How to Restart LG Smart TV [With & Without Remote]

How to Restart LG Smart TV

Like Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV is the best smart TV to stream content in high quality. It comes with a separate store called LG Content Store, with which you can download popular apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Sling TV, Disney Plus, and much more. You can AirPlay on LG TV of select models if you consider saving some storage. Though LG Smart TVs are popular and reliable, sometimes you might encounter issues like frozen or lagging issues. In these cases, the device misbehaves and will take time to load the apps or content. Restarting the device will help you fix up this issue. The article will show you how to restart LG Smart TV in quick steps.

How to Restart LG Smart TV

Here are the different ways to restart your LG smart TV and this will effortlessly fix up any issues you face with the device.

Restart LG TV With a Remote

Note: Reboot button is not available on the LG smart TV remote.

[1] On your LG remote, press the Home button.

How to Restart LG Smart TV- press home button

[2] Navigate to the Settings menu.

[3] Select the General option, followed to that select Reset.

[4] Follow the on-screen prompt and select Confirm button for all warnings that pops-up on the screen.

[5] Finally, enter your TV’s password, and your LG smart TV will begin to restart.

Restart LG Smart TV Without a Remote

If your remote does not work or you lost it, you can easily restart or reboot the TV with the following steps.

[1] On your TV panel, press and hold the Power button for about 10 seconds. You will find it on the side or bottom of the panel. This will restart the TV. If not, try the next step.

press power button

[2] With the Joystick-like panel control, go to the Menu option and select the Settings option.

[3] Under the General menu, select Reset and click on Confirm.

[4] Provide your TV’s password and tap Start.

[5] The LG Smart TV will start the restarting process.

The other way to restart the TV without a remote is to unplug the power cable from the power outlet. Now, press and hold the power button for one minute. Then plug the cable back in, and this will power cycle your LG smart TV.

Restart LG Smart TV Without Password

When you forget the password, then this method will help in restarting the LG smart TV.

[1] Using your remote, go to Menu and select the Settings menu.

[2] Select Advanced Settings and click on the Safety option.

[3] Locate the Reset Password and press the Channel Up twice.

[4] Next to that, press Channel Down and Channel Up. This is a secret built-in code designed to help the users when they forget passwords.

[5] When the dialogue box appears, enter 0325 or 0313.

[6] In the safety dialogue box, enter 0000.

[7] The new password will reset, and using the new password, you can restart your LG smart TV.

Rebooting the Operating System

Sometimes there will be an issue in the operating system (OS) that results in freezing or experiencing issues. In this case, restarting or rebooting will not work out. Here are the steps which will ensure resetting the TV and OS.

[1] On your remote controller, press and hold the Volume and Power Keys for 12 seconds.

[2] Take your hand from the button when the LG boot-up logo appears on the screen.

[3] When you see it, it means the TV and OS software are rebooted successfully.

Restarting for Update

In many cases, the LG smart TV will automatically be restarted once it completes updating. However, you can do it manually, and the restarting steps are the same.

Follow the steps to update your TV.

  • Press the Start or Home button.
  • Select Settings >> Click All Settings option.
  • Then, choose the General menu.
  • Click About This TV.
  • If any update is available, click Confirm.
  • Wait until the TV gets updated.

Restart Apps on LG Smart TV

  • Long press the Home button on your remote to get the apps that are currently running on your TV.
  • Select the app you want to reboot, and you will see the X icon above the app.
  • Click on the X icon, and this will close the app.
Click  X icon
  • If you want to stream the app, re-launch the app again.


How do I soft reset my LG TV?

Just press and hold the Menu and Volume Down buttonĀ for 12 seconds, and this will reset the LG smart TV.

How do I reset my LG Smart TV without a remote?

Press the power button on your TV for 12-15 seconds.

Why is my LG TV not responding to the remote?

Replace the batteries or remove the batteries from the compartment and replace it back in.