Troubleshooting 101: How to Factory Reset LG TV

Are you facing several issues with your LG TV? If yes, factory resetting can be a good step to resolve them. Problems like freezing, glitches, or slow performance can often be solved by factory resetting your LG TV.

Many people may wonder why a factory reset is important. Let me explain: a factory reset not
only erases data but also eliminates all minor and major bugs and issues from your TV. By
performing a factory reset, your TV will become free of issues, boosting its performance.

Before doing a hard factory reset, try a soft factory reset, as this can also remove minor glitches
and bugs. To perform a soft reset on your LG TV, follow these steps:

  1. Turn off your LG TV
  2. Unplug the TV from the power outlet
  3. Wait for about 1-2 minutes
  4. Plug the TV back in
  5. Turn on the TV.

If performing a soft reset on your LG TV doesn’t resolve the issue, try a hard reset. Follow these
steps:

  1. Using your LG TV remote, press the Home button to open the main menu.
  2. Navigate to Settings (the gear icon).
  3. Scroll down and select General settings.
  4. In General settings, scroll down and choose Reset to Initial Settings.
  5. Confirm the reset and wait for it to complete.

Factory Reset LG TV: Step-by-Step Guide

Performing a factory reset on your LG TV helps you to identify and troubleshoot issues such as
Wi-Fi connectivity problems, LG Tv black screen, freezing or lagging, slow performance, and firmware issues.

There are two simple methods for factory resetting an LG TV, one using the remote and the other
without it.

How To Reset LG TV With Remote

Usually, a soft reset can resolve many minor issues instead of resorting to a hard reset. However,
some problems may only be fixed by performing a factory reset, which restores the LG TV to its
default settings. Here’s how to do it.

How To Reset LG TV
Learn how you can factory reset LG Tv with remote
  1. Using your LG TV remote, press the Settings button (the gear icon) to open the Menu.
  2. Scroll down and select the Settings/All Settings option, then press OK.
  3. Within the Settings menu, scroll down and locate the Support option from the drop-down
    menu. If the Support option is not available, skip to the next step.
  4. Use the arrow buttons on your remote to find the General option, then use the right arrow
    button to open its sub-options.
  5. Scroll down and select Reset to Initial Settings, then press OK.
  6. A Warning message may appear on the screen; simply press OK to proceed.
  7. Your TV will then begin performing a factory reset. Wait until the process is Complete.

If you have set a password on your LG TV, you will be asked to enter it before performing the
reset. If you have not set a password or do not know it, you can try the LG default passwords,
which are 0000 or 1234.

If the default codes do not work, check the code for your LG TV model in the user manual or on
the official LG TV website. You can follow the same steps to reset an LG Nano Cell TV and
webOS smart Tv.

How To Reset LG TV Without Remote

Factory Resetting Using LG Thinq App

Sometimes, you may lose, misplace, or break your LG TV remote. So, what should you do in
this situation? Don’t worry you can use the LG ThinQ App instead of the physical remote to
factory reset your TV settings.

Reset LG TV without remote control
learn how you can reset LG tv using app

The LG ThinQ app is a smart home application developed by LG Electronics. It allows users to
control and manage various LG smart devices with their smartphones such as Smart TV’s.

To perform a hard factory reset without a remote, follow these steps:

  1. Install the LG ThinQ app on your smartphone after downloading it. You can download this app on iOS and Android devices.
  2. Open the LG ThinQ app and sign in with your Account, or create a new one if you don’t already have one.
  3. Make sure that both your LG TV and smartphone are connected to the Same Wi-Fi network.
  4. In the app, press the “+” icon to add devices and follow the on-screen instructions to connect your LG TV to the app.
  5. Once connected, locate your TV from the connected devices list and navigate to the TV’s
    settings.
  6. In the TV’s settings, find the Reset TV option. It is often found under General or Support settings.
  7. Select Reset to Initial Settings or a similar option to begin the reset process.
  8. Confirm the reset by clicking OK. You may be asked to enter a password; the default LG TV
    passwords are 0000 or 1234.
  9. Wait for the reset process to complete. After completion, your TV will restart automatically and bring you to the initial setup screen.

Note: The LG ThinQ App will not work if your smartphone and LG TV are not connected to the
same Wi-Fi network.

Factory Resetting Using Buttons on LG Tv

A factory reset on an LG TV can also be performed using the buttons on the TV itself.
Here’s how to perform:

Steps to restore LG TV to initial settings
utilize LG Tv buttons to restore Tv to default settings
  1. Tap the Menu button on the LG TV, typically found in the bottom middle or right side of the TV.
  2. Then, navigate to Settings option and open it.
  3. Just as you would with the remote, navigate to the General or Settings options > Reset to Initial Settings.
  4. To start the factory reset, adhere to the on-screen directions.
  5. Finally, you will be asked to enter your LG TV password. After entering the password, the reset will start.

Tip: If you haven’t set a password, try entering the LG TV default passwords 0000 or 1234.

Factory Resetting Using Peripheral Devices

Devices that are connected externally to the system are called peripheral devices, such as a USB
mouse and USB keyboard. If you don’t have a remote at home, you can also perform a factory
reset on the TV using these devices.

Factory Resetting Using USB Mouse

This is another method to factory reset an LG Smart TV without a remote. Here’s how you can
do it:

Erasing LG TV settings to default
use USB mouse to perform factory reset
  1. Turn on your LG TV.
  2. Connect a USB mouse to the LG TV.
  3. A Cursor will appear on the screen.
  4. Using the mouse, navigate to Settings and select General Settings.
  5. Click on Reset to Initial Settings.
  6. You will be asked to enter the password. If you’ve set a password, enter it; otherwise, use the
    default password, which is either 0000 or 1234.

Factory Resetting Using USB Keyboard

Factory resetting can also be done using USB keyboard, here’s how:

Clearing LG TV settings
use USB keyboard to erase LG Tv settings
  1. Switch on your LG TV.
  2. Insert a USB keyboard into the LG TV.
  3. Access the settings menu using the arrow keys.
  4. Within the settings options, look for the Reset option.
  5. Select either the Factory Reset or Reset to Initial Settings option using the keyboard keys.
    Confirm the reset using the keyboard buttons.
  6. You will be prompted to enter a password. If you’ve set a password, enter it; otherwise, use
    the default password, which is either 0000 or 1234.
  7. After confirming the reset and entering the password, the TV will start the factory reset process.

FAQs

How to factory reset LG Tv?

To perform a factory reset on an LG TV, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Home button on your LG Tv remote to open main menu.
  2. Locate to Settings (the gear icon).
  3. Scroll down and select General settings.
  4. In General settings, scroll down and select Reset to Initial Settings.
  5. Confirm the reset and wait for it to complete.

How to factory reset LG Tv without remote?

You can also restore an LG TV to its default settings without using the remote. Here’s how you can do it.

  1. Download and install the LG ThinQ App on your smartphone.
  2. Open the app and sign in with your account or create a new one if you haven’t already.
  3. Verify that the Wi-Fi network your smartphone and TV are connected to is the same.
  4. In the app, tap “+” to add your device and follow the on-screen prompts to connect your LG TV to the app.
  5. Once connected, locate your TV in the list of connected devices and navigate to settings.
  6. In settings, find the Reset option (usually under Settings or General) and select Reset to Initial Settings to begin the reset process.
  7. Confirm the reset by clicking OK; you may be prompted to enter a password (default is 0000 or 1234).
  8. Wait for the reset process to complete.

Conclusion

Restoring an LG TV to its default settings can resolve many issues. While a soft reset often addresses most problems, some persistent issues, such as freezing, the TV turning on automatically, glitches, or slow performance, may require a factory reset.

Operating an LG TV is straightforward, and performing a factory reset is equally simple. Just
follow these steps to reset your TV.

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