How to unlock LG TV without a remote?

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Written By Dinu Sri

Dr H. T. D. S. Madusanka is an electronic expert with 10 years of experience, involved in the research and development of SMART HOME systems.

Do you want to know how to unlock the LG TV without a remote? LG TV users are desperately looking for solutions to fix the unlocking problem and are searching the internet for it. 

Read this article until the end and get the possible solution. Also must check out which one is the most suitable for you. 

So, let’s get started.

Steps To unlock LG TV without a remote

Here I will tell you how you can unlock the television without remote help. 

Step 1- Check the manual

Every TV comes with a set of Manual guides. So if anything happens to you, open the manual and locate the Lock or privacy option. If you are able to find then follow the given instructions or call the technician. 

Step 2- Reset Your LG TV

One of the coolest ways to unlock LG TV without a remote is resetting LG TV. So, hold the LG power button for at least 5 seconds, and it will automatically restart your TV.

Step 3- Buy Universal Remote

If the above two methods don’t work for you, then buying a universal remote can help you resolve the issue. 

What if LG TV Key Locked?

If LG TV is key locked mistakenly by your side, then don’t worry. Following are the best methods that can resolve your issues quickly. 

Rebooting the LG television

Rebooting is the best and safest option to fix the front panel access lock and parental lock without a remote. To perform the rebooting in television, here are the steps that you need to follow:

Step 1- First, unplug the television from the main switch and let it sit untouched for 5 minutes. 

Step 2- Switch on the TV after 5 minutes and if the lock is still there, turn it off overnight. 

Step 3- After that, press and hold onto the TV’s power button for a few seconds.

Step 4- Your TV will be rebooted, and the FPA will be removed. 

Perform a soft reset

If your remote is misplaced and you can’t locate it, you need to perform a soft reset to remove the lock from your LGTV. This is the primary and quickest method I have collected and worked on in many cases. 

Step1- Locate the ‘OK’ or ‘Enter’ button on the TV panel.

Step2- Hold the button for at least 5 seconds.

Step3- it will initiate the soft reset, and your TV’s setting will be reset and set to default. 

However, if this method isn’t helpful for you, you can try Hard Reset. 

Performing Hard Reset 

Step1- Unplug the TV from the main switch and put the television on a soft surface.

Step2- Remove the screw from the back panel of the TV and lift the back panel.

Step3- Locate the battery panel in the TV and try to remove them with necessary precautions as they are delicate and essential parts of the TV.

Step4- Once the battery panel is removed, place it in a safe place and leave it there for a few minutes before putting it back. 

Reset with the help of the LGTV app

LGTVs are coming with new models, and you can install the LGTV app with the help of the apple app store. In addition, you can download the compatible remote model online and install them on your phone to run the TV. 

Step1- Turn on the TV and choose the LGTV App.

Step2- Select the LGTV that you are using.

Step3- Scan for the nearby devices and connect with your LGTV.

After getting the remotes access, you need to go to the setting and open the lock feature. Then, select the lock feature and unlock your LGTV. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the 4 digit code to reset the LGTV?

To reset the television, you must insert the 4 digit code. There are few universal remote codes for LGTV like 1002, 1004, 1005, 1014. 

How to factory reset the LGTV?

First, you need to press the start button and click on the gear icon that you will find on the top right section. Select General> Reset to the default settings. After that, your TV will be restarted, and you need to select the language and other options to start the TV. 

Factory reset will remove all your saved settings from the TV, and you need to select the language and other options again. 

Will universal remote work with LG Smart TV?

Universal remotes are compatible with every TV. However, you need to set the remote according to the television first. Then, after pairing the universal remote, you can operate the television with the remote efficiently. 

How to activate the universal remote?

To activate the universal remote with the LGTV, follow these methods:

  • Power ON the device and the LGTV.
  • Insert the batteries in the remote and point it towards the TV.
  • Press and release the right button to connect the device.
  • After that, press the power button of the TV and the device button together. 

Tips and tricks to unlock the LGTV

  • Make sure that you pull the plug of the TV at the time of reboot.
  • Use new batteries in the universal remote to connect with the TV.
  • Place the battery panel safely on a smooth surface and clean it before reinstalling them in the TV. 
  • Keep the screws in a box so that you can find them quickly at the time of placing the back panel.

Final Thoughts 

In the end, I would say that the above points will help you unlock your LG TV without harming any of its software or hardware. However, if you are unable to unlock it, contact the customer service of LG and ask them for a suitable solution, or you can check out the YouTube video to understand the solution. 

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