How to Reset Snap Spectacles

A hard or soft reset of Spectacles can clear up issues

What to Know

  • Spectacles can be soft or hard reset by manipulating the one button on the glasses.
  • Press and hold the button for 20 seconds, and then release the button to do a soft reset.
  • Press and hold the button for 20 seconds, and then press the button once more to do a hard reset.

This article explains how to reset Snapchat Spectacles.

Resetting Snapchat Spectacles is a good way to address any issues you might have with syncing, taking Snaps, or importing Snaps from Spectacles to your iOS or Android device.

A hard or soft reset will not wipe your device and remove Snaps. A hard reset, however, will require you to pair your Spectacles to your Android or iOS device again. Accordingly, Snapchat cautions using a hard reset as a last resort, but there isn't much danger in hard resetting.

How to Soft Reset Snapchat Spectacles

A soft reset is an easy way to fix any issues you might have with Spectacles, like syncing Snaps, charging, or experiencing errors. To soft reset your Spectacles, you'll need your Spectacles and 20 seconds.

  1. Press and hold the button on Spectacles for 20 seconds.

    Snapchat Spectacles button

    Snap Inc.

  2. After 20 seconds, release the button. You'll see the LEDs on Spectacles flash once.

    Make sure you release the button after 20 seconds. If you miss the mark, make sure to wait at least 10 seconds before trying again. Pressing the button again too soon after holding it down could accidentally trigger a hard reset.

How to Hard Reset Snapchat Spectacles

Hard resetting Snapchat Spectacles is the same process as soft resetting Spectacles, except there's an additional step.

When hard resetting, you will have to pair Spectacles to your Android or iOS device again, even if paired before.

  1. Press and hold the button Spectacles for 20 seconds.

    You may see the LEDs on Spectacles flash during this process.

  2. After 20 seconds, release the button, and then immediately press and release it once more.

  3. This should begin the resetting process. You should see the outside LEDs on Spectacles appear in a triangle formation. These LEDs will begin to rotate, and more LEDs will light up clockwise to represent the resetting process.

    Once the process is fully completed, all the LEDs on Spectacles will flash once. This indicates the hard reset has completed.

Tips on Resetting Spectacles

If LEDs are not lighting up on your Spectacles, they may not be charged enough to perform a reset. Try charging your Spectacles first for at least 20 minutes.

However, it's best to disconnect your Spectacles from power before attempting either a soft or hard reset, as this can sometimes cause issues.

Remember, both hard and soft resets do not wipe Spectacles' memory, so Snaps stored on the glasses will not be impacted by either reset.

  • Why are my Snap Spectacles not pairing?

    Your Spectacles could already be paired with another device, in which case you should do a hard reset. Your Spectacles must be at least 10% charged to pair with your phone. If you're still having issues, toggle Bluetooth on your mobile device.

  • How do I turn off my Snap Spectacles?

    You can't turn off Snap Spectacles. They should last all day on a full charge.

  • What should I do if my Spectacles won't charge?

    Clean the charging ports and make sure your Spectacles are seated properly in the charging case. Leave them charging for at least 20 minutes. If the LED light on your Spectacles doesn't turn on, then there could be a problem with the charging case.

  • How many Snaps can my Spectacles hold?

    Spectacles can hold up to 150 video Snaps or 3,000 photo Snaps. The exact capacity depends on the length of your videos. Snaps get deleted automatically from Spectacles' internal storage after they're imported to your phone to make room for new Snaps.

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