How To Fix Vizio Smart TV Lagging (Try This Solution FIRST)

A lot of Vizio TVs run into the same problem: they experience input lag.

This can cause slow response times, lag, and an overall poor experience.

Fortunately, there is a quick fix that should fix about 80% of Vizio TVs that are having lag.

How To Fix Vizio TV Lagging

If your Vizio Smart TV is lagging or has a delay, go to Settings on your television and then choose Picture. Click Picture Mode, then Game Mode, then More. Select Advanced Picture and set Smoothing Motion Effect to Off.

This will disable the smooth motion effect on your television and should help most of you.

Try the other solutions listed below for those of you still having trouble.

Reset your internet connection

If changing the picture settings didn’t fix the lag, checking the internet connection is the next logical step.

Head on over to your router (and modem) to make sure the lights are green and not showing a red/, orange, or yellow color.

If the router and modem have a light color other than green then you should unplug them both for 60 seconds to reset the internet connection.

Power cycle your television

If you’re still having issues after resetting the router and modem, you should next power cycle the television which is known to fix lag or freezing issues.

Here’s how you can do this:

  • Press the “Menu” button on your remote control.
  • Click “System” then “Reset & Admin”
  • Choose “Soft Power Cycle”

This is another way to refresh the cache and memory inside your Vizio TV, which fixes most issues before trying other troubleshooting.

Install software updates

If you haven’t updated the software on your Vizio Smart TV, the input delay and lag may be caused due to this.

That’s one of the many reasons to make sure you’re using the latest software update.

When your Vizio TV is connected to the internet, it should automatically scan and install software updates when they release.

But if that isn’t the case, you’ll want to update your TVs software manually:

  1. Press the Home button on your remote control.
  2. Click the Settings icon.
  3. Select System.
  4. Choose Check for Updates from the menu.

NOTE: While you’re in this menu, you can check for updates manually.

Factory reset your television

Factory resetting your TV will restore it to the settings it had when you first purchased it. While your account settings and apps will be deleted, it should help fix your input lag issue.

With a remote

  1. Turn the TV on.
  2. Press the Settings icon on your remote.
  3. Select System.
  4. Choose Reset & Admin from the menu.
  5. Click Reset TV to Factory Defaults.

Your TV will automatically restart and display the setup screen as if you just bought the TV.

Without a remote

  1. Find the power button (located on the back or bottom of the TV).
  2. Turn the TV on.
  3. Press and hold the power button for 15 seconds.

If this doesn’t work, you’ll have to find the menu option using the control panel buttons.

  1. Open the Settings/Menu.
  2. Select System.
  3. Choose Reset & Admin from the menu.
  4. Click Reset TV to Factory Defaults.

Here’s a video explaining how to do it:

Contact Vizio support

If you’ve tried all of the troubleshooting fixes above and still have AirPlay issues, it’s time to contact Vizio’s support team.

They’re available seven days a week, from 8 AM to 8 PM CST, and can be contacted in a few different ways:

  • Call: 1-844-254-8087
  • Live Chat: Chat Now

NOTE: The shortest wait times are Monday – Friday, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST

Vizio Warranty

You should check if you have a warranty if you’ve exhausted all of the options above with no luck.

When you click the link, you’ll have to enter a few pieces of information so they can determine whether or not your warranty covers it.

It’s worth a try — they even offer in-home services for specific issues such as no sound on your television.