How to Reset Insignia TV [Step By Step Guide]

Whether you are facing some issues on your Insignia smart TV or want to revert it to its default settings, you can reset your Insignia TV. This guide will walk you through the steps to doing so.

Insignia TVs are quite popular as they are more affordable than other smart TVs available on the market. But they are not different from other TVs when it comes to issues, so if you are experiencing some problems with your Insignia TV and have tried common fixes like power cycling the TV, updating the firmware, and others, then you are not left with other options than resetting the TV.

There are several possible reasons why you may want to reset your TV. It can be because you are selling or exchanging the TV, you are facing some technical issues, network problems, or others. Read on to explore the steps to revert your Insignia smart TV to its factory settings.

How to Soft Reset Insignia TV [With or Without Remote]

A soft reset, or simply a restart, could be the easiest way to fix any issues. Before factory resetting your device, you can try a soft reset by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Press and hold the Power button on your remote control until the Insignia logo appears on the screen. If you don’t have a remote, you can use the physical button on the TV itself.

How to Reset Insignia TV

Step 2: Remove the plug from the power outlet and wait for 2-3 minutes before plugging the cord into the outlet again.

Step 3: Turn on your TV either by pressing the physical or the remote’s Power button.

Step 4: Wait until the TV turns on.

How to Factory Reset Insignia TV [Without Remote]

If soft resetting the TV can’t solve the problem or if it does not fix the problem, you need to factory reset your TV. Follow the below steps to factory reset the Insignia TV without its remote control.

Step 1: Unplug the TV’s cord from the source.

Step 2: Long-press the Power button on the TV for a few seconds.

Step 3: While holding the Power button, plug in the TV’s power cord to the outlet.

How to Reset Insignia TV

Step 4: Once the welcome screen appears, release the Power button.

Step 5: Choose the Wipe Data / Factory Reset option using the TV’s navigation controls.

Step 6: Press the Power button to activate the factory reset process.

Step 7: Confirm it by choosing Yes when prompted.

Step 8: Keep holding the Power button until the confirmation message appears on the screen.

Step 9: Next, choose Reboot System to reboot your TV.

How to Factory Reset Insignia TV [With Remote]

If you have the Insignia TV remote control, you can also use it to reset the TV by navigating through the settings. Here’s how you can achieve it:

Step 1: First, make sure that the TV is turned on.

How to Reset Insignia TV

Step 2: Press the Home button and select Settings.

Step 3: Choose a System or Device and Software depending on your TV model.

Step 4: Select Reset to Defaults or Factory Reset. On some Insignia TV models, you need to navigate to Advanced System Settings before selecting Factory Reset.

Step 5: Next, choose Factory Reset Everything. Confirm it by selecting Yes.

Step 6: Now, wait for the reset process to complete. Once done, you will see a prompt to reboot the system. Choose Reboot System Now.

Done! You have successfully reverted the TV’s settings to the default ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are some common questions that many users have. You can check them below.

Does the Insignia TV have a reset button?

No, Insignia TV doesn’t have a reset button. But you can still factory reset the TV and revert its setting to default using the buttons on the TV and the remote control if you have one.

How To Reset Insignia TV Sound/Audio?

If you are experiencing sound issues on the TV, you can easily reset the sound or audio by simply unplugging the TV from the power outlet for about 60 to 80 seconds. Once you do, it clears the cache and should fix the audio issues.

What Does a Factory Reset Do on Your TV?

As soon as you perform a factory reset, it will delete all the data and settings and revert everything to its default condition. You need to start from fresh like configuring settings, adding networks, etc.

That’s all on how you can reset Insignia TV. In addition to the factory reset, we also added the steps to soft reset the TV, which helps users fix minor issues such as lagging, frozen issues, slow speed, etc.

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Harsh Saxena

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