Smart TVs have been one of the convenient ways to watch media content via the internet. We have lots and lots of smart TV brands, and Vizio is one of them. It has been the top-selling smart TVs while its latest models feature an in-built Smartcast feature. Like any other electronics, Vizio smart TVs may not perform well all the time. There may be a lack of storage, or the apps may not work, or the software itself may not respond properly. In those cases, you should opt to Reset your Vizio Smart TV to the factory settings. It will solve most of the basic issues and those that don’t require technical assistance. Before jumping into the guide, let’s have a look at common reasons to reset a Vizio Smart TV:
- To erase all the data from your TV. It includes everything from apps to settings.
- To fix some issues with the TV. It includes hanging, app freezing, or non-responding.
- The display and audio haven’t worked properly to a certain extent.
- The installed apps fail to respond to your comments.
- When your TV crashes randomly or turn’s off automatically.
Related Guide: How to Add Apps on Vizio Smart TV
Soft Reset Vizio Smart TV
The steps to soft reset Vizio TV is as follows.
Step 1: Turn off your Vizio TV and remove the plug from the power socket.
Step 2: Allow the TV to stay idle without power for about 30 seconds. Now, connect it to the power and turn on the Vizio TV.
Hard Reset Vizio Smart TV
Vizio smart TV’s are running on SmartCast orVizio Internet Apps and Vizio Internet App Plus. So hard resetting process differs slightly.
On Vizio Internet App Plus
Step 1: Press the Menu button on the Vizio TV remote.
Step 2: Go to the Settings option and then choose the System settings.
Step 3: Press OK to open System Settings.
Step 4: Scroll and select the Reset and Admin option.
Step 5: Choose the Reset TV to factory defaults option.
Step 6: If you have your own parental code, enter it. Or else, enter 0000 as parental code.
Step 7: Again, choose Reset and press OK on your remote.
Step 8: Now, your Vizio TV will be reset to its factory settings automatically.
After reset, go through the initial setup process and start using the TV.
On Vizio Internet Apps
If your Vizio TV has Vizion Internet Apps or VIA, then the reset procedure is as follows.
Step 1: On the Vizio TV remote, press the Menu button.
Step 2: Choose Help on the menu screen.
Step 3: Click on the Clear Memory (Factory Default) option.
Step 4: Provide the Passcode when prompted. The default passcode is 0000.
Step 5: Choose Yes if you are asked to confirm the default settings/
If you have Vizio Smartcast TVs, you can also reset the television by
- Press and hold the input & Volume down button on the TV for about 10-15 seconds.
- A notification will pop-up on the screen.
- Press and hold the input button to reset the TV.
Related: How to Update Apps on Vizio Smart TV
Sometimes, you can fix the simple issues on your TV by simply unplugging the TV from the power source and plug it back to the source after 3-5 minutes. Before the reset, we recommend you try this method to check whether the issue has been fixed or not.
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