Samsung TV with the Tizen platform is a game-changer to the smart TV market. It offers tremendous specs, smooth display performance, and rich connectivity. However, Samsung has integrated some features that are not for everybody, so you may have to make some changes to protect your TV from unknown connections.
Considering the excellent detection of smart devices and automatic connection option of Samsung Smart TV, the unnecessary device pairing can be really annoying. But first, you check should learn how to check the Network status and see how many and which devices are connected to your Samsung TV.
To Check Network Status
- Turn on your Samsung TV.
- Grab a remote control and press the Menu button
- From the drop-down menu at the left, select the Network.
- Click on the Network status
- A window will open that will show you whether you are connected to the internet or not.
Stop Devices to Connect Samsung TV
If you want to remove or stop any device from connecting to your Samsung TV, here’s how you can do it.
- Turn on your Samsung TV
- Go to the TV settings using your remote control
- Go to General and then Network
- In the Network menu, tap on the External Device Manager
- Click on the Device Connect Manager, the last option in the list.
- Then go to the device list, which will take you to another window where all the magic happens.
- Here you should see all the devices connected or trying to connect to your TV. You can tap on the unrecognized device and select the Denied option. It will restrict the device from connecting to the TV in the future and allow you to stream in peace.
- Close the window, and the changes will save automatically.
Anytime you feel any suspicious activity on your Samsung TV, you can repeat the process and deny access to any device that shouldn’t be here in the first place.
Stop Bluetooth Pairing Requests
Another way to connect to Samsung TV is by Bluetooth. Turning off the feature when not in use is recommended, so no smart device roaming around the TV with the feature on can not connect to it.
But, you can still stop devices from connecting or block already connected devices by following these few easy steps.
- Go to the settings of Samsung TV
- Press the Bluetooth option and tap on the Advanced
- Here you can deny access to unrecognized devices by pressing on the “Block pairing requests.”
- Only the authentic and recognized device with your permission can pair with your TV.
Moreover, turning off the “nearby share” and putting your device availability to “Hidden” can also work in this matter.