How To Reset LG Smart TV To Factory Settings? [Stepwise Guide]

Resetting your LG Smart TV is a good option to fix so many common issues with your LG TV. There are plenty of situations (I will explain later in this post) when you need to reset your LG Smart Tv.

Here are the quick steps you can follow to reset your LG TV:

Factory Reset in LG WebOS TV

1: On your LG TV Remote, Press the Smart home button

2: Then click on the gear icon and then click on General

3: Click on Reset to Initial Settings.

Note: It will take a few minutes to restart your LG TV. After that, you have to set up language, country, and internet connection on your LG TV. (Follow the on-screen instructions)

Why do I need to reset my LG Smart TV to factory settings?

How to hard reset your LG Smart TV

Some of you will be confused about Hard Reset Words. Don’t worry I am here to help you in-depth. Doing hard resetting your LG Smart TV will bring your tv into the mode of a brand new tv.

Like when you bought a tv the very first time, it was not settled at all so you had to do all the basic steps by yourself. Right?

So if you factory reset your TV it will bring your tv in the same condition as brand new. You can use the resetting process on your LG TV if:

1. LG TV keeps restarting or disconnecting

You can perform a factory reset on your LG Smart TV if your tv keeps restarting or turning off automatically. Or you keep disconnecting to a streaming device or your WIFI.

2. You have brought a USED TV

If you purchased a used LG TV from another person you need to factory reset it to erase all the settings and customization and set it up on your own network, configuration, or other settings.

3. LG Smart Tv won’t connect to WIFI

If your TV is not connecting to the internet (WIFI) then performing a factory reset might help you to solve the problem.

In case, if this does not work then check your WIFI router.

4. LG TV is working after the update

You might face an issue with your TV after an update. LG TV regularly releases its update for software so there might be some chances that after a recent update your tv not working properly.

In that case, a factory reset can help you to solve the issue completely.

5. Unable to download Apps

If you are trying to download apps on your LG TV but failed to do so a factory reset can fix the problem. It’s a common issue and can be easily fixed by resetting your TV.

What is the difference between Hard Reset & Soft Reset?

The main difference between a hard reset and a soft reset is when you do a hard reset you have to do work with hardware or make changes in hardware, whereas a soft reset means you can change settings by your remote only. 

Press the Menu or power or setting button for 10 seconds. It will change the basic settings like audio and picture quality or any customized colors to the default color, but it will not bring your TV to factory mode. 

But in a hard reset, you have to follow the proper steps, and it will change every change you made by yourself and bring your LG Tv into factory mode. 

Steps to factory reset your LG Smart TV

Follow the simple steps for hard resetting your LG Smart TV to Factory Settings.

1. Simply Turn on the LG TV

2. Go to the TV menu options by pressing the home button on the remote. 

3. Click on Settings (Gear icon) and find the General Option

Factory reset LG Smart TV

4. Drop down the menu until you find Reset to the initial Settings option. It will take a few minutes to complete the process and restart.

Factory reset LG Smart TV

5. After the restart, set up your language and select your country.

6. Allow your Location so you can have access to apps and streaming content designed for your country.

7. Now select your Internet option.

8. Now follow the on-screen instructions and enter your information carefully.

How to Soft reset your LG Smart TV to Factory Settings

Follow these steps to do a soft reset:

1. Hold the OK button for 10 seconds on your TV remote.

2. It will start processing to reset.

3. Hold the Menu button on the remote and it will ask for a password. 

4. Type the password and tap on the ok button. 

5. Once the process will be done you have successfully done it. 


It is not difficult to reset your LG TV to factory settings. You need to follow the above-given steps carefully to complete the task.

A factory reset is needed when you are facing issues with your TV like, your LG TV not working, or won’t connect to the internet, being unable to download apps or your TV keeps restarting.

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I am sure after reading this article some questions will come to mind. So I have picked some of the common questions in the FAQs

Does LG TV have a reset button?

No, there is not any dedicated button available on the LG TV remote but you get the OK button on the remote by pressing it for 10 seconds will help you to do a soft reset. 

Can I Reset My LG TV Without Remote?

There are slight chances by pressing the power button on the TV for 10 seconds, you get the option. You can try it from there. 

Will it damage my TV if I hard reset my LG TV?

No, It will not damage your TV at all. This function is provided by companies only so it’s available for doing this.

How to reboot my LG Smart Tv?

Rebooting or hard resetting LG TV, the procedure is the same. So take a look at the above steps again.

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