Resetting Sonos Playbar – Playbar Resetting Guide Gen 1 – 2

Soundbar speakers might have problems like any other type of hardware, Minor difficulties may usually be resolved with a simple restart, while more serious issues may require a factory reset. Let’s look about resetting Sonos playbar.

Before the Factory Reset We recommend that you reboot your Sonos speaker if you’re having any issues. If a reboot doesn’t help, you might want to perform a factory reset.

How to Reboot Sonos Playbar

  • Unplug the power cord.
  • Wait 10 seconds.
  • Reconnect the power cord and allow one minute for the product to boot up.

However, if you’re performing a factory reset because you want to sell or gift your Sonos Playbar, feel free to skip this section.

Steps of Resetting Sonos Playbar (Gen 1 Sonos Factory Reset)

  • Unplug the power cord from the wall.
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  • Next, press and hold the Play/Pause button. While you’re holding the button, reconnect the power cord back into the wall. (You can use join button as well for factory reset).
  • Continue holding the Play/Pause button until the light begins to flash amber and white.
  • Continue holding the button. Once the light on the Playbar begins to flash green, you’ll know that your speaker has been successfully reset.
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Sonos playbar gen 1 or gen 2 hard reset or factory reset steps are same, but for better user understanding i am explaining this in detail below. 

How to factory reset Sonos Playbar Gen 2 

  • Unplug the power cord from the wall.
  • Next, press and hold the infinity Button. While you’re holding the button, reconnect the power cord back into the wall.

(You can use play/pause button if you don’t have reset or infinity button for factory reset).

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Infinity Button/ Reset Button

 

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Pressing the Button
  • Continue holding the infinity button until the light begins to flash amber and white.
  • Continue holding the button for 4 seconds and leave it. 
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Flashing Lights
  • Once the light on the Playbar begins to flash green, you’ll know that your speaker has been successfully reset.
Flashing Green Light
Green Light indicates factory reset has been done

Before reaching directly into factory reset, here are a few reasons you might consider before apply factory reset.

The company lists four main reasons that you’re having issues:

  • Connections issues
  • The Wi-Fi network isn’t updated
  • The Sonos device was not found during setup
  • A missing product in the application

For each of these reasons, Sonos does have in-depth troubleshooting articles that you can find here. Of course, you’ll also find solutions to several other issues too such as playback problems and error codes.

Most of your problems are easily solved by turning off your device and turning it back on. But, if you’re having a connection issue you may want to reset your router or turn off your VPN. The Sonos Soundbar will not always cooperate with a VPN.

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