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11 Steps To Connect LG TV Without Remote (2023 How-To)

How To Connect LG TV To WiFi Without Remote

Connecting your LG TV to WiFi is fairly easy…

You just have to navigate the TV settings and select your WiFi network from the options.

But the question is, can you possibly do that without a remote?

The answer: Absolutely!

If you’re curious about how you can easily do that…

Read on to discover:

  • 11 simple steps to connect an LG TV to WiFi without a remote.
  • 8 LG-compatible mouse products to use to control your TV settings.
  • 1 way to access the TV WiFi settings using the physical control button.
  • And so much more…

How to connect LG TV to WiFi without a remote?

To connect your LG TV to WiFi without a remote, plug an LG-compatible wired or wireless mouse into your unit’s USB port. Next, press the physical control button underneath the LG logo to access the TV settings. And then, use the mouse to navigate the page and connect to your local WiFi network.

11 steps to connect LG TV without remote

#1: Identify the model year of your TV

Note: This method is only applicable to select LG TVs. Specifically, LG smart TVs that are released after 2012.

So, before beginning with the actual process, identify the model year of your LG TV.

There are 2 ways you can do that either by:

“Where is the model/serial no. sticker located?”

Depending on your TV model, it’s located at your TV’s left or right backside.

Older models have their stickers on the left side. In contrast, newer models have theirs on the right side.

The model year is located right under the barcode. Look for a “Manufactured: MM/YEAR” label on the sticker.

If your unit is made after 2012, continue reading this how-to post.

#2: Get an LG-supported wired/wireless mouse or keyboard

Without a remote, you can’t easily access your TV setting page. 

Unless you’ve previously connected it to a digital remote, like  LG TV Plus remote app. Since it has a touchpad that can allow you to navigate your TV screen.

So, to control your TV without a remote, connect a mouse or keyboard to it.

It doesn’t matter if it’s wired or wireless. As long as you can plug it into the TV’s USB port.

Friendly reminder: Bluetooth mouse can’t work on it.

Sure, there are countless mouse devices on the market. But only a select few work flawlessly with LG TVs.

And this includes:

For webOS LG TV models:

 For best results, get any device from the list.

#3: Plug it into the TV’s USB port

Once you have your LG-compatible mouse or keyboard, connect it to your TV.

Note: Connecting a wired/wireless mouse or keyboard to your LG TV is setup-free. Meaning, it’ll start to connect and work on your unit as soon as you plug it in.

To connect your device:

Step 1: If you’re using a wireless device, turn on its power switch.

Step 2: Plug its USB cable or dongle into the TV’s USB port.

LG TVs only have 1 USB port. So, if there’s a device plugged into it, unplug it first.

Step 3: Move your mouse to see if it works.

You can also watch this video to know more about connecting wired/wireless devices on an LG TV:

#4: Press the physical button on the TV

Note: Some older LG TVs have a vertical control button panel on the right side. And it comes with several selections. If you have this type of TV, you can jump to step #5.

Going back…

Next, access the TV’s quick settings.

You can do that by pressing the physical control button on the unit. It’s typically located right under the LG logo.

Press this button once. 

Then, wait for the 3-icon menu to appear on the screen.

These icons are the:

  • Input button.
  • Power button.
  • Settings exit button.

#5: Select “Input” from the options

On the displayed quick menu, select “Input.”

You can do that by pressing the right edge of the button once. Doing this should highlight the input icon.

After this, click the center of the button to open its settings page.

“My unit has a vertical control button panel. What should I do?”

In that case, you’d only have to press the dedicated input button on the panel.

Look for a button with an “input” or “source” label. It’s usually right next to the power button.

Then, tap it once to enter the input settings page.

#6: Choose “Live TV”

Once the input settings page displays on the right corner of the screen…

You’ll be presented with a few options.

Make sure to select “Live TV.” It’s usually at the top of the options.

To select it:

  1. Hover your mouse cursor over it. 
  2. Then, left-click your mouse to choose Live TV.

Or, if you’re using a keyboard:

  1. Press the up and down arrow keys to highlight it.
  2. Then, press ENTER to select it.

Doing this will make another side menu appear.

#7: Expand the side menu 

By this time, a side menu on the right side of the screen should appear.

It displays 2 icons with pink and blue backgrounds, respectively.

For your next step, hover your mouse cursor on the right side of the TV screen.

Note: Doing this will expand the said menu. Which will display the Channels settings by default.

Do not select anything from that.

Instead, proceed to the next step.

#8: Tap “Recommended” on the side menu

Next, hover your mouse to the “Recommended” section. It’s the second and lower icon on the side menu.

Wait for its background to turn blue, then click it once.

A horizontal notice should appear at the bottom of the TV screen.

Note: This is where the actual WiFi connecting process begins.

You might also like: How to connect a smart TV to WiFi hotspots?

#9: Press “Yes” when asked to connect

The horizontal notice will tell you that you’re not connected to any network.

Also, it’ll ask you whether you’d like to connect to a WiFi network to access more channels/programs.

If you’d like to, press the “Yes” button.

Look for a white button on the right side of the screen. Hover your mouse cursor over it.

Wait for it to turn pink, then tap it once.

Doing this will lead you to the TV WiFi network settings page.

#10: Select your WiFi network

From the WiFi network settings page, find your local network.

Look for its SSID on the list. Then, tap it once.

SSID is the name you set for your WiFi network.

“I can’t find my WiFi network….”

Well then, check whether your WiFi router is plugged in and powered ON. Also, check if it’s working by running a speed test from your other device.

If it falls below its supposed speed…

Power cycle your router by unplugging it for at least 30 seconds. 

Note: This troubleshooting method doesn’t delete anything. It just helps refresh your device’s system by restarting your unit. 

Or power cycle your TV. But that would mean that you’d have to redo the process again from step #1.

So, instead, try to make your TV recognize your network by entering it manually on the settings.

To do that:

  1. On the same settings page, click “Add a Hidden Wireless Network.”
  2. Then, enter your network’s SSID.

#11: Enter your WiFi password

Enter WiFi Password

Once your LG TV has already recognized your WiFi network…

Connect to it by entering your WiFi password.

Note: Small mistakes, such as incorrectly capitalizing a supposed small letter, can fail the connection. So, make sure to check every letter or digit you’re typing. Take time, if you must.

Pro tip: Tap the eye icon on the password tab. 

That way, you can easily check the password code you’re entering. And you’d be quick to correct any mistakes.

“It says that I’m entering the wrong password.”

If that’s the case, make sure you’re connecting to the correct WiFi network.

To do that, open the WiFi settings of your smartphone or any connected device. And see if it has the same SSID.

Suppose it’s correct, but you’re still getting a wrong password error. Reset your WiFi router.

Warning: Doing that will disconnect all your devices from the WiFi. So, only resort to that if you can’t find any ways to remember the correct password.

Further reading: (13 Fixes) LG TV Not Connecting To WiFi

BONUS: Click “Enter” to confirm the connection

Once you’re sure that the password you’ve entered is correct…

Tap “Connect” on the settings.

Or click ENTER on the keyboard.

If it’s correct, your TV screen will return to the WiFI network settings page. 

And your WiFi network should appear on the list. With a “Connected” label under it.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully connected your LG TV to WiFI without a remote.

Now, you can stream your favorite movies and shows anytime you want. 

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