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How to Factory Reset Your Roku Device

You might want to reset your Roku device if you are experiencing any issues or if you plan on returning it or giving it to someone else. Resetting your Roku device will erase all your settings and unlink your Roku account. Here’s how to reset your Roku device to factory conditions in two different ways.

How to Factory Reset Your Roku Device Via Settings

To reset your Roku device, press the Home button on your remote. Then go to Settings > System > Advanced system settings. Next, choose Factory reset and enter the code on your screen. Finally, select OK and wait for your Roku device to restart.

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  1. Press the Home button on your Roku remote.
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    Note: If you are having problems with your remote, check out our guide on how to reset your Roku remote.

  2. Then go to Settings. You can find this in the left sidebar of your home screen by pressing the left directional button on your remote. Then press the up directional button on your Roku remote to access the Settings menu.
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  3. Next, select System. You can either press the OK button on your remote or the right directional button.
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  4. Then go to Advanced system settings.
    How to Factory Reset Your Roku Device Via Settings

    Note: If your Roku device is just having problems connecting to the internet, you can choose Network connection reset from this menu instead. This way, you don’t have to go through the process of setting up your device from scratch.

  5. Next, select Factory reset. Then you will see a code listed in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
    How to Factory Reset Your Roku Device Via Settings
  6. Then enter the code on your screen and select OK.
    How to Factory Reset Your Roku Device Via Settings
  7. Finally, select Start factory reset. Doing this will immediately turn your Roku off and back on again. You will see the Roku logo bouncing on your screen once the device restarts.
How to Factory Reset Your Roku Device Via Settings

Once you reset your Roku device, you will have to set it up all over again. Check out our step-by-step guide on how to set up Roku to find out more.

How to Factory Reset a Roku Device Using the Reset Button

Roku devices come with a physical factory reset button on the back or bottom of the device. This button is either a tactile button or a pinhole button. You can factory reset these devices by long-pressing this button.

  1. Switch on your Roku.
  2. Then find the reset button. You will usually find this on the back or bottom of the device.
    How to Factory Reset a Roku Device Using the Reset Button

    Note: If your Roku device has a pinhole button, you will need something long and thin, such as a paperclip, to be able to press it.

  3. Press and hold the reset button for about 10 seconds.
  4. Finally, wait for your Roku device to restart. On most Roku devices, you will see an indicator light start to blink rapidly once the device is resetting. 

Once you reset your Roku device, check out our guide on how to use your Roku device without a remote.

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Last updated on December 3, 2021 8:00 pm

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