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How do I undo “forget device” in the Roku app?

I selected “forget this device” in my Roku remote app and I can’t figure out how to undo that. I did it in the first place because I was having trouble connecting when I previously had no problem. It won’t let me connect manually either but my IP address is typed correctly 

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Re: How do I undo “forget device” in the Roku app?

Hi @ExuberantHippie

Thanks for reaching out to Roku Community. 

In this case, you will need to re-pair the remote app to your Roku device. If your Roku device is missing from the discovery screen, check that your phone or tablet is configured properly.

  • Try to uninstall and re-install the Roku mobile app. 
  • Ensure your phone or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Roku device.
  • Are you using an Apple device? Is your Apple device permitted to access other devices over Wi-Fi? If you have an iPhone or iPad and it is running iOS 14 or higher, you must grant "Local Network" access to allow the Roku mobile app to see and connect with your Roku device.
  • Is your mobile device connected to a VPN? Some VPN applications route all traffic through the virtual network causing your Roku device to not be visible.

If needed to help troubleshoot the issue further, follow this link: How to connect the Roku mobile app to your Roku device over Wi-Fi

This should resolve the issue, but keep us posted on how it goes.


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Re: How do I undo “forget device” in the Roku app?

I just tested this out on mine.  I told it to forget the TCL Roku TV in the bedroom.  On the next scan for devices, which it seems to do every few seconds, the TCL was located and I was given the ability to connect to it again.

This was with the android Roku app version on a Galaxy A42 5G.

To be found, the Roku needs to be connected to the network.  If network problems were what prompted you to "forget" that Roku in the first place, you'll need to get the net connection reestablished before the app can find it.  IP numbers are assigned by the router, not intrinsic to the Roku.  If it's not connected on the network it doesn't have an IP to connect to.

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