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How To Reset LG TV

LG TVs are a brand that is tried and true when it comes to great quality, a sharp display, clear sound, and a price point that can work for just about any budget. However, there are times when these devices need to be reset, and when this happens, the proper steps are necessary.

To reset an LG TV, press the ‘Smart’ button on your remote, click the ‘Gear’ icon and go to ‘General’ > ‘Reset to Initial Settings’ which will cause the TV to reset. You will then be taken through the initial setup process where you will select items like your location and internet connection.

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LG TVs are a product that many users find themselves staying loyal to due to the brands’ reliability and overall quality and function. Even with this though, there are going to be times when technology experiences glitches that need to be resolved so that the device can be restored. When this happens, many times, the quickest solution is to reset the TV and if you are looking to reset your LG TV, you can find all the different methods below.

How To Reset LG TV

Whether you are having issues with applications loading and running, are experiencing issues with videos lagging or sound not matching with the picture, or are simply noticing an overall drop in quality with your LG TV, you may find yourself looking to reset your device, however, you may not know exactly what to do to accomplish a reset. If you are looking to reset your LG TV, take a look below to find the exact steps you need to take to complete this process.

To reset an LG TV, press the ‘Smart’ button on your remote control and then select the ‘Gear’ icon on the screen. Once there go to ‘General’ > ‘Reset to Initial Settings’ > and if you have the option to choose ‘OK’ click this as well. Your TV will then begin and complete the resetting process.

LG TV Reset Initial Settings

How To Reset LG TV WiFi

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If you have a smart LG TV, then you know that you must be connected to some type of internet source for many of the features on the device to work. If you are having problems with your LG TV connecting to WiFi and you want to try resetting the TV, simply refer back to the previous section titled ‘How To Reset LG TV.” However, if you want to simply reset the WiFi itself so that you don’t have to worry about the entire TV, continue reading below.

To reset an LG TV’s WiFi, one of the fastest and most effective solutions is to reset the router your TV is connected to. To do this, simply unplug the router directly from its power source, allow it to sit for 60 seconds, then plug it back in to see if you are able to connect to WiFi.

How To Reset LG TV Remote

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You may not be having problems with your LG TV itself, but you might notice that the remote control that came with the TV is not working as it should. Whether you are having problems with certain buttons working, the TV will not respond to particular commands on the remote, or the remote has stopped functioning entirely, a reset could be a quick way to get things back into working order. To learn how to reset your LG TV remote, read on to find the steps.

To reset an LG TV remote, simultaneously press the ‘Home’ and ‘Back’ button on the remote control until you see that the power button starts to flash. This should only take about 5 seconds, but once the light flashes, release the buttons and the remote should be reset.

How To Reset LG TV Without Remote

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Remotes have changed the way people watch TV, as no one is required any longer to get up to change the channel, turn the volume up or down, or turn the TV on and off. This means having the convenience of operating your LG TV from the comfort of your favorite seat through the use of a remote. However, if you are trying to reset your TV and you cannot find the remote or your remote is not currently operational, is there a way to reset the device without a remote control?

To reset an LG TV without a remote, locate the power button on the TV itself and hold it down for 5-10 seconds. Once this time has passed, the reset should start. If this does not work, go to the ‘Menu’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘General Settings’ > then reset your TV by using the navigation button on the TV.

How To Reset LG TV Factory Settings

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If you are looking to restore your LG TV back to what it looked like before it even came out of its box, you will need to go forward with a factory reset to restore it back to its factory settings. This wipes the TV of all the data you have saved to it, causing it to become like a brand new device, wiped clean of any memory. If you are looking to restore your LG TV back to factory settings, take a look below to find out exactly what you need to do to accomplish this task.

To reset your LG TV back to factory settings, press the ‘Home’ or ‘Smart’ button on your remote control, click on the ‘Gear’ icon that is on the screen, then go to ‘General’ > and click on ‘Reset to Initial Settings’ to begin the process of restoring your LG TV back to its factory settings.

LG TV Reset Initial Settings

How To Reset LG TV With Remote

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It was previously discussed how you can reset your LG TV without your remote, and although that process is incredibly simplistic, if you are someone who would prefer to stay seated during the reset process, you can reset your TV by using your remote control. If you have a remote control that works properly with your LG TV and you are looking to reset it, continue reading below to see the steps you need to take to complete a reset by this method.

To reset an LG TV with a remote, you will complete the same process that involves completing a general reset for your TV. Click the ‘Smart’ button on the remote, select the ‘Gear’ icon, go to ‘General,’ then choose the option, with your remote, to ‘Reset to Initial Settings’ on your TV.

LG TV Reset Initial Settings

How To Reset LG TV Picture Settings

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The beauty of LG TVs is that you are able to adjust and change the picture of your TV to better accommodate what you are watching, to fit more seamlessly into an atmosphere, or to control the brightness level of the screen when the brightness level of a room is continually changing. If you want to reset the picture settings on your LG TV so that you can start anew in this area, read on to find the very simple steps to complete this process.

To reset an LG TV’s picture settings, press the ‘Smart’ button on your controller and go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Picture’ > ‘Picture Reset’ > and confirm with ‘Yes’ that you want to restore your TV back to the default factory picture settings. Once selected, the picture settings will reset.

How To Reset LG TV Stuck On Logo Screen

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When you turn on an LG TV, there will be a brief moment where the LG TV logo is displayed on the screen while your device powers on and loads all of its available content. This logo should only appear for a few seconds before you are navigated to the home screen of your TV. However, if you notice that the logo remains on the screen and you are not able to navigate past the LG logo, read below to find out how you can reset the TV to make this logo disappear.

To reset an LG TV that is stuck on the logo screen, at the same time, hold down the ‘Power’ button and the ‘Volume Down’ button on the remote control for 10-12 seconds. Once the device has shut down and started back up, the LG logo should disappear after a few seconds.

How To Reset LG TV When Screen Is Black/No Picture

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Based on the previous sections of this article, you should know by now that to reset your LG TV, especially if you are looking for a factory reset, you will likely need to be able to have a working screen on your device to be able to navigate and select different options to complete a reset. What, then, do you do if you need to reset your LG TV but you have a black screen with no picture in sight? If this is the problem you are facing, the solution is listed below.

To Reset an LG TV when the screen is black and no picture is showing, unplug the TV directly from the power outlet and allow the device to sit without power for 10-15 minutes. Once done, turn the TV on again and hold down the power button on the TV for 10-15 seconds.

How To Reset LG TV That Won’t Turn On

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If your LG TV won’t turn on, then the first step you need to figure out is what might be the cause of this issue. You could be dealing with a remote control that simply needs its batteries replaced, may have your TV connected to an outlet that is not operating, or might have the TV plugged into an extension cord that does not support the device. Regardless, if you are trying to reset an LG Tv that won’t turn on, there is only one way to do this, which can be found below.

To reset an LG TV that won’t turn on, you will need to complete a soft reset. To do this, refer back to the previous section titled, “How To Reset LG TV When Screen Is Black/No Picture.” If this doesn’t work, be sure that your TV is plugged into a working outlet.

How To Reset LG Password/Passcode

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There is a pin code that will be required for a few different features when you are using your LG TV. The factory pin code for every new LG TV is “0000,” but owners are able to change this pin to a personal pin only they know. This is great for protective purposes, but when you are asked to input the pin and can’t remember what you changed it to, you will need the right steps to reset this passcode.

To reset an LG password or passcode, go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Advanced Settings’ > ‘Safety’ > ‘OK’ > locate the option to ‘Reset Password/Reset Pin Code but do NOT select ‘Enter.’ You will then press the sequence ‘Channel Up’ + ‘Up’ + ‘Down’ + ‘Up’ and enter 0313, then 0000, then change the password.

To reset an LG TV, locate the power button on the TV and hold it down for 5-10 seconds if you cannot locate the remote, complete a soft reset by holding down the ‘Volume Down’ and ‘Power’ button on the remote for 10-12 seconds, and complete a soft reset on the TV.

If you need to reset other Smart TVs please consider our How to Reset a Smart TV article.

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