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LG Content Store Not Updating Apps

Recently updated on June 1st, 2022 at 12:43 pm

When it comes to home theater systems, LG is one of the most popular manufacturers. They have a diverse range of televisions, soundbars, and other products. However, some users have reported that they’ve been unable to update their apps on their LG Content store. And, if you’re here, you might be encountering the same “LG Content Store not updating apps” issue on your LG TV. If so, you’ve landed in the right place.

Here, we’ll be covering the causes and how you can fix the “LG Content Store Not Updating Apps” issue on your LG TV.

Why Won’t My Apps Update on My LG Smart TV?

If you’re unable to update your apps on the LG Content Store, your bad internet connectivity that’s causing the problem. Apart from the bad internet connectivity, below, we’ve gathered some other reasons that can cause LG Content Store Not Updating Apps issue on your LG Smart TV.

  • Software Bug or Glitch: Sometimes, a temporary bug or glitch in the software causes the “LG Content Store Not Updating Apps” error on the LG TV. And it can be fixed easily. Below, we’ve guided some fixes that can help you.
  • Outdated Firmware: If you’re not updating your TV’s firmware timely, it may affect your TV’s performance, and you’ll encounter such issues.
  • Entered the wrong Location: If your region settings aren’t set correctly, it might be why your LG TV isn’t updating the apps.

LG Content Store Not Updating Apps 2022 [What to Do?]

Below, we’ve gathered and penned down the best working solutions to fix the “LG Content Store Not Updating Apps.”

How to update apps on LG Smart TV?

If the apps aren’t updating, there might be some chances that you haven’t followed the proper way of updating the apps. Below, we’ve guided the proper way to update the apps on your LG Smart TV.

  1. Head to the LG Content Store
  2. Then, select Apps > My Apps and select the App you want to update.
  3. After that, select Update (if available).

Power Cycle Your LG Smart TV

If you’ve not rebooted your Tv yet, then do it now. Performing a reboot clears the minor/temporary bug and glitches from the Tv. To perform a reboot, below are the steps that will help you;

  1. Press the power button given on the remote or put the TV on Standby mode.
  2. Then, unplug the Tv from the wall outlet.
  3. Now, wait for 60 seconds.
  4. After that, plug the TV’s power cable back into the wall outlet and turn it on.

Let your TV connect to the internet, then head to the LG Content Store and check if apps are updating or not. If not, try the next step;

  1. Unplug the TV and broadband cables from the wall outlet.
  2. Now, wait for 5-10 minutes.
  3. After that, plug the TV and broadband cables back into the wall outlet. May doing this resolve your issue.

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Disable LG Smart TV Quick Start Feature

While researching, we found that some users claimed that disabling the quick start feature fixes the” LG Content Store not updating apps” issue on their LG TV. If the Quickstart feature is already disabled on your LG TV, move on to the next step and if it is enabled, below are the steps that’ll guide you in disabling the QuickStart feature.

  1. Press the Home button given on the remote,
  2. Now, head to Settings.
  3. After that, navigate to the General, then scroll to the Quick Start+ and turn it off.
  4. Lastly, reboot your Tv and check if LG Content Store starts updating the apps.

Reinstall The App Which You’re Trying to Update

If the App is still pending to update, try to uninstall and reinstall it. There were instances where a software bug or glitch stopped the App from updating. So, try to reinstall the App and check if this resolves the issue.

Uninstall

  1. Press the Home/Smart button given on the remote.
  2. Now, move to the More Apps and hover the pointer over the app you’re having issues with.
  3. After that, select the Upward arrow button and click the Skull/X button.
  4. Lastly, click on Remove and then perform a reboot.

Reinstall

  1. Head to the More Apps and head to the LG Content Store.
  2. Now, select the Premium option.
  3. After that, locate your App and install it.

If the App fails to install, there might be some issue with your internet. If this is the case, move on to the next step.

Check Your Internet Connection For Issue

Followed the above step, and the App fails to reinstall? Well, there might be chances that your internet is not working properly, and maybe this is why you’re encountering the “LG Content Store Not Updating Apps” on your LG TV. In this case, you need to verify if your internet is working or not, what’s the speed you’re getting now, and are the cables connected to the router/modem or gateway or not. To do so, follow the below guide;

  • Firstly, check if the internet is available or not. You can verify this by the indication lights given on the router/modem or gateway. Also, check the internet speed you’re getting now. Visit fast.com or speedtest.com, and check if you’re getting the required internet speed or not (The minimum required speed is at least 5Mbps).
  • Another thing you need to ensure is whether the cables that are attached to your router/modem or gateway are correctly connected or not. If not, connect them securely.

Once you’ve done the verification, reboot your router. Do it as given below;

  1. Unplug the router/modem or gateway cables from the wall outlet.
  2. Also, unplug your TV and remove all the HDMI cables/USB devices attached to your TV.
  3. Now, wait for 15-20 minutes.
  4. After that, plug all the wires and cables back into the wall outlet and re-attached the HDMI cables/USB devices to the Tv.
  5. Lastly, turn on all your devices and let your TV connect to the network.

Check if this resolves the “LG Content Store Not Updating Apps” issue.

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Use Ethernet Cable for Network Connectivity

Some users stated that the LG Content Store starts updating the apps after connecting the ethernet cable to the TV. Ethernet cables provide faster and more stable internet connectivity than a wireless connection. Maybe you were not getting the required internet speed from the Wireless connection, and that’s why you’re encountering the “LG Content Store Not Updating Apps” issue. So, try connecting the ethernet cable with your LG TV. To do so, connect your cable with the LG TV and,

  1. Head to the Settings > All settings.
  2. Now, navigate to Network and then select Wired Connection.
  3. Lastly, go to the LG Content Store and check if the apps are updating or not.

Connect Via Hotspot

If rebooting the router and modem and connecting using the ethernet doesn’t fix the issue, try to connect your TV using your smartphone Hotspot. Below are the steps to connect your TV with the Smartphone hotspot.

  1. Turn on the hotspot and internet on your phone.
  2. Now, head to the Settings > All Settings > Network.
  3. After that, click on WiFi Connection, locate your phone’s WiFi name and enter the password.
  4. Lastly, navigate to the LG Content Store and check if this resolves the issue.

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How Do I Update My LG Content Store?

Well, you cannot update the LG Content Store. Its Update comes with the software update. When you update your TV’s software, it will be updated automatically.

Check for TV Updates

If your TV is running on outdated software, you need to update it right away. Keeping the device up-to-date improves the functionality of your device, and also, the temporary bugs and glitches will be fixed by the latest Update. So, check if there’s any update available for your LG Tv. To do so, follow the below steps;

  1. Press the Home button given on the remote.
  2. Now, head to the Settings > All settings > General.
  3. After that, scroll down and select About This TV.
  4. Lastly, click on the Update and check if there’s any update available; if there’s any, download it.
update lg tv

Verify Your Region Settings

If you’re still getting the issue, verify the region settings of your LG TV. If the region settings aren’t set correctly, this might be the reason for this issue. Also, some users claimed that setting the correct region settings works for them and fixes the issue. So, give it a try, and maybe this will work for you too.

  1. Press the Home button and head to the Settings > All Settings.
  2. Now, navigate to the General and then select Location.
  3. After that, enter your ZIP Code and press Enter.
set lg service country correctly

Lastly, reboot your TV and head to the LG Content Store, and check if this works for you. If not, try to enter a different country code and press Enter. Once it’s changed, go back and enter your country/city ZIP code and check if this works for you.

Change the DNS on Your LG Smart TV

There were some instances where wrong DNS settings caused the issue. Changing and entering DNS settings manually might fix your problem. To do so, follow the instructions as given;

  1. Press the Home button and head to the Settings > All Settings.
  2. Select Network, select WiFi, or Wired Connection (depends on your network).
  3. After that, select Advanced Settings and then select Edit.
  4. Lastly, uncheck the Set Automatically, enter 8.8.8.8 in the DNS Server box and click on Connect.
Change lg smart tv dns settings

Once it’s done, reboot your TV and open LG Content Store to check if this resolves the issue or not. 

Factory Reset Your LG Smart TV

Is The issue not resolved yet? Well, try this last step. Resetting the TV to its default factory settings makes your TV box condition. All of your settings, apps, and information will be removed from the TV. Many users claim that resetting their TV to factory settings resolves the “LG Content Store Not Updating Apps” issue. If you’re ready to factory reset your LG TV, follow the below steps;

How do I reset my LG Smart TV?

  • Press the Home button given on the remote.
  • Now, navigate to the Settings > All Settings > General.
  • After that, scroll to the Reset to initial settings and press OK.
  • Once your TV restarts, set up your TV and check if factory reset works for you.
reset lg smart tv

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Contact LG Customer Support

If you are here, it means nothing works for you. If this is the case, try contacting LG team for help. Brief them about your issue and ask them to provide some help. Their technical team will surely help you in resolving the issue.

Extra: Use Voice Command

If the issue is still not resolved, try to press the microphone button given on the remote and give the voice command to update the App (e.g., Update HBO Max). Do let us know in the comment section if this one works for you.

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