How to Reset a Sony Bravia TV

By Tyson Cliffton

Resetting your Sony Bravia TV restores the device to its default factory settings. As a result, any network connections you've established, settings you've tweaked and apps you've installed will no longer be remembered by your TV. After completing the factory reset, your Sony Bravia will reboot to the initial setup screen you saw when you first turned the device on. The instructions for performing a factory reset depend on whether your Sony Bravia model was manufactured before or after 2012.

Sony Bravia Models Manufactured Prior to 2012

Step 1

Turn on your Sony Bravia TV and wait one minute to ensure the TV is fully booted up.

Step 2

Hold down the "Up" arrow button on the remote control that came with the Sony Bravia.

Step 3

Press the TV's "Power" button while holding down the "Up" arrow button, then release the "Up" arrow button. The Sony Bravia TV restarts and the initial setup screen appears.

Sony Bravia Models Manufactured After 2012

Step 1

Disconnect the power cable from the Sony Bravia TV, wait roughly one minute, and then reconnect the TV's power cable. Turn on the TV if it doesn't turn on automatically.

Step 2

Repeat Step 1.

Step 3

Hold down the "Up" arrow button on the remote control that came with the Sony Bravia.

Step 4

Press the TV's "Power" button while holding down the "Up" arrow button, and then release the "Up" arrow button. The word "Reset" appears momentarily in the lower left corner of the screen and then the TV restarts.

Step 5

Wait for one minute after the Sony Bravia restarts, disconnect the power cable, wait for roughly 10 seconds and then reconnect the power cable.

Step 6

Turn the Sony Bravia on. The TV will boot up to the initial setup screen.