How to Reset TCL Roku TV

Are you looking to reset TCL TV? No matter whether you have a Roku or Android TV (Google TV)-powered TCL TV, this guide will surely help you achieve the goal of resetting it to its default settings, either with or without the remote control.

TCL Smart TVs have been around for a while. The credit for its popularity goes to two main factors: price and features. With a reasonable selling price and plentiful features, consumers wouldn’t mind purchasing a TV that fits them perfectly.

Now, TCL TVs come with Roku OS as well as Android TV OS. The Roku OS TCL Smart TVs are popular because of the TV’s OS itself. While smart TVs are great, they do have a few problems that creep up at any time. The best way to get rid of such problems is to perform a factory reset. Read along to learn how to factory reset TCL TVs.

Reasons to Perform a Factory Reset

Before moving forward to resetting, let’s see the reasons why you might want to perform the reset. There are many reasons for it, which include the following:

  • A recent software update is making the TV slow and sluggish.
  • Issues with audio and video output.
  • You are unable to sign in with the Roku account.
  • The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth won’t turn on or work.
  • The TV screen keeps freezing or going black.
  • Amongst others.

With all the good things about any electronic gadget, there are a few bad things. Sometimes your TV might run into a small issue, or something might not be working right. So what do you do apart from simply restarting your TV?

Factory resetting a TCL TV or any device means that you will be formatting the device. The device will be set to the settings as it came out of the factory. And yes, you will lose all your data, settings, and installed apps and accounts that you have on your TCL TV. Let’s take a look at how to reset a TCL TV.

How to Reset TCL Roku TV with Remote

If you have been facing any of the above problems on your TCL Roku TV and have the original remote, you can follow these steps to perform a factory reset.

Step 1: First of all, power on your TCL Roku TV.

Step 2: Using the remote, press the Home button on it.

TCL Roku TV Remote Home button

Step 3: On the main screen, scroll down and select Settings.

Step 4: Under Settings, you can press the right arrow button on your remote to select System.

Step 5: Next, press the right arrow button again to scroll and enter Advanced System Settings.

TCL Roku TV Advanced System Settings

Step 6: Again, press the right arrow button on the remote to scroll until you find Factory Reset and select it.

Step 7: And finally, scroll and select the Factory reset everything option.

Step 8: The TV will now ask you to enter a code. The code will be displayed on your TV itself. Simply enter the 4-digit code and then select the OK option.

TCL Roku TV Reset 4-digit code

How to Factory Reset TCL Android TV with Remote

If you have an Android TV (Google TV)-powered TCL smart TV, you can still reset it using the remote control by following the simple steps:

Step 1: First, make sure to turn on the TV.

Step 2: From the home screen, navigate to Settings.

Step 3: Choose the Device Preferences or Storage and Reset option under the Settings menu.

Step 4: Scroll down to the Reset option and select it.

Step 5: Next, choose the Factory Reset > Erase Everything option.

Factory Reset TCL Android TV with Remote

Step 6: You will then be required to enter a PIN to begin the process. The default PIN is 0000.

Step 7: Once entered, wait for the factory reset process to complete.

How to Reset TCL TV Without Remote

Now, if your TV’s display has issues such as garbled text or even just shows a black screen for that matter, or maybe you do not have the TV remote with you, you can still perform a factory reset on your TCL TV.

Step 1: With the TV plugged into its power source, turn the TV on. If you don’t have a remote, you can follow these methods.

Step 2: Now, grab a safety pin, a ballpoint pen, or even something similar.

Factory Reset TCL TV Without Remote

Step 3: Look at where your TV connection panel is. Some TVs might have it at the sides or the back.

Step 4: You should be able to see a Reset button.

Step 5: Using the safety pin or tool, press the button and hold it for at least 12 seconds.

Step 6: Once the reset process has been completed, the status indicator on your TV will simply light up.

Step 7: Release the Reset button. The TV will now power itself off.

Step 8: You can now begin with the initial setup by powering it on, and things should be working perfectly.

Wrapping Up

So, these are the steps you can use to perform a factory reset on your TCL TV, whether it’s running on the Android TV or Roku operating systems. If you have custom settings such as brightness, contrast, and other settings set to your value, it would be best to take a picture of it before you perform the factory reset.

Also, once the reset has been completed, go ahead and see if the problems occur again. If it doesn’t, then you are all good. If not, well, you might have to call in the TCL customer care service to help you fix it or maybe even replace it if the TV is under its warranty period.

If you still have any queries, then let us know in the comment section. Also, share this article with your friends and family.

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