How to Restart Kodi on Any Device

Kodi is an open-source software media player software that is available on almost all operating systems and all devices. It also has a repository where the developer creates apps and publishes them. But if your Kodi player gets lagging and you got malware injected, then you can try either restart or reset Kodi to solve the issues.

We think that Kodi is the only software that doesn’t have built-in support to restart or reset the program. But we have a working trick to do both reset or restart processes and it came out to be successful. Learn how to reset or restart the Kodi app player on any device with the help of an addon called Ares Wizard.

Why Restart Kodi?

  • The performance of Kodi increases while restarting Kodi.
  • In case of lagging, you can restart the app.
  • If restarting doesn’t work, then you can do a factory reset to bring Kodi to the newly installed state.
  • Malware or viruses can be removed if you reset Kodi.
  • Delete all the cache files and free up the storage.

How to Restart Kodi

The Ares Wizard add-on must be installed to reset or restart the Kodi app. To install the add-on and then follow the required steps.

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Step 1: Open Kodi and tap Add-ons in the left menu.

Step 2: Go to Settings-> Unknown sources and tap Turn on in the popup.

Restart Kodi

Step 3: Return to Kodi home and click the Settings icon in the upper left corner.

Step 4: Then select File Manager and click Add source.

tap add source - Restart Kodi

Step 5: Click <None> and enter in the URL box.

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Step 6: Tap the OK button to close the dialog box.

Step 7: Again go back to Kodi home and go to Add-ons-> Package Installer-> Install from Zip File.

Step 8: In the pop-up window, click Ares as the add-on.

Step 9: Select repository as repository.aresproject and

Step 10: Wait until you get a successful notification in the top right corner.

Step 11: Select Install from Repository in the next screen.

Install from repository - Restart Kodi

Step 12: Select Program Addons and then Ares Wizard.

Step 13: In the Ares Wizard screen, tap the Install button.

Step 14: Now Ares Wizard add-on will be installed.

Steps to Reset / Restart Kodi

Step 1: Open the Ares Wizard add-on from the My Add-ons tab.

Step 2: In the Ares Wizard, go to the More tab in the main menu.

fo to more section - Restart Kodi

Step 3: Click Erase all Data/Fresh Start button.

Restart Kodi

Step 4: You will get an alert “This will erase all add-ons etc from Kodi“, just tap Yes to go to the next step.

Step 5: Now to Reset Kodi player, select all the options as Yes in the dropdown.

Step 6: And tap Proceed button to erase and reset the entire Kodi player.

Step 7: To just Restart Kodi player, select all the options as shown in the image below and click Proceed.

click proceed button

Step 8: In the popup, click OK to close Kodi.


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To Conclude

Therefore you learned how to reset or restart Kodi in the above tutorial. You can apply these steps in any version on Kodi player on any devices like Android, Firestick, PC, etc. and we guarantee you the above steps will work perfectly. If you face any issues regarding restarting or resetting Kodi, feel free to share them with us in the comment section that helps us to keep our article updated.

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