needs to be connected all the time when you want to use it. In this case, it is always best to make use of the power cable and the adaptor that came with the device itself.
Using power adapters that might not be suitable for the FireStick can result in the device not receiving enough power and hence causing the Firestick to restart continuously. Also, check if the adaptor and the cable are damaged. If there are cuts, dents, or cracks, you might want to replace these right away as they can be harm your Firestick.
Check For Damages With Firestick Device
The Amazon Firestick plug-in device is a delicate little device. So if there are some damages on the device itself, it can be possible that some important component inside the device might be broken which results in the device restarting itself. If the device is physically broken, you will have to get yourself a new Firestick streaming device.
Check Your TVs HDMI Ports
Because the Firestick connects to your TV via the HDMI port, it is best to check whether your TV’s HDMI port is functional or not. If the port is damaged, loose, or has a problem with displaying the output, then you can either plug the Firestick into another HDMI port or if you have no additional ports, you might have to get the HDMI port repaired if possible. You can check the HDMI port by connecting some other device with your TV and see if it works as expected for long time.
Check the Firestick with other TVs
There could be other components on your TV that might be the culprit for the cause of Firestick restarting itself. It could be your TV software after update or some other things. So how to find if its the issue with your TV and not your Firestick? Well if you have other TVs in your home that has HDMI port, then you can check your Firestick with that TV and analyze if the Firestick restarting itself in loop or is it working fine. If its working fine then your other TV has the problem. But if the issue is still present follow the next method.
Disconnect Other Devices
Your Smart TV or Basic TV will be able to connect multiple other devices such as USB drives and maybe even another HDMI input device. Sometimes other devices could interfere with the working of Firestick devices. To ensure that your Firestick device is working properly, it is best to unplug other devices that are connected to your TV. The Firestick should stop restarting since there is no interference with other devices connected to the TV. If the issue is still there you can reconnect other devices since they are not causing the problem.
Remove Cable Extensions
Some users might be using an extension or a dongle to connect the Firestick to the TV’s HDMI port. Normally, it is recommended that you plug the Firestick into the TV’s HDMI port directly. Sometimes low quality extension could lead to issue like this one. So remove any extension cords and cables that are being used to connect the Firestick to your TV’s HDMI port. If it was the actual issue, without these cables and cords, the Firestick should no longer restart all the time when using the device.
Restart Firestick Device Using Firestick Remote
Sometimes, a good old power cycle is needed to fix some issues especially when your Firestick seems to keep restarting. In this case, you can make use of the Fire Stick remote that comes with the device to perform a forced restart cycle for your Fire Stick. Here is what you need to do.
- Power up the Firestick device and switch the correct input source on your TV.
- Grab the remote that came with the Firestick. And Switch Fire Stick on.
- Now, grab the remote and navigate to the Settings icon.
- Under Settings choose the My Fire TV tile, it will open the menu.
- Scroll down and choose the Restart option to reboot your device.
Alternatively, you can force the Firestick to restart itself right away. Here are the steps.
- Grab the remote of your Firestick.
- Press and hold the Select and Play/Pause button for about 10 seconds.
- After 10 seconds, you should see a message on your TV sayings that the Firestick is powering itself off.
- In a few seconds, the Fire Stick will reboot itself.
- This should help solve the restarting issue.
Perform A Factory Reset of Your Amazon Fire Stick
The last and final option to solve the restarting issue on your Amazon Fire Stick is to perform a factory reset of the device. Do note that when you perform a factory reset for the device, you will be losing all data that is stored on your Amazon Firestick. In this case, all the apps that have been installed, custom settings as well as your account will be removed from the device. So make sure to take note of such information before preparing to reset your Fire Stick device.
We have a dedicated guide that shows you the steps to perform a reset for your Amazon Fire Stick plug-in device. You can check out the guide here and follow the instructions mentioned in it.
This concludes the guide on how you can easily fix the issue with your Amazon Fire Stick device that keeps restarting. It definitely is an annoying situation to deal with and being able to fix this issue will be a relief. Do let us know in the comments section if any of the methods have worked for you and if any other method that we have not listed here has helped you fix this particular issue. If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comment section below.