How to Reset Your Samsung TV to Default Settings – 2020 Guide

Do you own a Samsung TV? Have you ever wondered how you can factory reset your TV? Well, here are some techniques you can use to factory reset your Samsung TV.

Option 1: Factory resetting your Samsung TV when its switched ON

Step 1. Open the menu from your TV remote control.

Look for and press the Menu button on your TV remote. It will have the word “MENU” on it, or an icon resembling a house.

Step 2. Go to Support

Use the arrow keys on the remote and select the Support option and press the Enter button, which is the “OK/Select” button on your remote.

Step 3. Self-Diagnosis

Then, use the arrow keys and go to the Self Diagnosis option and press Enter.

Step 4. Reset your Smart TV

Next, go to the Reset option using the arrow keys and press Enter.

Step 5. Enter PIN

If your TV is secure, you will have to enter the PIN code at this point. Enter the PIN and press Enter. You can skip this if it doesn’t request the PIN. If you haven’t changed the PIN, you can use the default PIN which, is 0000.

Step 6. Confirm Reset

In the confirmation window, select Confirm and press enter.

And that’s it. Once the reset process completes, the TV will automatically shut down. To re-calibrate the settings, all you have to do is switch on your TV. This method, however, can be used on smart TVs from 2014 to 2020. If you have an older version, go through the option below.

Option 2: Resetting Older models of Smart TVs

Resetting your TV by this method can be used for Smart TV models from 2013 and before that.

  1. Switch on the TV, then press and hold the EXIT key on your TV remote for 12 seconds.
  2. When you do keep holding the EXIT button, the standby light will start blinking without interruption.
  3. When you lift your finger after 12 seconds, the Factory Reset window will appear.
  4. Select OK and press the middle button on your remote where the arrows are.
  5. Once you click OK, the settings of your TV will reset to the default factory settings.
  6. The TV will automatically turn off once the Reset completes.
  7. Use the remote and switch on the TV. Once it restarts, go through the setup process, which will be like you’ve just purchased the TV.

Option 3: Hard Resetting your Smart TV

The hard reset method can be used on any Samsung Smart TV model but should be used only as a last resort.

  1. Put the TV on standby. You can use the remote to switch off the TV.
  2. Even if the TV is on standby mode, the remote control sensor will stay red.
  3. Press the following combination on the remote, and this should be done quickly one after the other.
    Mute > 1 > 8 > 2 > Power
  4. Within a few seconds, a menu will be displayed.
  5. If the menu does not display a Menu within 15 to 20 seconds, try one of the following key sequences:
  6. From the menu, select Reset using the arrow keys and press Enter (this will be the OK/SELECT button on your remote). This may be under the Options Menu.
  7. Once you press enter, the TV will switch off and reset.
  8. Switch on the TV, and the original factory default settings will have returned.

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