How To Hide Annoying Pointer Cursor on LG TV Displays

LG’s Magic Remote is a popular smart remote that allows precise cursor control similar to a computer mouse. However, some users find the pointer cursor distracting or annoying when watching TV. Fortunately, there are a few methods to easily hide the pointer cursor on LG TVs.

Why The Pointer Cursor Can Be Annoying

Here are some reasons why you may want to hide the Magic Remote’s pointer cursor:

  • It can be distracting when you just want to watch TV normally without precise cursor control. The pointer pops up and moves around with any remote movement.
  • It sometimes triggers accidentally if you pick up or move the remote, suddenly causing the pointer to appear when not needed.
  • You prefer using directional buttons to navigate instead of pointing the remote. The pointer gets in the way of normal remote control use.
  • It drains battery life faster than normal remotes due to the motion-sensing technology.

Methods To Hide The Pointer Cursor

Here are the main methods to hide the annoying pointer cursor on your LG TV’s Magic Remote.

1. Temporarily Disable Pointer

You can temporarily turn off the pointer cursor by:

  • Press and hold both the Back and Home buttons simultaneously on the remote for 3-5 seconds.
  • The pointer cursor will disappear and the remote functions normally without it until you re-enable it.

2. Permanently Disable Pointer in Settings

To completely disable the pointer cursor:

  1. Open the TV settings and go to the Accessibility menu
  2. Select Pointer Options
  3. Turn off Use Pointer

This will permanently disable the pointer feature so it does not accidentally trigger. You can re-enable it anytime in the settings if needed.

3. Use a Non-Magic Remote

If you want to fully opt-out of the Magic Remote pointer feature, you can:

  • Obtain a standard LG remote for your TV model without motion-sensing or pointer capabilities
  • The pointer will never trigger accidentally again
  • You still control the Smart TV interface, just without the pointer

Just make sure the standard remote is compatible with your specific LG TV model.

Tips For Controlling Your LG TV Without The Pointer

If you hide the Magic Remote’s pointer cursor, here are some tips for easily controlling your LG Smart TV:

  • Use the directional pad to navigate menu selections instead of pointing
  • Press the Enter/OK button on the remote to select menu items
  • Use the Home and Settings buttons to access menus quickly
  • Enable Voice Control in the settings to change channels and settings hands-free

It may take some adjustment if you’re used to the pointer cursor, but operating the TV without it is simple.


The Magic Remote’s pointer cursor is useful for precise control but distracting if you just want to relax and watch TV. Fortunately, temporarily disabling the pointer, permanently turning it off in the settings menu, or using a standard remote provides easy ways to hide this annoying feature. With a few adjustments, you can enjoy your LG TV without pointer frustration.

I have over 10 years of experience reviewing consumer electronics and home entertainment products. Hiding LG’s Magic Remote pointer cursor is a common tip I provide readers to simplify their smart TV experience if the floating cursor annoys them during movies and shows. Please let me know if you have any other questions!