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How to Reset LG TV Without Remote

How to Reset LG TV Without Remote to Troubleshoot Issues

LG is the second largest TV manufacturer, and every model ships with a remote controller. It is common for the LG TV to misbehave at the rarest point, and resetting it may resolve the issue. It is one of the general fixes that will help resolve LG TV not connecting to WIFI, streaming services not working, and other technical issues. While you can reset your LG TV using the remote easily, it isn’t the case without the remote. It doesn’t mean you cannot factory reset your LG TV without the remote.

How to Reset LG TV Without Remote

There are different resetting techniques exits that will help you reset your LG smart TV without the remote.

How to Soft Reset LG TV Without Remote

Soft Reset is a simple way to fix the LG TV minor errors without erasing anything. Here’s how to do it.

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

[2] Press and hold the power button for 15 seconds to turn off the TV.

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

How to Hard Reset LG TV using the Physical Button

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

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

Press the Volume or Channel buttons  to hard Reset LG TV Without Remote

[3] Under the General section, choose Factory Reset.

[4] Click Yes to confirm the resetting process.

[5] Now, enter the password 0000 or 1234 to reset LG TV to factory defaults.

How to Reset LG TV using the LG ThinQ App

You can use the LG TV official remote app called ThinQ App to control your LG from your smartphone. The app is available on both Google Play Store and App Store. 

Use the LG ThinQ App

[1] First, connect your smartphone and LG TV to the same WIFI network.

[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, click the +Add Device button from the home screen and tap on the Select a Device option.

[5] Choose the TV icon and select your  LG Smart TV from the list of available devices.

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

[7] Now press the Home button to view the home screen.

[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.

Reset LG TV using the Keyboard or Mouse

In LG TV, you will get a dedicated USB port to connect external devices. You can even plug in a wireless keyboard or mouse and then control your TV like your PC. You can purchase a keyboard/mouse online if you don’t have one. Here, we have recommended the advanced featured keyboard, which comes with an in-built mouse pad.

  • Logitech K600 TV
  • Logitech K400

Bonus: Purchase a Universal Remote

Use the universal remote  to Reset LG TV

If you have a universal remote at your 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 the list of a few Universal remote brands that support your LG TV.

  • SofaBaton X1
  • SofaBaton U1
  • One For All LG TV Remote
  • OEM LG AN-MR18BA Magic Remote Control

How to Factory Reset LG TV Password Without Remote

It is impossible to reset your LG TV without knowing the password. In case you’ve forgotten the password, here are the steps to factory reset the LG TV password without the 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 get a notification as you have changed the password.

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

How to Reset LG TV With a Remote

[1] To view the Menu, press the Home button on the LG TV remote.

[2] From that, find the Settings option and click on it.

[3] Then, click on the General option.

[4] Under the General section, scroll down and select Factory Reset.

[5] To confirm the reset, tap Yes and enter the TV password (0000 or 1234) to reset your LG TV to factory default.


How to restart LG TV with the remote?

Press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons on your remote for 12- 15 seconds until the LG TV gets rebooted. Release the button when you see the LG TV logo on your screen.

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