Some time ago, you bought a new one LG TV and, taken by the euphoria of the moment, you set all the restrictions you needed, then forgetting that you did. Today, however, the restrictions set at the time no longer serve you but, after a long time, you have ended up forgetting how to get rid of them and are looking for a way that allows you to do it in an easy way.
In this regard, I am very happy to announce that you are in the right place, at a time that could not have been better: in fact, below I intend to explain to you, in detail, how to remove LG TV lock very quickly and, above all, painlessly. It will be my care to show you how to cancel the restrictions imposed on programs, channels, applications and inputs and, in case you no longer remember the unlock code, I will teach you to reset it in the blink of an eye. Don't worry, proceeding is not difficult at all and requires no technical intervention of any kind: all you need is the TV remote control and a few minutes of patience!
So make yourself nice, take a few minutes of time for yourself and read very carefully everything I have to explain: I'm sure that, at the end of this reading, you will be able to unlock the TV almost without realizing it and you will be absolutely surprised at the result. I will be using a recent production TV equipped with the operating system WebOS, so if you have a very dated TV you may need to follow slightly different procedures. Having said that, I just have to wish you good reading and good work.
How to Remove LG TV Program Lock
The first block I want to tell you about is the Television programs: the operating system WebOS LG, in fact, is equipped with a feature that allows you to inhibit the display of some TV programs based on the age range of the viewer.
If you no longer intend to use this feature, or if the TV is no longer intended for a segment of the public to be protected, you can set the free display of all programs as follows: press the button (I.e. on the remote control, press the directional arrow at the top to highlight the button (⋮) (All settings) and press the button OKAY. At this point, again using the arrows on the remote control, move to the item Safety, marked with a padlock icon, press the freccia verse destra, select the item TV program blocks and press the button again OK.
Once this is done, enter the password four-digit number using the remote control or on-screen numeric keypad (if you've never set one, you can try using the default code 0000), presses the button OK, move the cursor to the item Nobody placed in the panel that appears on the screen and press the button again OK. In this way, any "locks" corresponding to the blocked age groups will disappear and you can freely watch all the programs you want.
If you need it, you can set the program lock again following the same procedure and choosing, in the final phase, the age group you want to protect.
How to Remove LG TV Channel Lock
Setting a channel lock on an LG TV effectively means preventing certain channels from being viewed (be they cable, satellite, radio channels, etc.) unless you enter the TV's security password. Also in this case, the operation is completely reversible: it is possible remove LG TV lock for programs at any time, simply by going to the appropriate section.
How? Very simple: take the TV remote control and, after turning on the device, press the button (I.e., then press the up arrow to highlight the icon (⋮) (All settings) and press the button OK. At this point, scroll down to identify the section SafetyI awarded the freccia verse destra, then move on to the item Channel blocks and press again on OK.
At this point, using the remote control or the numeric keypad shown on the screen, enter the unlock code the TV (if you don't remember, try 0000) and presses the button OK. Once on the next screen, always using the remote control, remove the check mark next to the channels you want to free (just select them and press OK) or press twice on the item All the channels to deselect them all in one go.
Once this is done, highlight the button (▶ |) (Ignore / Reset) located at the top and finalize the release by pressing the button OK remote control: from now on, you have full freedom which channels to watch. If you wish, you can inhibit the viewing of the channels at a later time, simply by repeating the procedure described above and replacing the button Block (the lock icon) to the button (▶ |).
How to Remove LG TV App Lock
Again for security reasons, WebOS allows you to block the execution of one or more apps installed on the TV, including the reference store (LG Content Store). If you feel that this block is no longer useful for you, do the following: press the button (I.e. remote control, highlights the icon (⋮) (All settings) and press the button OK.
At this point, move to the section SafetyI awarded the right side arrow, highlights the item Application blocks, press the button again OK and insertion il unlock code in turn followed by pressing the button OK.
The game is practically done: you just have to position yourself on the items related to the apps you want to unlock and press OK to remove the corresponding check mark. Alternatively, if you intend to remove the block for all apps, move to the entry Unlock all and press the button twice consecutively OK to remove the check mark from the side box.
Also in this case, you can re-set the restrictions on the apps at any time by simply repeating the procedure described above and placing the check mark next to the applications of your interest.
How to Remove LG TV Input Blocker
Many LG TVs allow, if necessary, to impose restrictions on inputs used: this means, in practice, that it is possible to inhibit the display of the TV content through external devices (AV, HDMI and so on) unless you enter the security code of the TV.
To remove this type of restriction, proceed as follows: press the button on the remote control (I.e., move to the icon (⋮) (All settings) and press OK. Once this is done, select the item Safety from the proposed new screen, press the button OK or freccia verse destra and move to the section Input blocks.
At this point, select the entrance you want to unlock and press OK to remove the check mark next to it. If you wish, you can remove the restriction on all inputs at once by moving to the entry Block everything and pressing twice OK in order to remove the corresponding check mark.
How to Remove All Blocks from LG TV
Are you no longer interested in having restrictions on the TV and would like to deactivate, in one go, all the security measures you have set? Nothing simpler! Again, what you need to do is press the button (I.e. remote control, select the icon on the screen (⋮) (All settings) and confirm the choice by pressing the button OK.
At this stage, access the section Safety and press once only freccia verse destra so as to highlight the button Attiva located at the top of the right panel of the screen. At this point, press the button OK, type il unlock code on the TV and confirm the operation by pressing the button again OK: in this way, all restrictions are canceled instantly.
Always remember that you can re-activate the security section whenever you want, by simply repeating the procedure described above.
How to Reset the Forgotten Security Code
How do you say? You have found the information I have provided to you very precious but you find yourself unable to put it into practice, since you have forgotten the security code of your TV? Don't worry, I have a solution for this too: in very simple words, what you need to do is enter a second security code, such Master Password, in a "secret" section of the TV. In this way, the default PIN (0000) is instantly restored, which can be subsequently changed through the standard procedure.
Before explaining how to do it, however, I would like to be clear on a fundamental point: this procedure must be used only in the event of a real emergency and not to unlock devices that do not belong to you or on which you do not have the explicit authorization to act. (e.g. televisions installed in hotels or public places). Changing / restoring the security code, or canceling the various locks for the aforementioned category of televisions, can have serious repercussions on you: proceed well aware of this aspect. I warned you.
Having made this necessary premise, it's time to take action: to reveal the "secret" menu dedicated to entering the master password, press the button (I.e. remote control, highlights the icon (⋮) (All settings) and press the button OK. At this point, access the section Safety, pigia la arrow to the right on the remote control and move to the item Reset password (be careful not to press the OK button).
At this stage, press the button on the remote control Page Su twice, then the key Page Down, then the button again Page Su: if you were fast enough, a panel is shown on the screen requesting you to enter the Password master. The game is practically done: type the code in the appropriate box 0313 and presses the button OK to instantly restore the TV's default PIN code.
At this point, all you have to do is reset a new security code: highlight the item Reset password, type il codice 0000, press the button OK on the remote control and, in the next two screens, type the new security code followed by pressing the button OK.
Keep in mind that LG could change the unlocking procedure of its televisions at any time: if this procedure does not have the desired outcome, I recommend that you contact customer support with one of the methods that I am going to tell you in the following sections.
If you have an older model of LG TV, or the one you own does not have the WebOS operating system, the PIN reset operation is slightly more cumbersome and involves accessing a particular secret menu, that of maintenance: I therefore invite you to carry out a quick search on Google (eg. LG TV PIN master reset) to obtain further information on the matter.
In Case of Problems
You followed all my directions on how to remove LG TV lock but were you unable, for one reason or another, to solve your problem? Don't despair - you can always turn to LG customer support.
The manufacturer's customer care operators can be reached through various communication channels, which I illustrate below.
- Chat - if you want to receive assistance via chat, connected to this Internet page, click on the button Chat located at the bottom of the page, then on the button None of the above placed in the new "comic" that appears and, finally, on the button Televisions. At this point, type the sentence I forgot my PIN, click on the link that is proposed to you and look for the instructions that best suit the model of TV in your possession. If the problem does not go away, type the word in the chat operator, followed by Enter: in this way, the live chat service is activated and you have the opportunity to speak with a real operator (service active since Monday to Friday From To 9.30 17).
- Telephone - the number to contact LG customer support is +199 600 099. The service is paid, it can cost a maximum of 11,88 cents / min (depending on the operator from which the call is made) and is active from Monday to Friday From To 09.00 18.00 and Saturday From 0To 9.00 13.00, excluding holidays.
- Email - after filling out a specific form for requesting assistance (with consequent registration on the LG portal), you will be contacted by an operator within 24 hours later. More info here.