How To Set Default Input On LG TV? (1 Minute Way)

Do you want your LG TV to start on HDMI or the source input of your choice so you don’t have to manually scroll through inputs every time when it turns on?

It’s probably a very small thing, yet it’s so convenient for LG TV users, so I’ll help you set the default input of your choice on your LG TV, whether it’s an HDMI input or another input source.

The LG TV I recently purchased was making me curious about how to set the default input. Just like all of you, I find changing the input every time I turn on the TV to be annoying and tedious, so I wondered if there was a way to customize it.

LG TV Default Input Selection
LG TV Default Input Settings

I am sure you all are also looking for this quick trick that can make your TV experience a little smoother. Fortunately, setting your default input on LG TVs like HDMI is quite simple and can be done in just a few steps.

In this article, I will provide detailed instructions on how to set up and customize settings to allow your LG TV to power on to the desired input source such as HDMI by default.

Here are the steps through which you can set the default input on your LG TV:

Important: Before you start, I would like to inform you that timing plays a very crucial role and you might miss it on the first attempt so make sure you try again carefully.

  1. On your LG TV remote, press the “Settings” button for exactly “5 seconds“.
  2. After that, quickly press the “1 1 0 5” numbers and hit the “Okay” button on your remote.
  3. Once this is done, you will get a “Public Display” screen with lots of options.
  4. Scroll down to “Power On Default“.
  5. Turn it on” and after that scroll down to “Input“.
  6. Here, select the input which you wish to make as default and make your TV power on to that input.
  7. You can select any input such as “HDMI-1”, “HDMI-2”, “AV” etc.
  8. Once you “selected” that input, press “back” and that’s all.
Power On Default Input LG TV Menu
Power On Default Input LG TV Menu

Finally, turn off your television, and it will turn on the input you have set as default.

Note: You can make your LG TV start on a particular HDMI input like HDMI-1 or HDMI-2 by selecting that “HDMI” as the startup input. This means that your LG TV will start on the HDMI input whenever you power it on.

Selecting Default Input Source
Selecting Default Input Source

That’s it, Setting a default input ensures that you will always have the correct source selected when you turn on your TV, eliminating the need to manually select the desired input each time your TV is powered on.

Quick Tip: As said earlier, if you face an issue and the “Public Display” screen doesn’t come up on your TV, try again carefully exactly as mentioned above and it works on all LG TVs.

Important: If you do have a universal remote, these above steps won’t work on that and you need to have the LG remote control.

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When you set a default input for your TV, you will always have the correct source selected when your TV is turned on, so you won’t need to select the correct input every time your TV turns on.

I hope with the above guide you will be able to easily get your LG TV to turn on HDMI or your choice of input.

See Also: How To Change Name Of Source Input On Your LG TV To Your Choice?

Now that you know how to set up a default input on your LG TV, explore more options available in its settings menu in order to get the most out of your smart TV!

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