Sometimes, when you are watching your Samsung smart TV, it happens that your TV may hang, or work very slowly. This indicates that you are facing a problem with your TV.
Moreover, the time when you want to sell your smart TV and thus need to erase its full memory, then resetting your Samsung smart TV is an obvious necessity you need to do.
That is why you are here to know how to reset your Samsung smart TV. Well, in this guideline, I will explain step by step the resetting process of the Samsung 32, 55, and 75-inch smart TV along with providing some other information as well.
What is the factory reset of the Samsung smart TV?
The factory reset of the Samsung smart TV refers to the resetting of your TV back completely to its previous default settings. After resetting, all the customized Samsung TV settings, recordings, installed apps, customized input names, tuned channels, saved Wi-Fi passwords, etc. will be removed.
This resetting will be done only if you figure out any issue with your TV that can be fixed only with a factory reset. Or, if you want to give or sell your TV, you will also need to reset it.
All right, to get the factory default settings, here is the detailed factory reset process.
- First of all, you need to power on your Samsung smart TV.
- After that, go for the Menu button and press it.
- There, you need to select the option Support, and then press Enter.
- In the Support bar options, select Self-diagnosis and then again tap on the Enter button.
- Now, you need to select the Reset option and after that, you have to enter the default Security pin (0000).
- Now, you will see a final warning message on the factory reset screen. Here, to confirm the factory reset of your TV, you have to tap Yes. And, the factory resetting of your TV is finally done.
How to reset Samsung 32-inch smart TV?
To reset all the TV settings of your Samsung 32-inch smart TV, you need to follow the given reset steps.
- First, you have to open the Settings options in the menu bar and then select and press General.
- After that, in the General section, find the Reset option and select it. Then, the next step is entering your default reset pin that is 0000.
- Now, to complete the factory reset of your Samsung TV, you need to select the option OK and your 32-inch smart TV will automatically restart after the resetting process is completed.
How to reset Samsung 55-inch smart TV?
Well, like the previous one, you can also reset your Samsung 55-inch smart TV. However, to do so, here are the detailed step by step reset-processes I have provided below that you have to follow accordingly.
- The first step is pressing the Home / Menu button on your remote control.
- Then, simply scroll down the menu bar and find the General option.
- Now, on the General section, again you need to scroll down until you find the Reset option. Then, press the Enter button to open the Reset option.
- Here, the window of your Samsung 55-inch Smart TV will ask for the default PIN code. And, you need to enter the PIN code 0000 which is basically the common PIN code for all Samsung models smart TV.
- Now, after you have entered the PIN code, you will see a reset confirmation message appear on your Samsung 55-inch smart TV screen.
- So, to confirm the reset process, you need to press the Yes option. By doing so, all the memory, installed applications, customized TV settings, etc. will be erased completely and your TV will reset back to the previous condition.
- Well, to complete the reset process, you should wait for a few seconds. And then, after completion, your TV will restart automatically.
How to reset Samsung 75-inch smart TV?
The resetting process of the Samsung 75-inch smart TV is similar to the previous 55-inch smart TV, however, the following are the detailed steps.
- The first thing you need to do is hit the Menu button. And, once you’re in the menu section, you have to go down to the General option.
- Now, tap Enter on the remote control and navigate to the Reset option in the General section. And then again you have to press the button Enter.
- After doing so, your TV window will ask for the factory default PIN code and the code is 0000 that you need to enter to reset the TV.
- Then, the screen of your Samsung 75-inch smart TV will show you a confirmation or a warning message. Here, to confirm your TV resetting process, you have to tap on the option Yes.
- Now, finally, you have to wait for a few seconds to complete the reset process. Then, after the reset process is completed, your Samsung TV will restart again automatically.
How to reset Samsung TV PIN with a smart remote?
The factory default PIN code is usually 0000, however, if you change this code in the past and now in the case of if you forget this changed PIN code, don’t worry at all. This is because you can reset your Samsung TV PIN again with a smart remote.
Well, here, I have provided the step-by-step guideline of how you can easily reset it.
- First, you need to find the Menu button and then hit it on your smart remote control, so you can view all the settings-related options in the Settings menu.
- Then, select the option General using the navigation keys in the Settings menu. And after that, you need to press the button Enter to access Samsung Instant.
- Here, in the General section, you have to turn off the option Samsung Instant On to change the setting and to go for the next step.
- Now, to start the PIN reset process, you need to switch your Samsung TV into standby mode and then wait for at least 30 seconds.
- After that, now, press the following key sequence in quick succession: Mute > 8> 2 >4 >Power. Well, finally, your Smart TV PIN code is reset completely with the default PIN code.
- And, after you have completed the PIN reset process, now turn the Samsung Instant Off feature back to ON.
How to reset your Samsung smart TV without using a remote?
Usually, to reset Samsung smart TV, you will require a remote. However, the thing is if your remote is not functioning properly or if you have lost your remote and can’t find it, then you have to reset your TV without a remote.
Okay, to reset your Samsung smart TV without a remote, follow the given steps-
- First, you have to turn off your Samsung smart TV.
- The next step is pressing and holding the power button of your smart TV for about fifteen seconds and while doing so, you need to wait for your TV whether it can turn on itself without using a remote.
- At this point, you should see your Samsung smart TV is reset to the factory or default settings without a remote.
Why can’t you reset your Samsung Smart TV?
So, you are trying to do a factory reset your Samsung smart TV, however, you can’t reset it. Well, the reason why you can’t reset your Samsung TV is probably because you may have a running app, it can be Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HULU, or whatever it is.
Since, this app is running and thus is opened in the background of your TV screen, which is why you can’t reset the factory default settings on your Samsung smart TV.
Therefore, if you really want to reset your TV settings, then what you need to do is just go to your remote and then press on the remote exit.
So, you can close all the running and opened apps. Now, you need to ensure that you are on TV mode and no apps are running in the background. After that, go to the settings and follow the rest reset process mentioned above in this guideline.
Samsung smart TV reset not available: why and what to do?
Sometimes, while you are going to reset your Samsung TV, you may notice reset grayed-out options which indicate that Samsung smart TV reset is not available.
However, if you experience this issue, it will be really a frustrating situation. Well, I have already answered this question why this Samsung smart TV reset is not available or is grayed out in the TV.
If you’re not in TV mode and in the background of your TV, any apps are running while trying to reset factory settings, you will find that the reset is not available. This is because, during this time, your TV won’t allow you to reset the default factory settings.
So, to reset, you need to exit all the running apps as well as close the smart hub in the background of the Samsung Smart TV screen.