Modern TVs have many features that at first glance seem difficult to use. This is true of every modern TV brand, from Samsung to LG TV. The biggest difficulties usually arise for those who haven’t used a Smart TV before and have just purchased it. For example, if you’ve just purchased a new LG Smart TV, you’re unlikely to be able to immediately understand the principle of its work. You may find it difficult even if you’ve previously used a similarly high-tech model, but of another brand.
However, if you take the time to study all the features of your newly purchased device and get used to it, you can enjoy all the fantastic features that LG smart TVs offer. This is critical because without this kind of experience, if necessary, you won’t even be able to change the playback source of your Smart TV, and this is critical. However, once you understand this, you’ll be able to progress to a level where you’ll only be able to install various applications. You’ll be able to connect your TV to many other devices and stream your favorite content to it.
How to change source on your LG TV
As mentioned above, being able to use the features of your TV opens up a lot of possibilities that go far beyond watching regular channels or content from streaming platforms. If you learn how to configure the source on your Smart TV, you can use it as a platform to watch everything from movies from various media to home videos you’ve shot on your phone.
Of course, this is all possible only if the media and devices you want to use are compatible with your Smart TV. Next, you’ll learn how to achieve the desired result, as well as how to use this feature to its full potential. Maybe you’ll discover the use of such settings, which you haven’t even thought of before.
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How to choose source with your remote controller
Before you start setting up the input on your LG Smart TV, make sure that your TV remote control is OK. The thing is, at the moment, it’s impossible to change the input settings on your LG TV without a remote control device, even if you’re able to control the TV without it. So it’s critical that you have the remote control with you. Once you’re sure it’s working properly, you need to do the following steps:
- First, of course, you need to turn on your LG Smart TV.
- Next, if you aren’t on the Home screen using the remote, go to it.
- In the upper right corner of your screen will be the Inputs menu. Using your remote control, select it and go there.
- Once you’ve done this, you’ll see a list of all the devices connected to your TV. Select the input you wish to use.
- Confirm your choice using the remote control.
As you can see, the selection process is very easy. Once you’ve done it, you’ll hardly ever have trouble selecting an input again. However, sometimes it happens that the desired source isn’t on the list. In such a case, read the paragraph below.
What can prevent you from using source you need
Probably everyone, who often changes sources on Smart TV, had faced a situation when the desired source isn’t on the list. However, don’t get upset in such cases. Usually, the reason for this doesn’t lie inside the TV itself. In most cases, it can be explained by the fact that the source you need is most likely not properly connected to the input.
For this reason, before you take any action, you should first make sure that the device and the TV are properly connected. If you’re sure that you’ve connected everything correctly and the device isn’t on the list, you should check if the device is charged or if it needs to be plugged in. Sometimes the device also needs to be rebooted and only then will the connection be established properly. You can also try to restart the TV itself. Sometimes it also comes to the ridiculous and users forget to turn on the desired device, so please take this into account.
Once you’re sure everything is OK with the connected devices, open the “Inputs” menu again. If you’ve done everything correctly, the TV should recognize the external device. It’s also common among newer LG TVs to have an auto-detection feature in the menu. If the previous tips didn’t work for you, you can try using them. Well, if you still can’t select the device you want, then the best option for you would be to ask for help from the support team.
How to rename input on LG Smart TV
Often, users have to spend time trying to remember which slot their computer is connected to. To avoid this kind of confusion, the input you need, like any other available on your TV, can be renamed. For the sake of convenience, most LG smart TVs allow you to rename the inputs to make your life easier. If you do it once, you’ll never have to think about the difference between HDMI 1 and HDMI 3 again. Such a seemingly simple and convenient feature, but relatively few people know about it. You can do it in just a few seconds. Here’s how:
- First, turn on your LG TV.
- Next, on the remote control, press the Input button.
- When the menu opens, select All Inputs.
- Among the available inputs, select the one you want to rename. The option to rename the input will then appear to the right of it.
- Once you’ve renamed the input, return to the Home screen.
In addition to the name, in this menu, you’ll see an option to change the icon for that input. Many users prefer this option because they find it easier to recognize an entrance by its icon rather than its name. Try both to see which one is more convenient for you.
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How to delete an input on your LG TV
There are times when large families have problems with TV inputs. This is because each member of the family uses a different source to watch their favorite TV show. The kids might use Roku and the parents might use Firestick, and sometimes there are too many sources. Even though you now know exactly how to rename the inputs on your LG Smart TV, you also need to know how to get rid of them. To do that, you need to:
- Turn on your LG TV and open the Home screen using the remote.
- Next, in the upper right corner of the screen, open the Inputs menu.
- Select an input that you’re no longer using.
- Click on Delete with the remote control.
- Confirm the deletion of the input.
It’s helpful to clear the list of unneeded inputs from time to time. This will keep your TV feeling easy to use. Remember, if you ever change your mind, you can always reconnect this input to your LG TV.