How to Pair and Re-Pair Sony TV Remote

Similar to other brands, you will get a Bluetooth remote control with every Sony TV model that is already paired with it. While the remote works fine most of the time, if you are looking for the steps to unpair and re-pair the Sony TV remote, today’s guide is made for you.

Whether you are having problems using the wireless remote control that comes with the Sony TV or it’s not working properly, you need to repair it, as it’s one of the best ways to fix the issue.

Read on to check out how you can pair and re-pair the Sony TV remote control and get it back in working condition.

How to Pair Sony TV Remote [2016 or Later]

If you have a Sony Google TV or Android TV released in 2016 or later, follow the below steps to unpair and then re-pair the remote control. Before moving forward, make sure that the remote batteries are not too low; if so, you need to insert new batteries into the remote control.

Step 1: Press the Home or Quick Settings button on the remote.

Step 2: Next, choose Settings.

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Step 3: Select Bluetooth Settings. If you see the Remotes & Accessories option, tap on it, then choose Bluetooth Settings.

Step 4: Now, select the device information of the remote control, like SONY TV RC MIC 001 or SONY TV VRC 001.

Step 5: Choose Unpair and tap OK.

You need to skip these steps to unpair the remote control for the Sony TV models listed below:

  • 2023 models (except the X77L series)
  • 2022 models (except the W8K and X75K series)
  • 2021 models (except the X7 series)
  • 2020 models (except the X75H series)
  • 2018/2019 models: AF9, Z9F, A9G, Z9G, X95G, X85G (55, 65, 75, 85) series with TV software updated to version 6.4960 or later.

How to Re-Pair Sony TV Remote [2016 and Newer]

To re-pair the Sony TV remote, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Press the Home or Quick Settings button.

Step 2: Choose Settings.

Step 3: Select Remote Control. If you see Remote & Accessories or Bravia Settings, tap on it, then choose Remote Control.

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Step 4: Next, choose Activate the Mic button or Connect via Bluetooth, depending on your TV model.

Step 5: Follow the on-screen instructions to re-pair the remote control. For some models, you need to press the Volume Down and Mic buttons for 3 seconds to pair them.

Once done, you will see the completion message or a light on the remote control will blink.

How to Re-Pair Sony TV Remote [2015]

If you have a Sony Android TV released in 2015, here’s how you can unpair and re-pair the Sony TV touchpad remote control. Here, you will also need to ensure that the remote batteries are not low before moving forward.

How to Pair or Re-Pair Sony TV Remote

Step 1: Press the Home button on the remote control.

Step 2: Select Settings > Network & Accessories > Bluetooth settings.

Step 3: Tap the Device list and choose SONY TV REMOTE 001 or SONY TV RC MIC 001.

Step 4: Finally, select Unpair and tap OK.

Step 5: Once unpaired, press the Home button.

Step 6: Navigate to Settings > Network & Accessories > Touchpad Remote Control or Voice Remote Control.

Step 7: Choose Pair Touchpad Remote Control or Activate the MIC button.

Step 8: Follow the on-screen instructions to pair the remote.

Note: You can also use the same steps from step 5 to pair the remote control, which is never paired with your TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How Do I Reset My Sony TV Remote?

You can easily reset your Sony TV remote in no time. Just remove the batteries from the remote control, then press all the buttons on the remote one by one. Lastly, re-insert the batteries on the remote, and it should work fine.

Q. Can I Re-Pair the Sony TV Remote?

Yes, you can re-pair the Sony TV remote. To do so, first, you need to unpair the remote control. Once done, you need to follow the same steps that you do to pair the remote to re-pair it.

Q. What Should I Do If My Sony TV Remote Still Not Working?

There are several things you can do to fix the Sony TV remote not working problem. We have a dedicated guide on how you can fix it and get your remote in working condition.

That’s all about how you can unpair and re-pair a Sony TV remote control. I hope the article helped you fix the issue you are facing with the remote and get the remote back in working condition. You can also use the later steps to pair the replacement remote, which is never paired with the Sony TV.

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Harsh Saxena

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