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How to Reset LG TV Without Remote

How to Reset LG TV Without Remote to Troubleshoot Issues

You may have several reasons to reset the LG TV. What if your LG TV remote is not working or broken due to physical damage? You might think there is no way to reset the LG TV without a remote. But it is possible. You can use the remote app, physical buttons, or a keyboard to reset the LG TV to factory settings.

In this article, you will learn the possible ways to reset the LG TV without a remote.

How to Soft Reset LG Smart TV Without Remote

Soft Reset is the easiest way to resolve minor LG TV errors without erasing anything.

[1] On the side of the LG TV, you will find the Power button.

[2] Hit the power button on the LG TV and hold it for 15 seconds to turn it off.

[3] Now, press the Power button again to turn on your LG TV.

How to Hard Reset LG TV using Physical Buttons

[1] On your LG TV panel, press the Settings button.

[2] Press the Volume or Channel buttons to select the Support or General option.

Use the physical buttons to reset the LG TV without a remote

[3] Following that, click Factory Reset or Reset to Initial Settings.

[4] Click Yes to confirm the resetting process.

[5] Enter the password 0000 or 1234 to reset the LG TV to factory defaults.

How to Reset LG TV Using the LG ThinQ App

You can use the LG TV official remote app, LG ThinQ App, to control your LG from your smartphone. This app is available on the Play Store and App Store.

[1] Connect your LG TV to WiFi, which should be the same as your smartphone.

[2] On your smartphone, open the Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS) and install the LG ThinQ app.

[3] Launch the app, and sign in with your LG account.

[4] Once logged in, tap the +Add Device button from the home screen and tap the Select a Device option.

[5] Choose the TV icon and select your LG Smart TV name.

[6] Now, your TV screen will display the activation code. Enter the code and click OK to pair.

[7] Using the remote interface, hit the Home button to view the home screen.

Press the Home button on the LG ThinQ app

[8] Go to Settings, and choose the General section.

[9] Click on Factory Reset and select Yes to confirm.

[10] Finally, enter the password as 0000 or 1234 to reset your LG TV.

Note: If WiFi is unstable, the LG ThinQ app won’t work. In such cases, use the IR-based LG TV remote app as an alternative.

Use a Keyboard to Factory Reset the LG TV

In LG TV, you will get a dedicated USB port to connect external devices. You can even plug in a wireless keyboard and control your TV like your PC. You can purchase a keyboard online if you don’t have one. We recommend readers buy any of the advanced keyboards with an in-built touchpad.

Once you connect a keyboard to an LG TV, go to SettingsAll SettingsSupportReset to Initial Settings → Click OK.

Buy a Universal Remote

If you have a universal remote at home, you can use it to control or reset your LG TV. If you don’t have one, you can purchase a compatible universal remote from the Amazon store. Here is a list of the best universal remotes for an LG TV.

Use the universal remote to Reset LG TV

How to Factory Reset LG TV Password Without Remote

It is impossible to reset the LG TV without knowing the primary password. If you’ve forgotten the password, try these steps to reset the LG TV password without a remote.

[1] Launch the LG ThinQ app and press the Home button to display the menu.

[2] Go to Settings and select Advanced Settings.

[3] Choose the Safety option and highlight the Reset PIN Code option.

[4] Click the Channel Up button twice and press the Channel Down and Channel Up buttons.

[5] The pop-up will appear on your screen. Enter 0313 or 0325 using the number pad.

[6] Next, enter 0000 on the safety pop-up window, and you will be notified that you have changed the password.

Now, you can use the new password to reset the LG TV.


How to restart LG TV without a remote?

Press the Volume Down and Power buttons for 12- 15 seconds to restart the LG TV. Release the button if you see the LG TV logo on your screen.

Can you reset the hotel LG TV without a remote?

No. You cannot reset the hotel LG TV unless you are a network administrator.

Amelia Griffiths

Greetings! I am Amelia Griffiths, a tech head and a content writer who loves to write about household gadgets. I remember my brother’s awe-struck face when we switched from our old LG TV to a new smart LG TV back when the first model was released. We now use one of the latest versions, and I am quite well-versed in the technical aspects of it. This blog (LG TV Guru) is my space to share and talk about different settings and unique features of LG TV. The how-to guides, with their easy-to-follow steps, will guide you through the process. I have also included the troubleshooting methods I have done and the techniques I know will help you get the complete television experience.

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