How to Reset the Parental Password on a Vizio TV

By Martin Woodfield

To the help parents regulate the viewing habits of this children without direct and constant oversight, the TV maker Vizio equipped many of their TVs with a parental control option. With with use of the parental control, parents are able to block whole channels and shows or movies of particular ratings with a simple passcode. The default Vizio system passcode is "0000," which can be activated as a working passcode, or changed to a new passcode. Passcodes are limited to numerical characters and to four digits in length.

Step 1

Press "Menu" on your Vizio remote control.

Step 2

Use the direction buttons on your remote control key pad to navigate to the "Parental Control" icon on the "Setup" menu.

Step 3

Press "Enter" to access "Parental Controls."

Step 4

Enter your four digit access code and press "Enter."

Step 5

Scroll through the "Parental Control" to "Access Code Edit" and press "Enter."

Step 6

Enter, then re-enter a new four digit access code, and press "Enter" to submit it and reset your Vizio TV parental password.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make a record of your password place it in a safe location. Vizio systems do not have the ability to reset passwords without the current password being entered first.