There can be many reasons why you want to reset your Sony TV to factory settings: from the fact that the TV started to be laggy and you thus want to make it work better, to the need to reset it to factory settings to sell it later.
Either way, no matter exactly why you want to reset your Sony TV to factory settings, this article can help you along the way.
Note: A factory reset will delete all data from your TV, but will not affect data stored on external drives (thumb drives, external hard drives, etc.).
How do I reset my TV to factory settings?
There’s nothing complicated about it, so you can easily do it. In order to factory reset your Sony TV you should do the following:
- Turn on the TV.
- Press the HOME button on the remote in order to open the menu
- Go to settings
- Go to Storage and Reset
- Select Restore factory settings and press the Enter button.
- When you are asked if you agree to erase all data, select “Yes”
- The TV will then ask you to confirm the factory reset. Select “Yes”
Congratulations, this is much easier than you expected, isn’t it?
How to reset Sony TV to factory settings without a remote
The previous scheme was for those who have a Sony TV remote. However, if you lost the remote or it doesn’t work and you plan to sell the TV, you may be interested in resetting the Sony TV without a remote.
In that case, you should do the same thing as in the previous paragraph, but before doing so, you need to find the control buttons on the TV.
They are usually on the back of the TV, but can also be placed on the side.
Just use these buttons instead of the remote control.