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How To Reinstall an App on a Samsung Smart TV

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Have you previously deleted an app on your Samsung Smart TV for some reason and now want to reinstall it? Although many users find it difficult, this process is relatively simple. 

Quick Answer

To reinstall an app on Samsung Smart TV, press the “Smart Hub” button on the remote, select “Search” to find the deleted app, choose “Install”, and select “Open”.

To make things easy for you, we took the time to write a comprehensive step-by-step guide on reinstalling an app on Samsung Smart TV. We will also explore the process for troubleshooting unresponsive apps on a Samsung TV.

Reinstalling an App on a Samsung Smart TV

If you don’t know how to reinstall an app on Samsung Smart TV, our following step-by-step method will help you do this task without facing much trouble.

First, delete the app on your TV in the following way.

  1. Press the “Smart Hub” button on the supplied Samsung remote.
  2. Select “Apps”.
  3. Select “Settings”.
  4. Select the app you wish to delete, choose “Delete”, and confirm the process.
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To reinstall the app on your Samsung Smart TV, do these steps.

  1. Press the “Smart Hub” button on the supplied Samsung remote.
  2. Select “Search” and find your deleted app.
  3. Choose “Install”.
  4. Select “Open” or “Add to Home”, and that’s it.
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How To Update Apps on a Samsung Smart TV

If you are facing any issues with an app on your Samsung Smart TV, try to update it instead of reinstalling it with these steps. 

  1. Press the “Smart Hub” button on the supplied Samsung remote.
  2. Choose “Apps”.
  3. Select “My Apps”.
  4. Choose “Options”.
  5. Choose “Auto Update” and turn it on to update apps on the Smart TV.
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How To Move Apps on a Samsung Smart TV

It is possible to move the apps on the Home screen of the Samsung Smart TV with the help of these steps.

  1. Press the “Smart Hub” button on the supplied Samsung remote.
  2. Choose “Apps”.
  3. Choose “Settings”.
  4. Select the app you wish to move on the Home screen.
  5. Select “Move”.
  6. Choose a new location and press “Select” on the remote to move the app.
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Troubleshooting Unresponsive App Issues

If the apps on your Samsung Smart TV are malfunctioning or unresponsive, try our following troubleshooting steps before reinstalling them to fix the issues.

Fix #1: Rebooting

The quickest way to solve malfunctioning apps is to reboot the Samsung Smart TV with these steps.

  1. Press the power button on the remote to switch off the Smart TV.
  2. Unplug all the cables.
  3. Wait a few seconds.
  4. Plug the cables again, and you’re done.

Fix #2: Resetting the Smart Hub

Follow these steps to reset the Smart Hub on your Samsung Smart TV to fix the malfunctioning apps.

  1. Press the “Smart Hub” button on the supplied Samsung remote.
  2. Choose “Menu” and select “Settings”.
  3. Choose “Support” and select “Device Care”.
  4. Select “Self-Diagnosis”.
  5. Choose “Reset Smart Hub”.
  6. Enter the PIN.
  7. Select “Reset”, and that’s about it.
Keep in Mind

The default PIN is “0000” for your Samsung Smart TV.

Fix #3: Running Network Test

Another way to fix the malfunctioning apps on your Samsung Smart TV is by running the network test with the below steps.

  1. Press the “Home” button on the supplied Samsung remote.
  2. Choose “Settings”.
  3. Select “Support”.
  4. Choose “Self Diagnosis”.
  5. Select “Start Smart Hub Connection Test”.
  6. Wait a few minutes to complete the network test and see if this fixes the issue.
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Fix #4: Updating the Software

You can fix the apps on your Samsung Smart TV by updating the software in the following way.

  1. Press the “Smart Hub” button on the supplied Samsung remote.
  2. Select “Settings”.
  3. Select “Support”.
  4. Select “Software Update”.
  5. Select “Update Now”, and you’re done.
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Fix #5: Clearing App Cache

With these steps, you can also clear the app cache on your Samsung Smart TV to fix the unresponsive applications.

  1. Press the “Smart Hub” button on the supplied Samsung remote.
  2. Select “Settings”.
  3. Choose “Support”.
  4. Select “Self Diagnosis”.
  5. Choose “TV Device Manager”.
  6. Choose “Clean Now”, and you’re done. 

Summary

In this guide, we’ve discussed how to reinstall an app on Samsung Smart TV. We’ve also discussed moving and updating apps on the Smart TV. 

Furthermore, we’ve shared a few quick troubleshooting steps to fix unresponsive apps on your device.

Hopefully, your issue is resolved, and now you can quickly install the apps you deleted earlier on your Samsung Smart TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I delete built-in apps on my Samsung Smart TV?

Unfortunately, deleting the built-in apps on a Samsung Smart TV is impossible. However, if you want to free up space on your device, clear the data cached by those apps.

Why am I unable to download apps on my Samsung Smart TV?

If you cannot download apps on your Samsung Smart TV, check your network status because a stable Wi-Fi connection is required for installing applications. 

How do I find apps on my Samsung Smart TV?

To find apps on Samsung Smart TV, press the “Home” button on the remote control, choose “Apps”, select “My Apps”, and all the downloaded applications appear on the screen.

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