Insignia TVs are among the electronics and appliances that are an in-house brand by the retail giant Best Buy. While Insignia TVs are a more affordable option than other smart TVs, they are not without their faults.
To reset an Insignia TV, start by pressing the ‘Menu’ button on the remote. Navigate to ‘Settings’, then ‘System’, and select ‘Advanced System Settings’. Here, find and select ‘Factory Reset’, and then enter the code shown on the screen to confirm. This process will restore the TV to its original settings.
In more detail, when you access the ‘Factory Reset’ option in the ‘Advanced System Settings’, the TV will display a warning message about erasing all personalized settings and returning the TV to its original factory settings. Once you enter the code displayed on your screen, the reset process will begin. It’s important to note that this action is irreversible. All your customized settings, including Wi-Fi passwords, app logins, and personalized preferences, will be lost. Ensure the TV remains plugged in and powered during the reset process. After the reset is complete, you will need to go through the initial setup process again, just like when the TV was first installed.
How To Reset Insignia TV To Factory Settings
Performing a factory reset on your Insignia TV will return the TV to its original factory settings. This is a great option if you are not the original owner and want to clear out previously saved preferences or if you are having trouble undoing your own saved settings.
The following steps will walk you through the process of resetting your Insignia TV to its original factory settings.
Step 1: Unplug the TV from its power source.
Step 2: On the TV, press and hold the Power button.
Step 3: While still holding the Power button, plug the TV back into the outlet.
Step 4: By default, the TV will automatically be set to reboot the system. Use the power button to navigate to ‘Wipe Data/Factory Reset’.
Step 5: Press and hold the power button until the highlighted bar on-screen turns green.
Step 6: Click ‘Yes’ to acknowledge that you are aware once the factory reset is initiated, it cannot be undone.
Step 7: Once again, press and hold the power button until the highlighted bar turns green.
Step 8: Once the reset is complete, scroll down to the ‘Reboot System’ option.
Step 9: Press and hold the power button until the highlighted bar turns green.
Step 10: The TV will begin rebooting itself. Follow any on-screen instructions and then begin personalizing your TVs settings.
How To Reset Insignia TV Remote
We don’t often think of resetting our TV remote. However, the remote is an electronic device, just like your TV. With use, the tiny components within the remote get tired or worn out and it, too, needs to be refreshed or replaced.
Below are two options to help you reset your remote. One option is a simple reset, and the other is a factory reset. The factory reset will return the remote to its original factory settings, essentially wiping it clean and creating a fresh line of communication between it and your Insignia TV.
If you are wanting to establish a connection between the Insignia TV and a new remote, a factory reset is recommended. The factory reset will ensure any old codes from the previous remote are removed so the new remote can establish new connections.
To perform a hard reset of your Insignia remote, simply remove the batteries from the back of the remote and unplug the TV from its power source for 60 seconds. It’s important to be patient and wait the full 60 seconds.
After 60 seconds, plug the TV back into its power source and replace the batteries in the remote. If you continue to experience issues with your remote, the next step will walk you through performing a factory reset of the remote.
A factory reset of the Insignia remote will help clear out any remaining glitches and will also remove any interference from other devices.
Step 1: On the remote, press and hold the ‘Home’ button.
Step 2: While holding the ‘Home’ button, simultaneously press the ‘Menu’ button 3 times.
Step 3: Release the Home button.
Step 4: Press the ‘Menu’ button 9 times.
Step 5: Remove the batteries from the remote and unplug the TV from its power source.
Step 6: After 60 seconds, replace batteries and plug the Insignia TV back into its power source.
Step 7: When the Home screen appears on the TV, press and hold the ‘Home’ button on the remote for at least 30 seconds.
Step 8: The reset process is not complete and your remote has been restored to its original factory settings.
If the above-outlined steps do not resolve the issues you are having with your Insignia TV remote, you will need to contact Insignia Customer Service or your local Best Buy technical support. There could be an issue with the hardware inside the remote that requires further investigation.
How To Reset Insignia TV Without Remote
Remote controls make TV viewing so much more enjoyable. They also make adjusting settings or resetting your TV easier. If your Insignia does not have a remote, we’re here to help you.
You can perform a reset of the Insignia TV without a remote by accessing the reset button on the back of the TV. You will need to use a paperclip, toothpick, or another thin object to press the button.
Press the reset button and hold for 20 seconds. The TV will turn off and on. When the setup menu appears, follow the onscreen instructions to complete the reset process. If you cannot remember your PIN, the default Insignia code is 4 zeros (0000).
If you set up your own PIN and cannot remember the code, you will need to perform a factory reset on the TV in order to clear the TV’s memory. The steps for resetting your TV are mentioned earlier in this article.
How To Reset Insignia TV With Remote
Televisions are not complicated machines. But with continued use and frequent software and app updates, the performance of your Insignia TV could be affected. If you have noticed your Insignia TV is not performing as it should, it may be time to reset your TV.
Step 1: To reset your Insignia TV, begin by pressing the ‘Home’ button on the remote and going to the ‘Menu’ option.
Step 2: Click on ‘Settings’.
Step 3: Navigate to ‘General’ and then select the ‘Reset’ option.
Step 4: Follow any on-screen instructions, selecting ‘Confirm’ to acknowledge any warnings.
Step 5: To officially start the restart process, enter your Insignia TV password. If you do not have a PIN set up, the general default code is 4 zeroes (0000).
How To Reset Insignia TV Sound/Audio
Insignia offers a variety of TV types and sizes. Whether you want a large, HD screen for your family room or a smaller, simpler version for your guest room, there are plenty of affordable options to choose from. But none of that matters if you don’t have sound coming from your TV.
You can reset your Insignia TV sound/audio by simply unplugging the TV from its power source and disconnecting any external devices for at least 60 seconds. This will reset the settings within your TV, clear any glitches within the memory cache, and should resolve any audio issues.
If performing a simple reset of your TV does not resolve the audio issues, the next step is to change the audio settings within the TV
If you are connecting speakers, a soundbar, or other home theater speakers, make sure the speakers are connected with a digital audio cable and the correct settings have been selected.
Step 1: Go to your Insignia TV menu and select ‘Advanced Settings’.
Step 2: Select ‘Audio Tab’.
Step 3: Select ‘Digital Audio Format/Audio Delay’.
Step 4: Select ‘Audio Format to PCM’.
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How To Reset Insignia TV Password/Pin
Despite the advances in technology, cyber security is still a major issue in the world. With that risk comes a long list of passwords we have to remember.
If you have forgotten the password/PIN for your Insignia TV or received the Insignia TV from a previous owner, you may find you are not able to watch certain programs or are locked out of certain settings.
You can change the password/PIN for your Insignia TV with or without a remote. If you do not have the original remote, performing a factory reset will clear the TV’s cache memory and allow you to start fresh with a new remote code.
The following steps will walk you through how to reset the password or PIN on your Insignia TV.
Step 1: Go to the Insignia TV menu.
Step 2: Scroll over to ‘Lock Settings’.
Step 3: Select ‘System Lock’.
Step 4: Enter the old password or PIN. If you do not remember the password or PIN, enter the default code of 4 zeroes (0000).
Step 5: If you entered the default code, you will again use 4 zeroes for the Old Password.
Step 6: Enter the new password or PIN and select OK.
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You can reset the Insignia TV by unplugging the TV from its power source for 60 seconds. This will refresh the memory cache and allow you to create new settings and preferences. Performing a factory reset will delete previously saved settings, returning the TV to its original default settings.
If you need to reset other Smart TVs please consider our How to Reset a Smart TV article.
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