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How to Reset a Samsung TV Remote (Find Out)   

How to Reset a Samsung TV Remote (Find Out)   

The most basic procedure for resetting your Samsung TV remote is to get the batteries off your Samsung TV remote, wait for at least 8 seconds, and re-assemble the batteries in the remote. Now, check whether the remote is operating.

Apart from this method, there are also some other ways to reset your TV remote.

To reset your Samsung remote, you might’ve to try different techniques based on the model of TV you use to reset your Samsung remote.

Let’s have a look what are the other ways you can use to reset your Samsung TV remote.

What to doExplanation
Perform a Basic reset.It’s the easiest way to reset your Samsung TV remote. You can perform it by removing the batteries from your remote, then waiting for 8 seconds, and then returning the batteries to the remote.
Check Whether Your Remote Is the Problem.It’s important to know whether the actual problem is with the remote or not. You can check it by using your mobile phone camera or any other digital camera. You can also check it by using Bluetooth on your smartphone.
Link the Remote to the TV.Linking the remote to the Samsung TV is a good way to troubleshoot issues related to your remote. To link the remote, simultaneously press and hold the “Play/Pause” and “Return” buttons for 3 seconds.
Reset your TV.If you can find out that the problem is with your TV, you should reset it. You can reset your TV manually or by using your Remote.
Contact Customer Support.If you can’t reset your TV remote, contact Samsung customer support.
An overview of the article.

Check Whether Your Remote Is the Problem

When you’re thinking of resetting your TV remote, it’s because you’re facing some problem with your TV or remote. Before resetting your remote, you should be sure that the problem is with the remote itself.

You can check it with your phone’s camera or any other digital camera.

  • Focus the camera on the part of the remote that sends signals to your TV.
  • Press the “Power” button on your remote and once you’ve pressed the power button, check the camera to see whether an infrared light is visible.

The problem is with your TV remote if the infrared light is invisible, but the problem can also be with the batteries. So, before trying to reset your remote, it’s better to replace the batteries first and repeat the process.

The remote may still need to be reset or linked with the TV if you can see a light but are still experiencing some problems with it.

Try another method if you have a Smart Remote to determine if the remote is the issue.

  • Turn on Bluetooth on your smartphone.
  • Check to see if your TV is among the connected Bluetooth devices.
  • Put new batteries on the remote.

If the TV is listed among the available devices, then the problem is with the remote. If your TV isn’t shown under the available devices, the TV itself is the issue and not the remote.

This video shows how to reset a Samsung TV remote.

How to reset your Samsung TV remote?

Link the Remote to the TV

Your smart remote might need to be linked to your TV, which may cause some problems. It’s important to be certain that your TV is properly connected to your TV.

Follow these instructions to link your remote to the TV:

  • Press and hold both the “Return” button and the “Play/Pause” button simultaneously for about 3 seconds.
  • Your TV should notify you that the remote is now connected with a prompt.

When Is Your TV the Issue?

If all the troubleshooting methods that you’ve used by now don’t work, there’s a high chance that the problem is with your TV itself, not with the remote.

In this case, you might’ve to perform a factory reset on your Samsung TV to get things back to normal. Every Samsung TV here should be a reset option in the menu to go back to its default setup.

Search for this menu and check whether this can resolve the issue you’re having with your remote.

Samsung TV
Samsung Qled TV

How to Reset Your Samsung TV from Settings?

If you’re sure that the main issue is with your TV and not anything else, you can easily perform a factory reset on your Samsung TV by following these procedures to see if the issue is fixed.

  • Go to the Settings option of your Samsung TV.
  • Navigate to the General menu.
  • Choose Reset.
  • Now, you might be asked to enter a PIN. If you didn’t change the PIN, enter the default PIN, which is 0000.

Your problem should be resolved by now.

How to Reset Your Samsung TV Using the Remote?

Reset Samsung tv with remote
Reset Samsung tv with remote

Follow these simple steps to reset your Samsung TV from the Remote:

  • Firstly, you’ve to turn on your TV.
  • Hold down the “Exit” button for about 10 to 12 seconds. While you’re holding down the Exit button, the standby light should blink continuously.
  • A cautionary message ought to appear at the factory reset prompt.
  • Choose “Ok,” and the reset should be done.

Now, have a look at the TV to check whether the problem is gone.

How to Reset Your Samsung TV Manually?

If your TV doesn’t work, you can easily reset your TV manually. The process is as follows:

  • Turn off the TV set manually.
  • For 15 seconds, hold down the Start (Power) button on the TV’s back or underneath the screen.
  • Now switch on your TV.

If your TV was the problem, resetting your TV should have resolved any problems you believed you may have been experiencing with your remote. In either case, it’s a good idea to give it a shot if resetting your remote control wasn’t able to solve the issue.

Contact Customer Support

Samsung Support
Samsung Support

If you still have some troubles with your Samsung TV remote, don’t hesitate to contact Samsung support or Samsung Customer Care.

If you have a warranty for your TV and it’s not expired, you should get a free service from them. And if the warranty is expired, they might charge some money based on the service they provide.

Since the Samsung TV remote is their own product, they should have a clear idea of what the problem can be.

So, it’s a better idea to ask for their support if you can’t troubleshoot your remote on your own.

Other FAQs

Can you use any Samsung remote on any Samsung TV?

Answers: The Samsung TV Replacement remote is compatible with all types of Samsung TVs—LCD, LED, and even plasma.

How long should a TV remote last?

Answers: Under normal or moderate use, the batteries in a remote control should last up to 3-6 months. If you don’t use the remote control for an extended period of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage. Also, don’t use a fresh battery with an old one.

What does the “123” button do on a Samsung remote?

Answers: The Samsung Smart Remote is only supported on Samsung UHD TVs. It has only the essential keys and some special function keys. The user can access additional virtual keys on the TV screen by clicking the “123” key.

How do I know when my Samsung TV remote is charged?

Answers: You can see how much power the remote has by pressing Home and then navigating to Settings (All Settings) > General (General & Privacy) > Power and Energy Saving > Available Remote Battery.


  • Remove the batteries from your TV remote and wait for 8 seconds. Put the batteries back in the remote again. By this, you can easily reset your Samsung TV remote.
  • Check whether the problem is with your remote by using a mobile phone camera or digital camera.
  • A good technique to resolve remote-related problems is to connect the remote to the Samsung TV.
  • Perform a factory reset If the problem is with your TV. You can do this through the Settings option of your TV.
  • If you can’t reset your Samsung TV remote by any means, go to Samsung customer care or contact Samsung support.

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