Don't leave any important information on your Alexa device, especially if you're selling it or giving it to someone else.
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First-generation Amazon Echo (and Dot): Use the end of a paper clip to press and hold the reset button on the bottom of the Echo speaker. The light ring on the device will turn orange and spin, signifying that it properly reset.
Second-generation Amazon Echo (and Dot): Hold down the Microphone Off and Volume Down buttons until the light ring turns orange.
Third-generation Amazon Echo (and Dot): Push the Action button with the dot in the center. Press and hold until the light ring pulses with a spinning orange light.
Amazon Echo Studio
: Hold down the Microphone Off and Volume Down buttons until the light ring blinks orange and turns off and on.
Amazon Echo Flex
: Press and hold the Action button for 20 seconds, until the light blinks orange, then turns off and on.
Amazon Echo Show
(all three versions): Hold down both the Mute and Volume Down buttons until the screen displays the Amazon logo.
That's it! Now your old Amazon Echo speaker can be registered to a new account.