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3 Ways To Reset Onn Roku TV (2023 How-To)

How To Reset Onn Roku TV

I love my Onn Roku TV.

It’s a budget TV without many unnecessary add-ons.

But lately, I’ve noticed minor glitches like frozen images, an unresponsive remote, no internet connection, etc. 

That’s when I simply reset my Onn Roku TV to fix them.

Wanna know how?

Read on to find out:

  • 3 ways to reset Onn Roku TV.
  • How to cold boot your Onn Roku TV.
  • Where the reset button is and how you can activate it.
  • A creative and cost-effective method to replace your physical Roku remote.
  • And that’s only the beginning…

How to reset an Onn Roku TV?

You can reset an Onn Roku TV via the Roku menu by using the remote control or even your smartphone. Another way is through the reset button on the back by using a pen or paperclip. You can also cold boot it by unplugging the power for 60 seconds.

3 Ways To Reset Onn Roku TV

#1: Perform a system restart 

Alright, fellow smart home enthusiasts, let’s kick off our Onn Roku TV resetting with a classic – the system restart via the Roku menu! 

It’s the least invasive reset procedure.

Consider it like giving your TV a moment to stretch its virtual legs.

With the remote control

Here’s what you need to do in 7 easy steps:

  1. Get your Roku remote control and press the Home button.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Select System.
  4. Choose Power (if you don’t see Power, skip this step and go to step #5).
  5. Select System Restart.
  6. Scroll over to Restart.
  7. Confirm by pressing Ok.


Your Onn Roku TV will now activate a system restart and return to normal without any glitches.

With your smartphone

Now, if your Roku remote doesn’t work because of the following:

  • Stuck buttons.
  • Broken sensor.
  • Empty batteries.

Then simply use your smartphone.

‘Wait? What?’

Yes, you can replace your physical Onn TV Roku remote with the remote app.

This becomes super convenient when your physical one lets you down.

It’s even available for Android and iOS

Note: Ensure your smartphone and Onn Roku TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Try it by doing the same previous 7 steps and enjoy controlling your TV using your smartphone.

And if you don’t want to use your smartphone, you can always replace your broken Onn Roku remote with a new one.

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#2. Soft reset or cold boot

Now, if your TV seems stuck in a digital snooze, it’s time for a soft reset or cold boot – a bit like a system restart but rougher.

It simply discharges your TV and resets the main board.

See, after a while, your TV can build up electrical charge or run low on memory.

This can lead to annoying glitches, apps that stop responding, or make the TV take a long time to turn on.

A soft reset or cold boot can often fix these issues.

It’s super easy with these 5 steps:

  1. Turn OFF your Onn Roku TV.
  2. Unplug the power.
  3. Wait for 1 minute.
  4. Plug the power back in.
  5. Turn the TV ON.


The TV should be back to normal so you can enjoy it as expected.

If not, you can go ahead and try to…

#3. Perform a factory reset 

To begin with a fresh start, the best thing is to do a factory reset.

Note: This process will erase all your settings and saved data. 

It’s recommended to write down any account passwords and credentials you use for your TV.

Because these may be asked for later when you set up your Onn Roku TV again.

There are 2 simple ways to do a factory reset:

Via the menu with the remote control

Let’s get started with a factory reset through the menu by following these 7 easy steps:

  1. Press the Home button on your remote.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Select System.
  4. Choose Advanced System Settings.
  5. Select Factory Reset.
  6. Then choose Factory Reset Everything.
  7. Enter the code that’s being shown on-screen, and confirm by pressing OK and following the instructions.

The Onn Roku TV will now go back to factory settings.

Bonus: You can also perform this factory reset using the Roku smartphone remote control for Android or iOS

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Via the reset button without the remote control

For this method, you don’t need the remote control, but you’ll need a paperclip or a pen.

See, on your Onn Roku TV, there should be a reset button.

It’s mostly located close to the ports on the back or at the side of your TV.

Once you find it, take these 2 simple steps while the TV is turned ON:

  1. Grab a paperclip or a pen.
  2. Press and hold the reset button for about 15 seconds (until you see the Onn Roku TV logo appear).
  3. Release the button and let the Onn Roku TV do its thing.

And for visual guidance, you can check out this helpful video:

And there you have it, fellow smart home enthusiasts – 3 easy ways to reset your Onn Roku TV. 

So the next time your TV throws a digital tantrum, you know just what to do.