How To Factory Reset LG TV To Fix Errors & Bugs [All Models]

LG smart TVs are generally great to use; however, downloading some malicious applications on these TVs can really mess up all the settings. In some situations, LG Smart TV starts crashing and rebooting and has a blank screen as well. Most of the time, a reset can fix the issue.

A few of the issues that a reset can solve are blank screen, app crashing, and Wi-Fi connectivity issues. So, if you are facing some similar problem with your LG Smart TV, you can try any of the following reset methods to solve it.

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 Factory Reset LG TV To Fix Errors & Bugs [All Models]

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.

Reset LG TV Without Password

Many users often forget the password or pin code of their LG Smart TV. For normal use, it’s not an issue; however, when you need to reset LG TV, the password is required. Now the problem is that you cannot remove the password from your LG TV, but you can reset it and set a new one. If you want to reset the password, here’s what you need to do:

  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.

Resetting LG WebOS TV With Remote

How To Reset LG WebOS TV With Remote

TheTechMamba 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. 

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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