If you have a lot of personal data and have done some configuration on your Samsung TV to reset it might be the hardest decision. But when you are left with no option than to reinstate your Samsung TV back to normal it may worth to take a U-turn to learn to reset your Samsung TV. Therefore, here in this guide, you will learn how to reset Samsung TV.
While it’s easy to rest Samsung TV you can bite more than you can chew with the step. To rest a Samsung smart TV means that you want to turn the smart TV back to normal from all the customization or personalization you have made.
This includes but doesn’t limited to all apps installed on your Samsung smart TV or the settings made to third-party apps. To restore Samsung smart TV to default implies to reset the Samsung TV and restore the TV back to how it’s when it was bought from the factory except that it has been powered-on.
However, if you are ready to take the risk to reset your Samsung smart TV apps with or without the remote control follow this guide to the end.
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Samsung TV Diagnostic Centre
Samsung provides a diagnostic centre via the Samsung support page on your smart TV to rely on to help rest and restore the smart TV to default when it undergoes a problem that can only be fixed when the Samsung TV is reset.
Therefore, apart from how to reset Samsung TV using the remote control, another viable approach is to turn to the diagnostic centre on your TV to reset the device with your Samsung TV security PIN if you have created a PIN to protect your Samsung TV from unauthorized use.
However, the Samsung default reset PIN is “0000.” But, once changed, the new Samsung TV reset PIN will be required to restore and reset your Samsung smart TV to default.
Samsung TV Reset PIN
Samsung TV reset PIN is a 4 digits PIN to reset and restore your Samsung smart TV to factory or default settings. Samsung TV has a default PIN to reset your TV or protect and secure your TV from unauthorized users such as parental control.
The Samsung TV reset PIN is “0000.” And it’s the same for all Samsung smart TV. However, follow the procedures below to change the Samsung TV PIN.
- Open the Samsung Smart TV Setting menu.
- Scroll down and tap on General.
- Tap “System Manager and click Change PIN.”
- Enter 4 digit PIN Twice that is different from the default.
A success message will appear on your TV screen that you have successfully changed your Samsung TV PIN
Note: You will be required to provide the Samsung TV PIN during the TV reset.
And now, here is how to reset Samsung TV to default.
How to Reset Samsung TV with Remote
The fastest method to factory reset a Samsung smart TV to default is with the TV remote control [if you have a working remote].
- Press and hold the Samsung TV power button on the remote to switch on the smart TV.
- Go to your TV main menu bu press the “Menu Key.”
- Use the navigation key and scroll to support.
- Tap “Enter” on the remote.
- Under support select and tap “Self-Diagnostic.”
- Hover to “Reset” and click “Enter.”
- Enter your security PIN. If not changed, use “0000” as the default.
- Tap “yes” from the warning message to start resetting the TV to default.
Note: When the smart TV undergoes reset, the TV may turn off and turn on but don’t turn off the TV to complete the process.
How to Reset Samsung TV without PIN
In the case where you can’t remember your Samsung TV reset PIN, you can reset the TV without security PIN.
To reset Samsung TV without the security PIN, turn off the smart TV, press Mute > 8 > 2 > 4 > Power, select factory reset and tap “yes” to reset without the PIN.
How to Reset Samsung TV without Remote
There is a need for your Samsung TV remote to reset the device. But in case you can’t find the remote or the remote isn’t working perfectly, here is how to reset your Samsung TV with the remote.
To reset Samsung TV without remote, first turn off the smart TV. Press and hold the power button for about 15 seconds and wait for the TV to turn on itself without the remote. Now, you should see your TV reset to default or factory settings without the help of the remote.
This doesn’t work on all Samsung smart TV. However, consider the remote option or without PIN option if the approach to reset the TV without remote didn’t work for you.
How to Reset Samsung TV with Black Screen
Samsung TV black screen is common after a firmware update and this can make it hard to reset the smart TV because of the black screen. However, follow the procedures below to learn how to reset Samsung TV with black screen.
- Switch on your Samsung TV with black screen.
- Press and hold the “Exit” button for 12 seconds.
- During this period, the smart TV standby light will blink at a stretch without any interruption.
- The reset/factory reset option will appear on the screen.
- Tap on “OK” from the warning message to reset.
Knowing that a black screen TV will not display pictureS. So, with this reset option, you can reset a Samsung TV with black screen.