How to Reset Honeywell Thermostat (All Models)


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Honeywell thermostats are some of the best smart thermostats out there with a ton of features. However, sometimes it can be helpful to know how to reset Honeywell thermostats if you’re having trouble getting your thermostat working properly.

This article has the step-by-step instructions to show you how to reset all models of Honeywell thermostats.  

Why Reset the Honeywell Thermostat?

Sometimes, when you install a new thermostat or replace an old one, it might not work right away. This is especially true with older thermostats that were made before Honeywell started using their modern technology.

It could also happen if you changed the settings on the thermostat after installing it. If this happens, then you need to reset the thermostat so that it will start working as expected again.

These are the common issues that can be solved by a reset: 

  • Thermostat programming and scheduling issues 
  • Having trouble connecting to the HVAC system, furnace, or air conditioning unit
  • Temperature readings are inaccurate or Inconsistent

Find the Honeywell Thermostat Model Number 

Before you can reset any model of Honeywell thermostat, you need to find its model number. You can do this by looking at the back of the thermostat.

The model number should be printed in small letters near the bottom of the back panel, or on a small label on the front panel, or inside the digital interface itself. 

If the model number is on the back of the thermostat, you’ll need to take it off the base plate on the wall to see the number: 

  1. Turn off the thermostat while still on the wall. You may need to turn off the circuit from the circuit breaker or remove the thermostat’s batteries.
  2. Carefully remove the thermostat from the baseplate without pulling the wires off. 
  3. Find the thermostat model number. 
  4. Put the Honeywell thermostat back onto the base plate and turn it on.  

How to Reset the Honeywell T Series Thermostats

These Honeywell T series thermostats cover the  T5, T5+, T6 Pro, T9, and T10 thermostats are the latest models without batteries. There are multiple options when performing resets: factory default, thermostat schedule, Wi-Fi reset, and HomeKit settings reset. 

Reset Honeywell T Series to Factory Default Settings

Follow these steps to perform a factory reset that will put it back to the factory default settings: 

  1. Press and Hold the Menu button for 5 seconds. 
  2. Scroll Left and Stop at Reset.
  3. Click Select on the Factory Reset option.
  4. Confirm the “Are You Sure?”
  5. Select Yes.
  6. The Honeywell Thermostat will reset to default factory settings.

Reset the Honeywell T Series Wi-Fi Settings

To reset the Wi-Fi settings, follow these steps: 

  1. Turn on Airplane Mode on your smartphone or tablet to disable all the wireless connections on your phone – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Mobile Data.
  2. Open the Honeywell Home App.
  3. Select your device. 
  4. Select the COG wheel to open your thermostat’s settings.
  5. Select Reset Wi-Fi and follow the guide’s steps.
  6. Press and Hold the thermostat’s temperature display.
  7. Thermostat will now start to broadcast its Wi-Fi.
  8. Select Next to continue on the app.
  9. Select the Lyric Network name and the app will let you know about the thermostat configuration.
  10. Select Next to continue.
  11. Enter the 4-digit display and Select Done.
  12. Select your Home Wi-Fi Network. 
  13. Enter your network’s password and Select Next.
  14. Once the Wi-Fi reset is done, the thermostat and mobile app should be connected. It may take a couple minutes to finalize.
  15. You should now see the thermostat in the mobile app. 

Reset Thermostat Schedule on Honeywell T Series 

Follow these steps to reset the thermostat schedule back to its original factory settings: 

  1. Press and Hold the Menu button.
  2. Select Reset when it appears.
  3. Select Schedule. 
  4. All the thermostat schedules are now reset. 

Reset HomeKit Settings on Honeywell T Series 

Follow this step if you want to reset the homekit settings on your thermostat: 

  1. Press and Hold the Menu button.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. Select HomeKit. 
  4. This will delete any saved information regarding your HomeKit devices. 

How to Reset the Honeywell Smart & Lyric Round Thermostats

The Honeywell Smart and Lyric Round Thermostats are great thermostats that let you control your HVAC systems, humidity, and control them from anywhere with the mobile app.

Follow the steps below to reset various settings.

Reset Honeywell Smart & Lyric Round Thermostats to Factory Default Settings

Follow these steps to reset the Honeywell Smart and Lyric Round Thermostats back to their default factory settings: 

  1. Press and Hold the Weather button for 5 to 10 seconds until you see the Menu button appear. 
  2. Scroll to and Select Factory Reset. 
  3. Select OK.
  4. Select Yes. 
  5. The thermostat will now reset to factory default settings.

Reset the Honeywell Smart & Lyric Round Thermostat Wi-Fi Settings

Follow these steps to reset the Smart and Lyric Round Thermostat Wi-Fi settings:

  1. Press and Hold the Cloud button until you see the scrolling option
  2. Scroll down and Select Wi-Fi. 
  3. Scroll down and Select Setup. 
  4. The Wi-Fi reset should not be complete.

Reset Honeywell Smart & Lyric Round Thermostat HomeKit Settings

Follow these steps to reset the Honeywell Smart and Lyric Round Thermostat HomeKit settings:

  1. Press and Hold the Cloud button.
  2. Scroll down and Select HomeKit Reset.
  3. HomeKit reset is now done.  

How to Reset the Honeywell 9000 Wi-Fi Thermostats

The Honeywell 9000 Wi-Fi thermostats include model numbers: 9000, 9320, 9585, and 9600. 

These are Wi-Fi smart thermostats with voice control features with Google Assistant. These models also provide alerts and notifications if they detect any issues at your house.

You can also control other thermostats from the app and program them according to the climate zone.

Reset Honeywell 9000 to Factory Default Settings

Follow these steps to reset the Honeywell 9000 Wi-Fi thermostat to its factory default settings: 

  1. Select Menu Settings on the screen.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Select Restore Factory Defaults.
  4. Select Yes or Done.
  5. Factory reset will now complete. 

Reset the Honeywell 9000 Wi-Fi Settings

Follow these steps to reset the Honeywell 9000 Wi-Fi settings: 

  1. Select Menu Settings on the screen.
  2. Scroll down and Select Wi-Fi Setup.
  3. Select Reset and Follow instructions.
  4. Wi-Fi reset is done. 

Reset Honeywell 9000 Thermostat Schedule

Follow these steps to reset the Honeywell 9000 Wi-Fi thermostat schedules that are currently set: 

  1. Select Menu Settings on the screen.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Select Restore Default Schedule.
  4. Confirm the reset.
  5. Schedules are now reset.

How to Reset the Honeywell 6000 Wi-Fi Thermostat

Here are the steps for the Honeywell 6000 Wi-Fi Thermostat to perform a factory reset, Wi-Fi settings reset, and default schedule reset.  

Reset Honeywell 6000 to Factory Default Settings

Follow these steps to reset the Honeywell 6000 Wi-Fi thermostat to its factory default settings: 

  1. Press and Hold the Fan and Up buttons for 5 seconds.
  2. Press and Hold the Far-Right button in the bottom row. It will change to 90. 
  3. Press it multiple times until it turns to 1. 
  4. Select Done. 
  5. Thermostat is now reset to default factory settings. 

Reset the Honeywell 6000 Wi-Fi Settings

Follow these steps to reset the Honeywell 6000 Wi-Fi settings: 

  1. Press and Hold the Fan and Up buttons for 5 seconds.
  2. Press the following buttons multiple times until you see 39 on the screen’s left side.
  3. Press Down button to change it from 1 to 0.
  4. Select Done.
  5. On the mobile app, go to Device Settings.
  6. Choose your thermostat’s Wi-Fi name and Select Connect.
  7. Go back to your devices Home screen and head to the Honeywell Thermostat Wi-Fi page where you input the IP address. 
  8. Select the Wi-Fi home network and Select Connect.
  9. Wi-Fi will now have been reset and reconnected successfully.

Reset Honeywell 6000 Thermostat Schedule

Follow these steps to reset the Honeywell 6000 Wi-Fi thermostat schedules that are currently set: 

  1. Press and Hold the Fan and Up buttons for 5 seconds.
  2. Press the button multiple times until you see 85 on the left side of the screen.
  3. Change the number on the right side to 1. 
  4. The thermostat’s schedule is now reset to default. 

How to Reset the Honeywell 8000 Series Wi-Fi thermostats

The Honeywell 8000, 8320, 8321, and 8580 Wi-Fi Thermostats have 10-inch LCD screens and use batteries to operate. 

Below are the steps to perform factory default resets, Wi-Fi resets, and schedule resets. 

Reset Honeywell 8000 Series to Factory Default Settings

Follow these steps to reset the Honeywell 8000, 8320, 8321, and 8580 Wi-Fi thermostat to its factory default settings:  

  1. Select Menu.
  2. Scroll to and Select Dealer Information.
  3. Enter in the date code.
  4. Select Done.
  5. Scroll to and Select Installer Options.
  6. Enter in the date code.
  7. Select Reset to Default.
  8. Select Yes. 
  9. The thermostat will now reboot to default factory settings. 

Reset the Honeywell 8000 Series Wi-Fi Settings

Follow these steps to reset the Honeywell 8000, 8320, 8321, and 8580 Wi-Fi settings: 

  1. Select Menu.
  2. Select Wi-Fi Setup.
  3. Scroll to your Wi-Fi network name.
  4. Enter the password.
  5. Select Done.
  6. The thermostat’s Wi-Fi settings should now be reset with the correct settings.

Reset Honeywell 8000 Series Thermostat Schedule

Follow these steps to reset the Honeywell 8000, 8320, 8321, and 8580 Wi-Fi thermostat schedules that are currently set: 

  1. Select Menu.
  2. Scroll to and Select Preferences.
  3. Scroll to and Select Default Schedule.
  4. Schedules should now be reset. 

How to Reset the Honeywell T6 Z-Wave Thermostat

The Honeywell T6 Z-Wave Thermostat uses Z-wave technology to communicate with other Z-Wave devices. 

This is an energy-saving thermostat with a 7-inch touchscreen. 

Reset the Honeywell T6 Z-Wave Thermostat to Factory Default Settings

Follow the steps to factory reset the Honeywell T6 Z-Wave Thermostat to the default settings. 

  1. Select Menu.
  2. Scroll to and Select Resets.
  3. Scroll to and Select Factory Default.
  4. Confirm with Yes.
  5. The thermostat should now reset. 

How to Reset Old Models of Honeywell Thermostat

For Honeywell thermostats that are older and not listed above, you can still perform a factory reset by following these steps: 

  1. Turn off the thermostat. 
  2. Remove the batteries. Put them back in the wrong way with the positive and negative ends not matching. 
  3. Count to 10 and put them back in correctly. 
  4. The thermostat should now be reset to the factory default settings. 

Reset Honeywell Thermostats Final Thoughts

All in all, it’s pretty easy to reset your Honeywell thermostat as you can see from the instructions above. If you still have your instruction manual, you can go through it to see how to perform other actions. 

If you still need extra help, you can head over to Honey’s customer support pages.  

Here are other related articles that might interest you:

Honeywell Thermostats FAQs

Does Honeywell thermostat have a reset button?

Honeywell thermostats do not have an easy to use reset button. You can only reset them by following the instructions and using the buttons to go through the various settings to find where to reset it. 

What is the recovery mode on Honeywell thermostat?

If you see “Recovery Mode” on your Honeywell thermostat, this means that the thermostat recovering the temperature to the temperature that was set in its schedule program. Your HVAC system will be turned on to achieve the room temperature per the schedule. 

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Written by:

Greg Randall
I have a passion for Smart Home Technology and love to write about it! I’ve been swimming in the world of home automation for years now. I’ve purchased many smart displays, smart thermostats, and now I’m onto playing with smart TVs. I’ve been having so much fun here talking to other people who are as passionate as me about smart homes. In my free time, I like to snowboard and explore new restaurants with friends while having some wine too!