Why Is My TV Screen Blue Tint Samsung (Easy Solutions!)

| Published:

A blue tint on your Samsung TV screen is usually caused by incorrect picture settings, bad input ports, software issues, or hardware failure.

We recommend trying some of our easy fixes below before contacting Samsung support or your local electronics repair shop.

We can give you some tips on removing the blue tint from your Samsung TV picture.

Samsung TV blue tint fix

Method 1: Soft Reset your Samsung TV (All Samsung Models)

This is a simple trick and one you have more than likely heard of before!

Try unplugging your Samsung TV and waiting 60 seconds before plugging it back in.

unplug your Samsung TV from the socket

What does unplugging your Samsung TV do?

Unplugging your Samsung TV for around 60 seconds, it performs a soft reset of the system.

This restart allows any updates that have been downloaded in the background to install and start successfully.

The soft reset also clears the system cache.

The very act of performing the soft reset can help resolve the blue tint issue if it is a software problem that is causing picture issues.

Method 2: Update your Samsung TV Software

Keeping your Samsung TV software up to date can help prevent issues from arising over time.

Your Samsung TV software should automatically update if it is connected to the internet through Ethernet or a WIFI connection.

Sometimes updates can be missed, or an installation can be interrupted and thus cause issues with your TV.

Older Samsung software or a partial software installation could be causing the blue tint screen problem.

We strongly recommend updating your Samsung TV firmware to ensure you have the latest software, access to new apps, and an improved viewing experience.

Ultimately, regular updates improve your viewing experience and give you better security & privacy protection.

How to update your Samsung TV Software

If your TV is turned on, hit the HOME or MENU button on the remote.

Samsung Remote Menu Option

Now you will see the setting menu appear on the left-hand side of the TV (Please note that this may vary depending on the model of your Samsung TV).

You should scroll down to SUPPORT and then select SOFTWARE UPDATE from the menu on the right-hand side

Samsung Support settings menu
Source: Samsung

Method 3: Change your selected input device/source

Before we get into some of the more lengthy potential fixes for your Samsung TV blue tint issues, we should try checking other input devices/sources.

You can change the input device or source by pressing the corresponding button on the Samsung remote as shown in the image below.

Once you have pressed this button you are shown a list of available inputs.

Inputs are the devices that are connected to your Samsung TV. This could be a DVD player, Cable Box, Firestick .etc

You should navigate through all of your inputs to see if the blue tint issue is still present when you change through the different inputs.

If the blue tint is only present on 1 or more of your inputs but the image displays normally on others then this would suggest that your TV is fine, it may limit the issue to an external device (like those listed above) or an input device I/O issue.

Related Reading: How to fix lag on Samsung TV Airplay

What is an input device I/O issue?

I/O stands for input/output – it generally refers to the different ports on your TV like, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, USB.etc.

It is not uncommon for a port to become damaged or unusable after prolonged use or an extended period of plugging and unplugging cables into the same port.

I/O Input issue example:

The blue tint is only present on HDMI 2 – When you switch the device connected to HDMI 2 – the blue tint is still present.

This would suggest that you have a damaged HDMI 2 port.

Method 4: Check your Samsung TV picture settings

When you encounter a blue tint screen on your Samsung TV, you should experiment with the picture settings on your TV.

Check the color tone.

One item that can cause a blue tint screen on your Samsung TV is a “COOL” color tone setting.

The color tone settings are available in the settings bar of newer Samsung TVs.

You should change this setting.

Samsung TV Color Tone

Check your blue levels

When you head over to Samsung Settings, Picture Setting and then Expert Settings, you will eventually find the color space options.

Samsung TV color space options

I would try and reduce your blue level to see if that will resolve the issue.

Method 5: Back Lighting Failure (Generally occurs in older Samsung TVs)

A blue screen can be a common issue on older Samsung LED TVs when the blue light eventually bleaches the yellow phosphor. Eventually, this will turn the LED screen blue.

How to prevent Samsung backlight failure

Reducing your TV’s brightness is worthwhile if you are not yet at the failure stage.

When you initially purchase a Samsung TV from your local electronics store, the brightness level can often be set to 100.

This excessive brightness can lead to issues over time.

Option 1: Call your local electronic repair store

If you believe that a backlight failure may be the cause of the blue tint on your Samsung TV, it may be time to call your local electronic store so that they can diagnose the issue.

We recommend you perform your due diligence when selecting a local store for repairs, check their Google Reviews, and possibly get a secondary quote.

It is also worth considering buying a new TV if it needs repair.

Factor in the age of your Samsung TV and the quoted cost of repairs, and it may be more economical in the long run to purchase a new TV. With older TVs, other issues may arise over time.

Option 2: Repair the Samsung backlight failure yourself!

To the braver Samsung owners, you can always repair the TV unit yourself.

Be aware that you should do this assuming the risk of causing more damage to your TV and potentially invalidating your warranty (If your TV is newer and still covered)

Contact Samsung Support

If none of our tips have helped resolve the Samsung TV screen blue tint issue, it might be time to consider contacting Samsung support, as you may have a defective TV unit.

Samsung may be able to advise you of other things to try or help diagnose the root cause of the issues.

I would strongly recommend contacting Samsung before you consider any other fixes that may invalidate your warranty or cause further damage to your Samsung TV.


Having a blue-tinted Samsung screen can be an annoyance and unfortunately, the fixes range from quick and easy to long-winded and potentially expensive.

We hope this article helped you uncover the root cause of the Samsung blue tint.

Leave a Comment