Wondering how to reset Element TV to factory settings the right way? We got you covered!
Here, we will discuss how to perform a factory reset and what you need to do before actually erasing your TV’s data.
Unfortunately, several things could go wrong, but if you follow our recommendations, you should not stumble upon any issues.
A factory reset can be done from the general settings of your Element TV settings, and it is an irreversible action. All your personal settings, channel playlist, and configurations will be permanently lost.
There is a way to backup your data so read along to find out the proper way of performing a factory reset.
Before we can jump right into the steps of factory resetting your Element TV, let’s first take a closer look at what is the factory reset.
What is Factory Reset?
Also known as “Factory default” the reset will reset all settings of your Element TV as they were when started for the first time.
In other words, it is a complete wipe of the entire OS and a clean installation afterward. Everything is done automatically with the press of a few buttons, but any data lost during the factory reset cannot be recovered.
Before performing the factory default reset, we recommend taking a last look at your channel playlist so you can arrange the channels easily once the reset is done.
Also, don’t forget to check for any picture settings that you’ve made, and you want to restore.
Another thing that will be gone after the factory reset is the network connection.
During the setup stage, after the factory reset is ready, you will need to reconnect to your WiFi. If you have directly connected the Ethernet cable, you don’t need to worry about WiFi configurations.
How To Reset Element TV to Factory Settings?
Resetting your Element TV to default settings is really easy. We’ve made the steps as simple and clear as we could so even non-techy people can easily apply them.
- Turn on your Element TV.
- Press the Menu button on the remote.
- Go to TV Settings.
- Select General.
- Choose Restore Defaults.
- Now your Element TV will be reset to default settings.
The rest might take a while, so you need to be patient. Wait until the TV restarts and boots up, then you can complete the setup guide and you are ready!
In case this method did not work for you the first time, go ahead and try again. If this way does not work for you, next we are going to check how it’s done with a remote.
How To Reset Element TV to Factory Settings Without a Remote?
In case your Element TV remote does not work we got you covered. There is more than one way to reset your TV to default settings without using a remote and here is how.
Method #1. Press The Reset Button
Navigate the little pinhole on the back panel of your Element TV and reach in using a sharp object such as a needle, stick, or pencil.
Inside the pinhole, you will find the reset button that will revert your Element TV to default settings. You need to reach in and hold that button for as long as the TV light goes out (5-10 seconds).
Once the TV lights go off, it will reboot, and once back up you need to complete the initial setup guide.
Now, your Element TV will be factory reset with no remote and if this method did not work for you, next we will check how you can perform a reset using the smartphone mobile app.
Method #2. Use The Mobile Application
The Element TV mobile application is a powerful tool that allows you to control, manage and even factory reset your TV without having to use the remote.
Many people wondering how to reset Element TV to its factory default settings, find this solution helpful so we have decided to include it.
You can use any smartphone to download the app, which is available for iOS and Android. Simply go to the dedicated app store and install the Element TV app.
Then connect your app to the same network that your Element TV is connected to and you will interact with the drive easily.
From the mobile application, you will have a virtual remote at your disposal that you can use to follow the steps to reset your Element TV to the default settings that we have listed earlier.
If you now have control over your TV, feel free to scroll up and apply factory reset steps.
Method #3. Purchase A Remote
While it is highly unlikely that you have tried everything, and nothing managed to restore your Element TV to default settings you can always purchase a new remote.
If you are looking for a cheaper alternative you can always get a universal remote but don’t forget to check the compatibility.
In case you purchase a remote that is not compatible with the Element TV model that you’re using you won’t be able to establish a connection. If you are purchasing an original Element TV remote, there is nothing that you need to worry about.
How To Restart Element TV?
In case you are experiencing any issues after the factory reset you can always perform a simple restart to reboot all services and hopefully get rid of any temporal issues. To do so you need to follow several simple steps below:
- Turn off your TV.
- Plug out the power cable out of the power outlet.
- Wait for about 3 minutes and re-connect everything.
- Turn your TV on.
This method is also known as a power cycle, and it is frequently used to solve any issues that might occur after a factory reset.
After all, the TVs often use an old backup to factory reset where many files could be corrupted or damaged over time.
If you are still having issues, you can always reach out to Element TV customer services for additional assistance. With a little luck, they will quickly locate the issue and help you finish your factory reset.
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We hope that now you know how to reset Element TV to factory settings and most importantly how to do it the right way.
We have done our best to provide you with transparency regarding the topic and we really hope that we were of any help. As we mentioned you can always contact the support for more help. We wish you good luck!
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