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How to restart a Samsung TV?

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If your Samsung TV is frozen or lagging performance, then restarting can be one of the solutions that you could try.

In this guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of restarting your Samsung TV.

Restart Samsung TV with remote

With the remote, everything becomes easy. Just press and hold the power button on the remote by pointing it towards the Samsung TV to turn it off and on again. Once the TV is on, release the power button.

Restart Samsung TV without remote

It may happen that you lost the remote or the remote isn’t working properly. In this situation, you will have to use the control button or perform a cold boot of your Samsung TV.

Cold boot

This process is a bit long. Turn your Samsung TV off and then unplug it from the electrical socket.

Now, leave it unplugged for about 30 seconds or so before plugging it back again.

Using the control button

The control button on a Samsung TV is a physical button that can be used to control the TV without a remote control. It is typically located on the back of the TV, near the bottom right corner. The control button has a number of different functions, including:

  • Turning the TV on and off
  • Adjusting the volume
  • Changing the input source
  • Accessing the Smart Hub menu
  • Opening the Settings menu

Press the Control button and then select the Power off option to turn off the TV. After that, press the Control button again to turn on your Samsung TV.

Also read: How to turn on Samsung TV without remote?

What issues can you fix by restarting Samsung TV?

Restarting a Samsung TV can help resolve various issues and improve its performance.

Here are some common problems that can be fixed by restarting:

Also read: Netflix not working on Samsung TV: Quick Fix 

Frequently answered questions (FAQs)

Let us dive into a few FAQs on the subject:

Is there a restart button on a Samsung TV?

No, there isn’t a physical restart button on Samsung TV. However, you can press and hold the power button on the remote until the TV turns off and on again.

Or, you can power cycle your Samsung TV by unplugging it from the main socket and waiting for a minute before plugging it back on.

How do I reset my Samsung TV when the screen is black?

You can disconnect the Samsung TV from the main socket. Then, press the TV’s power button for about 15-20 seconds. While keeping the power button pressed, plug the power cord back into the power outlet. Continue holding the power button for another 15-20 seconds and then release it.

Wait for a few minutes to allow the TV to fully reset itself. Press the power button again to turn on the TV and check if the screen is working

Also read: How to restart an app on Samsung TV?


Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: [email protected]

  • passiveincomepro23 says:

    Wow, this post was a lifesaver! I was struggling with my Samsung TV and had no idea how to restart it. Your step-by-step guide was easy to follow and worked like a charm. Thank you so much for sharing this valuable information

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