How To Soft And Factory Reset Oura Ring

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Do you want to know how you can soft reset your Oura Ring? Are you looking for a way to factory reset an Oura Ring?

If your answer to the above questions is a yes then you are at the right place. Here, I will tell you whether you can soft reset an Oura Ring or not. And if it is possible then I will tell you how exactly it can be done. Moreover, I will share the steps with you to hard reset your Oura Ring.

So let’s get started!

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There is no option for a soft reset in the Oura App. However, Oura Ring can be reset without the app as well. According to Oura, you just have to place your ring on the charging dock and then tap the charger with the ring on the table a few times rapidly. Remember not to be too harsh or too gentle, just do it firmly. This will soft reset your Oura Ring, wait for at least a minute before you try to connect your ring with the Oura App.

What Is Oura Ring Soft Reset?

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Before looking at how to soft reset Oura Ring, let us know what it actually means.

Soft resetting an Oura Ring simply means turning off the ring and then turning it back on. It is just another word for restart.

Soft reset on the ring is done to solve issues mainly related to syncing and connection. It is useful if you are not able to connect your Oura Ring to your smartphone or if you are facing issues with the data syncing. Soft resetting the ring seems to solve these issues easily.

Oura Ring Soft Reset Vs Factory Reset

Now that you know what Oura Ring reset is, let me now tell you how it differs from the hard reset.

As discussed, a soft reset is restarting the ring. Therefore, a soft reset does not delete any data or information from your ring’s memory. If you haven’t synced any data between your cell phone and ring then you will be able to sync it even after the soft reset.

On the other hand, a factory reset deletes all the data from your Oura Ring. It turns your Oura Ring back to factory settings, i.e. without any data or personal settings, like it was when you first purchased it. And that is why it is called a factory reset. If you haven’t synced any data with the Oura App and performed a hard reset on your ring then that data will be lost forever.

Oura Ring Soft Reset

Oura Ring Soft Reset

There are no buttons or screens on smart rings like smartwatches, right? So it becomes kind of difficult to perform certain tasks on it. One such task is doing a soft reset.

A lot of things can be done on Oura Ring with the help of the Oura App. However, there is no option to soft reset the ring on the app as well. So how exactly can it be done? It becomes really frustrating when you don’t know how to do a task and it needs to be done, right?

Well, don’t worry, I am here to help, let me tell you how exactly the soft reset can be done on an Oura Ring. Just follow the below steps:

  1. Put your Oura Ring on its charging dock and turn the charger on.
  2. Now hold the ring and the charger in such a way that there is no way for the ring to come out.
  3. Tap the charger rapidly on the table a few times. Remember to do it firmly, don’t be too gentle or too harsh.

That is it, now your Oura Ring will turn off and will start again. It will take around a minute to soft reset, after that you can connect it back again to the Oura App. And this is how you can soft reset an Oura Ring without the app.

How To Factory Reset Oura Ring?

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Now let me tell you how you can perform a factory reset on your Oura Ring. Because sometimes, performing a soft reset isn’t enough to solve an issue. And you may have to perform a factory reset.

Before you perform the factory reset on your Oura Ring, I will recommend you take a backup of your data. So that you do not lose any data or settings. To take the backup of your data, follow the below steps:

  1. Open the Oura App on your smartphone.
  2. Tap on the hamburger icon present in the upper left corner.
  3. Go to Settings.
  4. Tap on Back Up All Data.

This will create a backup of your data, which you can restore after factory resetting your ring.

Once the backup is completed, follow the below steps to hard reset Oura Ring:

    1. Go to the home page of the Oura App.
    2. Tap on the ring icon present at the top right corner.
    3. Now select the Factory Reset option.
    4. Confirm the factory reset on the pop-up.

That is it, now your Oura Ring will take around 2 minutes to factory reset.

Should You Hard Reset Your Oura Ring?

Many syncing and connection issues can be solved by performing a soft reset on your Oura Ring. Having said that, you may need to perform a factory reset on your ring to solve the issue. If this is the case, then you should definitely do a factory reset.

However, the thing that you need to keep in mind is that it will delete all your personal data and settings. And you will have to set up your Oura Ring once again. Therefore, do not forget to take a backup of your data and settings before hard resetting your Oura Ring.

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Can You Soft Reset An Oura Ring?

Yes, you can soft reset an Oura Ring without the app.

Is Soft Reset And Factory Reset Different On Oura Ring?

Yes, factory reset is different from soft reset on Oura Ring.

Does A Soft Reset Delete Data From Oura Ring?

No, a soft reset will not delete any data from your Oura Ring.

Tom Nielson

Tom's love for watches started when his grandfather gifted him his Rolex watch when he turned 18! Being a teenager it was a big deal for him. Later when he got his first job he bought Fossil Palm Pilot back in 2003 which was a smartwatch. Since then smartwatches have come a long way and so is Tom's love for them. His experience with watches inspired him to start Wearholic and share his knowledge of wearables including watches, smartwatches, smart glasses, & smart clothing.

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