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How to Reset Android TV In a Few Seconds

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How to Reset Android TV

While using Android TV, users may struggle with issues like a frozen screen, a TV hanging now and then, a TV performing slowly to load apps, and many more. You can fix them easily with simple troubleshooting techniques. When those techniques fail to fix the issue, you need to reset your Android TV. It will remove everything from your Android TV including the apps, profiles that you added, and downloaded files.

On the other side, it is recommended to reset your TV if you want to sell your device to others or clean up your TV apps and data thoroughly. Resetting will help you make your Android TV faster and cache-free.

In this article, we are going to discuss all possible ways to reset Android TV with step-by-step instructions. The following reset guide is applicable to all Android Smart TVs and Android Powered Smart TV Boxes.

How to Reset Android TV/Android TV Box

Before getting into the resetting process, you can power restart your Android TV if you face some minor issues. Otherwise, you need to factory reset your TV. But remember, the factory reset will make your TV look like a new TV. There are two different methods you can use to reset your TV.

  • Power Reset
  • Factory Reset

How to Power Reset

1. Point your remote control towards your TV.

2. Press and hold the Power button on the remote until the TV shuts off.

3. Now, the Android TV will automatically turn on after one minute.

4. That’s it. You have successfully restarted your Android TV.

Alternatively, you can unplug the TV’s power cable from the power source and then replug it after a few minutes. Your Android TV will restart.

plug out the tv cable from the power port

How to Factory Reset Your Android TV/Android TV Box

If the problem is not solved after the power reboot, you need to factory reset your Smart TV. But think twice before factory resetting your Android TV, because it erases all the data on your TV. It will look like a new Android TV.

1. Turn on your Android TV and navigate to the home screen.

2. From the home screen, go to Settings >> Device Preferences.

tap storage & reset to reset your android tv

3. From the options you get, tap Storage & reset.

4. Under that, click on Factory Data Reset.

click factory data reset

5. On the confirmation menu, choose Erase Everything and click on Yes.

tap erase everything to reset your android tv

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to reset Android TV without a remote?

To reset the TV without a remote, remove the TV’s power cable from the power source and plugin it again after a few seconds.

2. Will I lose everything if I reset my Android TV?

Yes. A factory data reset will erase all your system data, including account information, personalized sections, installed apps, Wi-Fi settings, local files, and background-running data.

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