How To Reset LG TV With And Without Remote?

Factory resetting LG TV is the last resort to quickly troubleshoot following issues:

  • WiFi connectivity
  • TV lagging and crashing apps
  • Black, blank, no screen
  • Firmware problems

To factory reset LG smart TV, you need to open the SUPPORT section, which has a resetting option, select it and the reset process will start.

How To Reset LG TV With Remote

A soft reset mostly solves minor problems, and a factory reset is not required. However, you will need to hard reset LG TV at times because some issues can only be solved once you restore LG TV to default settings. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Grab the LG TV remote, locate the “Gear” icon button, and press it. This will open the “Menu”.
  2. In the “MENU,” navigate down to the “SETTINGS/ALL SETTINGS” option and press OK to open it. This will open a new menu with different options.
  3. After this, you need to select the “SUPPORT” option from the drop-down menu. If the “support” option isn’t available in your settings, you can skip to the next step.
  4. Press the down arrow key on the remote till you reach the “GENERAL” option, press the right arrow key to open a sub-menu.
  5. Now, scroll down till you reach the “Reset to Initial Settings”, select and press “OK” to initiate a factory reset.
  6. A warning message will appear on your screen saying “all the customized settings and applications will be removed” you need to press “OK”.
  7. Your TV will reboot and will take a couple of minutes to complete the process.

For those who have set a password on their LG TV, you will be required to enter that password to initiate the factory reset. If you don’t know the password, you can try LG default pin codes, which are 0000 (4 zeroes) or 1234.

Lastly, if the default pins are not working either, check the pin 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 LG nano cell TV.

Resetting LG WebOS TV With Remote

How To Reset LG WebOS TV With Remote

SmartTechFaqs.Com will guide you to reset your LG TV to factory settings in less than a minute.

To hard reset LG WebOS Smart TV, turn on your TV, grab the remote, and follow these steps carefully:

  • Press the “Gear Icon” button on the remote. It is also known as the “Smart Button.” This will open a menu on your LG Smart TV screen.
  • Navigate through the menu and open the option with “Gear Icon” on it.

Note: For some LG TVs, the Gear Icon has an “All Settings” option, while others have the same option with the name of “Settings” or “Advanced Settings.” All are the same, so don’t be confused.

  • From the next menu, choose the “General” option and press “Right Arrow or OK” to open it.
  • Navigate down till you see the “Reset to Initial Settings” option. Select it and press “OK”.
  • After this, a warning box will appear on the screen, saying, “IMPORTANT! Resetting will delete all of your account settings and installed apps. This action cannot be undone. Do you want to continue?” Select “Confirm” to restore LG WebOS to factory settings.
  • Once you press ok, your TV will reboot and the factory reset will start, and it will take 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
  • Upon completion, the TV will reboot again, and you’ll be asked to set up language, country, and other information to personalize the TV.

NOTE: When you restore LG WebOS TV to default settings, the downloaded data, settings, passwords, and installed apps are wiped out.

How To Reset LG TV Without Remote

You can factory reset LG TV without remote using buttons on TV, LG remote app, or firmware update. Below I have explain each method in detail.

1. Resetting Using The Buttons On The LG TV

  1. Press the MENU button on the LG smart TV.
  2. Now, navigate down to the SETTINGS option and open it.
  3. After that, just like you do with a remote, look for the GENERAL option and then the “Reset to Initial Settings” option.
  4. Now, the factory reset will start; however, you need to follow the prompts that pop up in the warning boxes.
  5. Lastly, you will have to enter the password to confirm the factory reset, and soon the TV will restore its original settings.

Once again, if you don’t have any password set, enter the default passwords; 0000 or 1234.

2. Using the LG TV Plus Mobile LG ThinQ App

If you have the LG ThinQ app installed on your smartphone, you can use it as a remote to reset your LG TV. Below is the step by step guide:

NOTE: Before proceeding ensure your your smartphone and TV both are connected to same WiFi network.

  • Download and install LG ThinQ app on your mobile. Download Link
  • Tap on the LG ThinQ app icon to launch it.
  • Select Add Product option and then Choose TV.
  • Select your LG TV from the list.
  • A pairing code will appear on your TV screen, enter it on your smartphone.
  • Next, go to ThinQ app homescreen and choose your TV to start controlling.
  • Navigate to TV Settings and then select General.
  • Choose Reset Initial Settings to begin reset process.
  • It will ask you to enter a password. The default password is 0000 or 1234. If you have set a custom password enter that.

3. Reset Dumb LG TVs Using LG TV Plus App

If you are using an older model of LG TV, ThinQ app won’t do the trick. For LG Dumb TV you need LG TV Plus app. Here is a complete guide:

NOTE: Ensure to connect your mobile to the same WiFi to which your LG TV is connected.

  • Download LG TV Plus app on your smartphone. Download Link
  • Launch the app on your phone
  • The app will automatically detect the TV. 
  • Enter the PIN that appears on the TV screen in the app to pair the devices. 
  • Now press the Smart Home button on the app. 
  • This will show the TV menu. 
  • Using your smartphone remote go to TV Settings and select General.
  • Choose Reset Initial Settings.
  • Enter the password if you’ve set one. If you haven’t, the default password can be either 0000 or 1234.

4. Using A USB Mouse To Reset LG TV

Another method to factory reset LG smart TV without remote is using a USB mouse. Follow the steps below:

  • Connect the mouse to the TV
  • Switch ON your LG TV.
  • You will see a pointer on your TV screen.
  • Using mouse navigate to settings and choose general
  • Click on Reset Initial Settings.
  • Enter the password if you’ve set one or default password can be either 0000 or 1234.

5. Restoring LG TV To Factory Setting Through USB Firmware Update

You’ll need a USB drive and a USB port on your LG TV for this method. Download the latest LG TV firmware update file from the LG website onto the USB drive. Insert the USB stick into your TV.

With the USB inserted, press and hold the volume up, volume down, and settings buttons simultaneously again to access the service menu. Select the firmware update option and confirm to reset using the update file on your USB drive.

Factory Reset LG WebOS TV Without Remote

To factory restore LG WebOS to original settings without a remote, you just need to locate the joystick-like buttons present on the TV.

Usually, LG smart TVs buttons are present underneath the panel; however, if it’s not present there, check the side panels as well; they might be there.

Once you find the buttons, use them to navigate through the options on your TV screen. The process after this is exactly the same as you do with a remote. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Find and press the “Menu” button on your LG WebOS Smart TV.
  2. Using the buttons, navigate and select “Advanced Settings/Settings/All Settings,” and press “Enter.”
  3. Now, select and enter the “General” options.
  4. Next, navigate down and choose the “Reset to Initial Settings” option and enter it.
  5. Select the “Confirm” option after it, and the TV will restore to its default settings.

Note: if you have a password set on your WebOS TV, you’ll be asked to enter it to confirm the factory reset, for both with and without remote methods.

Restoring LG TV To Factory Settings Without Password

  1. Press the “GEAR” icon on the LG TV remote to open the “MENU”.
  2. From the opened menu navigate downward and choose “SETTINGS/ALL SETTINGS”. Press “OK” to open it.
  3. Scroll down and select “SAFETY”. Press the right arrow key on the remote to open it.
  4. This step depends upon the model of LG smart TV you have. So, follow it carefully. Highlight the “TV PROGRAM LOCK” or “RESET PASSWORD” option with the remote’s arrow key. DO NOT PRESS OK BUTTON.
  5. Now, press the following buttons on your remote in sequence: “Channel Up” twice, then “Channel Down” once, and “Channel Up” once again.
  6. After entering the mentioned command, a dialog box will appear on your screen saying enter the “MASTER PIN CODE” or “MASTER PASSWORD”.
  7. Now, you need to enter “0313” or “0325” in the dialog box that appears on the screen and hit the “ENTER” button.
  8. Open the “RESET PASSWORD” by pressing the “OK” button on your remote.
    Navigate down and open the “RESET PIN CODE” option.
  9. In the next dialog box enter the default LG smart TV password which is “0000.”
  10. After this, you will be able to set a new password.

This new password can be used to perform the factory reset that we mentioned earlier in this article. Make sure you note down this new password somewhere, so you don’t have to go through the whole thing again.

Soft Reset LG TV

Most television sets do not allow the users to perform a soft reset with a remote. However, LG Smart TV wins this race, and you can soft reset it even with the remote. You simply need to press and hold down the “OK” button for at least five seconds or until the TV reboots.

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Final Words

LG TVs are extremely simple to use, and resetting them is a piece of cake when done properly. If your LG smart TV is also running into troubles, such as a black screen or blinking, you should go for a factory reset. However, if the TV wouldn’t turn on at all, go for a soft reset and let the TV turn on before performing a factory reset. Another thing that one must do before performing a factory reset is to check the power source of the TV. Sometimes the adapter isn’t plugged in properly, and people mistake it for some internal issue. Lastly, we hope that this article must have been helpful to you.

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