How to Restart a Hisense Smart TV [With & Without Remote]

Hisense smart TVs, like the popular Hisense Android TVs, Fire TVs, Roku TVs, Google TVs, VIDAA TVs, and XClass TVs, occasionally need a restart to fix performance issues and refresh the TV-watching experience for TV enthusiasts.

Whether you need to restart your Hisense smart TV because it’s running slow, apps are freezing, or you simply want to factory reset the device, there are a few different methods you can try.

In this article, we’ll provide a complete guide on how to restart Hisense smart TVs both with and without the remote control, covering:

How to Restart Hisense TVs Via Power Cable?

The easiest way to restart your Hisense TV, working for all smart TV models including Hisense Roku TV, Android TV, Google TV, and more is using the power cable.

Follow these simple steps:

  • Locate the power cable plugged into the back of your Hisense smart TV.

Power cable plugged into Hisense smart TV.

  • Unplug the power cable from the power outlet OR the back of the TV, whichever is more accessible.
  • Wait 20-30 seconds keeping the cable unplugged.
  • Plug the power cable back into the outlet and TV port.
  • The TV will automatically turn back on immediately or after a few seconds.

Unplugging the Hisense TV’s power cable gives it a hard reboot from any frozen or unresponsive states. This restarts the device’s software, essentially like pressing the reset button.

So if you discover your** Hisense smart TV remote** isn’t working or the system seems glitchy and won’t respond correctly, quickly try restarting with the power cord first before moving to other methods.

How to Restart Hisense TVs Via Power Button?

If unplugging the power cord isn’t convenient because of hard to reach plugs, you can also restart Hisense TVs with the power button on the television set.

Most Hisense smart TVs have the power button on the side or back panel of the TV. It may look like a basic push button or have the standby symbol.

Follow these steps:

  • Make sure your Hisense smart TV is turned on.
  • Locate the physical power button on the TV.

Locate the physical power button on the TV.

  • Long press the power button for 10-15 seconds until the TV turns off. Keep holding even when screen switches off.
  • Finally, release the power button, allowing the Hisense TV to automatically turn itself back on.

This method essentially achieves the same effect of resetting the software by “power cycling” the television using the built-in button.

It works well if the Hisense remote you have isn’t working or accessible.

However, if that method doesn’t reboot your “Hisense smart TV” successfully, you may need to access the System Restart option from software menus instead. Keep reading!

How to Use Settings & Remote to Restart Hisense Tv?

Most Hisense smart TV models also allow you to restart the system directly from the TV’s settings. This is done using the Hisense remote control that came with your television.

Instructions may slightly vary depending on exact model, so we’ll go through restart processes on all major types like Hisense Android TV, Roku TV, Fire TV, Google TV, and more:

How to Restart Hisense Android TV?

Hisense Android TVs, sometimes labeled as Hisense Smart TVs, run the Android TV platform made by Google. They make up some of Hisense’s most popular smart TV products.

Here is how to restart Hisense Android TVs from settings:

Through Settings:

  • Using Hisense Android TV remote, navigate to Device Preferences in system Settings.

Using Hisense Android TV remote

  • Browse to the Restart option.
  • Select Restart.
  • Click Restart again to confirm.

The Hisense Android TV will immediately initiate a restart.

Using Remote:

Alternatively, quickly restart the Hisense Android TV using button shortcuts:

  • Press and hold the Power button + Volume Down buttons simultaneously for 5-10 seconds, until the TV reboots.

hold the Power button + Volume Down buttons

  • The Android TV platform software will restart. This shortcut works on additional Android TV brands too like Sony Bravia, TCL Roku TV, etc.

How to Restart Hisense Fire TV’s?

Hisense Fire TV edition smart televisions run Amazon’s Fire TV software. Here’s how to restart these Hisense Fire TV systems:

Through Settings

  1. Using the Fire TV remote, select Settings > Device > Restart.
  2. Click Restart on the prompt.
  3. Hisense Fire TV will restart.

Using Remote

  • Press and hold the center circle button on Fire TV remote.
  • Hold for 30 seconds until TV restarts itself.

Hold for 30 seconds until TV restarts itself.

So whether you need to quickly reboot from a frozen screen or factory reset, using the dedicated Fire TV remote makes restarting straightforward.

How to Restart Hisense Roku TV?

Hisense integrates Roku’s software into their smart platform for Roku TVs. Here’s how to restart these:

Through Settings

  1. Go to Settings > System > Power > System Restart.
  2. Click Restart.
  3. Confirm on the next prompt.
  4. Wait for the Hisense Roku TV to reboot.

Go to Settings System Power System Restart.

Using Remote

  • Press and hold the power button located on the Roku TV remote.
  • Hold for 10+ seconds until the TV restarts.

Press and hold the power button

So whether you need to factory reset and clear Roku channels or just reboot from any software issues, restarting Hisense Roku TVs is quick and easy.

How to Restart Hisense Google TV?

Hisense Google TVs feature the latest Google TV software for the smartest streaming experience. luckily restarting these systems is very straight forward:

  1. Go to Settings > Device Preferences > Restart.
  2. Select Restart to confirm.
  3. The Hisense Google TV will now restart itself completely.

Go to Settings Device Preferences Restart.

As you can see, the process is virtually identical to restarting Hisense Android TV models.

So don’t hesitate to restart for common issues like glitchy performance, remote not working, etc. Rebooting can clear up lots of problems.

How to Restart Hisense VIDAA & Hisense XClass TVs?

Many modern Hisense smart TVs now use the VIDAA TV platform or Hisense’s proprietary XClass smart systems.

Thankfully, you can still easily restart these TVs from settings:

  1. Go to Settings > Device > Restart.
  2. Click the Restart button.
  3. Confirm restart on the prompt.

Go to Settings Device Restart.

Give your Hisense VIDAA TV, XClass TV, or other model a reboot to enjoy the latest features and refresh streaming performance.

So that covers how to restart all major Hisense smart TV platforms from software menus using TV remote.

How to Restart Hisense Smart TVs Without Remote?

Don’t have the Hisense smart TV remote nearby or is it currently missing or broken? Not to worry, you can still restart the television itself using the handy built-in power button instead.

Here is how to restart Hisense TVs without remote:

  1. Locate the physical power button on your TV (usually on back or side).
  2. Press and hold the power button for 10-15 seconds until powered off.
  3. Finally, release power button and allow TV to automatically turn itself back on.

Locate the physical power button on your hisense smart TV

This essentially reboots the software, refreshing performance and fixing plenty of common issues even without the remote handy.

Additionally, as a last resort with no remote access, unplugging the TVs power cable for 30 seconds also initiates a fresh restart.

Why is my Hisense TV red light on but not turning on?

Hisense TV red light on but not turning on

If your Hisense TV has the standby red light illuminated but will not power on when you press the power button on the remote or the TV set itself, it likely indicates a general electronics failure inside the TV. Potential causes could be a failed power supply board, bad backlighting LEDs, faulty main processor board, or even something as simple as a loose ribbon cable connection.

If your Hisense TV remote is not working, you may wonder how to use Hisense TV without remote. There are some possible ways to do that, such as using the TV buttons, using Google Assistant, or using a universal remote. However, if none of these methods work for you, you may have a problem with your TV itself. If it’s under warranty, contact Hisense support about service. If not, you may need to take it to a TV repair shop for diagnosis and repair.


Why the TV screen is red?

If your TV is an LCD screen, your problem could be intermittent & may eventually remain completely red. The cause can be anything from a faulty or loose power supply at the receiver or in the TV. Check your cords are seated properly. Corrosion, moisture, short circuit on the panel & age are factors.

How do I reset my frozen Hisense TV?

Try pressing and holding the TV’s power button for 10-15 seconds to force a reboot. If that doesn’t work, unplug the TV from the wall power for 1 minute, then plug it back in to power cycle and reset the system.

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