You may have an incredible picture, great sound, and unlimited applications features on your LG TV, but if you notice that it is suddenly delaying or lagging with various actions and commands, an effective solution is needed in order to get things back into quick working order.
To fix a delayed or lagged response on an LG TV, turn on the ‘AV Sync Adjustment’ and toggle the slider to sync the audio to the video, disable different features within the ‘Picture Settings’ to reduce video lag, enable the ‘Game Mode’ setting, and switch to another HDMI port.
Of course, it can be frustrating when you can’t find the application you want, when your TV continues to disconnect from its wireless network, or even when the sound on your device is not operating as it should be, but when it comes to some of the most frustrating hiccups with an LG TV, at the top of the list is a delayed or lagged response. If your LG TV is lagging or is delayed for no apparent reason, continue reading below to find the right solution for your problem.
How to Fix Delay/Lag Response On LG TV
When thinking about the ways that your Sasmung TV can be affected by a delay or lag, many think primarily about the sound being out of sync with the picture displayed on the screen, however, there are quite a few other functions that can be hampered by this irritating problem. If you notice a delay or lag in any number of different functions or operations on your LG TV, take a look below to see what can be done to resolve those issues specifically.
To fix a delay or lag on an LG TV, turn on the ‘AV Sync Adjustment’ and toggle the slider to sync the audio to the video, disable different features within the ‘Picture Settings’ to reduce video lag, enable the ‘Game Mode’ setting, and switch to another HDMI port.
For those of you looking for more specific solutions for specific problems, in the following sections will be listed a variety of different methods to stop delay or lag on your LG TV, but here you can find a few brief suggestions. For those having problems with the sound delaying or lagging, turn on the ‘AV Sync Adjustment’ so that the sound can be manually synced with the picture displayed on your LG TV.
If you are having problems with video lag, especially if you are using a game console with your LG TV, you can disable different features within the ‘Picture Settings’ of your TV to help reduce or completely stop the lag. For those specifically trying to target lag when using a gaming system, go into ‘Settings,’ then ‘Picture Mode’ and enable the ‘Game Mode’ setting to target lag when you are using a connected console with your LG TV.
For those having issues with input or HDMI lag, this is most commonly resolved by switching the port you are using on your LG TV. For those using voice control on a Magic remote, replace the batteries and be sure nothing is obstructing the signal between the remote and the TV.
How to Fix a Sound Delay on LG TV
As previously noted, one of the first things that people think of when they consider any type of delay with the LG TV is a delay with the sound. The reason being is because this is most often the place in which a delay occurs for many owners, but it is also one that is easily resolved with a few quick actions. If you notice that there is a sound delay on your LG TV, read on to see what steps can be taken to get the sound to sync up properly with the picture.
To fix a sound delay on an LG TV, for those operating on Web OS, press the ‘Home’ button on your remote and go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Sound’ > ‘AV Sync Adjustment’ > turn ‘ON’ > then toggle the slider on the screen until you see that the speed has been increased enough to sync with the video.
The above method of syncing the audio with the picture on your LG TV is for LG TVs that are running on Web OS, which is for TVs made after 2014. If you have an older LG TV and are running on the Netcast operating system, press the ‘Home’ button on your remote and go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Sound’ > ‘AV Sync Adjust’ > ‘On’ > then adjust the speaker displayed on the screen by going left or right to either increase or decrease the synchronization.
How to Fix Video Lag on My LG TV
Video lag is different from audio lag because it is not a problem caused by a lack of synchronization, but an issue present due to (most often) the inability of the TV to interpret signals coming from another device, such as a game console. When this happens, the image displayed on your screen is slow to move forward and process, which can be incredibly frustrating. To fix video lag on an LG TV, continue reading below.
To fix video lag on an LG TV, disable a few different features within ‘Picture Settings’ to help minimize lag. To do this, go to ‘Settings’ > ‘All Settings’ > ‘Picture’ > and turn ‘Off’ ‘Noise Reduction, ‘MPEG Noise Reduction,’ ‘Motion Eye Care,’ ‘LED Local Dimming,’ and ‘TruMotion.’
Once you have all of these features turned off, check to see if the video lag has been drastically improved or fixed entirely. If the lag is still noticeable enough for it to be bothersome, go into the sound settings and disable a few different features that help aid in the video lag. To do this, go into ‘Settings’ > ‘All Settings’ > ‘Sound’ and from here turn ‘Off’ the ‘Smart Sound Mode’ as well as the ‘Virtual Surround Plus.’
How to Fix AirPlay Lagging on LG TV
If AirPlay is lagging on your LG TV, there could be a few different reasons for this issue. One of the most common causes is a weak WiFi signal. Check if the TV is too far from the router or if there are any physical barriers that may be blocking the signal. Try moving the TV closer to the router or using a WiFi extender to boost the signal. Another possible reason could be outdated firmware or software. Check for any available updates for your TV and install them if necessary. Additionally, too many devices connected to the same network can also cause lagging. Try disconnecting other devices from the network and see if the issue improves. If none of these solutions work, try resetting your TV to its factory settings. If you’re still having trouble, contact LG customer support for further assistance.
How to Fix Lag When Gaming on LG TV
When a game console is connected to your LG TV, this means that signals must be transmitted quickly and processed even faster so that the image displayed on your screen is clear and working in real-time. If you have a game console connected to your LG TV and you notice that the image or other operations are lagging while connected to the TV, this can not only hinder your overall experience, but may be the main cause behind lost sessions.
To fix lag when gaming on an LG TV, enable ‘Game Mode’ to better process actions when gaming. To do this, go to ‘Settings’ and select ‘Picture Mode.’ From here, simply scroll down and find ‘Game Mode,’ to which you can turn the feature ‘On’ and stop the majority of lagging when gaming.
It is also important to note that turning off different features within ‘Picture Mode’ is a great way to help reduce lag when gaming. If you need to go even further, you can turn off different features within ‘Sound’ sound as well. To find the specific features that need to be turned off within these tabs, read the previous section titled “How to Fix Video Lag on My LG TV’ where you can find the exact items to disable.
How to Fix Input/HDMI Input Lag on LG TV
For those who use their LG TV for its television and streaming purposes only, you might be confused as to why someone would have input or HDMI lag on their device. The beauty of LG TVs though is that users can easily connect separate devices through an HDMI port and use those in tandem with their LG TV, broadening their TVs capabilities. However, if you are connected to an HDMI port and notice the connection is lagged, what can be done?
To fix Input or HDMI input lag on an LG TV, one of the most common and effective solutions is to change the port you are using to connect the separate device. If the HDMI port is damaged or has a small glitch, this can cause the connection to strain, which will lead to lagging.
If you switch your device to a different HDMI port and you are still experiencing input or HDMI lag, try turning off different features within the ‘Picture Mode’ and ‘Sound’ settings. To see exactly what to disable on your LG TV, read through the previous section titled “How to Fix Video Lag on My LG TV.” This section will give you an in-depth process to disabling the right features so you no longer have to deal with input or HDMI lag.
How to Fix Voice Delay on LG TV
For those of you that own an LG smart TV, you may have discovered the world of voice control, which allows you to complete different commands and conduct various searches by simply speaking into the Magic Remote that comes with your LG TV. If you are in the middle of a voice command and you notice that the transmission of the command is delayed, this can be rather perplexing. To see how to resolve such an issue, continue reading below.
To fix voice delay on an LG TV, check to make sure that there is sufficient battery power. If you press the ‘Power’ button on the remorse and it does not light up with the LED light, the batteries need to be replaced. Once *both* have been replaced, see if a voice delay is still present.
If you replace the batteries and you still notice that there is a lag present, be sure that there is nothing in the way of the remote and the TV itself. If there are large or thick items right in front of the receptor on your TV, this may cause the voice control to lag, therefore, remove those items and try once more to see if the TV is able to process your commands within a reasonable amount of time.
How to Fix AirPlay Lag on LG TV
AirPlay is a mirroring feature that allows LG TV owners to cast the picture on their supported smart device directly to the screen of their television, all without the need for any wires. This makes for a quick and easy connection through a screen that has great resolution and a larger display area, but what do you do if AirPlay is lagging? To fix AirPlay lag on your LG TV, take a look below to see what can be done to effectively stop such a problem.
To fix AirPlay lag on an LG TV, the problem could lie with the device you are trying to connect. To see if this is the problem, turn off the device completely and then reboot it. Once the device has been rebooted, try once more to connect to your LG TV through AirPlay.
If AirPlay is still lagging, disconnect the device you are using by turning off Bluetooth on the device as well as turning off Bluetooth on your LG TV. Once off, turn Bluetooth back on within both devices and try to reconnect them with AirPlay. If the lag is still not resolved, reset your wireless network by unplugging the router from its power source for 60 seconds, give it time to reboot, then once rebooted, connect to your LG TV with AirPlay.
How to Fix Bluetooth Delay on LG TV
By being able to access Bluetooth on your LG TV, users can connect any device that is Bluetooth capable, which means the function of their TV goes far beyond its own limits, opening the door to many different functions and operations through other devices. Connecting with Bluetooth should only take a few seconds, but if this process starts to take 15 seconds or more and you notice a consistent lag, a solution can be quickly implemented.
To fix Bluetooth delay on an LG TV, be sure the device you are trying to connect is within a reasonable distance to your TV. If the device is close enough to connect, but too far to make a strong connection, this will cause the connection to lag which can thus be fixed by moving closer.
If you are within a reasonable distance to your TV or if you move closer and the lag is still not fixed, it could be that the Bluetooth simply needs to be reset between both devices. To do this, turn off Bluetooth on the device you are connecting to your LG TV while also turning off Bluetooth within your television. Once off, turn Bluetooth back on and try once more to connect the devices and if no lag is present, your issue has been resolved.
To fix a delayed or lagged response on an LG TV, be sure the remote control has sufficient battery power, reset the router connected to your wireless network, move closer to the TV with any devices trying to connect with Bluetooth, and remove any physical obstructions.
ReadyToDIY is the owner of this article. This post was published on March 3, 2022.