How to Turn on Vizio TV Without Remote: A Step-by-Step Guide

What to Know Download the Vizio SmartCast app from Google Play or the iOS App Store. Open the app on your mobile device. Tap the Control icon. Select Devices and choose your TV from the list that appears. The control menu that appears operates like a normal remote.

If you have a Vizio smart TV but lost your remote, don’t worry! You can still factory reset it back to its original settings without using a remote. In this post, we’ll guide you through the process of resetting your Vizio TV using the buttons on the side.

First, locate the buttons on your TV. Depending on your model, they might be on the left-hand side, right-hand side, or bottom of the TV. Typically, there are four buttons: power, volume up, volume down, and input/source.

With your TV on, press and hold the volume down and input/source buttons simultaneously. Hold both buttons until a message appears on the TV screen telling you to proceed. Once you see the message, release both buttons.

Now, press and hold the input button for 10 seconds or until another message appears. The message should say that the memory is clear and the display will reset shortly. Let go of the button and wait for the TV to turn off and on again. This process takes about a minute.

After a minute, your TV will boot up and display the “Welcome to Vizio SmartCast” screen. You can now start the setup process and choose your language, just as if you had bought the TV brand new.

If the process doesn’t work for you the first time, try it again. It may take a few attempts to get it right. And if you have any questions or issues, feel free to comment below.

In conclusion, resetting your Vizio TV without a remote is easy and can be done using the buttons on the side of your TV. With this step-by-step guide, you can reset your TV and start using it as if it were brand new. Good luck!


Where is the power button on a Vizio TV?
To start, face your Vizio TV. Then, check the back right side of your television, near the bottom of the TV. The power button is directly underneath the HDMI ports.
Do all Vizio TVs have a power button?
Every Vizio TV model manufactured after 2015 has the same power button location. If you own a newer Vizio TV, here's how to find the power button on it: The power button on newer Vizio TVs is located on the lower right corner at the back side of the TV.