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How to Change the Input on a LG TV

How to Change the Input on a LG TV

If you’ve just bought a new LG TV after using a TV of a different brand, it may take a while to figure out all its options. However, once you get used to it you can enjoy all the fantastic features that LG smart TVs offer. Not only can you install various apps, but you can also connect it to multiple other devices and stream your favorite content on it.

In this article, we’ll explain how to change the input on your LG TV. We’ll also share some tips with you that will help you get the most out of your new TV.

Changing the Input

One of the most common questions is if it’s possible to change the input on an LG TV without using a remote control. Unfortunately, for now, it’s not possible to do this. That’s why we’ll show you the quickest way to change the input on your TV with your remote control.

  1. Turn on your LG TV and open Home Screen.
  2. Open the Inputs menu on the top right corner, using your remote control.
  3. You’ll now see a list of all connected devices.
  4. Select the input you want to use.
  5. Confirm.

That’s it! Now when you know what you have to do, you’ll be able to switch from one input to another in just a few seconds in future.

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What If I Don’t See My Device on the List?

Is there anything worse than opening the Inputs list and seeing all sources except the one you need at that moment? If this has happened to you, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. It doesn’t mean that your LG TV isn’t functioning. It usually just means that the source or the device isn’t correctly connected to your TV.

Therefore, first, make sure that your device and TV are connected. You should also check whether the device is charged or you need to plug it in. You could also reset your device if necessary. Finally, don’t forget to turn it on (it sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people forget to do this).

Now, open the Inputs menu again. If you did everything correctly, your TV should now recognize the external device. Some LG TVs also have an AutoDetect feature on their menus, so you can try that as well. If you still don’t see your device, you may need to contact customer support for help.

Change the Input on a Lg TV

Can I Rename the Input?

Yes, most LG smart TVs allow you to rename the inputs to make your life easier. Imagine not having to think about the difference between HDMI 1 and HDMI 3 is ever again! Well, you can do this in just a few seconds. Here’s how:

  1. Turn on your LG TV.
  2. Press the Input button on your remote control.
  3. When the menu opens, select All Inputs.
  4. Then, select the input you want to rename.
  5. On the right side, you’ll see the option to rename the input.
  6. When you’re done, return to the Home Screen.

There you have it! While you’re there, you’ll also see an option to change the icon for that input. Some people prefer this option because they feel it’s easier to recognize an input by its icon rather than its name. You can try both options and see what works best for you!

How to Remove an Input I No Longer Use?

If you’ve connected various sources and devices to your LG TV, the Input menu can become confusing after a while. If you no longer use a particular input, it may be a good idea to remove it from the Input list. Here’s how you can do so:

  1. Turn on your LG TV and open Home Screen.
  2. Open the Inputs menu on the top right corner, using your remote control.
  3. Select the input you no longer use.
  4. Click on Remove.
  5. Click on Confirm.

That’s it! Don’t hesitate to remove inputs that you no longer use. It feels so good, just like when you declutter your home. Remember, if you ever change your mind, you can always connect that input to your LG TV again.

Choose What Works for You

Issues with TV inputs usually happen in families where everyone uses a different source to watch their favorite TV show. Kids may use Roku, and the parents may use Firestick, but that doesn’t have to be a problem. You now know how to change the input on your LG TV and how to rename them to avoid confusion.

Which devices are connected to your LG TV? Do you have any other questions about inputs? Let us know in the comments section below, and we’ll be happy to help.

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8 thoughts on “How to Change the Input on a LG TV”

Noah says:
Earlier in the year, I’ve been playing my PlayStation on the tv and it always worked fine, however, lately the screen has been cutting out for some reason and now it’s cutting out mid-gameplay, however, the live tv works just fine. It might be my resolution input/output, but I can’t figure out how to change it, do I just need a new tv?
eric Blair says:
set up only goes to step 4 time zone then screen goes black other wise screen works well
Geoffrey S Nathan says:
There’s nothing on the upper right corner as described. I can find the list of devices, but checking them offers no choice of deletion or renaming. I have far too many and I’d love to get rid of all the irrelevant ones.
Tony says:
I found after much experimenting – that when I display the list of live prorams and click on the small dots – top right – I can change the input. I did this to change from satellite to Ariel. Hope that helps you. took me a week to work it out.
Chris says:
Input list only one hdm port will work. How do I reconnect with the other. Wich did work previous
Snyder says:
I find it interesting that you say turn on the TV and open the Home Screen. Well, that brings up another question. How to open the Home Screen.
Stan says:
I can bring up icons TV, AV, HDMI across bottom of my LG TV screen. How do I move from one to another. Thank you
Crev Carrillo says:
for my two LG TV’s I have a long range HDTV antenna in my attic with a 30db amplifier and I can receive channels IP-120 to IP-815 BUT I cannot receive local broadcast channels from 2 to 99 on up. the channel programming shows NO CHANNELS when it’s scanning. When I first got these TV’s local channels came in beautifully. Any suggestions??
Nora Eileen Sullivan says:
My LG Smart TV adds anaudio description (only on on a few emissions) and the audio is very loud. How can I turn off this additional audio input?

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