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How to Factory Reset Roku TV With/ Without Remote



How to reset Roku

Bug and technical issues are common in all streaming devices and Roku streaming devices are no different. If you’re frequently facing glitches, a black screen, or experiencing a screen fix, you can clear the cache of your Roku device and try other basic troubleshooting procedures to get rid of the issues. If none of them help you fix the issue, the final option is to factory reset your Roku streaming device.

Doing this will restore all the settings of your Roku device to factory default and solve the issues that you faced so far. Apart from that it will also erase all the data and delete all the apps from your Roku device.

How to Soft Reset Roku TV to Factory Default Settings

As we know, factory resetting the Roku device will eliminate all the data and installed apps. So, you can perform a simple restart at first and check whether the issue is resolved or not.

[1] Turn on your Roku TV and press the Home button on your remote control.

Press the Home button on Roku remote

[2] Move to Settings and choose the System option.

[3] After that, select System Restart.

[4] Finally, hit the Restart option to reboot the Roku device.

Click Restart

Now, your Roku device will power off on its own and begin the restart automatically. Now, check whether the issue is resolved. If it persists, proceed with the factory reset to fix the error.

How to Factory Reset Roku TV

You can factory reset your Roku device or Roku TV in two different ways:

  • Factory reset Roku with remote
  • Factory reset Roku without remote

Factory Reset Roku With Remote

[1] Power on your Roku device and navigate to the Home Screen.

[2] Choose the Settings menu.

Select Settings menu

[3] After that, scroll down and select the System option.

Select System

[4] Then, choose Advanced System Settings.

[5] Now, select the Factory Reset option from the TV screen.

[6] Further, enter the passcode displayed on the TV screen and click OK.

Enter the passcode and click OK

[7] At last, from the Factory Reset popup, click the Start Factory Reset option to initiate the restart.

Click Start Factory Reset

Finally, your Roku TV will turn off automatically and turns on by reverting your device’s settings to factory defaults.

Factory Reset Roku Without Remote

If you have any issues with your remote control, you can also initiate the reset process without the remote. You can use this reset procedure on your Roku device if your TV shows none other than a black screen.

[1] Find the Reset button at the back of your TV.

[2] The reset button will vary based on your TV model. It can be a pinhole or tactile.

Reset button on Roku TVs

[3] For tactile, press and hold the Reset button for a few seconds until you see the status light flashes rapidly.

[4] Meanwhile, for pinhole type, fetch a paperclip or pointed objects and press the Reset button gently.

Within a few seconds, your device will start the reset process and provides the default settings by deleting all the apps and settings.

What Happens After Factory Resetting Roku?

As we know, a factory reset will remove all system data and delete all the apps from your device. For more specific, it will remove the following:

  • It will wipe out all the personal preferences stored on your Roku.
  • Unlink your Roku account from the device.
  • Reset all the system settings into defaults and revert back to the initial setup.

How to Reset the Network Settings on Roku

Moreover, if the issue is only with your network, you don’t have to reset your entire device. Instead, you can reset your network settings to solve the problem.

[1] Press the Home button on your Roku remote.

[2] Scroll down and select the Settings option.

[3] Choose Advanced System Settings.

Select Advanced System Settings

[4] After that, select Network Connection Reset.

Click Reset Connection on Roku

[5] Finally, click Reset Connection.

Now, your Roku TV will restart on its own once the procedure is done. After that, you can navigate the required settings to set up your wireless network on Roku.


1. Where is the Reset button available on Roku?

Mostly, the Reset button is located on the back side of your Roku TVs.

2. How to manually reset Roku if my remote isn’t working?

If your Roku remote isn’t working properly, use the official Roku remote app installed on your Android or iPhone to reset your device with ease.

3. How to reset Roku remote?

Initially, remove the batteries from the dock and wait for a few minutes. Then, press and hold the Pairing button for 5-6 seconds until the light flashes on your remote. Finally, after a few seconds, you can establish a connection to your Roku receiver to pair the remote.

4. How to reset my Roku PIN?

You can reset the 4-digit Roku Pin from the Roku website. On the website, sign in to your Roku account and go to PIN preference → Update → Change PIN to reset your PIN.

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