You may encounter these situations. You try to load your favorite video streaming app, like Amazon or Netflix, and all you see is the service logo and nothing else, or the app keeps loading, the TV freezes. You try over and over again to restart the app by turning the TV off and on, but nothing helps. Or even you try to install a new app and get a message that there is not enough memory to install the app. It could be lack of memory to run your TV, now I will tell you how to clear memory in your LG TV.
How to clear cache memory on your LG TV
You should know that while you’re running apps or using the TV’s browser, some information is written to the TV’s memory, this is what’s called the app and browser cache. Recorded information speeds up the operation of applications in the future, for example, you do not need to log in to an application every time, just enter your username and password once. Similarly with the browser, the browser remembers and caches the pages of websites that you have visited, this allows you to speed up the display of information when you visit it again.
The first way to clear LG TV memory cache is the radical or hard method
Reset LG TV to factory settings
This method will work for you if you like problems or prefer to have your TV set up like new. You can reset your TV to factory settings. The reset will clear the memory cache of all apps and the browser, as well as any settings you made manually. You will have to reconnect to the WiFi, set the settings, adjust the channels, and reset all usernames and passwords in all apps and browsers. I recommend this method as a radical one if nothing else works. To reset to factory settings, do the following
Go to TV Settings, General, Reset and Initial Settings, press Enter on the remote and select OK to confirm the reset message, the TV will reset all settings to factory defaults, clear the cache and return the TV to factory settings.
The second way to clear LG TV cache memory
There is a more gentle way to free the busy memory in LG TV. It is more time consuming, but user-friendly. On LG TVs, you can clear the memory cache of the browser or application. You should know that if you use the browser to watch videos, a lot of cached information accumulates. And if you like Youtube and are logged in with your account, all your viewing history, your playlists and recommendations are copied to the TV. This happens with other apps as well, for example, Amazon also remembers your playlists, as well as information about the movies you watched and where you finished watching so you can resume watching from where you last watched it.
So, you should know that your browser remembers the most information if you use it. The first thing to do is to clear your browser cache. To do this, do the following.
Delete the browser cache of your LG TV
Switch the TV to “Smart-TV” mode by pressing the “Smart” button on the remote control.
Launch your internet browser. In the upper right corner, select “Settings.
In the window that appears, select “Clear Cache”. Confirm by clicking “OK.
Now see how your TV works In 90% of cases, the TV will work fine. If the problem persists, then the memory is occupied by apps.
Delete the app memory cache on your LG TV
If you use an app frequently, it is quite possible that the memory is taken up by the app cache. There is no single process for clearing app memory. There are settings in the app, go to settings, see if there is an option to reset data or reset information, clear the information. If you don’t find it, try just uninstalling the app and reinstalling it.
How to uninstall an app on your LG TV
Uninstalling an app. Press the “Smart” button on the remote control.
In the window that opens, select the “Edit” section (depending on the firmware version, the section may be on the right or left side of the screen).
A list of applications and programs will appear on the screen. Select the ones that are irrelevant to you and press “Delete”.
Check how your TV works, if you no longer see messages about insufficient memory or that an app requires a restart or no longer hangs on startup, then you’ve fixed the problem with your TV.
Tips for saving LG TV memory
As strange as it may seem, it is possible to develop TV recommendations so that you no longer have memory problems, now I will tell you what these recommendations are.
Browser recommendations for saving TV memory.
If you use the browser and don’t want to clear the cache, you can use the browser in incognito mode. Then all information will be automatically deleted at the end of the session.
Tips for using the LG TV memory saver app
There can be many different tips for apps if, for example, in subscription-based streaming services, you need to log in to your account and you can’t do anything. Then, if you are using YouTube, it is better not to use authorization in the service, then much less memory will be taken up by the Youtube app.
In any case, always start with the easiest one. Analyze which applications you use most often. Start by cleaning your browser and move on from there. If you have any questions, you can always ask a question and I will try to answer it.