Onn Soundbar Factory Reset: Step-by-Step Guide

When soundbars encounter an issue, factory reset often comes to the rescue. Though resetting is not an “all-rounder” solution, it’s a reliable fix when the issues are software-related and minor. Fortunately, the “factory reset” feature is available on all models of Onn soundbars.

In this blog post, we’ll go through how to reset the Onn soundbar step by step. Not only that, we’ll highlight specific troubleshooting techniques you can apply if the reset doesn’t resolve the issue.

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Why Should You Reset the Onn Soundbar?

Resetting an ONN soundbar can help resolve various issues, including:

1. Audio Problems

If you are experiencing issues with your soundbar’s audio, a reset can often fix these problems by clearing out any temporary glitches in its system. Such issues may include no sound, distorted sound and inaudible/low volume.

2. Connectivity Issues

Resetting your ONN soundbar is like giving it a fresh start all over. And it can help if the soundbar is not connecting properly to your TV or other devices. The connection issue may be with the Bluetooth, HDMI, AUX or Optical connection. If your Onn model supports Wi-Fi connectivity and you’re having trouble with it, a reset can be of help.

3. Remote Control Problems

If the remote control isn’t responding or pairing with the soundbar, a simple reset should help re-establish the connection.

4. Subwoofer Not Connecting

Perhaps, you’ve been trying to connect your Onn soundbar to a subwoofer and it’s not working out. Doing a reset on both the soundbar and subwoofer might resolve the issue. Most subwoofer units have a tiny reset button at the back which you can press down with a pin or a SIM-ejector tool.

5. Improve Performance

Resetting can also improve the overall performance and responsiveness of the soundbar by clearing out accumulated temporary data. Software glitches and firmware issues can also be resolved.

How to Power Cycle Onn Soundbar

Resetting your soundbar is not the first step you should take especially if you care about not losing your preset EQ and volume settings. Instead, you should power cycle the device. To do that, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Unplug the Soundbar from the power outlet

Step 2: Wait for at least 30 seconds

Step 3: Plug the soundbar back into power. Then, turn it on.

If this doesn’t fix your issue, you can now go on with the factory reset.

Onn Soundbar Factory Reset: Using Remote Control

Before starting this, note that the soundbar will return to its default settings. Follow the prompts highlighted to go on with it.

Step 1:  Ensure your Onn Soundbar is turned on.

Step 2: Long press the “VOL —” and the “Source” button at the same time on the remote control. Hold them down for more than 5 seconds.

Some remote control models usually have a RESET button working with the play/pause button.

Step 3: Wait, the soundbar should turn off and then back on. This indicates that the rest has been successful.

Onn Soundbar Factory Reset: Using Soundbar Buttons

This is a viable alternative if your remote control hasn’t been working (we talk about how to fix it later in this post). Follow the steps highlighted below to use the soundbar buttons.

Step 1: Unplug the soundbar from power and wait for at least 30 seconds.

Step 2: Press the “Power” button at the back of the Onn Soundbar for about 10 seconds.

Step 3: Plug the soundbar back into the power outlet while still holding the power button.

Step 4: Continue holding the power button for some seconds until the soundbar’s LED light flashes.

Step 5: Release the power button. Your Onn sound bar should reset now.

Onn Soundbar Factory Reset: Using the Onn App

If you already have the Onn App on your phone or tablet (install otherwise), you can also use it to reset the Onn Soundbar.

Step 1: Choose your soundbar from the list of connected Bluetooth devices on the Onn app.

Step 2: Tap “Settings” and find the “Reset” buttons

Step 3: Tap the “Reset” button to reset the soundbar.

How to Reset the Onn Soundbar Remote

If for some reason your Onn soundbar remote isn’t working. You can try holding down the “Back” and “Home” buttons. This forces a reset.

Another way to do this is to remove the batteries and press all the buttons for 5 seconds. Then, reinsert new batteries. It should be working now. If not, ensure the remote control sensor is within a maximum of 60-degree arc and less than 15′ away.

LED Indicator on Onn Soundbars

Depending on the mode it is, your Onn soundbar can display different colours (from red to white). Ensure it is set to the right mode using the “Source” button.

  1. In STANDBY mode, the indicator is indicated as red.
  2. When in AUX mode, it is indicated in yellow.
  3. OPTICAL mode is indicated by a green light.
  4. BLUETOOTH mode is indicated by a blue light.
  5. HDMI(ARC) mode is indicated by a white.
  6. When in HDMI IN mode, it is indicated with an orange light.


How do I reset my Onn sound bar?

Your Onn soundbar can be reset by pressing the “VOL —” and the “Source” on the remote control together for at least 5 seconds. Also, you can reset it via the Onn app.

How do I fix my Onn soundbar?

Start by troubleshooting what went wrong with the soundbar. Start by checking the power cord and outlet to see if there’s any cut. If the issue is Bluetooth-related, forget all devices and pair your soundbar again. Lastly, you can reset it to remove software glitches.

How do I set up my Onn soundbar?

Out of the box, there are quite some ways of setting up a connection with the Onn Soundbar. Using Bluetooth is the fastest. Simply, switch to the Bluetooth mode by pressing the source or the Bluetooth button on the remote control. The blue LED indicator will flash. Then, pair your device to it.

Is there a reset button on the soundbar?

No, there is no dedicated reset button on the Onn Soundbar. However, long pressing the power button on the soundbar for an extended period. This must be done after switching the soundbar off until it’s powered on and blinks.


By following this guide, you should be able to reset your Onn soundbar. We hope the reset helped resolve your issue.