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How To Restart & Reset Samsung TV?

If your Samsung television is malfunctioning abruptly, a simple restart generally fixes it. Restarting is technically referred to as a soft reset or cold boot. You can perform a soft reset with the remote as well as without the remote. But there are times when a soft reset does not solve the issue, and that is when you need to go hard reset.

Since restarting and resetting are not common, most Samsung TV users struggle to perform the required steps due to a lack of guidance and knowledge. We will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to restart Samsung TV with and without the remote. You will also learn how to perform the hard reset all by yourself.

How To Restart(Cold Boot/ Soft Reset) The Samsung TV?

We have already stated that you can restart the Samsung TV with the remote as well as without the remote. We have illustrated the steps for both methods for your convenience. Here are the steps to restart/cold boot/soft reset the Samsung TV.

Method 1: Restart The Samsung TV with Remote

Here are the easiest steps to cold boot the Samsung TV with the remote.

  • Step : Make sure that the Samsung television is on.
  • Step 2: Take the Samsung remote and tap & hold the Power button. Keep it pressed until your television turns off.
  • Step 3: Wait a few seconds and press the hold Power button. Keep it pressed until the television turns on and displays the startup screen.

Method 2: Restart Your Samsung TV without Remote

Here are the steps to soft reset your Samsung TV without using the remote.

  • Step 1: Make sure that the Samsung TV is on.
  • Step 2: Remove the power cord from the power outlet while the TV is on.
  • Step 3: Wait for 60 seconds for the capacitors inside the TV to discharge so that the reset is proper.
  • Step 4: Put back the power cord into the power outlet to turn on your TV.

What To Do When Restarting Samsung TV Doesn’t Solve The Problem?

Restarting Samsung TV solves any temporary glitches in the system files, settings, or apps. But if the issue is grave, restarting or soft reset will not settle the matter. That is when you need to go for hard reset or factory reset, which restores the TV to the original state in which the TV was shipped from the factory to you.

When you perform a hard reset on your Samsung TV, all your installed apps, customized settings, as login credentials will be deleted. Therefore, you should not perform a hard reset until it is the last resort when everything else fails.

How To Hard Reset/Factory Reset Samsung TV?

Here are the simple steps to factory reset your Samsung TV so that all the changes made on the TV since unboxing are removed completely.

  • Step 1: Turn on your Samsung TV. Take the remote and press your Home button.
  • Step 2: From the Home screen, go to the Settings option.
  • Step 3: Navigate to the General option. Select the Reset option.
  • Step 4: You will be asked to enter the PIN to confirm your choice. If you have not changed the default PIN, enter ‘0000’ in the given field. If ‘0000’ does not work, try ‘1111’, which is also a default PIN in many Samsung TV models.
  • Step 5: A pop-up will appear on the screen. Choose the Yes option.
  • Step 6: The reset process will begin. The TV will turn off automatically when the process is over.
  • Step 7: Turn on the TV and follow the on-screen instructions to set it up from scratch. Check if the problem is resolved.

Please note that the above steps can vary depending on the Samsung TV model you have at your place. You can refer to the user manual for exact steps to hard reset your Samsung TV.

What To Do When Hard Resetting Samsung TV Doesn’t Solve The Problem?

The only option you have right now is to contact the customer support team of Samsung. They will ask you to take the TV to the nearby Samsung service center or send Samsung repair agents to your place. You can also visit a local TV repair shop to see if they can do anything else other than factory reset to fix your problem.

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Restart & Reset Samsung Tv – FAQs

1. When should I restart my Samsung TV?

Ans: Whenever you experience temporary glitches on your Samsung TV, including glitches in the installed apps, you can restart your Samsung TV to fix the problem immediately. When the TV restarts, all the settings and data get reloaded, which can fix temporary issues.

2. Is there a button to reset a Samsung TV?

Ans: No, there is no dedicated button available to reset a Samsung TV. You can soft reset your TV by restarting the TV directly using the remote. If you want to hard reset, you need to go to the Settings menu and choose General>Reset to factory reset your Samsung TV.

3. Which is better: reboot or reset the Samsung TV?

Ans: Reboot is better than reset because it does not delete customized settings or installed apps. Rebooting is basically restarting your TV, and the steps are simple and instantly. Resetting needs more elaborate steps, and hard resetting should be the last resort.

4. Can I reset the Samsung Smart TV Pin?

Ans: Yes, you can reset your Samsung smart TV PIN if you have changed the default PIN. Press the Volume button, Plus button, and then the Return button individually. Now press the minus button and Return button. Again, press the Plus button and Return button, and the TV pin will reset automatically to the default value.

5. How to reset the Smart hub in Samsung TV?

Ans: Press the Home button. Go to Settings –  All Settings –  Support – Device Care – Reset theSmart Hub. You need to enter your PIN, which is ‘0000’ by default.


Samsung TV may show certain malfunctions and glitches at any time without notice. Instead of contacting the customer support team immediately, you can reboot and even reset your Samsung TV to fix the issue. Rebooting should solve temporary issues, and the factory reset is to be executed when every solution fails to fix your problem. We have illustrated the simple steps to reboot and reset the Samsung TV. The steps can vary slightly depending on the model year of your Samsung TV.

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