Every piece of tech we have in the world faces some kinds of issues then and now. Some are rather quicker while some cause issues after a long term of usage. However, to overcome the issue there is some percentage of the people who simply throw the device away and buy a new one, on the other hand, there are smart ones who try to look for the solution online and save some bucks from spending them on a new one. This article is all about Samsung Soundbars and the issues regarding them. It is a very simple device but sometimes it may also face some connectivity issues. Don’t worry as we are here to help.

Resetting Samsung Soundbar is very easy and requires you to follow any complex steps. You just have to press and hold a few buttons so that the device will be in the reset mode. Once you are in the reset mode you can easily reset your Samsung Soundbar to the factory settings. Read along for an in-depth guide on how you can reset your Samsung Soundbar.

Why Do We Need to Reset the Soundbar?

There are several reasons why would someone want to reset their soundbar. One of the main reasons is the connectivity issues. Sometimes the Soundbar will just refuse to connect to the TV and whatever you try it just won’t work at all. This is not an issue when you are using a wired connection such as HDMI or RCA cable, it only occurs when you decide to use the wireless connection such as Bluetooth.

It can also happen if you connect your soundbar to a lot of different devices and in the end, it won’t connect to your main device so you would want to simply clear the connection list and start everything from scratch. Another possible reason could be the Sub Woofer you have with the soundbar won’t connect. Again, in this case, a simple reset will probably fix the issue. However. before you even try to reset the soundbar we suggest you try some troubleshooting and see if this fixes the issues you are facing.

Try These Before Resetting

Here are a few things you can try to fix your connectivity issue before even trying to reset the soundbar. Samsung soundbar is designed to work with Bluetooth enabled devices and Bluetooth have certain limitations.
Firstly, try to reboot everything like the Soundbar, Television or the Subwoofer and pairing everything once again. Also, try to connect the soundbar to a different television and see if it works.

Ensure that there are no obstacles between the soundbar and television. If you have any other device which uses the same frequency such as a microwave or a medical device then remove it from the range or turn it off and then see if it works.

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Here’s How You Can Reset Samsung Soundbar

Resetting your Samsung Soundbar is a very easy process and anyone can do it in less than a minute. However, keep in mind that Samsung has a lot of different Soundbars with different features and functionality. So, the method which works fine on one soundbar may not work on a different soundbar at all.

To find the right process for whatever soundbar model you have from Samsung, simply find the User Manual which comes included with the package and go through it. Hopefully, you will find the correct steps involved in resetting that particular soundbar model. In case you threw away the user manual just like everyone else then you can try something else.

You can either check the steps online or call the Samsung technical support and they will help you out on the exact steps to reset the particular model. Now let’s check out the most common way to reset your Samsung Soundbar.

  • Power on the Soundbar and press and hold the off button on the remote or on the soundbar itself.
  • You have to hold the power button until it displays ‘INIT OK’ on the soundbar display.
  • If you have an old soundbar without any display then you will see a red led blinking and then stops once the reset is done.


Samsung Soundbars are great, they are specially designed to connect to your TV and provide a richer audio experience. We all know that TV speakers are not usually capable of providing great audio and this is the main reason why most of the manufacturers offer a soundbar.

So, after reading the article now you must be completely familiar with how you can reset your Samsung soundbar. As stated before it is a very simple process and doesn’t require a lot of hard work. Just in case you are still having some connectivity issues or couldn’t reset the soundbar even after trying everything listed above then don’t forget to leave a comment below and we will do our best to help you out.

Daniel Winslow

Daniel Winslow is an expert in audio and home electronics, with a particular passion for high-fidelity sound systems and smart home devices. He began his career as an electrical engineer but was drawn to journalism to share his knowledge. His articles, known for their thoroughness and technical accuracy, have graced the pages of leading technology publications. He also frequently contributes to online forums, sharing his knowledge and engaging with the tech community. In his spare time, he is an amateur musician and a proponent of vintage audio equipment restoration.


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      Amelia Wilson Reply

      There may be any technical issue. You can contact any technician to get it fixed.

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      Hi Darron, I came across your question and wondered you solved the problem as our Samsung HW-m360 bought in Aug 18 has shut down and won’t reboot. Tec support advises to take it for diognosis and/or repair but it so far across town that I feel like chucking it and getting a new one. Have tried EVERY combination of things to get it going. Did you have any success and what worked for you if it did. Cheers Ray

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      Vern Toews Reply

      Had to buy a new remote for my soundbar and can’t seem to get it connected to the new remote.

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    I purchased a replacement remote for my sound bar HW-K370/ZA and now I can not get it to work the sound bar? what do I need to do

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    My Samsung Sound Bar shows max volume. It will not adjust up or down. Any ideas?

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      dont you love it when they reply. ive got so many issues with my hw k950 and have researched them for months and the only consistant thing i can find is that these samsung soundbars are total crap and plagued with problems and onone gets support from samsung.

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        Roger Hatfield Reply

        Totally correct, it’s my second one ,total pile of shit. Every time I turn on the tv I cross my fingers hoping it works. Trying to get it fixed with curry’s is like losing the the will to live. £1300 sound bar KW950 sumsung hard wired and no connection. I just watch tv with the tv speakers now. Sumsung I called 50 mins do this do that. Don’t work

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    Hi i have a samsung Q60 sound bar and LG UM74tv, but when i watch tv or Netflix sound is very low on speaker but on YouTube it’s pretty good, what’s seems to be the problem.

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    Can’t reset the soundbar to connect to new tv, have held the power button and doesn’t display INIT OK as mentioned In the reset instructions, any other ideas?

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      Samsung HW-T420
      We have no display on the Soundbar so definitely can’t get the INIT OK message. Tried pressing buttons to reset but nothing at all. Did you solve your problem?

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      Sam, I have the same issue and holding the button didn’t work for me either. Did you get another idea to fix the”WAIT” button?

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    Hi, my sound bar HW-J355 won’t pair with the remote AH59-02692P, can you help?

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      I have the same issue with my HW-M450. When you power it on it simply displays “HELLO”. I tried a few things to reset but all to no avail.

      + and – volume together
      press and hold power on both remote and bar

      I ended up calling support. They believe it is the motherboard the model is ah41-01863a. This can be purchased for about $40 or you can send into Samsung repair and get charged about $150.

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    Samsung hw-ms650 Soundbar status lights keeps coming on and going off about every 10 seconds all working ok but annoying, any idea?

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    Mckenzie Shaw Reply

    I have the Samsung HW-T450 soundbar and subwoofer and my subwoofer will not connect to soundbar and I did all the steps it says in the manual and it doesn’t work I just don’t understand how it works one day and then just quits. ? It’s barely a month old and now it’s useless

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    Andrew Ramos Reply

    Hello i have the. K450 k series soundbar and it keeps muting itself. The only way to keep it from muting is holding down the PLAY/PAUSE botton. How do i fix this?

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    Hi, I have a Samsung HW-T450 sound bar (and subwoofer) and a Sony Bravia TV. Everything worked perfectly until last week when my sound bar was ”hijacked” by a neighbor. On the display appeared the name AVANTREE AUDIKAS and I started to hear the TV program that some unknown neighbor was watching. I tried all kind of things – reset, change sound settings, disconnect, the works. Nothing. After 15 seconds, I am listening to something else…
    So… is there a hope/answer for solving this? Thank you!

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