Between Twitter, Instagram stories, and your friends texting you memes, it can be hard to make it to the start of the latest episode of your favourite show without seeing any spoilers. So, when you do sit down to watch, it might feel like time is of the essence. In these situations, the last thing you want is a TV that’s slow to respond.
There are a few things that might be making your Samsung TV run a little slow. Fortunately though, there are steps you can follow to get your TV working as smoothly as possible. Follow the steps in this hack in order, and you’ll be the one sending spoilers to your friends again in no time!
When your TV runs low on memory cache, it can slow down. A cold boot will clear the memory cache on your TV. There are two ways you can do this:
Press and hold the power button on your remote control until the boot logo is displayed. This method doesn’t work on The Frame models
Turn your TV off, then unplug it from the mains. Leave it unplugged for thirty seconds and then plug it back in
Device Care is a handy in-built self-diagnostic to help improve TV performance and check for potential issues. To use it:
Go to settings, then select Support
In support select Device Care. If Device Care is greyed out, cold boot your TV and try again
Select Start Device Care to run a quick diagnostic of your TV
If an issue has been detected during the diagnostic, run Self Diagnosis for further checks
Your TV might have slowed down because you’re running out of storage space. Review how much you have, and if you need to, delete any unwanted apps.
Go to Settings, select Support, then Device Care
If Device Care is greyed out, cold boot your TV
You’ll be able to see how much storage you have in the top right corner of the screen
If you’re running low on storage, delete any apps you don’t want
To delete an unwanted app:
Select the app you want to delete
If Delete is greyed out, this means it’s a recommended app and it can’t be deleted
For apps you don’t want to delete, you can delete their data and cache to get more storage:
Select the app, then select View Details
Deleting data will log you out of your account, so make sure to have your login details to hand
Reset Smart Hub
This should only be used as a last resort, as all your TV data will be lost. Again, make sure you have the login details for all your apps to hand.
Go to Settings, then select Support, followed by Device Care
Select Self Diagnosis
Select Reset Smart Hub
Enter your PIN. This will be 0000 if you’ve not changed it
Your TV will be ready soon
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