Have you been experiencing glitches when attempting to use your Samsung TV, and do you think the glitches can be resolved when you reset your Samsung TV? Then, this article will serve you right on how to reset Samsung TV.
If you are interested in learning how to reset Samsung TV, then you are reading the right article as we will explain the different methods you can use to reset Samsung TV.
Samsung TV is manufactured by the famous electronics gadgets company Samsung, and the TV, like other Samsung TVs, is known to be sleek, elegant, functional, and great value for money.
The TV rarely develops an issue; when it does, it is quickly resolved mainly by a reset. You can reset your Samsung TV using any of the methods explained in this article.
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When Should You Reset Samsung TV
You can reset your Samsung TV anytime you encounter any issue that is preventing the TV from performing smoothly and optimally.
Some of the commonly reported issues that can be resolved with a Samsung TV reset are listed below.
- When the images displayed on the TV look blurry, distorted, or both.
- When there are issues with the sound emanating from the TV.
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How to Reset Samsung TV
When you are having issues with the Samsung TV, the first step to take is to reset Samsung Tv, as the TV has in-built self-diagnostics tools that can resolve most of the issues you are having with the Samsung TV.
You can perform a soft reset if you think the issue is minor and you do not want to lose the data on the TV because of the issue.
You can perform a hard reset, also known as a factory reset if the soft reset does not work. Although note that the factory reset will reset the TV back to how it was when you first acquired it, so you would need to set up the TV after a factory reset.
How to Soft Reset Samsung TV
You can easily perform a soft reset on your Samsung TV by following the instructions below.
- For approximately 5 seconds, press and hold down the power button on your TV remote to turn the TV on and off.
- If you do not have access to the remote, you can disconnect your TV from its power supply for roughly 30 seconds and then connect it back.
Once you have followed the instructions above, you have been able to reset Samsung TV. You can now use it to confirm that it is performing at an optimal level.
How to Hard Reset Samsung TV
If, after performing a soft reset on the TV, you are still experiencing issues with the TV, then you can proceed to perform a hard reset.
You can hard reset a Samsung TV by following the instructions below.
- Turn on your Samsung TV and press the menu button on your remote to navigate to the menu screen.
- Then click on support and select Enter.
- Then select self-diagnosis on the options available on your screen and click on enter.
- Now select reset and click enter.
- Then input your security pin. If you have not changed your security pin since you acquired the Samsung TV, you can use the default pin of 0000.
- You will then see a message on your screen that reads, “All settings will return to Factory Reset.”
- Then, select yes to factory reset the TV from the prompt that will appear on your screen.
- Once the reset is complete, a setup page will appear on your TV so that you can set up the TV for use.
After performing a factory reset on your Samsung TV, you can proceed to use it to confirm that you have been able to resolve the issue that prompted the reset.
How to Reset Samsung TV Without Remote
If you are currently not with your TV remote, you can still perform a soft reset on your Samsung TV by following the steps below.
- Unplug your TV from its power outlet for about 15 seconds.
- Now plug it back and press the power button on the TV to turn it on.
How to Reset Samsung TV with Remote
You can perform a soft and factory reset on your Samsung TV using your remote.
You can perform a soft reset by following the steps below.
- Press and hold down the power button on the remote for about 5 seconds to turn the TV on and off.
You can factory reset Samsung TV using its remote by following the instructions below.
- Turn on the TV and click on the menu button on your remote to access the menu screen.
- Then click on support and press the enter button on the remote.
- Then select self-diagnosis and click the enter button on the remote to access the options.
- Then select reset and press enter.
- Then enter your security pin, which is the default 0000 if you have not changed it.
- A prompt that reads “All settings will return to Factory Reset” will appear on your screen.
- Then, respond “yes” to the prompt that appears on your screen to factory reset the TV.
- Then set up the TV from the setup page that will appear on the screen after the setup.
After resetting the Samsung TV, you can now begin to enjoy its optimal performance.
How to Reset Samsung TV Network Settings
While you cannot reset the Samsung TV network settings, if you have connectivity issues, you can check the network’s status to determine the issue.
Follow the instruction below to check the network status on your Samsung TV.
- Press the home button on your remote to turn on the TV.
- Then go to the settings menu and press enter on the remote to access the menu.
- Then select network from the menu options.
- Then click on the network status.
- If you see a red X beside your TV on the picture showing on the screen, it means your TV is not connected to the router.
- If you see the red X beside the internet image on the screen, the issue is most probably between your router and the internet service provider.
How to Reset Samsung TV with Black Screen
If your Samsung TV has a black screen, most times, you can resolve it by resetting the Samsung TV.
Follow the steps below to reset your Samsung TV when it has a black screen.
- Press the power button for about 12 seconds and select ok to factory reset the TV.
- If your TV screen is frozen, you can still reset it by turning off the TV without unplugging, then press the info, menu, and mute button on the remote simultaneously to reset it.
This article has discussed the different methods you can use to reset Samsung TV.
Always remember that when you perform a factory reset on the Samsung TV, every data, including downloaded apps, will be wiped off.