If you’re anything like me, you enjoy setting fun and quirky screensavers on your smart TV. You’ve recently gotten an LG smart TV, and after setting it up, decided it was time to find a suitable screensaver.
However, after navigating the settings for a while you couldn’t find the screensaver setting, let alone a way to upload your own pictures as a screensaver.
How can you change the screensaver on an LG TV? And what should you do if your TV’s screensaver keeps randomly appearing?
Keep reading to find out!
- How to Change the Screensaver on My LG TV
- How to Add More Display Pictures (Only for OLED LG TVs)
- How to Display the Clock and Weather on Your Screensaver (Only for OLED LG TVs)
- How to Fix an LG TV Screensaver That Keeps Coming On?
- LG TV Screensaver Time & Other Settings
- Wrapping Things Up
How to Change the Screensaver on My LG TV
Before discussing how to change your LG TV’s screensaver, let’s clarify what you can and can’t change about it.
What You Can Change About the Your LG TV’s Screensaver:
- Turn it on/off, both by “waking” up your TV and disabling the screensaver function entirely
- Add more pictures from your TV’s pre-set gallery
- Choose to display the clock and weather
Please note that the option to add pictures, and display the clock and weather on your LG screensaver may not be available on every LG TV model. For instance, OLED TVs (see the video linked in the following section) have all of the functions listed above, but the LCD 43UP7550PTC model only supports turning the screensaver on/off.
What You Can’t Change About the Your LG TV’s Screensaver:
- Set or adjust a timer for the screensaver
- Change the screensaver to one of your personal photos since you can only select one of the available wallpapers from the gallery
How to Enable the Screensaver on LG TVs With webOS 6.0
Step 1: Click your remote’s Mute button (shown below) three times.
Step 2: In the pop-up window, highlight Screen Saver.
Step 3: Select it to toggle it on or off.
How to Enable the Screensaver on Older LG TVs
Step 1: Hit your remote’s Menu or Home key.
Step 2: Head to the Settings.
Step 3: Open General Settings.
Step 4: If your model has the Screen Saver function you should be able to turn it on or off.
If you don’t see the Screen Saver option on your TV after completing Steps 1 and 2, proceed to the next step to enable/disable it through the Service menu.
Step 5: Press and hold your remote’s Menu or Settings key until you see HDMI pop-up in the top-left corner or your TV asks for a PIN.
Step 6: To enter the PIN, type 1105 into your remote before hitting OK. If this doesn’t work, try the following PINs: 0000; 7777; 0413; 8741; 8743; 8878.
Step 7: Now, you should see the Service menu on-screen. Head to Screen Saver and click it to turn it on or off.
Watch the video below demonstrating how to enable/disable the screensaver on an older LG TV.
How to Add More Display Pictures (Only for OLED LG TVs)
Step 1: Press your remote’s Menu or Home button.
Step 2: Navigate to Art Gallery.
Step 3: Click on any images that you want to display as a screensaver.
Watch the video below to see how to add images to your screensaver on an OLED LG TV.
How to Display the Clock and Weather on Your Screensaver (Only for OLED LG TVs)
Step 1: Hit your remote’s Settings button.
Step 2: Go to All Settings.
Step 3: Click on System.
Step 4: Go to Location.
Step 5: Head to the Weather Location Setting.
Step 6: Select your location.
See the video below to learn how to display the clock and weather on your OLED LG TV.
How to Fix an LG TV Screensaver That Keeps Coming On?
The easiest way to fix a reoccurring LG TV screensaver is to disable it completely by following the steps listed above.
Otherwise, you can follow the steps below to disable Quick Start+ and keep your screensaver enabled but reduce its frequency.
Step 1: Press the Settings key on your remote.
Step 2: Click on All Settings.
Step 3: Go to General.
Step 4: Head to Quick Start+ and turn it off.
How to Disable Quick Start+ on webOS 6.0:
Step 1: Head to the Settings.
Step 2: Launch All Settings.
Step 3: Navigate to General.
Step 4: Click on Devices.
Step 5: Open TV Management.
Step 6: Toggle Quick Start+ off.
LG TV Screensaver Time & Other Settings
LG TV screensavers are set to automatically appear after two minutes of inactivity. This timer cannot be adjusted, so you cannot alter the settings to make the screensaver appear after more or less time.
The only settings you can adjust for your LG TV screensaver are its on/off status, which pictures it displays, and on OLED TVs, if it displays the clock and weather.
Wrapping Things Up
Screensavers are a great way to customize your TV’s appearance. Unfortunately, your options are limited on LG TVs since they do not allow you to add your own photos to the gallery.
However, depending on your LG TV model, you will be able to select which photos you’d like to display and, in the case of OLED TVs, even show clock and weather widgets.
If your LG TV keeps reappearing, consider disabling it or trying to reduce its frequency by disabling Quick Start+.
Remember, you cannot change your screensaver’s timer, so it will appear after two minutes of inactivity as long as it’s enabled.
What’s your experience setting a screensaver on your LG TV?
Let us know in the comments below!
Yesenia Achlim is a technical copywriter and editor with a focus on AV equipment. She aims to break down complicated topics and make technology accessible, no matter your technical expertise. When she’s not teaching you how to replace a projector lamp, you can find her reading and baking.