It’s very unpleasant when you encounter a problem with a non-functioning remote control while watching your favorite show. And if the problem isn’t in the batteries, the last method of correction is to reset the remote control. However, the question is how to do it right? This article covers how to correctly reset your remote control, both conventional and smart.
In general, Samsung TVs have two types of remotes and in order to reset them, you need to understand what type you have.
Universal or standard remote control – these types of remote interaction with the TV using infrared signals. To control the TV, you need to point the remote at the TV and press the desired button.
Samsung Smart Remote Control – smart remote control that has a Bluetooth module. The TV is additionally controlled by voice commands via Bluetooth, as it also has a built-in microphone. You can use the Smart remote control to do voice searches, for example, on the Internet. The Samsung Smart remote must be paired with the TV. The remote control automatically synchronizes with the TV the first time you turn it on. Pairing is only required for Samsung Smart remotes, not for universal remotes.
Samsung Smart TV remote not working possible issues
Modern TVs are equipped with various features and are generally computers in which certain programs are responsible for the operation of individual TV modules. Therefore, the way the breakdowns and problems look may depend on different things and look differently. But here is a list of the most popular errors in the operation of the remote control:
- The remote can only turn the TV on or off.
- Remote control does not work and red indicator light is blinking
- Some buttons on the remote control do not work.
- The TV turns on and off by itself.
- The TV sometimes stops responding to the remote control.
If we talk about Samsung Smart remote. in the latter, all functionality is based on the connection between the remote and the TV using Bluetooth. In order for the remote control and the TV to work synchronously, you need to make sure that both devices are connected via Bluetooth. Below you can read why the remote may not work and how you can fix it.
How to pair Samsung Remote
If you purchased a TV with a Smart Remote, you must make sure they are connected. Usually, the remote control itself should automatically synchronize with the TV, but sometimes you need to do this procedure manually.
You can pair the remote control with the TV by pressing the two RETURN and PLAY/STOP buttons on the remote control. Don’t forget that the remote control should be as close as possible to the TV. If the pairing is successful, you will see a message on the TV screen saying that the remote control is connected to the TV. If you see a message saying that the remote is not available, there are several possibilities: first, your TV does not support the Smart remote and second, you are trying to connect an incompatible remote. Make sure that the remote control and the TV are compatible.
How to reset Samsung Remote
Sometimes resetting your Samsung TV remote helps fix the problem, so you can try this method. Given that the remote control is a fairly primitive device, the chance that you do something wrong is extremely small, so you can reset it at home.
To reset the remote, you have to remove the batteries and wait about 3 minutes or press the power button and hold it down for about 5-10 seconds. The remote has capacitors that take some time to turn off. This only works for the universal remote.
The smart remote, even if it is de-energized, remembers the pair created via Bluetooth. When you sync with the TV, it automatically resets and re-syncs the remote and the TV. You do not need to reset the remote control to the TV.
How to reset Samsung Smart Remote
It is a common issue how to reset the Samsung remote. However, there’s a simple answer: like any other Bluetooth device, there’s no need to reset Samsung Smart Remote, you can just pair it once again if needed.
Note: If there are any problems with the remote control, this doesn’t mean that re-pairing is needed. First, you need to check and replace the batteries in the remote control.
And that is all on how to reset Samsung Remote both smart and figure.