What To Know
- To change your Samsung TV’s input using the remote: Press the Home button > Selecting Source > Choosing your desired input by pressing the Enter/OK button.
- To change your Samsung TV’s HDMI source without a remote: Press the TV’s control button to reveal the Menu > Navigate to and select Source > Cycle through inputs and confirm your selection by pressing and holding the button.
- To rename an input on your Samsung TV: Press Home > Navigate to and highlight Source > Select Edit > Choose the input, and type a new name using the on-screen keyboard.
Switching inputs on your Samsung TV can be as simple as a tap on your remote or even without it.
In this easy guide, we’ll walk you through the fuss-free steps to keep you connected to your favorite shows and devices.
How to Change Source on Samsung TV
1. With a Remote
Follow the steps below to change the source on your Samsung TV.
Step 1: Check that your input source device (e.g. laptop, streaming stick, gaming console) is properly powered and turned on.
Step 2: Find and press your Samsung TV remote’s Home button.
Step 3: Use the D-pad to head to the left of the screen until you’ve highlighted Source. Do not select it.
Step 4: Now, press your remote’s Up Arrow (↑) button to browse the available sources.
Step 5: Once you’ve highlighted your source’s input, press the remote’s Enter/OK button to select.
2. Without a Remote
You can adjust your Samsung TV’s input using its control button.
Samsung TVs have a control button located along the side or bottom bezel. This button allows you to control several of your TV’s functions without its remote.
Let’s learn how to use the control button to change the input.
Step 1: Once you’ve found your TV’s control button, press it once to reveal the menu.
Step 2: Press the button repeatedly until the Source is highlighted on-screen.
Step 3: Then, press and hold the control button to select Source.
Step 4: Repeatedly press the control button to highlight the input you want to set your TV.
Step 5: Finally, press and hold the button to select your desired input.
Watch the video below demonstrating how to adjust a Samsung TV’s input without a remote.
How to Rename Source on Samsung TV?
Follow the steps below to rename a source on your Samsung TV.
Step 1: Press your Samsung TV remote’s Home button.
Step 2: Use the remote’s Left Arrow (←) to find and highlight the Source. You do not need to select it.
Step 3: Now, use the Up Arrow (↑) button to find your source’s input.
Step 4: Press the Up Arrow (↑) button again to reveal a menu.
Step 5: From this menu, select Edit.
Step 6: Check that the source you want to rename is selected in the Device List. Once you’ve confirmed that you’re editing the right source, press the Right Arrow (→) button.
Step 7: Click OK, then use the on-screen keyboard to type in the source’s new name.
Step 8: Once you’re happy with the source’s name, select Done to complete the process and save your changes.
Watch the video below demonstrating how to change a Samsung smart TV’s source and adjust the input names.
Yesenia Achlim is a technical copywriter and editor with a focus on AV equipment. She aims to break down complicated topics and make technology accessible, no matter your technical expertise. When she’s not teaching you how to replace a projector lamp, you can find her reading and baking.