Check your cables
Head around the back of your TV and check the aerial cable is securely connected.
Don’t forget to check the other end of the aerial cable is also connected to the aerial socket in your home.
Using an indoor aerial? Some of these are powered aerials, check the plug is connected and the aerial is powered on.
Restart your box
The old “switch it on and off” routine. Overused but it can often help resolve the issue. Press and hold the button on your box for 8 seconds, then let go. You’ll be greeted with a friendly ‘Hello’ telling you that your box has restarted.
Retune your channels
Bring up the menu with your remote
From Signal & Connection select TV Channels
Select Retune Channels
It can take a couple minutes to tune. Don't worry, we'll let you know when we're done.
Please note that it is not possible to manually retune the box.
If you've retuned and your signal is still on the low side, have a look through the steps in our How to improve your signal article.
If you have any trouble with retuning your YouView box or you've lost some channels, please contact your box provider, internet service provider (if it is BT, TalkTalk or Plusnet) or drop a message on our community forum and you will receive the help you need.
Planned engineering works
Every so often maintenance works are carried out to keep your transmitter in top condition. This might weaken your signal or interrupt your service.
Check the Freeview website to see if your transmitter is affected.
Don’t know what transmitter you’re using? Pop your postcode into their home checker to find out.
Check your signal
The signal from your aerial might not be strong enough.
Select Settings from the Main Menu
Select Signal Quality from Signal & Connection
If your signal quality is below 50% you may start seeing issues with your picture. Have a read of our article: How to improve your signal for more information.
Check for signal interference
Sometimes the issue is out of your control. You could be affected by outside signal interference, such as:
Storm/windy weather or high pressure conditions
Engineering works to your local transmitter
4G mobile transmitters
Have a read of our article: How to improve your signal for more help.
We didn’t expect you to end up here, but thanks for trying all the steps.
We’d suggest contacting the Freeview Advice Line on 03456 50 50 50 and they can help you further.