Unlike other Smart TVs, LG doesn’t offer a dedicated setting to clear the cache on the TV. So, we have provided some alternative ways to delete the cached data from your Smart TV. If a particular app is not responding due to corrupted cache files, you can fix it by simply turning off the TV or closing the apps running in the background.
If an issue occurs while using a web browser, you can clear its browsing data to remove the cached files. In this section, we have explained all the possible ways to delete the cache files from your webOS TV.
When to Clear Cache on LG Smart TV
We recommend LG TV users clear the cache at least once or twice a month.
- To fix corrupted files without deleting the apps on your LG TV.
- If your LG TV displays an Out of Memory message.
- When you feel the TV’s performance is not up to the mark.
- If any installed apps on LG TV take too much time to open.
- If your LG TV’s browser fails to load particular websites.
- When the app crashes abruptly or closes frequently.
Turn Off LG TV to Clear the Cache
Turning off your LG TV will automatically eliminate the cache from the system memory.
1. Fetch your LG Magic Remote.
2. Press the Power button on the LG TV or the remote to turn off your TV.
3. After a few minutes, turn on your LG TV. The cache data on your TV will be cleared automatically.
Note: Using similar steps, you can clear the Netflix cache on LG Smart TV.
Close Background Apps to Clear Cache
The next possible way to remove the cache data is by clearing the recent apps on your LG TV. The recent apps can be closed automatically and manually.
Close the Recent Apps Automatically
The LG TV automatically closes the recent apps when you turn off the TV. So press the power button on the remote control to turn it off and then turn it on again after a few minutes to determine whether the application works without any issues.
Close the Recent Apps Manually
1. Hold the Home button on the remote to view the recent apps list.
2. Select the app that you need to close from recent apps.
3. Tap the X icon to terminate the app from recently opened apps.
Clear LG TV Web Browser Cache
Like PC and smartphone browsers, clearing the browsing data will delete the cached file from the LG TV browser.
1. Launch the Web browser on your LG smart TV.
2. Click the Menu icon and select the Settings icon.
3. Toggle the button near Private Browsing.
4. Now, hit the Clear Browsing Data option and click OK to clear the cache data from your LG Smart TV.
Now, you have successfully cleared the browser cache data of your LG Smart TV.
Other Possible Solutions to Remove Cached Data
Unlike the above techniques, the following methods will completely erase the app data and cache files. If you don’t mind losing all the data, you can proceed with these methods.
Uninstall and Reinstall the App
All the installed applications will store cache to improve the app’s performance. However, after a certain period, the app’s cached data becomes corrupted. Because of that, the app won’t work properly on your LG TV. To fix this, uninstall the app using a remote and reinstall it from the Content Store.
Reset the LG Smart TV
If the issue persists after uninstalling and reinstalling the app, it is better to reset the LG Smart TV. Performing a reset will restore your LG TV to its original state and make it look new. It will clear the app cache, network settings, account login info, installed apps, and customized settings.
Frequently Asked Questions
To clear the Hulu cache on an LG Smart TV, turn off the LG TV and turn it on again.
Yes. You can clear the YouTube cache on an LG TV by uninstalling and reinstalling the app.
Delete the Disney Plus app on LG TV and reinstall it again to clear the cached data.
Use the Memory Optimizer on LG TV to free up memory. Go to Settings → Support → OLED care → Memory Optimizer → Start.