How to reset Honeywell touchscreen thermostat  [Step by Step]

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Here is how to reset Honeywell touchscreen thermostat – step by step procedures for the most common touchscreen models.

Of course, learning how to reset your Honeywell touchscreen thermostat to its original factory settings could save you $$$ and time since resetting stats tend to solve some of its most common problems.

How to reset Honeywell touchscreen thermostat – step by step guides for the most popular models

As it turns out, there are multiple Honeywell touchscreen thermostat models and the procedure to reset varies based on model.

Here is exactly how to reset Honeywell touchscreen thermostat – we have included the steps for various best-selling Honeywell touchscreen models (plus general steps for older models):

How to reset Honeywell touchscreen thermostat – Wi-Fi thermostat models.

The following steps work for Lyric Round, Lyric T series, and other Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat models:

Lyric T5 (and other Lyric T series models)

  1. Touch the Menu option on the screen
  2. Arrow over (touch on “<” or “>”) until you find the Reset option.
  3. Select Reset.
  4. Select Factory.
  5. Click Yes when asked “Are you sure?”.

Voila! Your unit has now reset.

Quick Note: The above instructions should work for Honeywell T5+ and T6 (RCHT8610WF, TH6320WF2, RCHT8612WF, TH6220WF2) models

Lyric Round (TH8732WFH)

Follow these steps to reset your Honeywell Lyric Round Wi-Fi thermostat:

  1. Press and hold down the Weather button for 5 to 10 seconds (until the Menu button appears).
  2. Once on the Menu button, you just scroll down to the Factory Reset option.
  3. Once there, select OK.
  4. Then select Yes and Okay.

Bingo! You have just reset your Lyric Round Wi-Fi thermostat.


Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

Follow these steps if you’re using Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat:

  1. Touch the Menu button on the screen.
  2. Scroll down to Preferences.
  3. Once there, again scroll down to Restore Factory Settings (and tap).
  4. Click Yes.

That’s all. You have successfully completed a factory reset for your Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat.

Honeywell 6000 thermostat reset

Try these steps to reset your Honeywell 6000 stat:

  1. Switch the device On.
  2. Press and hold down the Fan button simultaneously with the Up arrow button for about 5 seconds. Note that you should only release the two buttons after (at least) 5 seconds.
  3. Next, press the Next button continuously until number 39 is displayed.
  4. Move with the Arrow key now (adjust down) until the number on display changes to 0.
  5. Press Done.

That’s it!


Factory reset Honeywell wifi thermostat RTH6580wf

The procedure is very similar to the Honeywell 6000 thermostat reset procedure.

But just to be clear, here is how to reset your Honeywell wifi thermostat RTH6580wf:

  1. Switch the device Off then back On.
  2. After repowering it, press and hold the Fan button and Up arrow button simultaneously for five seconds.
  3. You will now have taken the device to the ISU (installer setup) mode where the device should read 39 and 0. So press Next button until 39 is displayed. After this, use the Arrow buttons to change the value on the right hand side of the display to 0.
  4. Press Done.

This will cause your Honeywell wifi thermostat RTH6580wf to reset.

How to reset Honeywell proseries thermostat model

For most Honeywell proseries thermostats, you should reset as outlined below:

  1. Click the Menu button.
  2. Hold it down for 5 seconds. You will notice the device setup details populate the screen.
  3. Scroll to the Left (not right) three times (Arrow over to the left one…two…and…three). The Reset option should now come up.
  4. Once there, click to Select it.
  5. Click Select again.
  6. Choose Yes when asked if you’re sure.

See? That is how to reset a Honeywell thermostat pro series product.

How to reset Honeywell thermostat old model

For a majority of older Honeywell thermostat models, the trick is to remove the batteries then re-insert them backward before again re-installing them the correct way.

Here are the specific steps:


  1. Turn OFF the home device.
  2. Next, switch the circuit breaker OFF.
  3. Open its battery door- inserting a coin helps (into the battery door slot). You then push the door open.
  4. Get the batteries out.
  5. Return the batteries but in an incorrect way- you insert the batteries backward meaning the (negative) pole will be lined up with the + (positive) terminal.
  6. The batteries should be allowed to stay wrongly installed for about 5 seconds (minimum).
  7. Remove the batteries again and re-install them the usual way –not backward- then close your unit’s battery door.
  8. Turn ON the breaker and try to operate the device to see if the issue that had prompted you to reset it is gone.


A word on Resetting Honeywell T4 pro series thermostat

The Honeywell T4 Pro thermostats series are not designed to be factory-reset.

That being so, it is best to contact Honeywell customer support via 1-800-468-1502 if you’re in need of any troubleshooting help with any of the T4 Pro thermostats (or a local trusted pro).

How to reset honeywell thermostat to factory settings -Useful tips

  1. Upon being reset to factory defaults, you need to set your initial thermostat options again (language, location, system type) to define your heating/cooling system. You can customize other options a little later.
  2. If you are not seeing the “Reset” option on your model, try power cycling your thermostat by simply removing the face-plate (for a minute or so) and then replacing it. Try to reset it after this.
  3. A simpler technique you can opt for if you want to reset most Honeywell touchscreen thermostats is simply resetting the circuit breaker. Try it if the regular procedure fails.


How do I reset my Honeywell touchscreen thermostat – Instruction Video

The video below will show you how to reset Lyric T5, Lyric Round, and Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostats step-by-step

Wrap up

If the instructions for your device are missing from our guide, try to peruse the owner’s manual for your device- in-depth instructions on how you can reset your particular model are typically included.

And if you feel you need further help with your product, you can visit  or call Honeywell Customer Care at 1-888-235-6569 (toll-free).


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