How Do I Reset My Philips Sonicare Battery-An Ultimate Guide

It’s important to charge your Philips Sonicare toothbrush at least once every few months, and you should have been told how to do this by the manufacturer when you first purchased it.

At that time, you may have also been told how to reset your Philips Sonicare battery if it ever becomes unresponsive or unable to hold a charge. If not, don’t worry; we’ll cover that here in this guide on how to reset your Philips Sonicare battery.

I myself used Sonicare and was fully satisfied in the beginning, but after some time, I felt the need to reset it. Here is what I did. Everything is mentioned below in the article.

Familiarize yourself with your Sonicare

Many electric toothbrushes include built-in timers. Make sure you’re familiar with yours. It should offer at least two minutes of brushing time, and many models will display messages like time to brush the next quadrant or a simple smiley face when it’s time to switch areas.

The idea is that you spend roughly equal amounts of time brushing each area of your mouth. Try setting a timer in conjunction with these visual cues to ensure even coverage.

If you have an iOS device, you can use an app like Brush DJ or Sonicare Apptivity which turns your smartphone into a timer. You can also manually set how long you want to brush.

How Do I Reset My Philips Sonicare Battery

Charge the Battery

First try to fully recharge the battery. Low battery can cause a lot of unbearable trouble. Also you cannot reset your device until it is fully charged.

Find the reset button

Some older models of toothbrushes don’t have a battery indicator. It makes it difficult to tell when your brush needs to be charged.

The easiest way to figure out whether your brush needs a charge is by looking for a small reset button on its backside. If you press and hold down that button for five seconds, you’ll be able to see whether or not it has a full charge.

If there isn’t one on your model of a toothbrush, you might want to consider buying an upgraded version with one. Our list of best rechargeable electric toothbrushes will help!

Press and hold it for 15 seconds

There is a small button on your toothbrush head. The location varies depending on which model you have, but they’re all easy to find.

In most cases, you can find it in one of two places: either at the bottom or toward the back of your brush handle.

One brush we reviewed even had its reset button built right into its carrying case! Press and hold that little button for 15 seconds to restore power to your toothbrush.

Restart your brush

In case your toothbrush is rechargeable, make sure it’s fully charged. If your battery is dead, try pushing and holding both buttons at once for 30 seconds to restart it.

If that doesn’t work, take out your brush head and remove any visible debris or particles from inside it. Rinse under warm water if necessary (don’t submerge).

Then reattach your brush head and try charging again for 30 minutes before trying to turn it on again. Some people recommend smacking their toothbrush against a hard surface while they charge. Make sure you don’t put yours back in your mouth after doing so!

Also, avoid dropping a wireless model; hitting either kind of charger against a hard surface may cause internal damage.

Test it on something you don’t mind destroying

If your device uses a lithium-ion battery, be it a smartphone or electric car, one common problem is that it can catch fire. And while those fires are rare, they’re not unheard of.

Plus there’s always a risk that you could experience some sort of thermal runaway. Here the charging temperatures cause more and more cells to go into meltdown. It happens until your electronics either burst into flames or melt in some kind of really slow-motion nightmare.

The best way to avoid these problems? Test it on something you don’t mind destroying! While manufacturers aren’t required to test their products for safety, many do anyway before selling them.

Also read: Oral B Toothbrush Not Turning On Fixed

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It is necessary to maintain your Sonicare toothbrush at a sufficient charging level. Electronic devices are not as durable as you think, and they are very sensitive.

It is necessary to use it in a proper way to get maximum results from it. Just like any other electronic device, your sonic toothbrush can be damaged or even bricked if you do not follow certain guidelines while using it.

Therefore, these guidelines must be followed while using your electric toothbrush. Let me know if this article helped you in any way.

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I'm a Professional Content Writer on and willing to write Articles on Technology-based Items. Writing basically is not my job but I consider it as my hobby and passion. I have been working as a Content writer for quite some time.

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