Resetting your iRobot Roomba robot vacuum might be necessary. For instance, if you move or if you keep receiving error messages, you might want to reset it to factory settings.
It is very simple to reset an iRobot Roomba. In this article, I’ll explain how to quickly and easily reset the robot vacuum, when it’s a good idea to do it (and when you shouldn’t), and what to look out for.
Two Different Types Of Reset For Roomba
Your Roomba will shut off and then restart when you reboot it. Rebooting your Roomba is a good idea if you discover that it won’t connect to Wi-Fi or has some other kind of glitch. Once your Roomba has restarted, all of the data stored in the companion app (logins, saved locations, and user preferences) will still be accessible.
A full factory reset of your robot may be necessary if you want to get rid of it or if you’re experiencing more serious problems that a simple reboot can’t fix. Your Roomba will essentially go back to its factory settings after completing this step, and all user information will be deleted from the bot and the companion app. The procedure for reboots and factory resets will vary depending on the model of your Roomba.
Reasons To Reset An iRobot Roomba
You might even need to reset the Roomba such as Roomba s9+ because you just got it from the previous owner and need it to remember the layout of your house. (Read More: iRobot Roomba s9+ Robot Vacuum For Pet Hair Review)
The maps in the memory of the more recent models may need to be reset because you recently moved into a new home. (Read More: How To Get Roomba To Remap a Room – Find The Simple Ways)
If your Roomba robot vacuum won’t connect to WiFi or keeps displaying error messages in the iRobot app, you may need to reset it. Perform an iRobot reset for the following main reasons:
- You get error messages in the iRobot app
- Roomba won’t connect to WiFi
- iRobot acts strange or keeps crashing
- You want to set up the robot vacuum from scratch
Of course, if you have recently purchased a used Roomba or are moving to a new house, the latter can be very interesting. The bottom line is that you don’t reset a Roomba until you’ve exhausted all other options.
How To Reset Roomba
Roomba 614 Model
The 614 Model of Roomba can only be manually reset because it lacks Wi-Fi connectivity.
- Turn the Roomba 614 on by pressing the CLEAN button
- Press both SPOT and DOCK buttons at the same time for 10 seconds
- Release them at the same time
- Your Roomba will make the typical reboot sound and reset
Roomba 670, 671, 675, 690 Models
Two methods exist for resetting these models.
- Turn the Roomba on by pressing the CLEAN button
- Press the “Spot Clean” and “Home” buttons at the same time for 10 seconds
- Release both at the same time
- The Roomba will make the typical reboot tone and Reset
iRobot Home App Factory Reset
- Log in to your account
- Go to “Settings”
- Select the “Factory Reset” option that is next to your Roomba
Factory Reset Roomba
Many settings will be lost if an iRobot Roomba is reset to factory defaults. You are not the only one who will find it frustrating to have to set everything up from scratch.
A factory reset will remove the following settings:
- Language and time settings will be reset to default settings
- Cleaning settings and specific preferences will be removed
- Imprint Smart Maps are lost, and the robot vacuum cleaner will have to get to know your home again
- Links with third parties (for example a link with Google Nest smart speakers in your home)
After the factory reset, the Roomba won’t be recognized by your iRobot account and you’ll need to add it as a new device.
When To Reset Roomba To Factory Settings?
What transpires to the Roomba then, following a factory reset? The Roomba will be deleted from the iRobot HOME app as a result of the action. Time zones, language preferences, and other settings will all revert to default. Aside from smart home connections, all previously saved information on the iRobot account will also be deleted.
If the Roomba is capable of mapping, every map that has been made and stored will be eliminated. But if the factory reset is carried out from the robot itself, the cloud data, app data, and account associations will all be preserved. After the factory reset is finished, you can restart Roomba’s learning process.
How Often Should You Reset Your Roomba?
Not all issues with your Roomba robot vacuum can be resolved by performing a reset, and your unit doesn’t necessarily experience problems every time it does. Users frequently need to reset the robot vacuum in two of the following situations:
Your robotic vacuum cleaner requires software to function, just like any other digital device. It appears that the software has run into some problems if one day it stops functioning properly or simply spins around without cleaning.
Please notice when:
- Your Roomba deletes the set schedule automatically
- The vacuum is unable to load the launcher
- The unit can perform the cleaning process accurately
These symptoms could mean that your robot is managing too much data in its memory.
You should reset the Roomba to ensure that all unnecessary data affecting the Roomba’s performance is removed in order to solve this issue.
If you’re thinking about buying a Roomba, keep in mind that it runs on a rechargeable battery. The lifespan of a battery will naturally be shortened over time and use because nothing lasts forever. When your battery won’t dock or runs out of power too quickly during a cleaning cycle, you can tell it’s having issues.
How Do You Reset The Roomba Battery?
Your Roomba’s cleaning cycle recently doesn’t seem to be as effective as it used to be, and it sometimes won’t even recharge after a cleaning session. It is most likely a sign that the battery is worn out from use and time. The battery can recover and be made to operate for a reasonable amount of time by properly resetting it.
Some steps to follow:
- Press the CLEAN button to turn on the Roomba
- Hit the SPOT and DOCK buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds
- Release both buttons at the same time as soon as you hear the typical beep sound
- Stop loading the robot for at least 12 hours and then try it
You will notice a boost in the number of cleaning cycles of your Roomba robotic vacuum as soon as the battery is reset.
The robot’s rollers must always be kept clean if you don’t want the debris and dust to drain more energy than necessary as it moves. Once a week for the brushes and once a month for the entire machine cleaning is essential for great maintenance.
The straightforward yet comprehensive troubleshooting guide for correctly resetting a Roomba is now at your disposal. Please keep in mind that the best way to solve any issues with your Roomba is to get in touch with the official iRobot support team. Your Roomba will last a long time if you give it proper care.