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How to Access Settings on Samsung TV

As an owner of a Samsung TV, I know the frustration of trying to access the settings on the TV. After much research and testing, I’m here to share my experience and how I solved this issue, as well as other solutions I discovered.


  • Quick settings can be accessed by pressing the home button on the remote, or by clicking the up arrow on the home screen of certain newer Samsung models.
  • The all settings menu can be accessed from the quick settings menu, or from the gear symbol on the home screen of certain newer models.
  • If you don’t have a remote, you can access the settings by finding the button panel on the back or side of the TV and navigating the general menu.
  • Before attempting to access settings without a remote, consult the user manual to determine which features you can access.

How to Access Settings on Samsung TV

First things first, it’s important that you know there are multiple kinds of settings that you can access on your Samsung TV—whether smart or not.

Below, we go through how you can access each type of setting and what you can expect to see on their respective menus.

Quick Settings

For starters, there’s the convenient quick settings menu. It’s the easiest to access since there should be a button for it on your remote.

All you need to do is to press the home button for a few seconds until the quick settings menu appears.

In some of the newer Samsung models, you’ll find the settings option on the home screen. By simply clicking the up arrow on your controlling device, the quick settings menu will hover above other controls.

From there, you should find simple setting options, such as adjusting the picture and audio mode. Additionally, you can turn subtitles on or off and check on any external devices you’ve connected to your TV.

The quick settings menu contains an e-manual option as well, although not all Samsung models have this feature. This manual can help you look for updates and should contain guidelines on how to use your TV.

All Settings

The all settings menu can be easily accessed from the quick settings. In other words, you can use the same methods mentioned above to reach all the settings available on your Samsung TV.

There is an additional way to reach the all settings menu too, but it’s mainly available in Samsung’s recent releases.

On the home screen, to the left of the search bar, you’ll find a settings option. You can quickly recognize it by the gear symbol that represents the inner working of the device.

All you need to do is press ok on your remote and you’ll be taken to the All settings menu where you’ll find countless configuration options, including the following:

  • Expert display settings, such as adjusting brightness, contrast, and screen modes
  • Change audio output sources, optimize the sound, and fine-tune the TV’s equalizer
  • Set up parental controls and use Auto Program to scan for channels
  • Manage external devices and network connections
  • Navigate through the general, accessibility, and privacy settings 
  • Use the support features, solve issues, as well as check for updates

How to Access Settings on Samsung TV Without a Remote

Trying to adjust your TV settings without a remote can be quite difficult. So, if you need help with that, we recommend consulting the device’s user manual beforehand. This will let you know where all the buttons are.

Consulting the user manual first will also show you what type of model you have. This is another factor that’ll determine how many features you’ll be able to access with no controlling device.

That said, most Samsung TV models have a few buttons from which you can access the general menu, and from there you can reach the quick settings. As mentioned above, the quick settings menu can take you to the advanced or general settings as well.

In the off-chance that you’ve lost your user manual as well as your remote control, then it’s time to compromise. You can start by checking the back of your device since most models nowadays come with an all-in-all button that shows you a quick menu. 

The setting option will probably be the top choice or you can choose the ‘menu’ option and then find the settings from there.

Models around the 2010s have a similar button that’s located in the mid-center of the screen. You’ll find options to turn the TV on and off, adjust the volume, as well as change the channels. 

There should also be a control menu located in the same place as the newer models where you can easily access the settings. Other TV devices will have the button located in the side panel of the screen, a little to your right to be exact.

In Summary

Our guide’s aim was to show you how to access settings on Samsung TV so, we hope we helped you do that today!

If you have a remote, reaching the settings menu will be a light breeze. Simply press the menu button, reach the quick settings menu, and from there choose which type of settings you wanted to navigate.

In case you don’t have a controlling device, however, find where the panel’s button is and search for the settings option in the general menu.

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