How to Clear a Logitech Harmony Universal Remote Control (9 Steps)
By Fred Decker
Logitech's Harmony series of universal remote controls enable users to control multiple electronic devices and offer advanced functionality. Tech-savvy consumers value their ability to combine timers and preprogrammed key sequences to perform complicated operations at the press of a single button. There are times when it's more convenient to reset a Harmony to its factory defaults than to reprogram it though. You might have replaced your A/V components, for example, bought a used Harmony with someone else's programming or your remote may be malfunctioning. The reset process varies between models.
Tap "Settings" on the remote's touch screen.
Touch "Remote," and then "Reset." On the confirmation screen that opens, review the warning you that all of your personalized content will be erased if you proceed.
Press "Reset" at the bottom right of the touch screen to complete the reset process.
Other Harmony Remotes
Remove one battery from your Harmony 600, 700, One, or most other models.
Hold down the "All Off" or power button, and replace the battery. Models with a screen display a message indicating that the remote has entered its safe mode. On models without a screen, the LED indicator lights flash three times, pause, and repeat.
Sync the remote to your computer using Logitech's software, if desired. Otherwise, create a new profile in your software and begin programming new devices.
Connect your Harmony remote to the computer. Some models come with a docking cradle that remains connected to your computer, while others include a USB cable for transferring data.
Log in to your MyHarmony account.
Delete all of your saved Activities, then click "Sync" to refresh your remote's memory.
- If you're restoring your remote because it's not operating properly, leave the Activities on your MyHarmony account intact and reset the remote itself. That way, you can restore your personalized settings by syncing the newly restored remote with MyHarmony. If you're deliberately blanking the remote for resale or to accommodate new hardware, any of the methods is appropriate.
Fred Decker is a trained chef and certified food-safety trainer. Decker wrote for the Saint John, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, and has been published in Canada's Hospitality and Foodservice magazine. He's held positions selling computers, insurance and mutual funds, and was educated at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.