How to Reset TCL Smart TV [All Models]

Factory Reset will help you at times when there are errors and issues with your TV. Factory resetting a TV will erase all your data, information, installed apps, pin locks, parental control code, and preferred settings. The TV will return to its default settings, and you have to set it up all again. Let’s see how to reset TCL Smart TV to its factory settings.

Ways to Reset TCL Smart TV

  • TCL Android TV
  • TCL Roku TV

How to Reset TCL Android Smart TV

#1 Navigate to the Settings from the Android TV screen.

TCL Android TV Home Screen

#2 Now, scroll down and choose the Device Preferences or Storage and Reset option.

TCL Android TV Settings

#3 On the next screen, scroll down and choose the Reset option.

Factory Reset TCL Android TV

#4 Then, choose the Factory Data Reset.

Factory Reset TCL Android TV

#5 Click on the Erase Everything option.

Factory Reset TCL Android TV

#6 The screen will prompt for a password. Use the on-screen keyboard and type 1234.

How to Reset TCL Smart TV

#7 Now, your TV will begin to reset.

#8 When the restart is done, your TV will restart.

How to Reset TCL Roku TV

#1 Turn on your TCL Roku TV and make sure that the TV is connected to the WiFi network.

#2 Click on the Settings option.

Settings option

#3 Then, choose the System option from the Settings menu.

#4 Now, choose Advanced System Settings.

#5 Click on the Factory Reset option.

#6 In the following screen, click on the Factory reset everything option.

Reset TCL Roku TV

#7 When prompted, enter the code and press OK.

Related: How to Reset Panasonic Smart TV to Factory Settings.

Alternative Way to Reset TCL Smart TV

Sometimes, for various reasons, your TCL TV will display a black screen. In that case, you can’t access the Settings menu. In those cases, you can use the Reset button on the TV connector Panel. This is called a Hard Reset or Forced Reset.

#1 Use a ballpoint pen or a paper clip to press and hold the recessed Reset button on the TV connector Panel.

Reset button

#2 Press and hold the Reset button for 12 seconds. The TV will run a reset cycle, and when it is done status indicator light will be dimmed.

#3 Release the Reset button. Your TV will turn off.

#4 Now, turn on your TV. It will ask you to set up the TV.

These are the possible ways to reset the TCL Smart TV. You can also reset the TCL Smart TV without the remote by using the TCL TV Remote app. As there is two different OS, follow any one of the methods that suit your TV OS. You can use the hard reset method when your TV is hung up or not responding to the remote commands. For queries and feedback, use our comment section.


1. How do I reboot my TCL TV?

To reboot or restart TCL TV, go to Settings and choose Device Preferences. Select About and click the Restart button.

2. Where is TCL reset button?

In most of the TCL TVs, the Reset button will be on the back side of the TV.