How to reset your Dyson air purifier

The process of resetting your Dyson air purifier will mostly depend on the issues that you are experiencing with the unit.

Dyson air purifiers are designed to work as quietly and effectively as possible. And while you might not even notice your air purifier whirring away on most days (except for the white noise in the background), these appliances can still be quite troublesome when they are not working the way they are supposed to.

Why a reset is often the best option

Dyson air purifiers can experience a variety of functional issues and hiccups over time.

And though things like regular maintenance and cleaning can help to eliminate most of these issues, there is no denying that a good old reset is often the best way to get things back on track as quickly as possible.

What type of reset does your Dyson air purifier need?

But while it is always a good idea to reset your Dyson air purifier if you are experiencing problems with the unit’s functionality, there are several different ways to go about ‘resetting’ the unit.

Therefore, it is important to consider why you want to reset your air purifier before you jump right into resetting it, as this might help to guide you in the process.

For instance, a filter life reset may be all that is needed to get the air purifier back up and running after a filter replacement, while a complete factory reset may be more appropriate if you are experiencing a lingering error message.

Some of the most common reasons why you might want to reset your Dyson air purifier (and the corresponding best course of action) include:

Type of reset Common reasons
The filter life reset
  • Your filter has reached the end of its life cycle
  • Your air purifier is displaying an “F” code with three flashing bars
The Wi-Fi Indicator reset
  • Your air purifier is experiencing connectivity issues
The factory reset
  • Your air purifier is displaying any other error code
  • You want to return your air purifier to its default factory settings

How to reset the filter life on your Dyson air purifier

You need to reset the filter life of your Dyson air purifier every time that you replace your filter, so that the unit can accurately time when the new filters will need to be replaced in the future.

There are a two ways to do this, which are  as follows:

Process Steps Description
Resetting the filter life with the remote control Step 1 Ensure that the air purifier is plugged in and turned on
Step 2 Press and hold the oscillation button (for the carbon filter life) and the Night Mode button (for the HEPA filter life) for at least five seconds
Step 3 Once the display on the unit has counted down from five, the reset will be complete
Resetting the filter life with the Dyson Link app Step 1 Open and login to the Dyson Link app
Step 2 Navigate to the “Your machine’s settings” menu
Step 3 Scroll to the “Air” information and click on the “Filter management” tab
Step 4 Press the “Reset filter life” button under the appropriate filter

How to reset the Wi-Fi indicator on your Dyson air purifier

If the issue plaguing your Dyson air purifier is a connectivity issue and not a filter reset issue or some kind of functional error, consider doing a Wi-Fi indicator reset. It is noteworthy that this will only reset your Wi-Fi settings.

However, the process to perform this reset is actually quite simple, and only requires that you press and hold the power button on the unit for five seconds. If the reset is successful, you should see a solid white Wi-Fi symbol displayed on the screen.

How to do a factory reset on your Dyson air purifier

Performing a factory reset on your Dyson air purifier will return all of your preferred and chosen settings back to the factory default settings.

And while this can be incredibly useful if your air purifier had been experiencing a persistent error, it should be used as a last resort.

Fortunately, completing a factory reset is not very difficult and the entire process can be summed up in a few, simple steps, as follows:

  • Step 1: Ensure that the unit is plugged in and switched on
  • Step 2: Press and hold the power buttons on both the unit and the remote control for at least 10 seconds
  • Step 3: Watch the display screen on the unit count down from ten
  • Step 4: Once the countdown is completed, the unit will be restored to its factory default settings

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