LG Smart TV is one of the devices with built-in Bluetooth 5.0. However, many users reported that Bluetooth is not working on their LG TVs. It occurs if there is an issue with the Bluetooth-enabled device, interference, or the TV itself. In this section, we have explained the fixes you can try when you face problems pairing a Bluetooth device with an LG TV.
Why is Bluetooth Not Working on LG TV
If your LG TV is not pairing with any device via Bluetooth, it is because of the following reasons.
|The Bluetooth setting is not turned on.
|Ensure your device is in pairing mode.
|LG TV may be already paired with another Bluetooth device.
|Unpair and re-pair the device.
|The distance between the LG TV and the Bluetooth device is too far.
|Keep the Bluetooth device close to the TV.
|Technical errors may affect the Bluetooth functionality.
|Restart the LG Smart TV.
Update the LG TV firmware.
Reset the LG Smart TV.
|The Bluetooth device has insufficient charge.
|Charge the Bluetooth device.
|Interference of 2.4GHz WiFi signals.
|Keep your device a little away from the WiFi router.
How to Fix Bluetooth Not Working on LG Smart TV
Follow these useful techniques if Bluetooth is not working on your LG TV.
Turn On Bluetooth
Make sure you turn on the Bluetooth feature on your LG Smart TV. In the latest models of LG Smart TV, the Bluetooth feature is enabled by default. If you have an older model LG TV, you need to turn it on manually.
If you want to connect Bluetooth headphones to your LG TV, double-check whether the device is in pairing mode.
Check the Bluetooth Version
Before connecting any Bluetooth devices to your LG TV, check whether the Bluetooth version of that particular device is up to date. In the LG Smart TVs with the latest webOS (webOS 11), the Bluetooth version is BT 5.0.
Though Bluetooth 5.0 is backward-compatible, you will have some issues while pairing Bluetooth 4.0 or lower devices to your LG Smart TV. We suggest you use only Bluetooth 5.0 devices on your LG Smart TV.
Keep the Bluetooth Device in Close Range
The average range of two Bluetooth devices with 5.0 must be within 10 meters. The maximum Bluetooth connectivity range for LG Smart TV will vary depending on the obstacles between the devices. Move the Bluetooth device closer to an LG TV as much as possible for a better signal. The shorter the distance, the stronger the Bluetooth signal.
Pairing Mode Issues
This is a common mistake made by LG TV users. Getting the devices into the pairing mode is the first step to establishing a Bluetooth connection. If you fail, your LG Smart won’t detect the BT device.
Make sure that the BT device is in pairing mode. When you have bugs in your device, it can also forbid you from pairing it. If so, you must restart or reset the BT device to clear this issue.
Disable Quick Start+
Many people claimed that turning off the Quick Start+ resolves Bluetooth disconnection problems. We tried this trick, and it worked well.
1. Press the Settings key on the LG Magic Remote.
2. Click All Settings and select General.
3. Select System and click Additional Settings.
4. Toggle the Quick Start+ switch and turn it OFF.
Unpair and Repair the BT Device
You might experience some glitches while paring the Bluetooth device. Sometimes, the Bluetooth device will not pair at all. In this case, you have to disconnect the Bluetooth device and reconnect it again.
1. Go to Settings on the LG Smart TV.
2. Select Sound and click on Sound Out from the Settings page.
3. Then, click the Use Wireless Speaker option.
4. From the menu, select Bluetooth Device and click Delete Registered Device.
Next, enable the pairing mode on the Bluetooth device. Go back to Bluetooth settings and pair your device with the LG TV.
Move Away the Device from Interference
Since the WiFi router, USB-3, and USB-C devices emit 2.4GHz signals, which can interfere with Bluetooth. If your Bluetooth device is near these devices, you might experience pairing issues. Keep your device a little away so it won’t get affected by a 2.4GHz frequency interference.
Check the Compatibility
To connect a smartphone, PC, or gaming console to your LG TV, you should rely on WiFi or HDMI, not Bluetooth. The following are the compatible Bluetooth devices that you can easily connect with your LG Smart TV.
- Gaming Controllers
Note: You can check our guide to connect the keyboard to an LG TV if necessary.
Restart the LG Smart TV
There are two ways to restart your LG Smart TV. One is with the LG TV remote and one with the power cable. Using the LG Smart TV remote, long-press the Power and the Volume Down buttons simultaneously until you see the LG logo. When you see the LG logo, it represents that your device is rebooted.
Secondly, you can restart the LG TV using physical buttons. Turn off the TV by pressing the physical power button on the LG TV. Unplug the TV from the power source and keep it idle for more than five minutes. Turn on the LG TV and check whether the Bluetooth issue is fixed.
Update LG Smart TV
If you use the older webOS version on your LG Smart TV, you will experience pairing devices via Bluetooth. To fix it, you must update your LG Smart TV.
1. Go to Settings on the LG Smart TV.
2. Scroll down and select All Settings.
3. Click on General from the settings page.
4. Select About this TV.
5. If a new update is available, it will be notified under the TV.
6. Click Download and Install to update the TV.
7. After the update, you will not have Bluetooth pairing issues on your LG TV.
Factory Reset LG Smart TV
When you factory reset the LG Smart TV, the complete account details and the settings that you have customized will be removed. After resetting your device, you must register all your Bluetooth devices again to your TV.
1. Go to the home screen on the LG TV.
2. Click the Settings icon to get the LG TV Settings page.
3. Select General from the Settings page.
4. Hit Reset to Initial Settings.
5. Enter your TV’s 4-digit PIN and hit OK.
Now, you have successfully reset the LG Smart TV.
After the reset, pair the BT device to your LG TV. The issue is with the LG TV hardware if it is not pairing. To fix hardware issues, you can contact LG Support.
Contact LG Support
If you can’t fix the issue with the above steps, you can seek guidance from the LG support center. Technical experts will guide you in resolving the issue. Follow their guidelines to eliminate the problems with the Bluetooth connection.
The Bluetooth option will be greyed out if none of the BT devices is paired to your LG Smart TV. Pair a BT device with your LG TV to make it disappear.
Go to Sound Settings on your LG TV. Select Sound Out and disconnect the device that you have paired already. Later, pair a new device. From now on, you can listen to audio on the Bluetooth-paired device.
Yes. Bluetooth transmitter is available for LG TVs. You can use this adapter to pair a BT device to an LG TV.