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How to Enable LG TV Game Mode

How to Enable Game Mode on LG Smart TV

Game Mode is a feature on LG TV that helps to boost gaming performance. You must enable this mode when you connect a PlayStation or Xbox to your LG TV. Since it automatically boosts the frame rates for better visibility, it will eventually reduce the input lag on an LG TV while playing high-graphic games.

In this article, you will learn about the Game Mode and how to use it on LG TV.

What is Game Mode?

The Game Mode is one of the picture modes on webOS TV, which enhances the FPS (frames per second) and enhances the picture quality of the video. Game mode shortens the time to process the video signals, resulting in a faster response. By enabling the Game Mode, you will have a better gaming experience, especially while using a gaming console.

How to Turn on Game Mode on LG Smart TV

1: Turn on your LG TV and press the Settings button on your TV remote.

2: Now, on the home screen, click on the All Settings option.

Click the All settings option

3: In the Settings page, click on the Picture option.

4: Under Picture Settings, click on the Picture Mode option.

5: Click on Select Mode and choose Game Mode from the options.

Click Select mode and select Game mode  on LG TV

If you want to disable Game Mode on LG TV, navigate to the same settings and choose a different picture mode like Filmmaker Mode on LG TV.

How to Turn on Game Mode on LG Smart TV Without Remote

To turn on the Game Mode without a remote, you can use the physical buttons or the LG TV remote app. You can use LG remote apps like LG TV Plus, LG ThinQ app, or any other apps available on the Play Store. Alternatively, you can use external devices like a mouse or keyboard on your LG TV to turn on the gaming mode.

How to Optimize Game Mode on LG Smart TV

Basically, most TVs won’t perform to our expectations due to the default customization of the mode. It is recommended to turn on Game Optimizer on your LG TV, which is an added advantage to enhance gaming performance.

To enable Game Optimizer on your LG TV, press Settings All Settings General Game Optimizer → Turn it ON.

Besides that, here are other best Game Mode settings on LG TV you should look for.

  • Input Lag: When you play high-end games like PUBG or any other action games, you wish to play with no input lag. To reduce the input lag in the Game Mode, select the Prevent Input Lag option and select the Boost option. This will minimize the input lag on our LG Smart TV.
Click Boost to reduce input lag on LG TV
  • Color balance: This is used to reduce the certain color and make your display look better. You can change the Black and White color levels in the Optimizer menu using the arrow keys.
Click and change colour setting on Game mode
  • Game Genre: Using this option, you can change the display type. You can enable this feature on your LG TV by choosing the game genre. The three genres are RPG (Role Playing Games), FPS (First Person Shooter), and RTS (Real Time Strategy). Depending on the game you play, choose the Game Genre accordingly. You can choose the Standard mode for any genre.
Select the game genre you want in Game mode
Click to turn off/on Blue light settings
  • VRR: By turning on the VRR & G-Sync option, you can reduce the screen tearing and judder in the gameplay.
Turn on VRR Sync in LG TV Game mode

With the above settings, you can customize the Game Mode settings to your liking and have a wonderful gaming experience.


Does Game Mode affect picture quality?

Yes, if you stream any high-quality videos in Game Mode, it will degrade the picture quality. We suggest you use the Game Mode only for playing games.

Why has Game Mode disappeared on my LG TV?

If the Game Mode is greyed out, it indicates that the external device is not connected to the HDMI port firmly. Connect the HDMI port properly and change the input on the LG TV. If it doesn’t work, power cycle the TV and see if the Game Mode appears now.

What is the difference between Game Mode and Standard Mode on LG TV?

Game Mode helps to maximize the frames per second, whereas Standard Mode will improve the picture resolution.

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