It’s bad when your Samsung TV remote suddenly stops working, you know. And there may be a lot of things that can lead to such a state of things. However, if you’ve checked all things hardware (like batteries or damage), but your Samsung TV remote still isn’t working – it simply may need to be reset.

However, keep in mind that the method of resetting to factory settings will depend entirely on whether you are using a standard remote or a smart remote.

Why you may need to reset Samsung TV remote

The main reason is if something is not working as it should. Electronics have a peculiarity to encounter errors, which are not always possible with logic (more precisely, you can, but the cause of the malfunction is not obvious). In that case, the best way to fix the problem is simply to ask the remote to the factory settings. It may not be the most refined solution, but at least it will save you money.

However, before resetting your remote, check if it has been damaged and if the battery has enough charge. Because if that is the problem, resetting it won’t solve the problem.

How to reset Samsung TV standard remote

Let’s start with the standard Samsung remote. In case it doesn’t work, the problem may be that you need to reset it. However, since it is a very simple device, you can have no fear that you will do something wrong.

And so, to reboot a standard Samsung remote, all you have to do is:

  • Open the back cover
  • Take out the batteries
  • Wait for about 3-5 minutes
  • Insert the batteries
  • Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds

Congratulations, your Samsung remote has now been reset.

How to reset Samsung Smart Remote

And now we come to the most interesting part – how to reset the Samsung smart remote. In fact, there is a lot of misinformation on this topic on the Internet, so I will try to explain it in a simple way.

Given that the Samsung Smart Remote is a Bluetooth device, you usually just need to disconnect it. You can then reconnect the Samsung Smart Remote to your TV.

The other way is more complicated, but it can be used if the way above does not help. Here’s what you need to do to reset the Samsung Smart Remote:

  • Take the remote
  • Hold down the B and C buttons
  • After the remote light starts flashing (or it blinks twice) enter the code 981 to reset

How to pair Samsung Smart Remote

The Samsung Smart Remote is a Bluetooth device, so it needs to be connected to your TV to work.

In fact, the process is similar to pairing any other Bluetooth device, but it has a few things you should know. First, place the remote close to the TV (the average Bluetooth range is 30 feet), and check the batteries to make sure they have enough charge.

Now let’s move directly to the process of pairing. First, turn on the TV and pick up the smart remote. Now, press and hold RETURN and PLAY/STOP. This will activate the pairing process and if successful, you will see a message about it on the TV screen.


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