hard reset LG smart TV

Hard Reset of the LG Smart TV

The LG Smart TV is a great pioneer into 3D entertainment and makes for great viewing. It has a sleek design, and appealing look, and is available in various sizes.

The 42, 47, and 55-inch screens make home entertainment engaging. It has a spectacular LED display that makes images crystal-clear with its Full HD 1080p resolution.

However, we all have our preferences and you may decide to reset the TV to your desired standards, so it is good to know how to do hard reset your LG Smart TV.

How to do Hard reset on LG Smart TV?

You can hard reset LG Smart TV by pressing Home, which will enable you to access the Home menu. On the Magic Motion remote are navigation buttons that will help you to scroll to the Set Up option where you will press Enter.

Next, press the navigation buttons again, scroll to Option, and press Enter. You will find the Smart TV Setting at the bottom of the list of options. Highlight it and then press Enter. Next, locate the command bar with the Reset Tab among the options at the top.

Press Reset and scroll to the particular setting or option that you want. After choosing the desired settings, select Confirm to finalize your reset and then press Enter.

You have now reset your LG Smart TV. To return to the previous menu, press Back and when you are finished, press Exit.

You can automatically adjust and optimize TV audio. When the Smart Sound Mode is enabled, the Clear Voice II, Virtual Surround, and Sound Mode are automatically adjusted.

To do this, press the Smart button on the remote, then go to Smart Mode, this optimizes the TV to the selected sound mode, which can be Standard, Music, Sport, or Cinema. After this, select Close. It is important to note that when Clear Voice II is on, Virtual Surround is not available.

66 thoughts on “Hard Reset of the LG Smart TV

  1. Nctrojanhorse

    If you need to reset the tv to original, factory presets but don’t have/remember the password. Go to any screen that asks for the password, hit the mute button 3 times. Another password box appears with asking for a 6 digit password. It is 129472. After entering this code you are asked to enter a new password. After entering a new 4 digit password you can then go ahead and go to settings and initial setup to do the hard reset. This is straight from LG customer support.

    1. Dean Jackson

      you are a star mate , thank you

    2. Chris

      Thanks for that! It was more helpful than the crappy and irrelevant article and exactly what I needed for resetting password instead of resetting the whole TV. Thank you.

    3. jannmarr

      Greetings where i can find that on 42lb5820 smart tv i want to reset it from its original software .Because the 3D system is not working on its latest software . Please Help me thanks

    4. a

      thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!

    5. JOSE LUIS


    6. JOSE LUIS

      gracias amigo ya pude eres el mejor

    7. charles dickens

      it’s a beautiful thing when someone actually posts a helpful comment instead of just saying they’re experiencing the same issues

    8. Raikoei

      Thank you so much!!! I try many ways,only your way is clean!!!perfectly!!!

    9. T

      Thank you thank you thank you…..I’ve searched and searched….this did it

  2. Nick Pachevski

    You are great mate!!! You save me a lot of work!!! Thanks!!!

  3. Nick Pachevski

    Thanks for that! You are great mate!


    Hallo guys i have new LG LED TV and my kids put a password and i don’t remember someones can help me do unlock?
    Model: 49LB551T-TC

  5. claudio

    Hi, may be you could help me! I bought last week a 47lb6500 and it has used 4.12gb of 4.3gb. I tried to uninstall all the preinstalled apps but nothing has changed.
    Do you know if a hard reset could free space in the disk?

  6. vladimir

    Guys, i need help. On the security panel i block all the applications and now i cant enter the main menu for set up or anything. Should i do factory reset and if i should, how. Thanx.

  7. vladimir

    Guys, i blocked all the applications in the security menu and now i cant enter Home menu. How i can do factory reset?

  8. Luis Lopez

    Mi smart TV lg 42LB5800 doesn’t allow to control by remote device, I can’t change volume, channel, go to smart tv, access by TVControl App, nothing works just turn on/ off with power button how can I reset it if can control it, warranty is due since may 2015, please help!!!

  9. Daniel

    I have an issue with a 55LB5800 where the remote doesn’t affect the TV at all. I’ve changed the batteries and made certain nothing obstructs the IR receiver on the TV. The joystick under the TV does nothing either. I have to unplug the TV to turn it off. I can’t access Home to perform the hard reset. Any ideas before I call in a technician?

  10. Annibale

    i’ve tried on LA 55LA970V, but don’t work, other solution? Thanks

  11. selahdin

    thank u Nctrojanhorse

  12. Nate Cain

    I have a 50pg20c that I need to factory reset please help

  13. michael

    hi i have a LG 55LB700v TV is there a way to reset this as my mother has carelessly forgotten the passcode and with out it i cant reset it

  14. Mirwais

    I have turned on kaylock on my LG TV,now i forgot my password i cant change the channels…..
    Please Some One Help Me
    Please Please Please
    Product :42CS461

  15. Felipe

    42le5500 esqueci a senha e não consigo redefinir. Alguém que entenda e possa ajudar? Desde já agradeco

  16. Tina

    HELP, we have the 55in LG 3D smart tv and out son was pressing buttons on the tv itself because he thinks he is grown, I have no idea what button he pushed but the tv will come on and show “LF LIFE IS BETTER’ and then just go to a black screen?????????? How can I get the mode back on cable or get it to bring up the menu to view the settings? We have unplaugged EVERYTHING hoping that would restart it but no luck. Can we do a master reset since nothing is appearing on the screen???????????????? Feel free to email me directly at : tinamanley2010@yahoo.com

  17. james

    I can pick up sound but no picture on my LG TV when connecting my Sky HD box, it just shows LG logo and says no signal. It was working ok the day before and had not touched or changed anything?
    model 42ld790-ZA

  18. Kamshare

    Hi – I have a problem with my TV. Audio is working but Video is not working. When I turnon TV I can see TV is on and a blank screen. Is this something fixable easily or not. Is this a Firmware issue ? HOME SCREEN is not coming up. Please help.

  19. Kamshare

    Hi – I have an LG47G2 TV. When I turn on the TV Audio is working but not Video. Screen is blank and I can see light in the back ground. Is this easy to fix or something that has to be done by the service person. I doubt if this could be due to firmware reasons and wondering if we this is a firmware issue. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank You.

  20. hikerguy

    I was having a problem getting my TV to do ANYTHING. It suddenly locked up one night on the clock screen (the screen you see when it first boots up) and I couldn’t get ANY keys on the remote to work.

    I took out the MOBO, baked it at 275 for 15 minutes and viola, it works now!

    A word of caution. There is a plastic piece that covers the HDMI and USB inputs on the MOBO. Pop that off or it will melt (as mine did lol). It didn’t melt completely, but it did melt to the point where it’s unusable. I have to contact LG for a replacement. They should give it to me for free for the poor design/QA.

  21. soni randhawa

    Hi ..I can’t use any USB or memory card..it says application has stopped working …I called cc n thy say USB is corrupted ..I chngd it with d new one ..it still dsnt work…wht shud I do

  22. Allen Arellano

    mi tv se apago y ahora solo queda en el logo de lg y no pasa como si el software estuviese dañado o la tarjeta se bloqueo

  23. Ambari

    Oh my god!!! Thank you very much for this article…its work for my LED 32LN5100

  24. Ambari

    Thsnk you very much….its works for my LED 32LN5100

  25. Mai

    Hi. I would just like to ask if desetting my LG smRt tv will bring back all the channels I lost during the thunderstorm? I checked the outket and cables wven retuned the tv. Still nothing. Help!

  26. Daniel

    I bought a LG apparently is a commercial model LV555H now I want to use it at home but I can’t. How can I do a hard factory reset

  27. Daniel

    Help! Have a LV555H checked online is a commercial TV cannot use it at home how can I do master reset

  28. Jayvee

    hi Nctrojanhorse – it worked well with my LG LED TV 32″

  29. Vie Sophia

    Thanks a lot… it works well on my LG LED TV 32″ Model 32LF550A-TE

  30. Elizabeth

    I want to reset my tv

  31. Paul

    I can’t get YouTube just keeps comin up with network error 3 and I need the safety pin to take apps lock off I’ve got the 49 UB850v-zd can ya help me mate

  32. Magda

    hi i have a LG LED 55 Smart TV is there a way to reset this as my mother has carelessly forgotten the password and with out it i cant reset it

  33. tyler

    Brutally tnx! it works.. LG sites sucks! i’ve been looking for it for so damn long.. ’til i found this site. I wont buy LG products anymore!!!

  34. LG Tv

    can’t do a factory reset . old android LG tv No Access to the TV settings is there another way to reset my TV . I was hoping there is a pin hole to reset tv like other devices do. TV got a bug.

  35. babbit

    take that tv to the LG electronics service center or call the local repair service

  36. Marcin

    Hello, I’m having issues with my LG 49UF6490-UB. The volume randomly cuts for a few seconds then starts again. I also can not open advanced settings or the notifications tabs. I tried to factory reset already but it did not help. Any suggestions?

  37. SER

    Why then clear the navigation channel settings must be reset LED LG

  38. brandy

    MY tv is jacked. I can’t do a factory reset because when I do it says “unfortunately settings has stopped” I can’t even watch tv because when I click on the screen to make the screen bigger it says “unfortunately home as stopped” and I can’t even access input to change inputs because it says “unfortunately one way remote has stopped” Can anyone help me? My email is brandonandbrandyw@yahoo.com

    1. Admin Post author

      hello Brandy. It is look like program has error. I think your best solution is call to service center. thanks

  39. Alex

    Can you factory reset an LG smart tv without the magic motion or wand remote ?? I use an app on my cellphone (iPhone) please contact me

  40. Tanya Tomblin

    does anyone know how to factory reset my lg tv wothout a remote and without seeing the screen…?? my son turned the brightness all the way down and i cant see a thing… plz help

  41. ru fu

    OK. Weirdest thing: the quick settings button only brings up the circle graphic with the x in it and none of the quick settings options shows up underneath. I need to access the settings.

  42. roland

    hey guys ive got a problem with my lg 42lm620s tv when i try to turn it on all it does is the light flashing on the tv does any1 kno why this is? the tv turns on sometimes but not all the time.

  43. Mark Stephenson

    Hi mate, Got back from work today (Xmas eve) to find my 1.5 yr old 55LB700V LG tv won’t go past the welcome screen. Had to rush out and buy a new TV as I can’t go through Xmas day watching a 28″ tv. Question is is their anything I can do or do I need an engineer to come and fix it? Foaming as the TV is immaculate. Cheers.

  44. Smithe604

    Hey very nice blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your website and take the feeds alsoI am happy to find a lot of useful info here in the post, we need work out more techniques in this regard, thanks for sharin

  45. hatas

    Hello all,

    is anyone able to help me with my issue, please?

    I just tried to update firmware on my LG TV 55UG870V-ZA by manual method (download firmware file from LG website and extract it to USB flash drive into “LG_DTV” folder). Everything seemed good, so after update completed, TV was restarted and after restart only strange flashing screen without any normal image… In this moment I can only turn off TV…

    Before fw update, my version was 2.xx.xx and I try to update 4.05.45 …

    Is any way how to fix it? Some factory default or restore previous fw version from some service menu…

    Many thanks, I am desperate from this 🙁

  46. Zachary moose

    I have a 55in LG smart tv ultra HD 55uf6450

    And it is stuck in the startup phase with the three dots and the here we go screen.
    Nothing seems to be working. I need help

  47. Ualreadyknoww

    eh,…the filthy is every where online No thanks to the fat KAT of no Hollywood (the bad side of known holes)

  48. Reesa

    This did not work for me. Bummer….


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