Picture of the front of the Comcast Xfinity XR2 Version U2 Remote Control.

Reset Xfinity Remote XR2 to Fix Remote

Sometimes, most remote controls develop strange behaviors which need a hard  reset to clear up.  So in this post, we show you how to reset Xfinity remote XR2 back to its factory default state.  If you reset the XR2 though, keep in mind that this remote may not work afterwards until you reprogram it.  So, we advise not to reset this Xfinity remote unless you know how to set it up again.

The Reset Xfinity remote XR2 process may fix many problems. For example: Key presses not working.  Stuck-on lights.  Keys sending the wrong commands The channel UP DOWN buttons change volume wrongly. Pressing the SAT key switches the remote to DVD player mode instead of the SAT mode.

Static charge snaps when you pick up the remote, may change some of the settings.  Static can raise these errors.  Also, almost-dead batteries may change the remote’s programming.

Xfinity remotes are not immune to these mishaps. And, they will not fix themselves until you reset the remote to its default state.  Then, program it again from scratch.

Picture of the front of the Comcast Xfinity XR2 Version U2 Remote Control.
Comcast Xfinity XR2 Version U2 Remote Control, Front View

Reset Xfinity Remote XR2: Cautions and Warnings

However, before resetting, make sure you have the remote’s set up instructions The XR2 has them printed on the back.

Also, gather up the make and model numbers of your equipment.  That is, get them for your cable box, DVR, TV, and any other device you control with this remote.  You’ll need this info to reprogram the remote after the reset.

Finally, put new batteries in.  Make sure that you’re working with a fresh set of batteries before reset.  You don’t want them to go dead during the reset.  Why?  Because fading batteries during reset could brick the remote, and render it forever broken.

How to Reset Xfinity Remote XR2 X11 Remote Control

    1. First, place the remote into Setup mode.  Press the Setup button until the LED at the top of the remote changes from red to green.
    2. Then, Enter the factory reset code.  Press the digits 9-8-1.  This starts the reset action.
    3. Then, the reset completes.  The LED blinks green two times, to confirm that the remote finished the reset.
    4. Done!  Reset is done, and the remote is now ready for set up.

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    1. Xfinity XR2 Remote Buttons and Functions at Xfinity.com