Your Hisense TV is way more affordable than models from other brands.
But this doesn’t mean you have to compromise if it’s too slow.
Trust me. Your device is just as good as its more expensive counterpart.
And you’re just seconds away from making your Hisense TV fast again.
Continue reading to find out:
- 9 proven ways to fix Hisense TVs that are too slow.
- How clearing your Hisense TV’s cache can stop this problem.
- The most common reasons why your Hisense TV isn’t fast enough.
- And a lot more…
Why is my Hisense TV so slow?
Your Hisense TV is so slow because it has too many applications. This problem also happens if you never clear your device’s cache. Moreover, your Hisense TV slows down if your Wifi connection isn’t fast enough.
Slow Hisense TV: 9 proven ways to fix it
#1: Power cycle your TV
This is the fastest and easiest way to make your Hisense TV faster.
Now, power cycling may sound fancy.
But simply speaking…
This process refers to unplugging your device from the outlet before turning it ON again.
And if you’re wondering…
“How can this make my TV faster?”
Well, when you turn OFF your TV through its power button or remote…
You’re not actually turning your device OFF completely.
Instead, you simply set your TV in its Standby mode. Where your device completes background tasks, including updating its system or apps.
See, your TV never actually rests as long as it’s plugged into the outlet.
So over time, it ends up exhausting itself or being overwhelmed by its task.
But don’t worry. Fixing this problem is very easy.
Just follow the steps below to…
Make your TV faster through power cycling:
- Unplug your TV from the outlet.
- Wait for 30 seconds.
- Press and hold the power button on your TV for the same duration.
- Plug your device into its power source again.
- Turn ON your TV.
After doing this, check if your TV is now faster.
#2: Delete unnecessary apps
Installing new applications on our TVs unleashes the inner child within all of us.
But let’s be real.
You rarely (or never) open some of the apps you installed on your Hisense TV.
I can totally relate. But honestly, this isn’t a good habit to keep.
See, applications consume tons of TV storage, making your device run slower.
So for this fix, you should…
Delete an app you don’t need from your TV:
- Grab your Hisense remote.
- Tap the home button in the middle of your controller.
- Select apps from the left side of the screen.
- Hover over the application you want to delete.
- Press and hold the OK button on your remote.
- From the pop-up menu that appears, tap Uninstall.
- Confirm the action by selecting OK.
Note: You won’t be able to remove built-in apps from your Hisense TV.
Now, if this solution wasn’t enough to make your device faster, it’s time to…
#3: Clear your TV’s cache
Cache refers to the information stored by your Hisense TV from apps or websites.
And it helps your device operate faster.
See, instead of extracting data from applications every time you open them…
Your TV stores some of the app’s information on its own storage.
This way, it can launch the application faster next time because the data is easier to access.
However, although cache is useful in speeding up your device…
Too much of it can also have the opposite effect on your TV.
As mentioned, the cache uses your Hisense device’s storage.
And over time, when you start using or downloading more apps…
It can accumulate too much on your TV’s hard drive.
And eventually, cause your device to slow down.
With that said, it’s crucial to…
Clear your Hisense TV’s cache once a month
- Click Home on your remote.
- Press the UP arrow.
- Select the gear icon on the right side of your screen to launch Settings.
- Scroll down and select Device Preferences.
- Tap Storage.
- Select Internal shared storage.
- Choose Cached data from the list.
- Click OK to clear the cache from your TV.
You may watch this video as a visual guide for this process:
#4: Update your TV
By default, your Hisense TV automatically updates when you’re not using it.
But this feature won’t work if you:
- Unplug your TV at night.
- Have a slow internet connection.
So, your Hisense device may be outdated, causing it to run slowly.
That said, to make its system run faster again, you should…
Update your Hisense TV’s software:
- Tap the Home button on your remote.
- Click the UP button on your controller.
- Select the Settings icon at the top of your screen.
- Scroll down and choose Device Preferences.
- Tap About, the first option from the list.
- Click System update.
- Download and install the newest software version of your TV.
Note: Don’t unplug your Hisense device or router while the update is ongoing.
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#5: Power cycle your router
Most apps on your Hisense TV rely on your WiFi to work.
So, if your device is still slow after the previous fixes…
Your internet connection is likely the root of this problem.
Now, don’t worry.
Giving your WiFi a little speed boost is easier than you think. And I’ll teach you several ways to do so.
To start off, here’s how you can…
Power cycle your router to improve your connection:
- Unplug your device from the outlet.
- Wait for 1 minute.
- Reconnect your router to its power source.
Now, before you test your TV’s responsiveness again, check your WiFi’s speed.
Because the power cycle may not have been enough to make your internet faster.
“How do I do that?”
Fret not. I’ll guide you through the step-by-step process of…
Checking your internet speed:
- Connect your phone to the Wifi your Hisense TV is using.
- Open a browser on your mobile device.
- Head to speedtest.net.
- Click the GO button on your screen.
- Wait for the results to appear.
Now, most streaming apps on your Hisense TV, including Netflix, recommend that…
You should’ve at least 5 Mbps of Internet speed to watch HD content on your device.
So, if you got less than this value during the WiFi test…
Your internet is still slowing down your Hisense TV.
With that said, you should…
#6: Optimize your router’s position
If you still have a weak Internet connection…
You should reposition your WiFi source. Because your internet connection is also affected by how you locate your router.
That said, here are…
3 tips for optimizing your router’s placement:
Bring it closer to your TV
Ensure that there’s no physical obstruction like a wall or big cabinet between your devices.
This way, your Hisense TV will easily access the signals from your Wifi.
Place your router in a high place
WiFi signals don’t travel like horizontal ocean waves.
Instead, they spread like a bubble which also includes vertical spaces.
See, putting your router close to the floor will waste the signals it’s emitting downwards.
So for maximum internet coverage…
Place your Wifi source in high places like a shelf.
This way, your TV and other gadgets will receive the most signals from your router.
Move it away from metal objects
Most materials like wood or concrete are WiFi-friendly.
And I say that because they don’t negatively affect the signals from your router.
But the opposite happens with metal objects.
See, they absorb or kill Wifi signals, so you must move your router away from them.
Now, on top of repositioning your router, it’s also best if you…
#7: Remove other devices from your network
If too many gadgets are using your WiFi…
They’ll all be competing about who can receive the best signal.
And this results in low-quality streaming and higher latency (or lag).
So, if your Internet is still not as fast as it should be…
Disconnect other devices from your network.
This way, your TV can get a stronger connection due to lower competition.
Now, you can do this process manually. This means disconnecting each device from your network through its settings.
But if you want a shortcut, here’s a…
Pro tip: Change your Wifi’s password to remove all devices connected to your router.
#8: Use an ethernet cable
Want to give your TV the best internet connection it can get?
Then connect it to your router through an ethernet cable instead of using WiFi.
See, this option comes with many pros. But to name a few, here are…
2 reasons why ethernet connection is better than WiFi:
An ethernet cable can relay much faster signals than your WiFi.
See, I tested my PC’s Internet connection using both methods last year.
And while my computer only got 163 Mbps of download speed through Wifi…
It rapidly increased to 308 Mbps with the help of an ethernet cable.
So if you want to make your TV’s Internet more than 50% faster…
Connect it to your router using an ethernet connection.
Wifi signals often have black spots.
And simply speaking, their locations inside your house where the connection is:
- Not working.
Now, if your Hisense TV is in a spot like this…
It’ll be extremely slow and might not even load some of your apps.
But luckily, using an ethernet cable can easily prevent this problem.
See, it’s not prone to black spots as a direct connection. And it’s also not interrupted by nearby signals around you.
Note: If none of the fixes above made your WiFi faster, contact your Internet Service Provider.
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#9: Factory reset your TV
If your device is still slow at this point…
Your last resort is to factory reset your TV.
This process removes all data and information from your device.
And that includes:
- Your custom settings.
- Any apps you’ve installed.
- Saved accounts and passwords.
On top of that, a factory reset also removes stubborn glitches and bugs from your TV.
So, if your device is affected by them…
This solution will be enough to make your TV speed reliable again.
Pro tip: Ensure you remember your apps’ passwords before doing this fix. Because this process will sign you out of all your accounts.
That said, here are the steps to…
Factory reset your Hisense TV:
- Press Home on your remote.
- Select the Settings icon at the top of your TV.
- Scroll down and click Device Preferences.
- Head to the very bottom of the side panel.
- Choose Reset.
- Tap the Down arrow on your remote and tap Reset again.
- Select Reset everything.
Set up your Hisense TV after this process once more. And your device’s speed should be back to normal.
Note: If your TV is still slow despite performing all the fixes above, you may need to buy a new one. Technological devices degrade over time. So it’s normal for TVs from any brand to slow down after you’ve used them regularly for several years.