As helpful as robot vacuums can be, there are times when it is necessary to reset them in order to get them functioning correctly again. It could be that the unit simply needs a restart, or there may be a deeper issue that needs troubleshooting. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to determine the actual cause of the malfunction without professional repair services. However, you can do a few simple steps at home to solve the issue. Resetting your robot vacuum can be a useful way to troubleshoot common issues or restore your device to its original settings.
There are two types of reset: a soft reset and a factory reset. A soft reset is often used when there’s a minor bug or issue, but your data will remain untouched. On the other hand, a factory reset will delete all of your settings, making it ideal if you’re looking to sell the device or give it away. It’s important to remember that any custom cleaning options you have set up – such as specific no-go zones – will be lost when you perform a factory reset; this means you’ll need to go through the setup process again afterward. With that said, let’s see how you can reset Roborock S5.
Resetting your Roborock S5 manually
Soft resetting your Roborock S5 is a simple process that can help troubleshoot minor issues or bugs with the device. The reset button is located underneath the top cover of the robotic vacuum and accessible with something as small as a pin. To reset, begin by powering on the vacuuming and lifting the top cover, then press the reset button. With this reset method, users don’t have to worry about losing any stored data. Resetting your Roborock S5 can help restore functions without having to go through the more complex steps required for a factory reset method.
If the soft reset doesn’t solve your issue, you should try to factory reset your Roborock S5. First, hold the recharge(dock) button for 3-5 seconds. Then, use a pin to press the reset button next to wifi LED just once until the power button, recharge button, and spot cleaning button’s lights turn off. Keep holding the recharge button for about five more seconds until you hear a tone restore, and then you can remove your finger. Once reset, your Roborock s5 will be disconnected from WiFi so remember to reconnect it again. Additionally, this method will reset its firmware to the first one, so it’s important to check for updates afterward.
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