Philips Smart TV

How to hard reset a Philips Smart TV

Modern television technology is great. However, today’s smart TVs have reached a level of sophistication and complexity that you may find yourself stuck with unwanted settings, or perhaps either the unit isn’t performing properly or you changed something and aren’t sure how to restore the original properties. If you own a Philips smart TV and you need to reset it to the original factory settings, fortunately it’s an easy three-step process.

“Soft” Reset vs “Hard” Reset

It’s important to understand the difference between a “soft” reset and a “hard” reset. A soft reset is techno-speak for turning off the unit, unplugging it from the wall, and plugging it back in after thirty seconds. This will take care of minor issues such as the clock and calendar. But if you need to wipe the slate clean and reset to the device to the original factory settings, you’ll need to perform a hard reset. To do so, simply follow the steps below:

1. Update the firmware.

Before you begin you’ll want to make sure that your Philips smart TV is running the latest version of the operating software. First, ensure that your TV has an internet connection. Press the “Home” icon on your remote. when the menu appears, select “Setup”, then “Software Settings”, then “Current Software Info”. Press “OK”. The current software version will be displayed, and will prompt you to download a newer vision if applicable. Performing this step will ensure you don’t have any issues with device drivers after you perform the factory reset.

2. Reset the TV to the original factory settings:

Retrieve the menu by pressing the “Home” button on the remote.

Select “Setup”, then “TV Settings”, then “Factory Settings”. Press “OK”.

The unit will prompt you to enter a PIN code, so unless you changed it yourself simply enter the default code of “8888”.

Select “Reset” and press the “OK” button.

The TV will begin the factory reset process and all of your settings will be returned to their default status.

3. Reinstall the TV:

Once your TV has been reset to the original factory settings you will need to reinstall the TV channels. To reinstall the TV, press the “Home” button to access the menu. Select “Setup”, then “TV Settings”, then “Reinstall TV”. Press “OK” and the device will begin reinstalling your television channels.
That’s all there is to it. Resetting the Philips smart TV to it’s factory settings should solve many common problems. However, if this process doesn’t resolve it then consult the “Troubleshooting” section of your user guide. If your issue persists contact Philips customer support for further guidance.

Hard reset pin code  if you cannot remember it, follow the instructions below.

  1. Press button on the remote control.
  2. Select [Setup] > [Channel settings] > [Child lock] > [Change code] and press the ‘OK’ button.
  3. Enter the default code ‘8888’. or ‘0000
  4. Then enter a new 4-digit pin code two times.

6 thoughts on “How to hard reset a Philips Smart TV

  1. Sean

    My Phillips TV worked this morning but this afternoon. Power comes on but no picture or sound. Model 47PFL5432D/37, can it be reset?

    1. Admin Post author

      you cant doing reseting.

  2. Emerson nascimento santana

    Boa tarde minha tv philips esta de cabeça pra baixo,nao ha codigo pra resolver ja coloquei todos,se tiver codigo pra resertar ou cofigo para o menu secreto me ajuda ai

  3. Ayu

    Did a reset but everything was fine execpt the same issue my smart tv cnt access thru the internet all e apps are gone i cant surf the net ?

  4. kwabena

    bought a second hand philips 42pfl 7008k/12 but there is a pin code on the adult applications on the smart tv

    1. Admin Post author

      try to enter default or reset it


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