How to Factory Reset a VIZIO Smart TV

Introduction

A factory reset will reset the Smart TV back to default settings. This is typically done when there is a problem that can only be fixed with a reset or if you want to sell or give it away. This process will remove all customized TV settings, including tuned channels, recordings, custom input names, installed applications, stored Wi-Fi passwords, etc.

1 Factory Reset

Restoring your device to its factory default settings will remove all user data.

  1. From the remote control, press the Menu button.
    • Navigate using the arrow keys on the remote and use OK to select.
  2. Go to System.
    A Vizio TV menu showing system highlighted
  3. Next, select Reset & Admin.
    A vizio tv menu showing reset and admin highlighted
  4. Then select Reset TV to Factory Defaults. If you have set parental controls, you may be asked for your pass code, if you haven't customized it the default code is 0000.
    A vizio tv menu showing reset tv to factory defaults
  5. The TV will restart during the factory restore process.

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A factory reset will reset the Smart TV back to default settings. This is typically done when there is a problem that can only be fixed with a reset or if you want to sell or give it away. This process will remove all customized TV settings, including tuned channels, recordings, custom input names, installed applications, stored Wi-Fi passwords, etc.

Restoring your device to its factory default settings will remove all user data.

  1. From the remote control, press the Menu button.
    • Navigate using the arrow keys on the remote and use OK to select.
  2. Go to System.
    A Vizio TV menu showing system highlighted
  3. Next, select Reset & Admin.
    A vizio tv menu showing reset and admin highlighted
  4. Then select Reset TV to Factory Defaults. If you have set parental controls, you may be asked for your pass code, if you haven't customized it the default code is 0000.
    A vizio tv menu showing reset tv to factory defaults
  5. The TV will restart during the factory restore process.
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