LG Smart TV features a built-in web browser that allows you to access the internet. But, that is not the only feature that stands out. LG is one of the most trusted brands for electronics of all kinds. However, their televisions are extremely popular among casual users and gamers. Not only does LG offer fairly priced models, but they also make sure that their televisions last long.
However, some users have reported running into a shortage of memory on their LG Smart TVs. You may face the “Out of Memory” error only if your LG Smart TV is running on WebOS. Most smart TVs don’t feature a large RAM capacity or internal storage. They don’t feature optimized and powerful hardware. So, an LG Smart TV may not perform as well as your laptop, computer, or even your over-powered phone. It doesn’t take long to clog the little that is available with apps like Netflix, Hulu, Disney, and many more. In the case of a WebOS LG Smart TV, recent apps are stored in system memory to allow users faster access to those apps. In such situations, your LG Smart TV may show you an “Out Of Memory” error when the system memory is full.
In this article, we will talk about what you can do to counter this issue.
1) Restart Your LG Smart TV
When an LG TV customer queried about the memory issue, an LG official responded with the troubleshooting option of turning the TV off and then back on after a few minutes. No apps will be deleted during this process; instead, they will just be forced to close so that other apps can get the necessary RAM space.
2) Clear Cache:
Cache files are stored in your device to access your applications faster than usual. As much as it may be useful, it may sometimes eat a lot of your limited Smart TV storage. It is important to regularly clear these cache data from your device. To clear the cache follow the steps mentioned below:
1) Press Home Button from your remote control.
2) You can see the Web Browser option
3) From the top right corner, select the Menu option.
4) When a popup window appears. Go to Settings.
5) Select the Clear Browsing Data that appears in a white box and press OK.
3) Close Recent Apps
Closing all the apps that are just running in the background and not being used at the moment can help you free up space. This can also help your tackle the out-of-memory error. You can close recent apps by:
1) Open the Launcher Bar and select the Recent Apps option (three vertical bars). It appears at the bottom on the left.
2) Hover over the Recent tiles in the Recent Preview area which you want to delete.
3) By clicking the Close button that appears on the top of the tile you can terminate the app.
4) Update The Software
It is possible that your Smart TV is not on the latest OS/firmware version. Check for pending updates as these contain bug fixes and performance fixes. Update your device and check if the problem still persists.
5) Factory Reset
If non of the above-mentioned fixes works, you can try factory resetting your TV. Before you perform a factory reset, keep in mind that all the records of your usage and all the stored data will be erased from the device’s memory. However, this will most definitely help you with the Out of Memory error.
We hope the fixes mentioned in this post assisted you with solving the issue. If you believe you require professional assistance, please contact LG TV customer care for further assistance.