If you are preparing to return your Roku 3, or give it to someone else as a gift, then you might be concerned about them using the accounts that you have configured on the device. In order to prevent any unwanted complications due to accounts that were not deleted, Roku recommends that you factory reset your device. This can be accomplished through the menus on the device, and can be completed in just a few minutes.
Once you have completed the tutorial below, your Roku will be restored to the condition at which it was sent from the factory. This means that any channels that you have downloaded will be deleted, and any accounts that you have added will be removed.
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Restoring a Roku 3 to Factory Settings
The steps in the guide below are going to restore your Roku 3 to the way that it was when it was shipped from the factory. This means that any channels which have been installed, and any accounts that you have added to the device, will be removed. There is no way to reverse this action. If you wish to use channels that were installed prior to the factory reset, then you will need to re-download and install them, then re-configure those channels with your account information.
- Step 1: Press the Home button on your Roku 3 remote control to return to the Roku’s Home screen.
- Step 2: Scroll down and select the Settings option from the menu at the left side of the screen.
- Step 3: Scroll down and select the System option from the menu at the left side of the screen.
- Step 4: Scroll down and select the Factory reset option in the menu at the left side of the screen.
- Step 5: Select the Factory reset everything option at the right side of the screen.
- Step 6: Press the Play/Pause button on your remote control 3 times to complete the factory reset. Your Roku 3 will them perform the reset, and restart at the initial setup screen.
Are you resetting your Roku 3 because you disliked the device? There are many other similar set-top streaming devices that offer a different experience. Some lower-priced options include the Google Chromecast (view on Amazon) and the Amazon Fire TV Stick (view on Amazon).
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