Reset the device

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Resetting a device stops any in-flight commands from the point of sale (POS) and returns the device to the default IDLE behavior—the spinner. When a POS needs to reset a device, use the /v1/device/reset endpoint.

Use case

This endpoint is useful when the merchant needs to restart and reinitialize their system, such as when the merchant-facing POS software crashes.


The POS is connected to the device using a network or cloud connection.


  1. Send an empty PUT request to the /v1/device/reset endpoint.
  2. Required. Include the required headers for your request.
    Any in-flight commands from the POS are canceled, and the device returns to an initial state.

See Display the welcome screen for instructions to display the welcome screen after a reset.