Smart TVs have come a very long way in recent decades, with one of those advancements being the ability to screen share with different devices. If you own an LG TV and screen share isn’t working, what can be done to get this feature functioning as it should be?
If your LG TV screen share isn’t working properly, confirm that both devices are connected to the same network, reset your router, be sure that all devices are unmuted and have the volume turned up to an audible level, and enable full screen on the device you have connected.
Screen sharing is a way to expand the area you are working with, especially when on smaller devices such as phones, tablets, or computers, and put the exact screen on that device directly on your LG TV. If you are someone who likes to utilize this feature often, or simply are trying to access the feature for the first time but it is not working, continue reading below to find the exact problem you are dealing with as well as the solution to fix it.
LG Screen Share Not Working
Whether you are trying to enlarge content so you have a better picture, are trying to share the screen with a large group of people, or simply want to be able to have a bigger workspace to look at, LG TVs offer owners the ability to screen share, making enlarging content as easy as can be. Although this is, for the most part, primarily true, some LG TV owners have found that when they try to use screen share, it simply doesn’t work as it should.
If LG screen share is not working, first, check that both devices you are using are connected to the same network. If they are not connected to the same network, screen sharing will not work. Simply match the network from your TV to your device and the feature should be enabled within a few minutes.
If you have both devices connected to the same network, but you still are not able to use screen sharing on your LG TV, try turning off both devices after you have connected to the new matching network. This can help to reset the devices which will cause the new network to engage, thus, giving you the ability to access and use screen sharing on your LG TV.
LG Screen Share Won’t Connect
Screen sharing used to only be possible through the use of an HDMI cable or a USB cord. Not only does this method take more time, but it requires wires, and also forces individuals to use the device they are screen sharing with right next to their LG TV rather than from the comfort of their seat. However, screen sharing now can be done wirelessly, but it can only work with a network connection. If your LG screen share won’t connect, what might be the issue?
If your LG screen share won’t connect, the issue likely lies within the strength of your network connection. To resolve this problem, reset your network by unplugging the router, letting it sit for one minute, then plugging it back in and allowing it to reboot before trying to screen share again.
LG Screen Share No Sound
When you screen share from one device to your LG TV, not only should you be able to see the same exact picture that is displayed on the device you have connected, but you should be able to hear sound as well. If you are able to connect your device to your LG TV through screen sharing but cannot hear sound, you are left scrambling to find a quick and effective solution. If this is the issue you are dealing with, read on to see what you need to look for.
If your LG screen share has no sound once a connection has been made, be sure the device you have connected to your TV is not muted and is turned up to a volume that is audible. Also, confirm that all videos are not muted within the video themselves and that the TVs volume is turned up as well.
LG Screen Share Not Full Screen
When screen sharing on an LG TV, most of the time, users are wanting to be able to cause the smaller screen on the device that is connected to become much larger by using the screen of their TV. This means being able to transfer that same image, but make it fit fully into the screen of their television. If you are able to access and connect screen sharing on your LG TV but the picture is not cast as full screen, read below to see how you can enlarge the image.
If your LG screen share is not full screen, go to the device you have connected and be sure that the picture on the device is also in full screen mode. This step will vary depending on what type of device you are using, but once in full screen, it should translate to your LG TV.
LG Screen Share Choppy/Slow/Laggy
If you are able to connect another device to your LG TV with screen share, can hear the sound coming from your TV that is in sync with the connected device, and are able to view it all in full screen mode on your television, you may be thinking you are in the clear of any further potential problems. Although this is primarily true for most users, some owners have noted that once connected, the screen share begins to get very choppy, slow, or starts to lag.
If your LG screen share is chopping, slow, or is lagging, this is likely caused by a poor connection. Try resetting your router and also be sure to disconnect any unused devices that may be pulling from the network when they aren’t needing to be used. This can allow for a stronger connection.
LG Screen Share App Missing
With an LG smart TV, you will connect another device to screen share by selecting the screen sharing app on your TV as well as within your other device so that the TV can be discovered. If you go to use screen sharing on your TV and notice that the app is suddenly missing, how can you continue to use screen sharing without it? If this is the problem you are facing, read on to see what workarounds can be implemented to get screen sharing working again.
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If the LG screen share app is missing and you are using an Apple device, simply click on the screen sharing icon on the device itself and it will search and find your TV so that a connection can be made. If you are using a PC, find the notification icon and connect from within that area to the TV.
LG Screen Share Keeps Disconnecting
As previously noted, you must be connected to the same network to be able to utilize screen sharing on an LG TV, but you also must have a strong enough network to maintain that connection once it has been made. If you are able to connect another device using screen sharing on your LG TV but it keeps disconnecting, this can be an incredibly frustrating problem to face. To resolve this issue, read on to see the best ways to keep connection maintained.
If your LG screen share keeps disconnecting, be sure you are within a reasonable range to the TV so that connection can remain strong. If your distance is too far, even when connected, it can cause the connection to weaken, which will be the cause of constant disconnection.
If you know that you are within a reasonable range of your LG TV, but are still having problems with screen share disconnecting over and over, it could be that your network needs to be reset. To do this, refer back to the previous section titled “LG Screen Share Won’t Connect,” to find the step-by-step process. Once you have your network reset, free up your network by disconnecting any devices that are on the network but are not being used during screen sharing.
LG Screen Share Black Screen
When using screen sharing, you should be able to see the exact picture that is displayed on your other device right on the screen of your LG TV. This means being able to see all color, all movement, and all content without a single interruption to the picture. However, some LG TV owners have found that once they have a device connected to their TV with screen sharing, the screen displays only black, leaving them wondering just what might have caused the problem.
If your LG TV screen share is displaying a black screen, be sure you have the TV turned on. If it is turned on, try resetting the TV. To do this, press the power button on the TV for 10 seconds > ‘Menu’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘General’ > ‘Reset Option’ > ‘Confirm’ > then enter the password to the TV.
Once you have either entered the password you chose yourself or have entered the default pin of “0000,” the TV will then start and complete the reset process. When this has fully completed, you can then try once more to connect another device to your LG TV through screen sharing. If any small bugs were the cause of the black screen, a reset will easily rid your TV of them and will then go back to displaying the shared picture as it should.
LG Smart Share Not Refreshing
With all of the different devices people own, there is a slew of different content on each and every one of them, making it rather tedious to have to switch from device to device when looking for something specific. Lucky for LG smart TV owners, smart share is a way to get access to all your videos, photos, and music without ever having to worry about syncing your devices with a wire. If you can’t refresh this feature though and are not seeing new content, what can be done?
If your LG smart share feature isn’t refreshing, the easiest method is to uninstall and then reinstall the smart share app. To do this, simply locate the app, delete it from apps, search for the app once again within apps, then reinstall it. Once reinstalled, everything should be updated.
If you don’t want to delete the app entirely, but simply want to refresh the content within a specific folder, there is another way to get updated content. To do this, remove the folder from within settings and simply add it back. This is a way to remove specific content from within the app without deleting the app entirely. However, if there are multiple spots where content is not updating, the fastest and most efficient thing to do is simply delete and reinstall the app.
If your LG screen share isn’t working, try resetting your network and be sure to disconnect any devices that are connected to the network but are not being used when screen sharing. You can also connect directly from other devices by clicking the screen sharing icon or notification icon.
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