LG TV not Recognizing USB Flash Drive| Fixed it Quickly

LG TV not recognizing USB drive like USB flash drive? Refer to this article to know how to format USB with a compatible file system for USB in Windows computer.


By Bryce / Updated on October 13, 2023

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USB flash drive not working on my LG TV
Solve it correspondingly
Two final solutions
Wrap things up 

USB flash drive not working on my LG TV

“After copying a film file to my SanDisk USB flash drive, I connect it to the LG TV to play video from it. But I find that the LG TV not recognizing USB drive. I consider whether if there is anything wrong with the USB. I unplug it from TV and insert it to my computer to check its condition. In Disk Management, I can see the partition is healthy. In File Explorer, I can open the drive and view that the film file. What happens? Is there any advice?”

Solve it correspondingly

The reasons behind USB drive not working on LG television issue can be various and you can take according to solutions under different situations:

  • The model of your LG TV is unable to support connecting a USB device. If the model of your our LG TV isn’t capable of supporting USB, all discuss are meaningless.

  • Your USB capacity is too large. When the size of USB drive is beyond the maximum size that your LG TV can support, it won’t work on TV.

  • The USB port on TV is not in good condition. If so, you can turn to can turn to the manufacturer.

  • The firmware installed on TV is outdated. To solve it, you can update firmware on LG TV.

  • Your USB drive is connected via a USB extension cable. You should connect the USB flash drive to LG TV via USB port directly.

Two final solutions

If what mentioned above can’t help you, it is time to consider formatting USB drive with a compatible file system (FAT32 or NTFS)or reset LG TV to factory settings.

✔ Format USB  to NTFS or FAT32 for LG TV

If your USB flash drive is formatted with an incompatible file system or the file system is corrupted, it won’t be recognized by LG TV. To fix this issue, it is not a bad choice to format it with FAT32 or NTFS in Windows.

To format USB flash drive for LG TV, a free yet powerful USB format tool – AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is recommended. It is very easy to handle and can work with Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7, XP, and Vista. With it, you can even format RAW USB flash drive to FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, Ext2, Ex3, or Ext4. Let’s see how it works:

Warning: This operation will delete all data on the USB drive, and you need to back up important files at first. If your USB drive is not opening in Windows, you can retrieve the data via certain data recovery software in advance.

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1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant. In the main console, right-click the USB and choose Format Partition.

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2. In the small window, choose FAT32 or NTFS file system and click on OK button.

Choose File System

3. Click Apply and Proceed to perform the operation.


After a while, the USB will be formatted in a success. You can copy the necessary files from backup storage to USB back and then connect it to your LG TV to see whether it is recognized.

✍ Notes:
If you choose FAT32 file system, you can’t copy an individual file larger than 4 GB to the USB device.
To experience more features like converting system disk from MBR to GPT  for Windows 11, migrating OS to GPT SSD, recovering lost data, etc., you can upgrade it to Professional edition.

✔ Restore LG TV to factory settings

If your USB drive is compatible with LG TV, try to reset your machine to original settings. Do as the following steps:

Warning: This operation will revert all settings on your LG TV to factory status. Please be cautious to do it.

1. Power on LG TV, press Home button on your LG remote control and choose the icon that stands for setting in the top-right corner.

2. In the listed options, choose General and then select Reset to Initial Settings.

3. Confirm your operation.

PS.: The whole process can be a little different on various models of LG TV.

Wrap things up

You won’t be happy when trapped in LG TV not recognizing USB problem. If it happens to you, confirm that your LG TV can support the USB that you connect to it at first. And then you can select one or more solutions aforementioned under specific conditions.

Bryce · Staff Editor
Bryce is an editor of AOMEI Technology, he covers backup & restore, hard disk & partitions management, cloud files transfer, website & database backup and so on for AOMEI. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He would like to spend all time on reaserching computer problems. He is a very cute boy.