Are you having trouble getting your LG TV to work with Airplay? If so, you’re not alone. Many people have experienced issues with their LG TV not connecting to Airplay, leaving them unable to take advantage of streaming their media from their Apple devices to their TV.
Luckily, you can take a few simple steps to get your LG TV working with Airplay again. In this blog, I will discuss fixing an LG TV Airplay not working issue.
Why is Airplay not working on my LG TV?
Airplay isn’t working on your LG TV because your TV’s firmware may be outdated and needs to be updated. It’s also possible that your TV isn’t connected to the same wifi network as your iPhone or iPad, or there may be a networking issue.
However, these are the primary reasons Airplay is not working on your TV.
- The LG TV may not be compatible with AirPlay.
- AirPlay may not be enabled on the LG TV.
- The LG TV may not have the latest software installed.
- AirPlay may not be set up properly on the LG TV.
- The LG TV may not be connected to the same wifi network as the device trying to stream.
Steps to troubleshoot if Airplay isn’t working on your LG TV
In short: To troubleshoot if Airplay isn’t working on your LG TV, first ensure that your LG TV is compatible with Airplay and that Airplay is enabled on your device. Then, ensure that your LG TV and iOS device are on the same wifi network. If nothing worked, update your TV to the latest version.
Before moving into detailed solutions, please look at the below table for a better understanding of this problem.
|Outdated Firmware||Update the TV|
|Network Issue||Reset network connection|
|Incorrect Settings||Configure it correctly|
Step 1: Troubleshoot your TV first
This problem often happens due to outdated TV firmware or internal software glitches. LG releases new updates regularly to improve the system’s performance and eliminate the minor bug. However, If Airplay is not working on your LG TV, follow the below steps.
♦ Power Cycle your TV
Power cycling is an easy way to eliminate minor software glitches. This process is also known as a system reboot. However, to power cycle, your TV, unplug it from the power source. Then wait at least 60 seconds.
Before plugging it back in, be patient and ensure it’s been at least a minute. In the meantime, press and hold the power button of your TV for about 30 seconds (Still unplugged)
This will help to drain any remaining power from the TV and allow it to soft reset. This isn’t the same as simply turning the TV on and off! After 60 seconds, plug the TV back in and try connecting the Airplay again. If it is still not working, move on to the next step.
♦ Update your TV’s Firmware
Even though the majority of updates are installed automatically, sometimes you might need to update the software manually. If your TV uses an outdated version, some of its functions may behave strangely, be slower than usual, or fail to operate some features like Airplay.
So, try updating your TV’s firmware. To do that, follow the below steps.
- From the main menu screen, select the Settings option.
- Choose the Network and Software Update options.
- If you notice an available update, choose to install it immediately.
Once the update is installed, your TV will automatically restart. To determine whether your problems have been fixed, try connecting it again. If Airplay is still not working, you may need to reset your TV to factory settings.
♦ Factory reset your TV
If your TV’s Airplay is still not working, a factory reset may solve your problem. A factory reset will restore your LG TV to its settings on the day you purchase it.
However, to reset your LG TV to its factory settings, follow these steps:
- First, remove all the cables on your LG TV, excluding the power cord.
- Then check your TV’s left or right side for the reset button.
- Press and hold the reset button for at least 15 seconds.
- While pressing the reset button, slowly remove the power cord.
- Plug the TV back into the power source and release the button as soon as the startup screen comes up.
Now your TV will turn off and get reset. After a while, you will see the setup screen. Now, set up your TV and try connecting to the Airplay again. I hope it will work.
Remember that resetting your TV to its factory settings will erase everything, including your data and settings.
Step 2: Troubleshoot the Network connection and Settings
Sometimes wrong Airplay settings or malfunctioning network connection can also cause this issue. If troubleshooting the TV doesn’t fix the issue, look at your Internet modem and Airplay settings.
♦ Check the Airplay
As there is no visible indicator, it isn’t easy to know whether Airplay is turned on. Even though you switched it on, it could be turned off due to a firmware reset or an automatic software update.
To check, click the “HOME” button on your remote, and then on the menu at the bottom, select “Home Dashboard.” Now click UP on your remote and toggle to AirPlay > AirPlay and HomeKit Settings. Finally, ensure that Airplay is ON.
♦ Connect the TV and Phone to the same wifi network.
If you can still not connect your phone to the TV via Airplay, you should check whether your phone is connected to the same wifi network as your TV.
It is a very simple troubleshooting method. Ensure your TV and your phone are connected to the same wifi network. If it is okay, then move on to the next solution.
♦ Reset Network Settings On your Phone
Lastly, try resetting your phone’s network settings. Resetting will remove all your saved networks and restore everything, including your mobile network, to default settings. To reset your phone’s network settings, follow these steps.
- Open the ‘Settings app on your phone.
- Tap on “General.“
- Scroll down and tap on “Reset.”
- Tap on “Network Settings.“
- Then “Reset Network Settings.“
- Finally, tap on “OK.”
Now, your phone will restart, and you should be able to use Airplay.
Q. LG TV AirPlay No Sound
If your LG TV’s sound isn’t working or functioning properly, check to see if the device you’re mirroring has been silenced. To fix airplay sound issues, ensure all mute buttons are turned off and then increase the volume to an audible level.
If AirPlay is still not working on your LG TV, try resetting the device you’re trying to connect it to, double-check that your TV supports AirPlay, and ensure that none of your devices are muted, and the volume is set up to a level that can be heard.
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