Roku streaming device is the perfect gateway to stream movies, TV shows and live channels on your TV. Just like other streaming devices, you can directly install apps from Roku built-in Channel store. Like any device or app, Roku suffers from minor hangs and bugs. If you suffer from any trouble you might need to reset your Roku device to fix it. You have to backup all your apps to the cloud before you can factory reset your device. The following article will guide you to reset your Roku streaming device.
How to Factory Reset Roku device?
There are two ways to reset a Roku device, Soft Reset and Hard reset. Do soft reset when you are experiencing any problems with the apps installed on your Roku. But in case you have problems with the device itself, then you can go for the hard reset method.
How to do a Soft Reset?
Step 1: Connect your Roku device to the TV using the HDMI port
Step 2: Turn on Roku and pair Roku remote with the device
Step 3: Then press Home button on Roku remote
Step 4: Scroll down and select the settings menu
Step 5: Then select system option
Step 6: Again scroll down and choose Advanced settings
Step 7: Here select Factory reset
Step 8: Enter the Pin displayed on your screen and then click OK to start the reset process
That’s it. Your Roku device will be restarted to default factory settings.
After the reset is completed, it will turn on automatically. Now you should follow the setup procedures to set up your Roku device on your TV.
How to Hard Reset Roku?
If you are experiencing any hang or freeze on your Roku, at that time you need to reset the Roku to factory settings through the Hard reset method.
Step 1: Connect your Roku to the TV using the HDMI port.
Step 2: Press and hold the Reset button up to 20 seconds.
Note: You can find the Reset button on the back or bottom of Roku device depending upon the model. Here is the Types of Roku Device available.
Step 3: Release the button when the power indicator light on the Roku device started blinking frequently.
The reset is completed.
Apart from all the troubles, the factory reset is highly recommended when you sell your Roku device. It will alleviate all your personal information along with will all the installed apps and logins. The only drawback on resetting is you need to do all the setup Roku process again. You can move all the apps, data to the cloud and restore them to your Roku after the factory reset is done.