How to Change Input on LG Smart TV

How to Change Input on LG TV

New LG TV users might find little difficult to use until they get familiar with all the options and features. Like other Smart TVs, LG TV also provides you with multiple input HDMI and USB ports to connect with external devices like Firestick, Roku, Chromecast, and more. You have to change the input connection on your LG Smart TV with or without the remote. After changing the TV input, you can watch and enjoy your favorite shows on LG TV.

How to Change the Input on LG TV with Remote

[1] Power on your LG Smart TV.

[2] Navigate to the Home Screen on your TV and press the Input button on the TV remote.

Press Input button

[3] Choose All Inputs from the menus to open the available input options.

Select All Inputs to change input on LG TV

[4] Now you will see the list of all the connected devices on your TV screen.

[5] You have to choose the Input which you want to stream.

[6] Finally, click Confirm option.

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How to Change the Default Input on LG TV Manually

Whenever your TV remote is not working properly, you can also use the LG TV buttons to change the input without the need for a remote.

[1] Switch on your LG Smart TV.

[2] At the bottom of the TV, you will have the power button.

[3] Press the Power button on the LG TV.

Press Power Button

[4] At the bottom of the screen on your TV, you’ll find many options.

[5] Move in the sideways along with the options and click the Inputs in the menu.

Select Inputs

[6] Select your Input option and press the OK button.

How to Change Input on LG TV using ThinQ App

The ThinQ is the official Smartphone app for LG Smart TV. You can get the app for free from the Gooogle Play Store and App Store to operate the LG TV effectively.

Download the LG ThinQ App from App Store.

[1] Go to Google Play Store on your Android Phone or App Store on your iPhone and search for LG ThinQ App.

[2] Once you find the app, download and install the ThinQ app on the Smartphone.

Switch on your LG Smart TV

[1] At the bottom of your LG Smart TV, you’ll find the power button.

[2] Press the Power button to turn on your TV.

[3] Check whether your phone and TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi connection.

Create an Account in ThinQ App

[1] Open the ThinQ App after downloading.

[2] If you already have an account, you can directly sign in through the App.

[3] If you don’t have an account, create an account using your Facebook or Google account or using a separate email address.

Click Sign in with LG

Get into Add Device Option

[1] On the homepage of the ThinQ App, you will find the Add a Device option at the top.

[2] If you are not added any devices, you will find the “Add a Device” at the center of your homepage.

Click Add a Device option

[3] Check your phone and read the information that appears.

[4] Finally, click OK in the ThinQ app.

Click OK to Change the input on your LG TV

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Select your LG TV from the Available Devices

[1] Once you click OK, your phone will search for the nearby LG Smart TVs.

[2] Choose TV from the Home Appliances page in ThinQ App.

Click TV option

[3] Now, your TV will display the available LG TVs.

[4] Choose your LG Smart TV from the available devices.

Select your LG TV to Change the input on your LG TV

Enter the Verification Code

[1] You will see an eight-digit verification code on your TV screen.

[2] Enter the Verification Code on your Phone.

Enter the verification code to Change the input on your LG TV

Select the Movie to Home option

[1] Select the Move to Home option.

[2] Now your Phone gets connected to your LG TV.

[2] You can explore the options on your TV using ThinQ App without the Remote.

Click Move to Home option to Change the input on your LG TV

Select Input on Virtual Mode

[1] ThinQ App will start functioning as your TV remote.

[2] To process your TV’s Inputs, Press the Input button.

[3] Go to the homepage and open TV’s settings to change the input in your LG TV.

Change the input on your LG TV

Thus, you can able to change the input on your LG TV using your Smartphone.

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How to Rename the Input on LG TV

You can also rename the input on your LG TV in a few simple steps, as mentioned below.

[1] Take hold of your LG TV remote and click the input button.

[2] Tap on the All inputs option from the list of options displayed in the menu.

[3] Choose the input that you would like to rename.

[4] You can now see the rename option on the right. Once you have renamed your input, head over to the home screen and you’re done!

How to Remove an Input on LG TV

When you no longer use input on your LG TV, you can remove it by following the below steps.

[1] Navigate to the Home screen on your LG TV.

[2] Take hold of your LG TV remote and click the input button.

[3] Tap on the All inputs option from the list of options displayed in the menu.

[4] Choose the input that you would like to remove and click Remove.

[5] Finally, tap on confirm to Remove the input that you no longer use and it has been removed successfully.

Why Can’t I Change My LG TV’s Input?

If you’re unable to change your LG TV’s input, the best way to resolve it is by resetting your TV to its factory settings and enabling SIMPLINK. Alternatively, you can also replace the malfunctioning motherboard with a new one to resolve the problem. If you’re still facing issues in changing the input on your LG TV, then you can contact or aid assistance from the LG repairer to get the issues resolved.

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FAQ

[1] How can I change the Input on LG TV without using the remote?

When you don’t have the remote, press the power button of your TV and you’ll see the menus of the Input displayed on your screen. Press the button to change the menus and long-press the power button to select the desired input.

[2] Where is the Input button located on the LG TV remote?

You won’t have an Input button on your Remote. Click the Home button on your remote and you will find the Input icon at the top right of your TV screen. If you don’t find the Home button on your LG TV remote, click the Settings button and the input menus will be displayed on the screen. Now you can choose the Input you want.

[3] How to change the Input on LG TV using my Phone?

To change the Input on your LG TV using your Phone, you have an app called LG ThinQ. This app will operate like a remote and helps you to change the Input on your LG TV.