Skip to Content

Vizio TV Keeps Restarting (During Setup/After Update/Won’t Restart)

When setting up your Vizio TV, once the process has been completed, you should be able to keep the TV on and access any application or other satellite/cable channels within it. How do you resolve the issue of the TV continually restarting during setup or after an update?

If your Vizio TV keeps restarting during setup, after an update, or will not restart, try a few different power cycle methods, consider that multiple updates may need to be installed sequentially, check if the outlet you are using has the proper voltage, or complete a factory reset.

A couple sitting on living room couch watching tropical movie on TV

It is proper that any Vizio TV restart after an update has taken place, as this enables the new firmware to take root and begin operating. However, there should only be one restart once the process has been completed. If you have updated your Vizio TV and it will not stop restarting once it has been set up, after an update, or will not restart at all, take a look below to find the specific issue you are plagued with and the solution to resolve it.

Vizio TV Keeps Restarting

Hand using remote to turn on wall mounted TV

Before getting into restart issues that are caused by updates, let’s first discuss the problem owners have experienced with their Vizio TV continually restarting. Restarts are warranted and needed every now and then, but if you have a TV that is restarting at all hours of the day with no type of pattern or warrant, this can be a huge interruption to your television experience. If your Vizio TV keeps restarting, read below for the fix.

If your Vizio TV keeps restarting, you may need to power cycle your TV, but a bit more intensively than normal. To do this, unplug your TV directly from the power outlet and allow it to sit for at least one hour without power. Press and hold the power button on the back of the TV for 60 seconds.

While you are holding the power button, plug the TV back into the wall outlet and turn the TV back on to see if it continues to restart. If you see no further issues, your problem has been resolved.

Vizio TV Keeps Resetting

Hand using remote to change TV channel programming

There is a slight difference between restarting and resetting as restarting is simply turning off and back on, while resetting is actually reconfiguring data within the TV and starting back up once completed. If you have a Vizio TV and notice that your TV is constantly pausing to reset, this can be even more inconvenient than restarting as it tends to take more time to complete. What do you do if your TV will not stop resetting?

If your Vizio TV keeps resetting, power off the TV and unplug it from the power outlet and disconnect all devices from the TV. Press and hold the power button on the TV for 30 seconds, release, and plug the TV back in. Reconnect all previously connected devices and turn the TV back on.

Vizio TV Keeps Updating and Restarting

If your Vizio TV keeps updating and restarting, one common reason could be a firmware glitch causing the update process to loop endlessly. This can make the TV restart repeatedly while trying to complete the update. To resolve this issue, try performing a “Soft Power Cycle” by unplugging the TV from the power outlet, waiting for about 30 seconds, and then plugging it back in. If the problem persists, you may need to manually update the firmware using a USB drive by downloading the update from Vizio’s official website and following the installation instructions.

Another reason your Vizio TV may keep updating and restarting could be due to network issues. An unstable or slow Internet connection can interrupt the update process, causing the TV to restart as it attempts to complete the update. To fix this, go to your TV’s settings, navigate to “Network,” and run a connection test. If the network is unstable, consider connecting your TV directly to the router using an Ethernet cable for a more stable connection. Restart the TV and try updating again.

In some cases, the problem might arise due to corrupted system files or settings. This can cause the TV’s software to act erratically, including continuously restarting during updates. To resolve this, a factory reset may be necessary. To perform a factory reset, go to your Vizio TV’s settings, navigate to “System,” then select “Reset & Admin,” and finally choose “Reset TV to Factory Settings.” Note that this will erase all personalized settings and installed apps, so proceed with caution. After the reset, set up your TV again and see if the issue is resolved.

Vizio TV Keeps Restarting During Setup

Group of friends sitting on couch watching TV

When you bring home a new Vizio TV, there will be a setup process that will entail you connecting all of your personal information to the TV itself, such as setting up WiFi, connecting cable or satellite, and downloading applications that you plan to use often. This can be a lengthy process for some, which can leave them incredibly frustrated when their TV keeps restarting during the setup process. How do you get it to stop and progress?

If your Vizio TV keeps restarting during setup, it may be that the voltage current coming from the outlet might be fluctuating too much. To confirm, plug a voltmeter into the outlet and if the current value is too low or fluctuating, you may need to find another outlet or replace the current one.

If this is not the issue, a power cycle may be able to reset your TV without having to do much further investigation. This can be found in the previous section “Vizio TV Keeps Resetting.”

Vizio TV Won’t Restart After Update

Hand holding remote and pointed at TV

If you have had no trouble with your Vizio TV during the setup process, but notice that your TV has either automatically updated or you have induced an update manually, you would think that all problems would be fixed with the new firmware installation. Although this would be great in a perfect world, some Vizio TV owners have experienced problems with their TV refusing to restart once the update has seemingly completed. What can you do to resolve this?

If your Vizio TV won’t restart after an update, see if there is any power at all. With the light located at the bottom of the TV, press the power button on the TV itself to see if a light appears. If it flashes from orange to white after more than two minutes, there is a problem with the TV.

If the power light comes on, but you see no picture, this could be an issue with the picture. If you have a new Vizio TV, the white LED light will fade out when the TV is on. If the light does not fade but turns right off, there is a problem with the TV and you check on eligibility for warranty or a service request.

Vizio TV Won’t Restart

Frustrated male confused why TV is not working

If you have not gone through a recent update or have not experienced many hiccups with your Vizio TV, you may be surprised when you go to restart your device and it refuses to comply. Restarting your TV can fix any small bugs that are very temporary by simply turning off the power and allowing the TV to quickly flush without having to complete any kind of factory reset. However, if you find that your Vizio TV won’t restart, what exactly can you do?

If your Vizio TV won’t restart, you may be able to fix the problem by simply power cycling the TV (see “Vizio TV Keeps Resetting”). If this doesn’t work, a factory reset may be needed. To do this press ‘Menu’ > ‘System’ > ‘Reset & Admin’ > ‘Reset TV to Factory Defaults’ > enter parental code > ‘OK.’

Related Articles

Vizio TV Keeps Freezing

Vizio TV Screen Going Black After Update

Vizio TV HDMI Not Working (Not Supported/Won’t Connect/Etc.)

Vizio TV Keeps Turning On or Won’t Turn On

ReadyToDIY is the owner of this article. This post was published on June 1, 2021.

Vizio TV Apps Not Working