Samsung is one of the world’s largest Smart TV producers. Samsung Smart TV is famous for its OLED screen, sound quality, software, and so on. Like other electronic devices, Samsung Smart TV may also face a few glitches or issues while streaming. A factory reset is an easiest and quickest way to fix those errors. The factory reset will revert all the settings of Samsung Smart TV to default. If you’re wondering how to factory reset Samsung Smart TV, here is the guide to clear your queries.

There are three different ways to factory reset Samsung Smart TV. Depending on the TV model, it may vary.

  • Reset using the service/secret menu
  • Reset Samsung Smart TV via Reset menu
  • Using the Exit button on remote

Reset using Service/Secret Menu

[1] Put your Samsung Smart TV in standby mode.

[2] Press the Following combination in your TV remote: Mute + 1 + 8 + Power. Within a few seconds, a menu will appear on the TV screen. If it has not appeared, try any one of the following sequences,

  • Display/Info + P.STD + Mute + Power
  • Info + Menu + Menu + Power
  • Sleep + P.STD + Mute + Power
  • Info + Settings + Mute + Power
  • Mute + 1 + 8 + 2 + Power
  • Info + Menu + Menu + Power
  • P.STD + Help + Sleep + Power
  • P.STD + Menu + Sleep + Power

[3] In the Service/secret menu, click Factory reset.

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[4] Now, your device will turn off automatically for the factory reset.

Warning: While factory reset, don’t press any button on your remote. At the same time, don’t turn off your TV.

[5] When the TV turns on, you have to go through the usual setup process.

Note: This method is applicable to all Samsung Smart TV models.

Factory Reset Samsung Smart TV via Reset Menu

This method is applicable only for Samsung Smart TV released between 2014-18.

[1] Press the Menu button on your Samsung smart TV remote.

[2] Navigate to the Support section.


[3] Under support, click the Self Diagnosis menu.

Self diagnosis

[4] Under the Self Diagnosis menu, select Reset.


[5] You will be prompted to enter the reset pin.


Note: If you have changed the pin, enter the respective pin. If not, enter the default pin: 0000.

[6] A warning message regarding factory reset will pop up, click on Yes.

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[7] Now, the TV will reset to the factory settings. The process may take some time to complete.

Also see how to Reset Vizio Smart TV [Soft and Factory Default]

Using the Exit button on Remote

[1] Turn on your Samsung Smart TV.

[2] Press and hold the Exit key in your remote for more than 10 seconds.

[3] Release the key when the factory reset menu pop-up on the screen.

[4] Select OK.

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[5] Now, your device will begin the process to reset to default factory settings.

[6] Once the factory reset is done, your TV will turn on automatically with the default settings.

These are the different ways to reset your Samsung Smart TV. At the same time, don’t reset your TV too often. Instead, update your Samsung Smart TV regularly to avoid facing basic errors. If you have any doubts, feel free to comment below.