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How to Reset an LG TV Back to Factory Settings

Last Updated Aug 18, 2022
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LG is one of the most popular TV manufacturers because they have innovative sleek designs, and you can find an LG TV at many price points. However, there are situations where you might need to factory reset your LG TV two factory settings and start over. Fortunately, getting your LG TV back to factory settings is easy and will only consume a few minutes of your time.

You can use the settings on your TV to reset your device back to factory settings. Turn on the TV, navigate your settings, and confirm your factory reset.

Continue reading to learn everything you need about resetting your LG TV to factory settings, and we’ll walk you through the process. We will also discuss the situations where a factory reset is appropriate or necessary.

How to Factory Reset an LG TV

Resetting your LG TV back to factory settings will only take up a few minutes of your time and is not a complicated process. Follow these steps to get your TV back to how it was when you initially purchased it from the store.

  1. Grab your LG remote and press the smart button.
  2. Locate the settings menu in the upper right-hand corner of your TV.
  3. After you enter the settings menu, click on General.
  4. Once in the general menu, you can click reset to initial settings, and your TV will restart.

Depending on why you factory reset your LG TV, you can either put your new settings or leave it at its factory settings after the restart.

Can You Factory Reset an LG TV if You Lose the Password?

Fortunately, even if you’ve lost your password, you can still factory reset your LG TV. This method is extremely handy if you just bought the TV from someone else and need to reset it or don’t remember your password. Follow these steps to reset your LG TV to factory settings without your password.

  1. Use your remote and open up your settings menu in the upper right-hand corner of the screen after you open up your TV’s menu.
  2. Scroll through your settings menu until you find the advanced settings tab and select this section.
  3. Once you’re in the advanced setting tab of your LG TV, you’ll need to Scroll down to the safety tab.
  4. Within the safety tab, you’ll find an option to reset your password. Scroll over this option without clicking on it.
  5. While hovering over this button, use your remote to hit the channel up button twice, the channel down button once, then the channel up button one more time.
  6. Another dialog box will pop up after you do this, prompting you to enter a code. Enter the code 0313 and press enter.
  7. When the next box appears after submitting that code, you can type the code 0000 in the new box.
  8. After these codes are entered, your LG TV will direct you to a screen that will prompt you to change your password.
  9. After you change your password, you can go through the standard factory reset method discussed in the previous section.

Many people purchase a used LG TV with the former owner’s password still input into the device, and they don’t realize that they can still factory reset the TV. These steps allow you to change the password without knowing what the previous one was so that you can go through the reset process and input all of your new information.

When to Factory Reset Your LG TV

There are several situations where you need to factory reset your LG TV. Sometimes this factory reset is the last resort, and sometimes it’s the first thing you should do when you get the TV. The following are different scenarios where you might want to factory reset your LG TV.

  • When you purchase an LG TV from another person, all their information is still on the device.
  • When you want to sell your LG TV, you need to factory reset it so other people can’t access your information.
  • If your LG TV is experiencing technical issues that can’t resolve with any other method, you can try factory resetting it to resolve your problem.

These situations are common reasons people want to factory reset their LG TVs. Fortunately, no matter your reason for factory resetting the LG TV, it will only take a few minutes. The more time-consuming portion of this situation would be inputting your new information after the reset.

Final Thoughts

Restoring your LG TV to factory settings is easy whether or not you have the passcode to the TV. For example, if you upgrade your LG TV and want to sell your older model, you should factory reset the device too quickly to get rid of your personal information. This procedure makes things easier for you and the person who buys your TV because it will be easier for them to input their information on a device set to factory settings.

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