Why LG TV Remote Volume Not Working [7 Proven Fixes]

I know you are frustrated because your LG TV remote’s ‘Volume’ button is not working anymore. We usually don’t consider it an important function until its button stops responding.

Some common causes of LG TV remote volume not working are dust stuck in the button, the remote not paired correctly, battery problems, etc.. You can get rid of this problem by following this troubleshooting guide.

How To Fix LG TV Remote Volume Not Working

Below, I have shared all possible ways to repair the LG TV remote volume button that is not adjusting the volume.

1. Replace Remote Batteries

You can skip this step if only the volume adjusting button is not working. Do not ignore this step if all the functions of the remote are not responding.

If your remote batteries are 6 to 8 months old, they may not provide adequate power for the remote to work.

Remove the old batteries from the remote and install a fresh pair. Your remote will start working; if not, move on to the next step.

2. Clean The Remote Buttons

Your LG TV remote control’s buttons can become dirty and sticky from everyday use. Cleaning the remote is an easy process.

Take a cotton swab or soft toothbrush, dip it in rubbing alcohol, and gently scrub around and between each button.

If you have a can of compressed air, you can also use it to blow away dust stuck in remote buttons.

Make sure the moisture doesn’t seep into button openings. Place the remote in the open air to let it fully dry. 

Regular cleaning of the buttons helps prevent issues with the remote functionality, ensuring you can smoothly change channels and adjust the volume on your LG television.

3. Disable or Disconnect External Devices

Interference from external devices can cause several issues. If a soundbar, streaming player, or Blu-ray player is connected to the TV, it can hinder remote functioning.

Disconnect all the external devices, reboot your LG TV, and then check the Volume function of the LG remote. It will start working. If the problem still exists, try the next step.

4. Remote Not Paired Correctly

If you have recently installed a firmware update on your LG TV, it will unpair the remote. The remote not programmed correctly or paired partially also causes some remote functions to not work.

Re-pairing the remote to your TV will solve the problem. Here’s how you program the LG Magic remote.

  • Switch ON your LG TV
  • Hold the Back and Home button on the remote for 5 seconds.
  • The light on the remote’s Power button will blink three times, and you will see a message on your TV screen: “LG Magic remote has been registered”.
  • Release the buttons and test the remote functions.

If you are using a universal remote, check this page for programming LG TV codes for universal remote. And Sky users check Sky remote codes for LG TV with program guide.

5. Turn Off Auto Volume on LG TV

Auto volume function in LG smart TV adjusts the volume automatically when you change the channel. Turning off the problem will fix the problem. Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to LG TV Settings
  • Navigate to All Settings
  • Choose Sound and then select Advanced Settings.
  • Click on Automatic Volume Adjustment and turn it OFF.

6. Factory Reset LG Smart TV

Glitches and bugs in LG TV firmware can cause a variety of issues, and volume not working is one of them. Follow these instructions to reset your LG TV:

  • Power ON your LG TV.
  • Go to LG TV Settings and choose All Settings.
  • Now, go to General Options.
  • Navigate down and select the Reset option.
  • Choose OK for confirmation.

When the LG TV is restored to default settings, set up your LG TV and check the Volume +/- buttons of the remote.

7. Contact LG Customer Support

If you are still unable to adjust the volume on your LG TV, contact LG customer support. You can use the Live Chat option and discuss the issue or contact customer care by calling 800-243-0000 (or) 850-999-4934.

Adjusting LG TV Volume Without Remote

Yes, you can adjust your TV volume without remote control. I tried two methods that worked flawlessly for me, here they are:

Use Physical Buttons

All LG Smart TV models have physical buttons to control the TV without a remote. This control panel is located under the logo on the front or the left or right side of the TV frame. These buttons allow you to:

  • Power ON LG TV without remote
  • Access LG TV menu
  • Change Input
  • Change channels and adjust the TV volume without the remote

Use the LG TV Remote App

You can also adjust the TV volume using your smartphone. Download and install the LG TV remote app on your mobile. Set up the application, and you will see a remote control on your mobile screen, adjust the volume, and enjoy.

You may also like to check Sky remote codes for LG TV with program guide.


Why can’t I control the volume on my LG TV?

The volume may not work if your LG TV remote batteries are drained, the remote is not paired properly, or an obstruction is blocking the sensor. Check these or try a different remote.

Why is the sound not working on apps on my LG smart TV?

If apps have no sound, check your TV audio settings, app permissions, and internet connection stability, or try reinstalling the app. A TV restart may also help resync issues.

How to fix LG TV remote volume is not working and shows a red light?

If your LG remote has a red light but won’t adjust volume, try re-pairing the remote, replacing batteries, checking for obstructions, or updating TV software. A hardware issue may require replacing the remote if issues persist.

Final Words

To conclude, having a problem with the LG TV remote can ruin the entertainment hour. I have shared some quick methods following which you can get rid of LG remote volume adjusting issues. Let us know in the comments which method worked for you. If you need more help, feel free to contact us.

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