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How to Reset Smok Vape? (7 Quick Methods)

John Doe

Written by: John Doe

Updated on December 28, 2023

How to Reset Smok Vape_ (7 Quick Methods)

If your SMOK vape is glitching or not working properly, resetting it can help resolve common issues.

Although SMOK vapes have premium features that prevent problems like error messages and black screens from popping up, they can still happen sometimes. Luckily, a quick reset can fix these problems easily, making your vape as good as new.

If you’re wondering how to reset SMOK vape, this post is for you. Here’s a detailed step-by-step guide to reset your SMOK vape using seven methods.

How to Reset Smok Vape?

While most SMOK vapes have similar steps for resetting their puff counts or factory settings, some models may have differences.

In most cases, the methods shared below should do the trick, but you might need to follow slightly different steps for some SMOK mods. Specifics like resistance coil and recommended wattage can slightly change the resetting process.

Here are seven methods for resetting SMOK vapes.

1. Reset Tank

Sometimes, even when you’re using the recommended wattage on the SMOK coil, you might still get an ohms too low or ohms too high error.

To fix this, you need to reset the mod’s resistance detection by resetting the tank.

Follow these simple steps to fix any ohms issues in your vape.

Step 1: Remove the Tank

Take off the tank from your mod. This step might just fix it for those who continue getting these error messages even when using the right wattage.

Step 2: Clean Connectors

It’s essential to ensure the 510 connectors are squeaky clean and dry. There should be no e-juice dripping outside the tank.

You should take a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol and carefully clean the connectors to remove gunk and build-up, as this could affect the mod’s operation. If any parts of the tank also have leaked juice, make sure to clean them.

Step 3: Press the Fire Button

Tap the Fire button once without the tank. You don’t need to press and hold; a quick tap will do the trick.

Step 4: Reattach the Tank

Pop the tank back onto your mod. It should recognize the tank and ask if you’ve popped in a new coil.

Step 5: Choose ‘N’

Here’s the final step—select ‘N’. This wipes out the old resistance memory from the old tank.

For those of you that are still facing resistance errors, take a look at your RBA coil’s screws. Make sure they’re tightly screwed in. This tiny adjustment might seem small, but it can really make a big difference in fixing the issue!

Also, you can try using your tank on another mod and check if the issue sticks. If it works perfectly, the problem isn’t with your tank! Similarly, you can use a new tank with your device to check if it works.

2. Reset the Puff Counter

Resetting the puff count on your SMOK vape is straightforward. Here’s a simple breakdown:

Step 1: Open Settings

Depending on your SMOK mod, access your Settings menu:

  • If you’ve got a touchscreen mod (for example, the G-Priv 2), tap the icon for settings/ Menu on its home screen.
  • For other models like the SMOK RPM 85, Alien, X-Priv, Procolor, and Mag, pressing the Fire button thrice will allow you to access the menu.

Step 2: Find Puff Settings

Use the Fire button or the navigation buttons to reach the Puff menu or Puff Settings.

Step 3: Choose the Puff Reset/ Puff Clear Option

This step might vary based on your device. On some, like the Mag, Procolor, and SMOK Alien you have to press the Fire button and hold it till you see the option for “Puff Reset” or “Puff Clear”.

Step 4: Confirm Reset

Choose ‘Yes’ using the Up button to adjust the menu value, then press the Fire button and confirm the action. This helps the SMOK novo 4 reset puff count to a fresh 0!

Note: Resetting the puff counter for mods without full-screen menus, such as the SMOK Nord, Morph 2, RPM, Scar, and Rigel, is different. For these mods, press the Fire and Down (left) buttons together to reset the puff counter.

3. Reset the Max Puffs

When you’ve hit the maximum number of puffs in a day, your vape will stop working and flash a “max puff”/ “puff over” warning.

This is a common occurrence, especially on mods like SMOK Alien or Priv. Fortunately, it has an easy fix. Here are two simple ways to tackle this issue.

#1– Set a Higher Puff Limit

Head over to the puff menu on your mod and change the ‘puff setting.’ Simply increase the limit for the daily number of puffs according to your vaping style.

#2– Reset the Puff Counter

Reset the puff counter using the same method we discussed before, and enjoy taking in as many puffs as you want.

4. Factory Reset Your SMOK

Changing the settings to customize your vaping preferences can sometimes mess up your mod’s performance. This can lead to persistent issues, including your vape being unable to fire or misfiring, black screens, and other malfunctions.

If you’re dealing with a similar issue, you can try factory resetting your vape. This easy step can often resolve the ongoing problems caused by tweaking settings.

Step 1: Take the Battery Out

First off, take the batteries out of your device. For most SMOK mods, resetting involves popping out the battery and tapping some keys while keeping the battery door wide open.

Important: This method mostly works on popular models like Alien, Mag, Procolor, Veneno, X-Priv, and E-Priv. Keep in mind that the steps might slightly differ based on models.

Step 2: Press Buttons and Hold Them

Hold down all your mod’s physical buttons while the battery door stays open. Now, here’s where the steps to resetting your vape differ:

  • For models like Veneno and Alien, Pressing and holding the Up and Down buttons should factory reset your vape.
  • For the other models, you may need to press all three (Up, Down, and Fire) buttons simultaneously.

Step 3: Put Battery Back In

Pop the batteries back in. If the initial attempt didn’t reset your vape mod, you may need to redo the whole process again. But, this time, connect your mod to your Windows computer using a USB data transfer cable.

Note: Sometimes, keeping out the batteries for a while might also automatically trigger a reset on certain mods.

5. Update the Firmware

You can also reset your SMOK vape by updating its firmware. You can do this by following these steps.

Step 1: Get the Update

First things first, grab your mod’s firmware update. Now, most of these updates aren’t available directly on SMOK’s website, and you’ll need to reach out to the company via email. Message SOMK requesting the download link for the firmware.

You can only update if there’s an update available and if SMOK sends you a notification regarding an available update.

Step 2: Caution Alert

Before diving in, a word of caution! The firmware update package includes critical stuff like the firmware updating tool— the NuMicro ISP Programming Tool, and the firmware itself. Using firmware from a different mod can cause irreversible damage to your vape, so it’s best to avoid doing this altogether.

Step 3: Prepare for Update

This step requires you to prepare to update your mod.

For G-Priv2 and Alien updates, remove the battery.

For other mods, check the instructions from SMOK’s customer support when they send you the update.

Step 4: Unzip the Files

Right-click, select Extract All, and choose a location to save the files to unzip them.

Step 5: Connect and Update

Here’s the crucial step—connecting your vape to a Windows PC using a USB cable. Unfortunately, this is not currently available for Mac users, so if you’re a Mac user, you must look for a Windows PC.
The next step is to open the extracted folder and double-click the NuMicro ISP Programming Tool. This begins the updating process!

Step 6: The Update Process

Now, click Connect, then APROM, and select the file that ends with .bin—the firmware update file.

Tick the boxes next to “APROM” and “Config,” and hit Start.

Hold the Fire button throughout (as per SMOK’s instructions) and watch for the “PASS” message to appear.

Once you see “PASS,” close the tool, pop the batteries back in, and enjoy your vape’s new tech boost.

6. Fixing Vape Leakage from Air Vents and Other Openings

If you fill your vape properly, the chances of the e-liquid leaking are extremely slim. SMOK vapes have top-fill locking mechanisms that drastically reduce the risk of potential leaks. But, the leaks can sneak up on you sometimes, even when you do everything right.

When this happens, it’s essential to know how to handle things. Here’s how to resolve leaking issues easily.

#1– Tighten O-Rings

If you spot leakage from the air vents or other openings, tighten the o-rings. A loose seal can invite leaks. Tighten the glass piece because it needs to fit snugly.

#2– Amp Up the Wattage

Low wattage might be the culprit behind your constant juice leakage. When the wattage is too low, the e-liquid doesn’t vaporize quickly enough, causing leaks.

Increasing the wattage even slightly can often fix this issue without needing to reset anything. But remember, don’t exceed the recommended limit for your SMOK vape coil.

#3– Keep It Upright

This method is more of a preventive measure. Try to keep your SMOK mod upright as much as possible, especially when carrying it. Tossing it sideways in your pocket or bag increases the chances of leaks, even if everything else seems perfect.

Remember, it’s not much use to fix things if the mod’s always carried sideways. Prevention is better than cure.

You can read more about cleaning your vape in depth.

7. Resetting the Screen

Dealing with a black display screen on your SMOK mod can frustrate vape consumers. Fortunately, there’s a quick fix to it.

Most of the time, the screen fails because the device is in Stealth Mode. This mode prevents the screen from lighting up, but you can easily deactivate it by tapping the firing button three times quickly. This should bring your screen back to life.

Final Thoughts

Resetting your SMOK vape can resolve common issues and improve your overall vaping experience.

Addressing vape issues like resetting the tank resistance, managing firmware updates, and handling leaks are essential troubleshooting steps. Remember, taking care of o-rings, adjusting wattage, and keeping your vape upright can prevent many problems.

With these tips and tricks in this guide, you can reset your SMOK vape quickly and fix common issues. If you have any questions, you can reach out or comment down below. Happy vaping!

John Doe
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