How to Reset Samsung Soundbar [Remote & Without Remote]

Resetting is inevitable at times, especially, when things get out of control, and you can’t seem to find a way to take things back in control (yeah it can be that treble that’s not adjusting).

If you are one of those people who are having a hard-time resetting your Samsung Soundbar, then you have landed on the right blog post, as in this article we have listed two different methods of factory resetting the soundbar, both with the remote and without the remote.

That being said, let’s jump right into the matter, and checkout.

Resetting Samsung Soundbar

There are times when the electronic appliances have some weird problems, and we don’t get a hold of the problem. Just like the other gadgets, our soundbars can also have these issues which can make your life harder, like sudden restarting, problems in the equalizer, or when it’s not getting connected to your Bluetooth device.

Surely, these situations can be very problematic, especially when you have an important show to watch or a crucial league match is heading up shortly. You can also do a soft reset before trying a full reset on a soundbar. A soft resetting means turning off your soundbar and then turning it on again after some time.

If the soft resetting of the Samsung soundbar did not resolve the issue for you, then you can try the full resetting on the soundbar, which should eventually get rid of you for all your problems. Below, we have compiled two different methods for resetting your Samsung Soundbar With and without the remote.

How to Reset the Samsung Soundbar With the Remote

Resetting the soundbar with the remote is the easiest way to reset a Samsung soundbar. We have listed the steps in an efficient and very easy-to-follow manner. So, you can easily factory reset your Samsung soundbar without any issue.

Here are the Steps for Resetting Samsung Soundbar With the Remote:

  • First of all, you need to power off your Samsung soundbar, and then power it up again (make sure you wait for at least 10 seconds before turning on your Samsung soundbar).
  • On your soundbar remote, press the “Power” + “Menu” buttons for about 10 seconds.
  • You should now see the “INT” written on the soundbar, which means that your soundbar is getting reset to the default factory settings.
  • After a short period of time, you will also see “BYE” written on your Samsung soundbar, which again interprets that your Samsung soundbar is getting restarted after the reset is done.
  • Voila! You have now successfully made a hard reset on your Samsung soundbar.

How to Reset the Samsung Soundbar Without the Remote

Although resetting the Samsung soundbars with the remote control is pretty much hassle-free, but, here is the banger, not all the Samsung soundbars have the capability to get reset using the remote system, and you have to get the reset done on these devices by using the physical buttons available on the soundbar itself.

Resetting the soundbar using its own physical keys is not a hard process either. You can easily reset it by following the below-mentioned steps. As there are a variety of different soundbars available in the market, thus we have provided you with two different methods, the first method is using the volume keys, and the other one involves using the play/pause button.

The reason for adding two separate methods for resetting the soundbar is quite obvious, if either of the methods is not working for you, you can always skip to the next one to get the job done.

Method 1: Using the Volume Keys

Here are the Steps for Resetting Your Samsung Soundbar Without the Remote Using Volume Keys:

  • Just like the remote method, firstly, you need to power off your Samsung soundbar, and then power it up again (surely you need to wait for at least 10s before powering it up again).
  • Afterward, press and hold the “Volume Up” + the “Volume Down” buttons simultaneously for about 5-seconds.
  • Now, you should see the “INT” written on your soundbar, shortly followed by the “BYE“.
  • Your Samsung soundbar should restart now with all the default factory settings.

Method 2: Using the Pause/Play Button

Here are the Steps for Resetting Your Samsung Soundbar Without the Remote Using Pause Button:

  • Firstly, turn off your soundbar, and let it be there for at least five seconds.
  • Afterward, press and hold the Pause/Play button on the soundbar for about 5 seconds, and now you should see the “INT” written on your soundbar, shortly followed by the “BYE“.
  • This means that your Samsung soundbar has been through the reset process and now you can use it.

Why do We need to Do Hard Reset on a Soundbar?

People often think of factory resetting as a magic dose that will magically resolve all the issues for them. Well, it is not the case, factory resetting a soundbar or any other device simply resets the factory settings and gets rid of you of any problems like sound not increasing, poor sound configuration, or device not pairing.

It simply clears the cache, and provides you with a fresh copy of the firmware, by taking all the problems away from you. So, whenever you are facing any issue on your soundbar, give reset a try before claiming the warranty.

You can also check our review on the Samsung TV Soundbars.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How Do I Reset Samsung Soundbar Without the Remote?

Yes, you can do a factory reset on a Samsung soundbar without requiring a remote. Above, we have provided you with a complete step-by-step method that you can follow to easily reset your Samsung soundbar with remote, and without remote in a matter of seconds.

What is the Difference Between Soft Reset & Hard Reset?

Soft resetting means rebooting your soundbar by turning it off and then turning it on the back again after some time. On the other hand, hard resetting means that you are overriding all the settings on your soundbar and returning to the “Factory Settings”.

How to Reset Samsung Soundbar Q90R?

Factory resetting the Samsung Q90R Soundbar is super-efficient and straightforward. You can easily reset the Samsung Soundbar Q90R without the remote by following the Volume Button method provided above. On the remote, you have to press and hold the gear button on the remote for about 10s for factory resetting the Samsung Soundbar Q90R.


At times, we need to reset our soundbars to equalize the volume or get rid of some annoying settings, and Samsung soundbars are no different.

However, there are people who find it quite difficult to reset their soundbars. Thus, we have compiled this step-by-step guide, in which we have compiled different methods of resetting the Samsung soundbar. Tell us your favorite method of resetting a Samsung soundbar. We would love to hear from you.

How to Reset Samsung Soundbar

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