If you have an LG TV and a device connected to it using HDMI, you might be using Simplink to control both with just one remote.
But I guess you’ve faced problems like:
- Remote control conflicts.
- Annoying pop-ups.
- Or compatibility issues.
And that’s why you want to know how to turn off Simplink on your LG TV, right?
Well, in this article, I’ll explain how you can do that and what to do if the issue continues.
Let’s get started…
How to Turn Off Simplink on LG TV
LG have different models and firmware version, so disabling Simplink may be slightly different than other.
Here are the detailed guidelines:
1) Disable Simplink on LG Smart TV (WebOS)
Most of the LG TV models use WebOS as their operating system, and disabling Simlpink on these TVs is relatively simple!
You just need to enter the settings menu and find the HDMI option.
♦ Older Models:
To disable HDMI-CEC (Simplink) on your old LG TV model,
- Using the remote, access the “All Settings” menu.
- Go to “General” and the “SimpLink (HDMI-CEC)”
- From here, turn it OFF.
♦ Newer Models:
In newer LG TV models, Simplink is located under the “Connection” tab instead of “General‘.
- Press the “Settings” button on the remote and access the “All Settings” menu.
- Go to “Connections” and then “Device Connection Settings”
- Finally from here, turn it OFF.
2) Disable Simplink on LG OLED TV
If you have an LG OLED TV, you might have to explore its settings a bit!
Seriously, it’s true!
LG OLED TVs come with various features and settings that can make finding the Simplink option a little tricky.
But don’t worry, here’s how you can turn off Simplink on your LG OLED TV:
- Grab your remote and press the “All Settings” option.
- Next, go to “General” and select “Devices.”
- Select “HDMI Settings.”
- Now turn it OFF.
I hope this helps! Let me know in the comment box…
Troubleshooting Tips for SimpLink Issues
If disabling SimpLink does not solve your issues, or if you want to keep using it but Simplink not working on your LG TV, here are some troubleshooting tips that might help:
- Make sure that your LG TV and the connected devices are compatible with the HDMI-CEC standard.
- Ensure that you are using high-quality HDMI cables that support the HDMI-CEC standard.
- Double-check that the HDMI cables are properly connected to the HDMI ARC ports on your LG TV and the connected devices.
- Ensure that the power cords of your LG TV and the connected devices are securely plugged into the power outlets.
- Verify that your LG TV and the connected devices have the latest software updates.
If nothing works, factory reset the TV.
However, I typically don’t suggest factory resetting as the first step in any troubleshooting guide.
It’s because it’s a drastic step. When you reset your TV, all the downloaded apps, your customized settings, and network connections will be permanently erased from the TV, and you have to reconfigure the TV from scratch as if your TV is brand new.
In my opinion, it’s a hassle.
But if no other options are available, factory resetting is worth trying.
Q: What is Simplink on LG TV?
Simplink is an innovative feature developed by LG, designed to enhance your TV viewing experience.
It serves as LG’s version of HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), enabling interconnected control of HDMI-connected devices using just one remote.
With Simplink, you can control various devices, such as Blu-ray players, sound systems, and gaming consoles, seamlessly through your LG TV’s remote control.
Q: Can I Disable Simplink for Specific Devices Only?
No, the Simplink feature is a global setting and cannot be disabled selectively for individual devices.
When you disable Simplink, it applies to all HDMI-connected devices, and they will no longer be interconnected under this feature.
Q: How Do I Re-enable Simplink If Needed?
To re-enable Simplink, follow the same steps to access the settings menu, locate Simplink, and toggle the switch to turn it on.
Q: Will Disabling Simplink Affect Other TV Features?
No, disabling Simplink will not adversely affect any other features of your LG TV.
Your television will continue to function as usual, and you will still be able to access and enjoy all of its other functionalities seamlessly.
Q: Is Simplink Available on All LG TV Models?
While Simplink is a prominent feature on most modern LG TV models, it’s essential to verify its availability on your specific TV model.
To confirm whether your LG TV supports Simplink, refer to the specifications provided by LG or consult the user manual that came with your television.
This way, you can take full advantage of Simplink if your TV model supports it.
Abdul Kader, a handy guy and experienced founder of a TV repair shop in Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is mainly an expert in understanding and repairing different types of issues with Smart TVs and providing helpful insights on how to keep them in good working order. Read his Full Story.