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How to Restart a Hisense Smart TV [ Simple Guide]

Restarting your Hisense TV can be done in multiple ways:

  • Press the external power button.
  • Unplug the power cable directly.
  • Turn it off with your Hisense remote (Shortcut may not be available!).
  • Tell Alexa to do it (with voice commands!).

Each of these approaches has its own pros and cons, so we’ll just go over what they have to offer and leave you to decide how you’d prefer to handle the tasks.

Different Ways to Restart Your Hisense TV

Use the Power Button

Using the power button is the simplest and most intuitive way to restart your Hisense TV!

For starters, TVs aren’t like other modern devices – they rarely come with a built-in battery. This means that when they lose power, they shut down entirely rather than just suspend functions.

You’ll have to find the power button on your Hisense TV (usually at the bottom of your device), press it for about five seconds, then confirm your TV’s shutdown with the on-screen prompt. Letting go prematurely will put your device into sleep mode rather than a full shutdown.

This may not work if your power button ends up compromised in some way. It could be stuck, jostled out of place, or ruined due to a hardware failure on your Hisense TV.

The only problem you can deal with at home is a stuck power button, which can be cleaned using a soft, dampened cloth – every other possibility requires more technical assistance.

Yank the Cable Out

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A more hardline method for restarting your Hisense TV involves just… yanking the power cable out, and then plugging it back in. Unlike the other options you’ll encounter in this article, this one directly cuts off the power source of your TV – which means that it’s guaranteed to work!

The problem is that this comes with a small, but very real chance of setting up a power surge.

Note that we said “setting up”, as the power surge won’t actually happen immediately upon disconnect – it’s likely to occur after reconnecting your Hisense TV. The sudden rush of electricity could overwhelm your unit, damaging or even frying crucial components.

Yanking the cable out too harshly could also bend or break the connector. The damage could also extend to the connecting pins, compounding the risk. Damages incurred this way may fall under “misuse”, potentially voiding any ongoing warranties.

These risks are borderline negligible in actual practice, but we’re going over the worst-case scenario for the sake of transparency. Yanking out the power cable is usually safe to do with a bit of mindfulness, but make it a point not to do so roughly or repeatedly.

Overall, try this if the other methods aren’t panning out – but no more than once!

Use the Remote

Newly bought TVs come with a remote right out of the box, and you’ll always be able to restart your Hisense unit with the provided remote – sometimes in more than one way!

The easiest way to restart your Hisense TV using the remote is by pressing and holding the power button for a little while. We’ll go over how in a little more detail below.

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  1. Press and hold the power button on your remote for at least five or so seconds.
    • If you’re doing it right, a confirmation message will appear on-screen.
    • If you aren’t, it’ll simply activate sleep mode.
  2. Select the “Power Off” option on display to confirm the shutdown.
  3. After waiting for at least twenty seconds, turn your Hisense TV back on.

The idea of turning off your TV being different from shutting it down seems weird – especially since TVs rarely come with batteries that allow for a more “conventional” standby mode.

The truth of the matter is that a quick press of the power button only instructs your Hisense TV to turn off audio and video support. Pressing and holding the button, on the other hand, triggers a complete restart of your device’s operating system.

Not all Hisense TVs allow you to restart them this way. Fortunately, there’s an alternative method that can be done from your device’s settings menu.

  1. Go to the “Settings” interface.
  2. Navigate towards either “Device Preferences” or “System” (model-dependent).
  3. Sort through the options until you see “Restart/Reboot”. (also model-dependent).
  4. Upon selection, you’ll be given a prompt on-screen – click “OK” to confirm.

It’s a little menu-intensive, so we personally prefer the initial method. That said, it does make for a nice fallback if your remote’s power button happens to act up.

Ask Alexa to Handle It (via Hisense TV Skill)

Hisense TV Alexa Skill

We’d like to warn you that this option requires both your Echo device and Hisense TV on the same Wi-fi network. If you need help connecting your Hisense TV to the internet, we’ve already covered that in a different article on the site.

What’s nice about Alexa integration is the ability to use voice commands to handle tasks in your smart home, allowing for a quick, efficient, and hands-free user experience.

Here’s how you can get Alexa to restart your Hisense TV using their dedicated skill:

  1. After opening the Alexa app, select “More”, and then “Skills and Games”.
  2. Input “Hisense Smart TV” in the search bar.
  3. Click “Enable to Use”.
  4. You’ll be redirected to their site – sign in with your Hisense account, and follow the on-screen prompts to link it to your Echo device.
  5. After linking accounts, make sure that the skill is properly enabled
    • If “Disable Skill” is next to “Settings”, you can be sure that it’s active.

From then on, you can use voice commands like, “Alexa, restart my Hisense TV.” to restart your Hisense TVs, completely hands-free!

That said, the Skill’s current reception on the store is less-than-stellar. It may not be as responsive as you’d like and seems to be rather prone to bugging out going off common user feedback. There’s a good reason why this suggestion came at the very bottom of our guide.