In a smart TV, there is one of the more useful and convenient features that people tend to use a lot and that is having a stable and working Bluetooth connection.
All of us regularly pair Bluetooth devices such as an external soundbar, headphones, or AirPods with our TVs, but what if they keep disconnecting from the TV’s Bluetooth connection every time?
You are not the only one experiencing trouble with your LG TV’s Bluetooth connection. There have been many LG TV owners who have reported their Bluetooth disconnecting frequently, and they don’t know why.
A while ago, I was also searching for a way to prevent my LG TV Bluetooth from disconnecting and was in the same boat as you.
Do not worry, I have covered all possible reasons as well as various methods for stopping LG TV Bluetooth from disconnecting randomly in this guide.
So without further ado, let’s dive into it and let’s know more about this issue.
Why Does My LG TV Bluetooth Keep Losing Connection?
One of the possible causes of your Bluetooth problems is that your TV’s firmware is outdated, although there are many other possibilities.
As whenever the internal settings of your TV conflict with the Bluetooth connection, your Bluetooth-enabled devices will be disconnected.
There are many possible reasons for this problem, as mentioned above, and below are listed all of them.
Possible reasons which lead to the automatic Bluetooth disconnection on LG TVs:
- Outdated Firmware
- Temporary Glitch In TV
- Too many obstacles between TV and Bluetooth connected device
- Faulty Bluetooth Module of TV
How Do I Fix the Bluetooth Disconnection Issue On LG TV?
One of the first things that you need to do whenever you face any issue with your TV is to reboot it.
A simple restart can fix most of the issues because it resets all the temporary settings and files which might be conflicting and causing trouble.
To hard reboot your LG TV:
- Unplug the power cord from the main power socket.
- Wait for 2-3 minutes.
- Press the power button on the TV while the cable is unplugged for 30 seconds.
- Plug the power cord back and turn on the TV.
Once done, try connecting your device via Bluetooth and see if it solves the problem.
The second thing you can do if you’re facing trouble getting a stable Bluetooth connection with your LG TV, then make sure that there are no obstacles between the two devices. Because even a small obstacle can result in a weak connection or complete disconnection.
So, if you’re using your LG TV in a cabinet or any place where there might be some obstacles, then remove them. Once done, try connecting your devices via Bluetooth and see if it solves the problem.
Disable Quick Start+
Quick Start+ is a feature of LG TVs which allows the TV to turn on quickly whenever you press the power button on the remote.
This feature is quite handy, but it can also be one of the reasons for your Bluetooth problems because it doesn’t allow the TV to go through a complete boot process.
It has been reported by many users that disabling the Quick Start+ and keeping the magic remote aside, did solve the frequent Bluetooth disconnection issue on LG TVs.
To disable Quick Start+, go to Settings > General > Quick Start+ > Off. Once done, try connecting your devices via Bluetooth and see if it solves the problem.
Use Bluetooth + TV internal Speaker As Audio Output
Using the Bluetooth + TV internal speaker as audio output is another way to fix this problem. This might sound strange, but yes, when the TV’s internal settings get glitched, this issue can be resolved by keeping the TV’s internal speaker with the external output.
Keeping the external audio output as “Optical out + Internal TV speakers” works also when we use optical cable and sound doesn’t come.
Here are the steps to change the audio output settings to “Bluetooth + Internal Speakers”:
Go to Settings > Sound > Sound Output > BT Headset + Internal Speaker. Once done, try connecting your devices via Bluetooth and see if it solves the problem.
After you’ve done this, test your Bluetooth connected device for some time to see if the connection has become stable.
Update TV Firmware
Many LG TV users have reported experiencing Bluetooth disconnection issues after updating their firmware and later when the new update rolled out, the issue was resolved.
That’s why, Make sure you have the latest firmware update for your TV.
To check for a firmware update manually, go to the LG support website and enter your TV model number. If there’s an update available, follow the instructions on the website to update your TV firmware.
Inspect the Bluetooth Module Of the TV
The possibility of a faulty Bluetooth Module cannot be ruled out if none of the above solutions worked despite following them correctly.
In addition to getting dirty, the WiFi/Bluetooth module overheats from general TV heat issues, and sometimes it malfunctions as well, so in those cases, it becomes essential to clean, reset, and replace the Bluetooth Module in order to get a stable wireless connection, whether it is Bluetooth or WiFi.
Here’s what the Module looks like inside the TV.
You can clean it at home easily if you have some technical experience. I have explained the steps for cleaning, resetting, and replacing the WiFi/Bluetooth module.
I hope with the help of the above guide, you will be able to easily fix the random Bluetooth disconnection issue on your LG TV.
Bluetooth is undoubtedly a very handy feature that is built into all Smart TVs, but when it does not work as expected it surely spoils our mood.
To quickly summarize, here’s how you can fix the frequent Bluetooth disconnection problem on your LG TV:
- Hard reboot the TV.
- Update firmware.
- Remove any obstacles between the TV and Bluetooth connected devices.
- Clean, Reset, or Replace the Wifi/Bluetooth module of the TV.