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How to Reset Samsung Smart TV Remote

Samsung TVs have two kinds of remotes, Samsung Smart Remote Control and the older remote models. If you have any pairing issues with the Samsung remote, you can reset the remote. The steps required to reset the remote will vary on the remote model. When you reset the remote, you have to pair the remote again to your Samsung Smart TV.

Steps to Reset Samsung Smart Remote

In the Samsung Smart Remote, you don’t have the traditional num keys and other buttons. You will have only the important keys.

1. On the Smart Remote, press and hold the Select button and the Back or Return button on the remote.

2. The remote will be reset to its factory settings and will be unpaired from your Samsung Smart TV.

3. To pair the remote again, hold the Back and Play/Pause buttons.

How to Reset Samsung Remote [Older Models]

In the older models of Samsung remote (Basic Remote), you don’t have any option or feature to reset the remote. You have to hard reset the remove by removing the batteries.

1. Remove the batteries from the remote.

2. Place the remote in idle condition for 3-5 minutes.

3. Now, long press the Power button on the remote for more than 10 seconds.

4. This will hard reset the Samsung TV remote and drains all the residual power.

5. Now, insert the batteries and use the remote.

Samsung Smart TV Remote – Not Working

If you have any issues with the Samsung Smart TV remote, you can try the below-mentioned solutions to fix it.

Check the Remote Signal

You can check whether the signal is transmitted from your remote. Open the camera on your Smartphone and keep the remote in the frame. Press the Power button on your Samsung TV remote. You can see the IR signal from the remote through your camera. If you can’t see any IR signal, you have to change the batteries.

Change the Batteries

The average lifetime of a remote battery is 6 months. If the remote battery is dead, buy a new pair of alkaline batteries and insert them into your Samsung TV remote.

Change the Batteries to Reset Samsung TV Remote

Remove Obstacles

If any external device or any other electronic object is in front of the TV, the remote cannot send the signals properly to your Samsung TV. So, move things away from your TV to avoid signal interference.

Red Light Blinking

If the red light blinks on your Samsung TV remote, it means that the remote’s battery is dead or about to die. Replace the old batteries with the new ones to fix the issue.

Buttons Not Working

If the Samsung TV remote buttons are not working except the Power button, tap and hold the Power button for more than 10 seconds. This will refresh the remote and all the key functions. After that, all the buttons on the remote will work again.


1. How to reset the Samsung Smart TV without the remote?

To reset the Samsung Smart TV without a remote, you can use the SmartThings app.

2. Can I program a universal remote to my Samsung Smart TV?

Yes, using the Samsung TV remote codes, you can program any universal remote to your TV.

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