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LG G6: First 10 Things You Should Do

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The LG G6 doesn’t have a firm launch date just yet, but once it does show up at your local carrier store, we want you to know exactly the types of settings to consider as you unbox and then begin setup. As we have done with top-tier phones for some time, we’ve put together a video list of the first 10 things we think you should do to help get you on your way to getting the most out of your new phone. 

In this clip, we aren’t taking you on a tour of the G6, since we already did that here. Instead, we cover things like, where the SIM and SD card tray is, how to tweak the lock screen shortcuts and quick settings tiles, whether or not you should choose a new launcher right away (spoiler: you should), and what the quickest way into the camera is as you pull the phone out of your pocket.

Enjoy!

  • schoat333

    Don’t buy it. LG are garbage. I have owned several, and they all have had issues and needed to be replaced.

  • paul_cus

    For once, I’m actually jealous of DL getting a phone early.

  • G5

    Nice. App drawer. And camera looks pretty close to instant pic snap. Still little skeptical of the battery after using Pixel for months but might be decent enough. Have to get back to un-read counts and perfect syncing exchange email & calendar. Sucks needing your phone for job or wouldn’t need to ditch the XL. But stock android is just not business friendly. I’ll try this and see what the S8 looks like when that comes out (since they finally got rid of that stupid home button and use on screen keys now)

  • sinfoman

    No app drawer? Is this the new Apple product?

    • FlyLilSebastianFly

      There is an app drawer.

      • sinfoman

        Ah, I was skipping through, but the app drawer does not come out of the box, it’s a setting, which is … odd… for an android product IMO. Thanks for the correction!

  • TechGirl90

    1. You should do is be Poppin’ bottles in the ice, like a blizzard

    2. When you drink, you do it right gettin’ slizzard

    3. Then as you’re Sippin’ sizzurp in your ride ( I repeat your ride) like three six

    4. You’ll be feelin’ so fly like a G6

    • indianafanatic

      I hope you didn’t spend much time coming up with that.

      • TechGirl90

        LOL! Nope!

    • Me

      *golf clap*

    • Cameron W

      As The Verge would say,

      Caesar Vodka – “Cut Through The Night”.

  • Mike Aurin

    Is there an app that squares off the rounded corners? /s

    • Rod

      Squarefy, coming soon!

      • Ruvim

        I’m on it.

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  • disastrousrainbow

    I’d get rid of that auto brightness bar in the notification window. I just don’t like how much space it takes up, and since if you’re using auto brightness anyway there’s really no point to having it consistently present. That’s always been my main gripe on Samsung phones (pre-Nougat), but I’m glad LG’s allowed you to remove it (post-whatever version enabled that).

  • WAldenIV

    1. Buy a different phone.

  • TechGirl90

    The first thing you should do is hand me over that LG G6.

    http://i.giphy.com/fJW2jK0akgkhi.gif

  • mickeyB88

    Wait so…if you hit “back” on the camera page it goes to the unlocked home page? Can anyone with the G6 confirm if you need to unlock it first? That seems like a SUPER easy way to bypass security

    • At 7:25 you can see that he has Smart Lock enabled, so the phone is never actually locked. If your phone is locked, and you enter the camera, no, you don’t go to the unlocked home screen.

      • mickeyB88

        Okay, was wondering about if it was a smart lock thing. Good to know, thanks!

  • santy83

    One advantage for LG is the lead time to the market over Samsung. However with not the latest processor + loss of removable battery , this is DOA . Only way to manage decent sales is with Oneplus like pricing ~ 450-500 , which again is unlikely .

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Lead time? 2 Weeks in the US isn’t really a lead time with Samsung’s Marketing Machine.

      • disastrousrainbow

        Which will have to work three times as hard now thanks to the Note 7 debacle. Don’t get me worng, it’ll still sell well. In fact I’ll definitely spring on it if it has stereo speakers, but that along with LG’s lead time and simple, yet effective marketing (my mom and sister have already asked me about it plus their ads are great from a marketing standpoint) is already setting the G6 up for a far better run against the competition than the ill-fated G5…

    • steadymobb

      It’s really not that much of a lead (at least in the US) – launching in SK on March 10th and the rumor is it won’t come until April in the US

    • disastrousrainbow

      Yes, because as history has proven, not having a removable battery really tanked other companies…

    • B!

      People are still tripping over non-removeable batteries in 2017?

      • editorinchimp

        Until someone actually makes a phone with a battery that actually lasts a day, then yeah. And at this point, the removable battery was one of the things LG had going for it versus everyone else. But I guess now everyone’s going to put out the same thing now.

        • B!
          • editorinchimp

            24 hours, but long enough for at least last a day at work (plus commute) or a night in the town would be ideal.

            Left home at 78%, then exactly two hours later was at 12%. Only apps used were Lyft, Facebook, chrome, Instagram. And not even for the full two hours. Until LG gets better at battery life, the only way I’d even consider a fixed one if it was 10,000 mAh.

          • B!

            Damn dude that’s iPhone battery life. What device?

          • Craig P.

            I can tell you right now Facebook & Instagram killed your battery. Run Facebook off of Chrome and you will see instant results

    • Me

      More like Sammy’s marketing machine gets in full effect

    • mrjayviper

      that removable battery made the LG5 and older topsellers! 🙂

  • Suicide_Note

    1. Return G6 and wait for S8+
    2. Pre-order S8+
    3. Receive S8+
    4. Life is good

    • Bobb

      Lulz lol lol so funny

    • mickeyB88

      I mean if they wanted the S8+ wouldn’t they just not buy the g6? the launch windows are only a week apart hah

    • Jérôme Besnard

      4. S8+ explodes
      5. Return S8+
      6. Pre-order (put your next phone)
      7. Receive your new phone
      8. Life is good

      😉

      • You sir, have won the internets today.

        • Banglaz Bless

          What’s the consolation pirze?

          • mickeyB88

            Satisfaction, at best. e-peen stoking usually, though.

        • B!

          Off of last year’s joke? Wow. The internet sucks then.

      • B!

        You do realize we’re in 2017, right? Use that corny joke IF there are reports of S8’s exploding.

        • Butt-hurt Note fanboy?

          • B!

            Nope. Just trying to instil some common sense in you two, but thanks for letting me know I’m wasting my time.

        • Slainte Threeseventeen

          How about lag on touchwiz, which we all hoped was fixed but apparently is not (S7E here). Regardless, it’s the DL comment section, your best bet is to block all fanboys (LG, Sammy, NexusPixel, etc, etc). They tend to think these bootloop, touchwiz, exploding battery comments are funny and apply to every phone by said manufacturer. Get’s old.

          • B!

            That I agree with. Since having to settle for the S7E in October due to the Note 7 recall, it was running buttery. Then it started to lag, so much that I had to hard reset it last week. Grace did seem to run smoother, but of course my time with it was short lived. Hopefully that’s fixed this year.

    • sc0rch3d

      2. S8+ ships to customers
      3. go to swappa
      4. order s7e for <$400
      5. life is better

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        And that’s New/Resale models too. I love Swappa

        • sc0rch3d

          i picked up s7e for the wife at christmas on swappa, near mint for $415 with a case and SD card. expecting the prices to plummet if the consumer reception of S8 is as good as everyone is hoping. maybe i can get a Note5 for $200. 🙂

          • moew

            People were shocked when I got an s7e in the $400’s last November.

  • T4rd

    Just curious; does this have an IR blaster like all previous LG flagships in the past few years?