Article ID : 00159487 / Last Modified : 04/29/2021

Reset an Android TV or Google TV

    IMPORTANT: This article is for Android TV™/Google TV models only. For non-Android TVs refer to the Perform a power reset article for a power reset or the Reset the TV to original factory settings article for a factory data reset.  

    There are three different ways to reset your Android TV/Google TV. Depending on the issue you are experiencing, you may only need to perform Option A (Power Reset/Restart) as it can resolve many issues and does not affect saved information. If this doesn't resolve the issue, perform Option B (Factory Data Reset). If the issue still occurs, then perform Option C (Forced Factory Reset).

    Option A: Power Reset or Restart

    Power Reset

    Note: Skip this step if your TV power cord is inaccessible.

    • Unplug the TV power cord from the wall outlet, wait two minutes, then plug the power cord back in.


    Select the method depending on your TV.

    • Restart the TV with the supplied remote control:
      • Press and hold the POWER button until Power off appears on the screen
      • Press and hold the POWER button until a menu appears → select Restart
    • Restart the using the menu. On the remote:
      • Press (Quick Settings)SettingsSystemRestartRestart
      • Press HOMESettingsAboutRestartRestart
      • Press HOMESettingsDevice PreferencesAboutRestartRestart

    Note: When restarting with the remote or menu, the TV will automatically power off and back on after a short time.

    Option B: Factory Data Reset

    WARNING! Performing a factory data reset will remove all customer settings in the TV including apps, channels, and wireless network settings.

    1. On the supplied remote control, press the (Quick Settings) or HOME button depending on your TV.
    2. Select Settings.
    3. The next steps will vary depending on your TV menu options:
      • Select System → Reset → Factory data reset → then confirm.
      • Select Device PreferencesResetFactory data resetErase everythingYes.
      • Select Storage & resetFactory data resetErase everythingYes.


    Option C: Forced Factory Reset

    This procedure is generally used to resolve issues with app errors, the TV restarts by itself, or the TV doesn't respond to remote control commands.

    • WARNING! Performing this procedure will remove all customer settings in the TV including apps, channels, and wireless network settings.

    • Your TV must have Android™ 6.0 Marshmallow or higher operating system installed in order to perform this procedure.
    • This procedure may require two people.
    • Depending on which TV model you have, the location of the buttons will vary.

    Follow the steps provided below, or you can

    Note: The number of the buttons on the back, side, or on the front (below the LED light) of your TV determines which reset steps you need to follow.

    1. On the TV:
    2. Perform the Factory Data Reset (Option B) again. If the issue still occurs, Contact the Product Support team for further assistance.