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Typing secret code on Sky remote unlocks hidden feature to solve big problem

Typing secret code on Sky remote unlocks hidden feature to solve big problem

A SIMPLE Sky TV trick can save you loads of time – but hardly anyone knows about it.

It involves typing out a secret code that you’ve almost certainly missed.

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You might have racked up a load of Sky downloadsCredit: Sky

You’ve probably used your Sky TV for years without ever knowing about the secret “0 0 1” code.

It’s a quick trick to delete all of your recordings in one go.

One of the best features on Sky Q is the ability to save content.

But if you’ve downloaded too much, it can become unwieldy – and clog up your storage.

Now TikTok’s @wadesramsey has unleashed some very clever TV knowledge.

First, press the Home button your Sky Q remote.

Next, scroll down to Settings but don’t click on it.

Then press “0 0 1” on your remote control, followed by select (that’s the middle button).

Now go down to Reset then across to Reset Hard Drive.

It will completely delete all of your apps and recordings on Sky Q.

It’s possible to restore your Buy & Keep purchases on the Sky.com/restore.

You should only do this if you’re happy to wipe your machine and start afresh.

It’s also a handy trick if you’re getting rid of your Sky box – wiping it before sending it back is a great idea.

But for some people, it could cause more headaches.

Another option

Of course, that’s not the only way to quickly delete content.

You can wipe entire series at once using another Sky TV trick.

To delete episodes individually, press the Sky button at the top of your Sky remote to access your recordings.

Scroll across to the recording you want to remove and select it. Then scroll across and select delete.

To delete all recordings of a TV show, scroll down to Sort By and then select A-Z.

Scroll down to the TV show you want to remove and swipe right. Select Delete All and then Confirm.

Bonus trick #1 – Hidden remote button

Your Sky TV remote has a hidden button hiding in plain sight.

But it’s actually very useful.

We’re talking about the Sky logo on your remote – yes, it’s a button!

If you press it (and you definitely should), it’ll bring up your recorded TV shows and movies.

That saves you from having to trawl the various Sky menus to find what you’ve saved so far.

Anything that you’ve recorded on the Sky box will appear.

And you can press the button from anywhere in the Sky menu to instantly navigate to those recordings.

Bonus trick #2 – Movie quotes

A clever Sky TV hack is perfect if you’re always forgetting the names of movies.

It lets you quickly track down a film simply by using a famous quote.

You simply use the voice control function on your Sky remote.

Press the microphone button and then say the famous quote.

For instance, saying “You can’t handle the truth!” will bring up A Few Good Men.

And “My Precious” will get you The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

There are dozens of quotes that you can try the feature with.

You can find the full list of supported movie quotes here.

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