This article will majorly explain how to reset a Samsung Smart TV, with and without a remote, but there will be other side attractions to it that might interest you, like you can connect your Samsung Smart Tv to a WiFi system.
So, stay tuned. The first thing you must know is that when you perform a factory reset on your Samsung Smart TV, all the settings automatically reverts to factory default.
These settings include picture and sound settings, channel menu settings, clock and timer settings, and other settings that you may have changed.
You may also lose any changes to calibration settings if the calibration was not done through the service menu. The only aspect that factory reset, does not affect is your network settings, because network settings can only be changed manually.
How To Connect a Samsung Smart TV to a WIFI System
To reset your Samsung Smart TV successfully, you will need an internet connection, so it is necessary that you know how you can have your Smart TV connected to the internet. To begin, you will need;
- Internet connection
- An access point or wireless router
- Adapters. (You might have to check your Samsung Smart TV’s user manual and look for adapters that are compatible with your smart TV).
- Have your encryption key (wifi password),
Once you have all these prerequisites you are good to proceed with the following steps.
You can check out or recommend how to reset an Apple TV if you or your friends have one.
- Power on your Samsung Smart TV. You can do this by pressing the Power button on the remote control or on the TV itself.
- Press the Menu >>Home or SmartHub button on your remote. This takes you to the Home menu.
- Select General
- Select Network
- Select “Open Network Settings” or “Network Setup” The two apply, just that the menu option varies by model.
- Select Wireless as the network type. A list of Wi-Fi networks will pop up. If you don’t see the network you’re looking for, try rebooting your Wi-Fi access point.
- Select your Wi-Fi network. If your Wi-Fi network requires a password, a dialog box will appear asking you to enter it now.
- Enter your Wi-Fi password and select Done. Then, your Samsung Smart TV will attempt to connect to the Wi-Fi network.
- Once your TV has connected to the internet, a “Successful” message appears, so you can just click “OK“. Now, that your TV is online, you’ll be able to use any services that require an internet connection.
How To Reset a Samsung Smart TV
Now that you have powered on and connected your TV to the internet, it will now be possible to reset the Samsung Smart TV, if need be. There are two types of TV reset, the Soft reset and the Hard reset. Both types will be duly discussed here;
- Soft Reset
- Hard Reset
How To Soft Reset a Samsung Smart TV
Soft reset is different from a hard reset. So, we are going to look at how to soft reset your Samsung Smart TV first.
- Powering on your Samsung Smart TV.
- Then, press the Menu button.
- Select Support, then Enter.
- On the screen that will pop up, choose Self Diagnosis, then Enter.
- Select Reset, Then Enter
- Enter your security pin, the default pin is usually 0000 but you can change it, if you want to, by clicking selecting “System Manager” and then clicking “Change Pin”
- The factory reset screen will show a warning message, saying “All setting will return to Factory Reset”.
- Tap Yes to confirm factory reset.
- During the process, your TV may go off and then come on.
- Then the setup page will pop and voila, you can proceed to set it up.
- With that, you have been able to reset your Samsung Smart TV.
How To Reset a Samsung Smart TV (Hard Reset)
This will wipe off all your personal configuration and reset your Samsung TV to the default settings.
- First of all, hold down the Power key on your TV remote control in order to switch off your device.
- After that, press the Menu button to enter the Main Menu.
- From the following list of options choose Support by using Up and Down Arrow to navigate and Enter key to confirm.
- Then use Up and Down Arrow to navigate to Self Diagnosis and then press Enter.
- Next, the TV would ask for a security code. The default is 0000 but remember we said it is subjective to changing.
- When the warning message appears, choose Yes by using either the Left or Right Arrow on the remote, then confirm by holding the Enter key.
- voila! the factory reset on your Samsung Smart TV is done and dusted.
When You Need To Reset Your Samsung Smart TV
Whenever you encounter any of these issues, then you know it is about time you reset your Samsung Smart TV.
- When videos, photos or thumbnails, do not display a black screen properly.
- When your TV begins to show abnormal image, no pictures or TV channels are not displaying.
- When you cannot hear the sound at all, or the sound is distorted.
How To Set Up Samsung Smart TV
Immediately after you have been able to reset your Samsung Smart TV, the next command that will display is “Set up”. So this is how to go about that;
- Turn on your TV, the Samsung Smart Remote pairs to your TV automatically. However, if the remote doesn’t pair, point it at the remote control sensor on the front of the TV, and then press and hold the Back and Play/Pause buttons simultaneously.
- Select your preferred language, Samsung TV lets you choose a preferred language right from the initial setup. So if you want to, you can now have your TV’s set up in Greek or Japanese, just be sure it is a language you can navigate through with.
- So you can use the Up and Down buttons on the remote’s directional pad to navigate to your desired language. Then, select your desired language.
- From here, Connect to an internet. It can be a Wired or Wireless internet service.
- Sign in or Create a Samsung account, because a Samsung account is required to use certain services or apps on your TV.
- Connect to a cable box, before you can watch your shows, you have to connect your TV to a cable box. So simply connect an HDMI cable into the HDMI Out port of your Cable box receiver, and then connect the other end to the In port of the One Connect Box or an HDMI port on the TV.
- Once that is done, scan for available channels and enjoy shows.
A factory reset helps to fix glitches and makes your device back to its optimum shape. So, this is how you can reset your Samsung Smart TV.