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This app will now restart to free up more memory

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Just bought an LGLED-65UJ630 65INCH TV. Right away I started to get the message "This app will now restart to free up more memory". After searching the internet and forums, I now understand that this problem is huge, it has been going on for years now and it is right across many models of LG TV's.

I have tried everything to fix this problem. It has the latest firmware. I did the factory reset and that lasted 4 hours before I got the message back. I turn off the TV and leave it for 10 minutes, maybe one hour later I get the message. I delete browsing history, maybe 10 minutes and I get the message..... you get the message.

As I understand it, the problem is that LG TV's don't have enough internal memory, but they have shipped a ton of their "smart" TV's with this problem.

My question is, has anybody heard anything from anybody, anywhere about a solution to this problem. I really want to keep this TV, but it is not fit for purpose in this state.     

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6 minutes ago, Martlea said:

Had the same problem, LG support were useless only advising TV's are not like smart phones so customers who purchased them thinking the smart TV features would actually work were mistaken so there!

Anyway after trying all the 'fixes' people suggested such as turning off Quick Start and other 'features' and finding this made no difference I saw another solution a member found. This member like me had both Ethernet and WiFi connections enabled and by turning off the WiFi everywhere it is enabled this fixed the YouTube restarting error. I tried this and it has worked for me as well, no more annoying YouTube restarting errors - so far!

Now if I can just get this pile of doo doo TV to stop reformatting my recording hard drive I might have an OK set.

Thanks for the reply. Yes is really annoying trying to get through to LG about a problem that a lot of people obviously have. According to LG, they have never heard of this problem.... Wow!! So obviously LG either don't bother reading any of the many complaints on their "Customer service" site, or they are totally aware of this problem and just lie about it.

I have already tried what you suggest, I read about this a week or two ago, we have a fixed line connection through the Ethernet cable, I turned off all the options for WiFi and just about every other option that is available in the setup menu.

The crazy thing is, that there is absolutely no point having a so called Smart TV, that you simply cant use, these products are not fit for purpose and I really regret buying this TV, I actually spend more time trying to talk to the shop that I bought it from and LG service centre, than I do watching this stupid TV.

Ohh well you live and learn and I have learned to never buy another LG product. 

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2 minutes ago, Habik said:

It is a TV in first place I say.

Does it do when you hook a laptop via HDMI?

Sent from my Mi A1 using Tapatalk
 

I have never hooked up a Laptop via HDMI. I have used the mirroring function to sync with my computer and I don't remember having the problem when I did that. However the internet here is not so fast, so this is not really a solution. I did read someplace that there is a way to use a USB stick as extra internal memory, but this is just nonsense and does not work.

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I had this self same problem, and I found the answer elsewhere.

Go into settings and change the tv from Fast Start/Standby, and put it so as the TV actually turns OF when you hit the power button.   This will clear the memory that is caching and using up the small amount of memory available.

It might mean that you have to turn off the TV during use, but at least it solves your problem for now.

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8 hours ago, keefy said:

I had this self same problem, and I found the answer elsewhere.

Go into settings and change the tv from Fast Start/Standby, and put it so as the TV actually turns OF when you hit the power button.   This will clear the memory that is caching and using up the small amount of memory available.

It might mean that you have to turn off the TV during use, but at least it solves your problem for now.

I already tried switching of the fast start, I read about this and tried it, but it did not work for me. I deleted all the apps, thinking that they might be the cause, taking up some memory, but it is still the same. I even tried turning off the magic stick and using the normal remote control, because I read that was the problem. The there are people who think that it is a problem with the version of Flash that Webos uses, apparently its out of date, but there is no way to change that. At this point I am scratching my head.

Thanks for the reply anyway, really appreciate you trying to help.  

 

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The message "This app will now restart to free up more memory" is a  trivialized, totally BS description of  the raw truth: "This app/process has crashed... and needs to be restarted".

So for whatever reason your app or process has crashed ( you don´t tell us which app you used thwn it crashed), you´ll never know the real reason since you don´t get any detailed error descriptions.  It COULD have something to do with low memory, but it´s not sure. I also get app crashes from time to time with the preinstalled apps, mainly SmartShare. I NEVER use the Browser, it´s slow, painfully lacking in featues and everything... also crashes a lot, specially when using Video... stay away.

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12 hours ago, Kusie said:

The message "This app will now restart to free up more memory" is a  trivialized, totally BS description of  the raw truth: "This app/process has crashed... and needs to be restarted".

So for whatever reason your app or process has crashed ( you don´t tell us which app you used thwn it crashed), you´ll never know the real reason since you don´t get any detailed error descriptions.  It COULD have something to do with low memory, but it´s not sure. I also get app crashes from time to time with the preinstalled apps, mainly SmartShare. I NEVER use the Browser, it´s slow, painfully lacking in featues and everything... also crashes a lot, specially when using Video... stay away.

You are correct there is no way to find out what the real reason is for the app crash. I have looked at a lot of complaints about this problem and there is a lot of speculation, but no facts, partly because LG don't give a sh.t about their customers. But this problem remains.

The reason why I am saying that it could be something to do with low memory.... is because that's what it states, you are right, there is no information what so ever about the app that crashes, what might have caused the problem, I am stuck with having to ask people on sites like this, because I am not getting any help from LG or the shop that I just bought this brick from.

That app that seems to crash the most is Youtube, but I get crashes with playing Youtube though the browser. Also I get crashes when playing a movie or any kind of clips through other sites when using the web browser. I have deleted every one of the pre-installed apps and I don't have any other apps installed. I have turned off Smartshare,  every single thing that I can see in the setup menu that could use any memory in any way, I have done a factory reset, I constantly delete browsing data.... but I still have this problem. I agree with you about the Browser.... its rubbish, almost unusable, you can not even open two pages at the same time... that's crazy. I really regret buying this expensive brick, if my old 32 inch TV was 65 inch it would be better than this waste of money.  

I had a very good look around for information about smart TV's when I was buying this TV, but nobody said anything about this problem, this is the kind of thing that you find out after you bought the product... then its too late.   

 

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Had the same problem, LG support were useless only advising TV's are not like smart phones so customers who purchased them thinking the smart TV features would actually work were mistaken so there!

Anyway after trying all the 'fixes' people suggested such as turning off Quick Start and other 'features' and finding this made no difference I saw another solution a member found. This member like me had both Ethernet and WiFi connections enabled and by turning off the WiFi everywhere it is enabled this fixed the YouTube restarting error. I tried this and it has worked for me as well, no more annoying YouTube restarting errors - so far!

Now if I can just get this pile of doo doo TV to stop reformatting my recording hard drive I might have an OK set.

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I have exactly the same issue. (LG 49UJ670v).  But mainly happens when i'm browsing through the TV settings when im using Netflix or youtube. Nothing ive tried fixes the problem.

Also for what its worth I'm having trouble with the audio sync when outputting  surround sound to my home theatre system. The audio is always slightly late compared to the picture using both optical out and HDMI to my amp. Setting to PCM is in sync but to get 5.1 audio from the TV you have to set the output to "auto" and then the AV sync adjustment doesn't even work. -5 to plus 15 makes no difference. only effects the sound if set to PCM or the internal TV speakers.

Ive had at least 3 firmware updates since owning the TV but nothing has been fixed.

regretting buying this TV

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Well I thought I had found a fix (above post) some time ago to the YouTube app 'Restarting.....' error LG deny happens but this has returned again now so I'm out of suggestions other than don't buy LG TV's if you want Smart features that actually work!

Better off getting a cheap add on like the latest Roku stick paired with a much less expensive 'dumb' TV.

Also the current YouTube app is now dreadful as well as it keeps refreshing to fresh screen, really wish devs would stop playing around with formats just for the sake of it. 

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Have struggled for more than a year to ensure smooth running of apps and reliable connectivity on my new LG 43" smart TV. Finally, the clouds have started to clear, for me at least, by applying the following solutions helped by others making sensible suggestions here and elsewhere online:

1. Use a TP Powerline kit to kid your TV into thinking it has an ethernet connection (i.e. if it doesn't already, an ethernet cable runs from the router directly into your TV's ethernet socket). This investment is little more than £25 and will give greatly increased internet speed and reliability.  I am on Vodafone SuperFibre, so somewhere around 70 to 76. Powerline very easy to set up in around 5 minutes. It requires a traditional electric socket by the TV.  For the price, you get two 3-pin plugs and two short ethernet cables. One socket needs to be by your TV, so that one ethernet cable can run from the first plug to the TV's ethernet socket. The second plug is put into another electric socket on the same ring in the same room. The second ethernet cable runs from the second plug directly into the router, and is paired with the first plug simply by pressing the button on it.  Bob's your uncle if both Powerline plugs are showing 3 green lights. These plugs are never switched off. Your TV now assumes it has an ethernet connection and stops wasting memory trying to look for a wi-fi signal.

2. Disable permanently the TV's wi-fi connection by going into the general settings. My 670UV TV's internet settings indicate WIRED CONNECTION thanks to the Powerline kit, as I cannot locate the TV conveniently near the router in my living room in order to benefit from using an ethernet cable. In addition, I have grown convinced my TV's wi-fi reception is its biggest Achilles heel, as it has never worked from Day One.

3. Disable FAST START in the general settings so that TV performs a cold start (will cost an extra 2 seconds, I reckon) with empty memory every time it is switched on with the remote. It is a fallacy that this wastes any extra electricity, and seems to be an essential part of the solution suggested here.

 

The apparent result of applying the above three steps:

1. No buffering and no stalling or crashing of any of the TV's apps, notably iPlayer, which has up till now been dreadful and pretty much unusable. Apps generally also load quickly and smoothly.

2. Seamless YouTube play including all 4K content which was crashing all the time after a few minutes' play.

3. Better and more stable ITV HUB and Channel 5 apps, which have also hitherto often frozen or crashed. 

 

These steps have given my TV a new lease of life, as I had often toyed with returning it to John Lewis on the grounds that it doesn't work. Now, a month into the TV's new regime, I have a TV properly performing as a SMART tv, and can keep what hair I have left after tearing so much out.

 

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