LG TV Too Dark (Try These Fixes!)

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If your LG TV is too dark it can make it harder to enjoy content and be frustrating.

In this guide, we will look at the cause of your LG TV screen being too dark and how you can fix it.

Why is my LG TV too dark?

There are several reasons why your LG TV is too dark: some of these include Bad picture configuration, APS dulling the picture and malfunctioning input ports.

We will take you through some steps to brighten your LG TV.

How to fix an LG TV that is too dark?

Method 1: Disabled APS

APS stands for Auto Power Saver, a feature that prioritizes minimizing energy consumption, usually at the expense of brightness.

APS can cause your TV to be too dark, especially in a bright room.

Disabled APS (Newer LG TV Models)

To disable APS on newer LG models.

  • Settings button (On remote)
  • Picture menu
  • Change from APS mode
LG auto power save

Related Reading: How to fix LG TV Blue Tint

Disable Energy Saver (Older LG TV Models)

Disabling the energy saver mode on older LG TV models is simple

  • Settings button (On remote)
  • All Settings
  • Picture Menu
  • Energy Saver (Set to off)
LG TV, disabled energy saver option to stop brightness changing

Having either APS or energy-saving modes activated can make your LG TV too dark.

These modes often offer subpar picture quality.

Method 2: Change the picture mode on your LG TV

You can quickly try the other picture modes on your TV if your LG TV is too dark.

How to change picture mode (Newer LG TV Models)

To change the picture mode on newer LG models.

  • Settings button (On remote)
  • Picture menu
  • Change through the different picture mode options
When your LG TV is too Dark change the picture mode

Method 3: Change the brightness settings on the TV

When your LG TV is too dark, you can manually change the brightness settings on your TV.

How to manually change the picture brightness settings.

  • Settings button (On remote)
  • All Settings
  • Picture Menu
  • Advanced Settings
  • Brightness
Change the brightness if your LG TV is too dark

Method 4: Update your LG TV software

LG has been good at fixing issues when they arise through the regular release of new firmware.

If your LG TV is too dark, you should ensure that your LG TV firmware is updated.

Most LG TVs have automatic updates enabled by default, the updates should install automatically, presuming that your TV is connected to the internet.

Even with this setting enabled, it is possible that updates can be missed or an installation can be interrupted and thus cause issues with your TV.

Older LG firmware or a partial software installation could be causing the dimming screen problem.

We strongly recommend you update your LG TV firmware to ensure that you have the latest software, access to new apps, and an improved viewing experience.

Ultimately, regular updates improve your viewing experience and give you better security & privacy protection.

How to update your LG firmware

Assuming your TV is turned on, hit the settings button on the remote.

LG remove the purple tint using your LG TV remote

Now you will see the setting menu appear on the left-hand side of the TV (Please note that this may vary depending on the model of your LG TV).

At the bottom of the row of icons, you should see the all settings button. Please select this option to proceed to the next menu.

Now navigate down to “SUPPORT” on the new menu that appears and then select “SOFTWARE UPDATE”

Now you can activate the automatic update feature and also check for new updates.

LG auto update menu

Once the updates have been installed, restart your TV to see if the LG periodic dimming has been resolved.

Method 5: Change your selected input device/source

If your LG TV picture is too dark, it is a good idea to check whether an external device or malfunctioning input port or cable is the cause.

Change the input device by pressing the button shown below or the button that is labelled SOURCE on your LG TV remote.

LG remote source / input button

You should now see a list of your available inputs and/or external devices.

I would confirm whether the issue of the picture being too dark applies to all of the input ports or just one.

If the dark picture persists across all inputs then please proceed to the next step.

Alternatively, suppose the image is too dark on one input port or an external device. In that case, it could either be a malfunctioning input port, a bad cable or incorrectly configured external devices that is causing the problem.

Method 6: Contact LG Support

If you have not been able to resolve the issue of your LG TV picture being too dark then it may be a good idea to contact LG support.

The LG support team can advise you of other troubleshooting tasks to try or help diagnose the root cause of the issues.

I would strongly recommend contacting LG before you consider any other fixes that may invalidate your warranty or cause further damage to your LG TV.

Conclusion – LG TV Too Dark

It can be annoying when you find your LG TV is too dark.

The fixes range from quick and easy to complex and potentially costly.

We hope that our guide was able to resolve the issue for you.