How to factory reset your android tv

There are three different ways to reset your Android TV™ or Google TV™ depending on the issue you are experiencing:

  • Step 1(Power Reset/Restart) is always recommended first as it can resolve many issues and doesn't affect saved information.
  • Step 2(Factory Data Reset) is the next step and will erase all customer settings as it resets the TV to factory specifications.
  • Step 3(Forced Factory Reset) is the final option and will also erase all customer settings as it resets the TV to factory specifications. Use this option when you can't access the TV through the menu, don't have a remote, or as otherwise specified.

Before you start

  • If your TV isn't an Android TV or Google TV, refer to the perform a power reset article.

You can view the video that covers these options or skip to the more detailed steps.

Power reset/restart and Factory Data Reset steps

Check if the issue is resolved after each step.

If the power cord is accessible, try a power reset. If not, then use either of the restart options.

  • Unplug the TV power cord from the wall outlet, wait two minutes, then plug the power cord back in.
  • 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
    • Press (Quick Settings)SettingsSystemRestartRestart
    • Press HOME → navigate to SettingsAboutRestartRestart
    • Press HOME → navigate to SettingsDevice PreferencesAboutRestartRestart

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

    • You can sync your apps with your Google account to recover some of the application's data after you perform a factory reset. Follow the steps below depending on your TV menu.
      • Press HOME → navigate to SettingsDevice Preferences or Accounts and Sign inGoogleChoose synced apps → select items to sync → Sync now
      • Press HOME → navigate to SettingsGoogleChoose synced apps in Sync → select items to sync → Sync now
      • Press HOME → navigate to SettingsPersonalGoogleChoose synced apps in Sync → select items to sync → Sync now
      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 SystemAboutResetFactory data resetErase everythingYes.
      • Select Device PreferencesResetFactory data resetErase everythingYes.
      • Select Storage & resetFactory data resetErase everythingYes.

      If the remote control has the ACTION MENU or (Quick Settings) button and there is a response, follow the steps below.

      1. Press the ACTION MENU or (Quick Settings) button.
      2. Select SettingsDevice Preferences
      3. The next steps will vary depending on your TV menu options:
        • Select SystemAboutResetFactory data resetErase everythingYes
        • Select Device PreferencesResetFactory data resetErase everythingYes

      For other models

      1. On the supplied remote, press the HELP button.
      2. Under How to use your TV select Help Guide (Manual)
      3. Select Settings.
      4. Select Configuring the TV.
      5. Select Watching TV or TV.
      6. Select Settings.
      7. The next steps will vary depending on your TV menu options:
        • Select Device PreferencesResetFactory data resetErase everythingYes
        • Select Storage & ResetFactory data resetErase everythingYes
      • The factory reset may take a few moments. Wait until the process completes.
      • You may need to enter a PIN code (if one was set on your TV) when you select the Erase everything option.
      • After the factory reset process completes, the TV will start the Initial Setup wizard. You must agree to the Google Terms of Service and Google Privacy Policy.

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

      How to factory reset your android tv

      Android TV devices are great, and if you are a user you are likely loving it. We also know every neat gadget reaches its time, though. Are you selling your device and upgrading to a new one? You may want to wipe it clean and perform a factory data reset.

      For those of you who don’t know, a factory data reset pretty much leaves your device in the state it was when you turned it on for the first time (at least software-wise). Aside from getting rid of all your files, data and accounts, it is also known to fix many issues and the lag that comes with prolonged usage.

      There are two ways to do this. You can perform a soft reset or a hard reset. A soft reset is the simplest, as it simply uses the device’s menu options. In short, it’s the user-friendly way to do it.

      How to factory reset your android tv

      On the other hand, a hard reset will involve working with the actual hardware and accessing Recovery mode. This is usually the best option when the device has a problem and you can’t access the software function.

      Are you ready to wipe your device clean? Let’s show you how this is done!

      How to soft reset your Android TV

      • Scroll down from the home screen and select “Settings”.
      • You will find “Storage & reset” under “Device”. Select it.
      • Select “Factory data reset”.
      • Select “Factory data reset” again.
      • Select “Erase everything”.
      • This will start the process and the device will do its thing for some minutes. Let it be until it reboots.
      • You are done!

      How to factory reset your android tv

      How to hard reset your Android TV

      Let’s start by telling you the experience may be a bit different per device. As of the time of this post’s publishing, only the Nexus player is around. With that said, let’s jump into how to hard reset the Nexus Player.

      IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific products and/or operating systems. Check Applicable Products and Categories for details.

      WARNING!A Factory data reset deletes all customized settings, including channels, account information (such as a Google™ account), system and applications data, downloaded apps, wired and Wi-Fi® network settings, and parental lock settings.

      Before you start

      • Most issues on your TV may be resolved when you perform a power reset or restart first:
        • Perform a Power Reset or Restart of the TV

        Power Reset

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

        Restart

        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
          • Press (Quick Settings)SettingsSystemRestartRestart
          • Press HOMESettingsAboutRestartRestart
          • Press HOMESettingsDevice PreferencesAboutRestartRestart
          • Press HOMESettingsDevice Preferences or Accounts and Sign inGoogleChoose synced apps → select items to sync → Sync now
          • Press HOMESettingsGoogleChoose synced apps in Sync → select items to sync → Sync now
          • Press HOMESettingsPersonalGoogleChoose synced apps in Sync → select items to sync → Sync now

          Factory Data Reset

          The procedure varies depending on the status of your TV:

          If the Home screen can be displayed:

          • The display screen may differ depending on the model or OS version.
          • For the X7 and W8 series: Skip step 6.
          1. On the supplied remote, press the HOME button.
          2. Select Settings.
          3. Follow the steps according to your TV menu:
            • Select Device PreferencesReset.
            • Select Device PreferencesAboutReset, Factory reset, or Factory data reset..
            • Select Storage & Reset.
          4. Select Factory data reset or Reset.
          5. Select Erase Everything.
            • If you're asked to provide a password, enter the password for the Parental lock (Broadcast).
          6. Select Yes.

          If the Home screen cannot be displayed (the HOME button on the remote control does not work)

          For the X74xxH_X75xxH, X7, and W8 series: If there is a response when you press the ACTION or Quick Settings button on the remote control, follow the procedure below.

          1. Press the ACTION or Quick Settings button on the remote control.
          2. Select Settings.
          3. Select Device Preferences.
          4. The next steps will depend on your TV menu options:
            • Select AboutFactory reset or Factory data resetFactory date reset
            • Select Reset
            • Select AboutReset

          For other models

          If there is a response when you press the HELP button on the remote control, then follow the procedure below.

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          How to factory reset your android tv

          There comes a time in every user’s life when they have to reset something back to its factory default. Perhaps the device is acting wonky and needs a fresh start, you’re getting rid of it, or you want a clean slate for some other reason. The good news is that it’s incredibly easy to factory reset your Android TV box, regardless of the manufacturer.

          The first thing you’ll want to do is jump into the Settings menu by heading to the bottom of the home screen and selecting the cog icon.

          How to factory reset your android tv

          From there, find and select the “Storage & rest” option.

          How to factory reset your android tv

          This menu is simple, as there are only two choices: “Internal storage” and “Factory data reset.” You want the latter.

          How to factory reset your android tv

          Depending on which box you’re using, there could be a few options here. For example, Nexus Player will just offer “Full reset” and “Cancel” options, where NVIDIA’s SHIELD also has a “Fast reset“ option. Select the one that makes the most sense for your situation—if you plan on getting rid of the box completely, always do a ”Full reset.“

          How to factory reset your android tv

          Once you’ve selected the desired option, there will be one more screen confirming that you’re sure that’s what you want to do. Select “OK” (or whatever the confirmation for your particular box is) to get started.

          How to factory reset your android tv

          Depending on the amount of storage your device has, this could take quite a while. My 500GB SHIELD notes that a factory reset could take up to two hours. The good news is you don’t have to sit around and watch it—the process is pretty much on autopilot anyway. You could go outside or something. I hear it’s nice out there.

          Factory resetting any Android device is simple, but an oft-necessary part of being a responsible owner. Even if you plan on keeping the box, it’s always good to know how to start fresh if things seems to be going awry.

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          WARNING!Performing a forced Factory data reset will remove all customized settings in the TV including downloaded apps, systems data, channels, and wireless network settings. For some models listed below, if you perform a forced Factory data reset, then the Demo data for retail will be erased from internal storage.

          • 2020 models: XBR A8H, X800H, X850H, X900H, X950H (49/85), X950H (55/65/75), Z8H, and Z9H series
          • 2019 models: XBR Z9G, A9G, X850G (55/65/75/85), and X950G series
          • 2018 models: XBR A9Fand Z9F series

          This article can be used to perform a forced Factory data reset in situations when you can't perform a normal factory data reset, such as:

          • when the software crashes after a firmware update.
          • when the screen of the normal factory data reset doesn't open for some reason.

          Before you start

          • If you can access the TV menu, perform a factory data reset instead.
          • A forced factory data reset can only be done on TVs with Android™ 6.0 Marshmallow or higher operating system installed.
          • This procedure may require two people.
          • The location of the buttons will vary depending on the TV model.
          • Some applications data might be recovered if Apps are synced with your Google™ account. The steps to sync apps vary depending on the TV menu options.
            • HOMESettingsDevice Preferences or Accounts & Sign-InGoogleChoose synced apps → Select items you want to sync with the account → Sync now.
            • HOMESettingsGoogleChoose synced apps in Sync → Select the items you want to sync with the account → Sync now.
            • HOMESettingsPersonalGoogleChoose synced apps in Sync → select the items you want to sync with the account → Sync now.

            Perform a forced Factory data reset

            First, determine the number of buttons on your TV:

            1. Only one button on the TV: The (Power) button is located on the bottom center or left side of the TV when viewed from the front.
            2. Three buttons on the TV: The buttons are located on either right or left side of the TV or the back, depending on the model.

            If you can't find the buttons on the TV, refer to the TV .

            Follow the instructions according to the number of buttons on your TV.

            1. Unplug the TV AC power cord from the electrical socket.
            2. Press and hold the Power button on the TV (not on the remote), and then (while holding the button down) plug the AC power cord back in. Continue to hold the button down until the white LED light appears. It will take approximately 10-30 seconds for the LED light to turn white.
            3. Release the button after the white LED light appears. If the LED light doesn't turn white within 30 seconds, start from Step 1 again.
            4. Wait a few minutes for the forced Factory reset process to take place. The TV will reboot (turn on and off) twice. If the TV doesn't turn back ON automatically, press the Power button to turn the TV back ON.
            5. When the Welcome setup screen appears, perform the setup. If the Welcome setup screen doesn't appear, unplug the AC power cord and then plug it back in.

            If the forced Factory data reset didn't resolve the issue, repeat the procedure again starting from Step 1.

            For models released in 2020: The buttons are located on the right or left side of the TV, depending on the model. The Down (-) button is directly below the Power button.

            For models released in 2019 or earlier: When facing the back of your TV, the buttons are on the right. The Down (-) button is directly below the Power button.

            For X74xxH_X75xxH Series:

            1. Unplug the TV's AC power cord from the electrical socket.
            2. Simultaneously press and hold down the Power and volume Down (-) buttons on the TV (not on the remote), and then (while holding the buttons down) plug the AC power cord back in. Continue to hold the buttons down until Erasing screen appears.

            1. Unplug the TV AC power cord from the electrical socket.
            2. Simultaneously press and hold down the Power and volume Down (-) buttons on the TV (not on the remote), and then (while holding the buttons down) plug the AC power cord back in. Continue to hold the buttons down until the green LED light appears.

            1. POWER button
            2. volume Down(-) button
            3. Rear of TV

            Welcome setup screens will appear on the TV twice. Do NOT setup the first Welcome setup screen. The TV will auto Factory data reset within one minute of the first Welcome setup screen.

            • For models released in 2019 or earlier: The Welcome setup screen will appear on the TV twice. Do NOT setup the first Welcome setup screen. The TV will auto Factory data reset within one minute of the first Welcome setup screen.
            • If the TV doesn't turn back ON automatically, press the Power button to turn TV back ON.
            • For models released in 2019 or earlier: Perform the setup when the second Welcome setup screen appears.
            • If the Welcome setup screen doesn't appear, unplug the AC power cord and then plug it back in.

            If the forced Factory data reset didn't resolve the issue, repeat the procedure again starting from Step 1.

            IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific products and/or operating systems. Check Applicable Products and Categories for details.

            WARNING: A Factory data reset deletes all customised settings, including channels, account information (such as a Google account), system and applications data, downloaded apps, wired and wireless network settings and parental lock settings.

            Important to know before you start a factory reset

            • The steps in this article apply to Sony Android TVs. For non-Android TVs, refer to the following article:
            • TIP: How to tell the difference between an Android and non-Android TV

            Is your TV unresponsive / stuck in a continuous reboot loop?

            IMPORTANT : If your TV is unresponsive or reboots continuously and you can't perform a (soft) power reset or a factory reset, refer to the article:
            Perform a Forced Factory Reset on Android TV (manually using the three buttons on the side of the TV)

            How to sync your apps to recover application data after a factory reset

            You can sync your Apps with your Google account to recover some of the application's data after you perform a factory reset. Follow the steps below depending on your TV menu.

            Android™ 9

            Press HOMESettingsDevice Preferences or Accounts & Sign inGoogleChoose synced apps → select items to sync → Sync now.

            Android 7.0, Android 8.0

            Press HOMESettingsGoogleChoose synced apps in Sync → select items to sync → Sync now.

            Android 6.0

            Press HOMESettingsPersonalGoogleChoose synced apps in Sync → select items to sync → Sync now.

            How to perform a factory reset on your TV

            Keep the following points in mind:

            • The factory reset may take a few minutes. Please wait until you are informed that the process has been completed.
            • You need to enter a PIN code (if one was set on your TV) when you select the Erase everything option.
            • After the Factory Reset process completes successfully, your TV proceeds into the Initial Setup wizard. You will need to agree to the Google Terms of Service and Google Privacy Policy.
            • The Touchpad pairing sequence will have to be activated again after a factory reset.

            What is the current status of your TV?

            Select the status of your TV from the two options below to navigate to the appropriate section:

            If the Home screen can be displayed

            NOTES:

            • For X74xxH_X75xxH Series: Skip step 5 and 6.
            • The display screen may differ depending on the model or OS version.
            1. Turn the TV on.
            2. On the supplied remote control, press the HOME button.
            3. Select Settings.
            4. The next steps will depend on your TV menu options:
              • Select Device Preferences → Reset.
              • Select Device PreferencesAboutReset.
              • Select Storage & Reset.
            5. Select Factory data reset, as shown in the image below.
            1. Select Erase Everything.
            • If you're asked to provide a password, enter the password for the Parental lock (Broadcast).
            1. Select Yes.

            If the Home screen cannot be displayed (the HOME button on the remote control does not work)

            Steps for the X74xxH_X75xxH Series

            If there is a response when you press the ACTION button on the remote control, follow the procedure below:

            1. Press the ACTION button on the remote control.
            2. Select Settings.
            3. Select Device Preferences.
            4. The next steps will depend on your TV menu options:
              • Select Reset.
              • Select AboutReset.

            Steps for TVs other than the X74xxH_H75xxH Series

            If there is a response when you press the HELP button on the remote control, follow the procedure below.
            NOTE: The display screen may differ depending on the model or OS version.

            How to factory reset your android tv

            If you’re looking for a simple and straightforward way to reset Android TV Box, you’ve come to the right place. At the end of this process, your Android TV Box will work like new and you’ll have a ton of space to enjoy new shows at super-fast loading speeds. That’s because when you reset Android TV Box, you essentially delete any and all applications within it, thus starting on a clean slate.

            But how to reset Android TV box? The following ways to reset Android TV Box are very effective at eliminating all of these problems.

            Why Do a Factory Reset Android TV Box?

            How to factory reset your android tv

            How to hard reset Android TV Box? Here are some of the most common reasons why people choose to reset Android TV Box.

            When the Android Box refuses to boot up:

            Sluggish speed:

            Constant buffering:

            There’s nothing more annoying than dealing with constant buffering from your Android TV Box. Unfortunately, this often happens when people start using streaming services like Kodi. Sure, you can apply some buffering fixes but this is a temporary solution. For the best results, go with an effective fix like restoring your Android TV Box to its factory settings. ​

            How to Reset Android Box to Factory Settings

            1. Click on the “Settings” page or menu.

            2. Select “Storage and Reset.”

            3. Select “Factory Reset.”

            4. Select “Factory Reset” again.

            In case the MX Box Reset Button not working and your Android TV Box settings page looks “off” try the following:

            1. Select “System”

            2. Select “Reset options”

            3. Select “Erase all data”

            4. Then, click on “Reset Phone”

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            How to factory reset your android tv

            There comes a time in every user’s life when they have to reset something back to its factory default. Perhaps the device is acting wonky and needs a fresh start, you’re getting rid of it, or you want a clean slate for some other reason. The good news is that it’s incredibly easy to factory reset your Android TV box, regardless of the manufacturer.

            The first thing you’ll want to do is jump into the Settings menu by heading to the bottom of the home screen and selecting the cog icon.

            How to factory reset your android tv

            From there, find and select the “Storage & rest” option.

            How to factory reset your android tv

            This menu is simple, as there are only two choices: “Internal storage” and “Factory data reset.” You want the latter.

            How to factory reset your android tv

            Depending on which box you’re using, there could be a few options here. For example, Nexus Player will just offer “Full reset” and “Cancel” options, where NVIDIA’s SHIELD also has a “Fast reset“ option. Select the one that makes the most sense for your situation—if you plan on getting rid of the box completely, always do a ”Full reset.“

            How to factory reset your android tv

            Once you’ve selected the desired option, there will be one more screen confirming that you’re sure that’s what you want to do. Select “OK” (or whatever the confirmation for your particular box is) to get started.

            How to factory reset your android tv

            Depending on the amount of storage your device has, this could take quite a while. My 500GB SHIELD notes that a factory reset could take up to two hours. The good news is you don’t have to sit around and watch it—the process is pretty much on autopilot anyway. You could go outside or something. I hear it’s nice out there.

            Factory resetting any Android device is simple, but an oft-necessary part of being a responsible owner. Even if you plan on keeping the box, it’s always good to know how to start fresh if things seems to be going awry.

            NOTE: A Factory Data Reset and a Forced Factory Reset perform the same task – they reset the TV to factory settings. A Forced Factory Reset is performed manually using the TV buttons when you can’t access reset options in the TV menu (i.e. when a Factory Data Reset isn't possible).

            You can view the following tutorial explaining how to restart or factory reset an Android TV or skip to the more detailed steps below.

            Option A: Restart / Power Reset

            This option doesn't affect the information saved on your TV (e.g. Google account settings, apps, channels).

            Restart

            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
              • Press (Quick Settings)SettingsSystemRestartRestart
              • Press HOME → navigate to SettingsAboutRestartRestart
              • Press HOME → navigate to SettingsDevice PreferencesAboutRestartRestart

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

              Power Reset

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

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

              Option B: Factory Data Reset (using the TV menu)

              WARNING: Performing a factory data reset will remove all custom settings in the TV, including Google account settings, apps, channels, and wireless network settings.

              How to sync apps with your Google account

              • You can sync your apps with your Google account to recover some of the application's data after performing a factory reset. Follow the steps below depending on your TV menu.
                • Press HOME → navigate to SettingsDevice Preferences or Accounts and Sign-inGoogleChoose synced apps → select items to sync → Sync now
                • Press HOME → navigate to SettingsGoogleChoose synced apps in Sync → select items to sync → Sync now
                • Press HOME → navigate to SettingsPersonalGoogleChoose synced apps in Sync → select items to sync → Sync now

                How to reset your TV to factory settings using the TV menu

                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 SystemAboutResetFactory data resetErase everythingYes.
                • Select Device PreferencesResetFactory data resetErase everythingYes.
                • Select Storage & resetFactory data resetErase everythingYes.

                For remotes that have the ACTION MENU or Quick Settings button

                If the remote control has the ACTION MENU or (Quick Settings) button and there is a response, follow the steps below.

                1. Press the ACTION MENU or (Quick Settings) button.
                2. Select SettingsDevice Preferences
                3. The next steps will vary depending on your TV menu options:
                  • Select SystemAboutResetFactory data resetErase everythingYes
                  • Select Device PreferencesResetFactory data resetErase everythingYes

                For remotes that don't have the ACTION MENU or Quick Settings button

                1. On the supplied remote, press the HELP button.
                2. Under How to use your TV, select Help Guide (Manual)
                3. Select Settings.
                4. Select Configuring the TV.
                5. Select Watching TV or TV.
                6. Select Settings.
                7. The next steps will vary depending on your TV menu options:
                  • Select Device PreferencesResetFactory data resetErase everythingYes
                  • Select Storage & ResetFactory data resetErase everythingYes
                • The factory reset may take a few minutes. Wait until the process completes.
                • You may need to enter a PIN code (if one was set on your TV) when selecting the Erase everything option.
                • After the factory reset process completes, the TV will start the Initial Setup wizard. You must agree to the Google Terms of Service and Google Privacy Policy.

                Option C: Forced Factory Reset (using the TV buttons)

                WARNING: Performing this procedure will remove all custom settings in the TV, including Google account settings, apps, channels, and wireless network settings.

                You can perform a factory reset on your Chromecast by using one of the following methods:

                With the Chromecast Voice Remote

                1. In the upper right of your TV screen, select your profile Settings .
                2. Select SystemAboutFactory Reset.

                From the Chromecast device

                1. While the Chromecast is plugged into the TV and powered, press and hold the button on the back of the Chromecast. The LED will start blinking yellow.
                2. When the LED light turns solid white, release the button and the Chromecast will then reset.

                From the Google Home app

                Note: This option is only available if you still have access to the network your Chromecast was set up on.

                1. Open the Google Home app .
                2. Tap your Chromecast device Settings .
                3. At the top right, tap More Factory resetFactory reset.

                From the Chromecast device

                While the Chromecast is plugged into the TV, hold down the button on the side of the Chromecast. The LED will begin blinking orange. When the LED light turns white, release the button and the Chromecast will then restart.

                From the Google Home app

                Note: This option is only available if you still have access to the network your Chromecast was set up on.