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Video: 20+ LG G6 Tips and Tricks

We’re still a ways from the official launch of the LG G6 in the US, but if you want to master that phone straight out of the box once it’s available, we’ve got just the video for you. 

The G6 brings a plethora of changes over the G5, including water resistance, a funky-yet-cool 18:9 aspect ratio, plus a set of changes for LG’s custom skin. With all that said, there are a lot of settings that you will want to enable and disable, plus shortcuts you will want to learn to help become the best G6 owner out there.

In the below video, we go over customizing your lockscreen, all of the various camera options, setting up Smart Lock, utilizing LG’s secure folder settings, plus a whole lot more. In total, there’s a solid 20+ tips and tricks.

For this one, grab some popcorn, sit back, and let’s go.


20+ LG G6 Tips and Tricks

  • Catalyst7

    Can anyone answer if the G6 makes use of adoptable storage? I have googled to see if anyone has answered this with no luck. For me I’m leaning towards a g6 but may go with the s8 since it comes with 64g storage rather than the 32g.

  • G5

    And that’s why LG’s skin is the best, Good, useful features, Clean looking and not cartoonish. Since the G2 I have stuck with them and will stay as long as they keep doing what their doing. Quick memo is the best note app there is. And most all their features are wanted additions. I still can’t figure out why all the hate. I think the haters use their phones differently than most or are real young and only need for games and web surfing.

  • G5

    Now that’s a phone. Even with all you guys negative comments. You guys wont know what your missing

  • editorinchimp

    I can’t imagine an LG being very usable without a removable battery. Have the v10. Left home at 78%, then exactly two hours later, the battery 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.

    • Slainte Threeseventeen

      Facebook might be your culprit. Look a the usage, many have complained about a FEW of the recent facebook versions having some kind of problem that drains the battery. For kicks, why don’t you remove the FB app, and use the web app for a few days, see if that helps. If not, then it’s something else.

      As far as the exact problem, not sure what it is, some were saying it was calling an android process repeatedly, so the battery usage gets logged under android system. Regardless, you should be getting way better battery life, unless you are in an area with really, really bad reception.

      • sinfoman

        Almost GUARANTEED FB is the issue. 1) Make sure the app is up to date, if it is (or even if it isn’t) uninstall for a week or so and see what a difference it makes. Until FB fixes how their app works (it is always, always always ALWAYS running, even when it’s cold closed) I will never have it on my phone again.

  • tu3218

    Haven’t watched the video yet, but does the G6 retain the IR blaster?

  • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    19:51 word of the day….apple-a-cation

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Hold up….Tim does this stock launcher not support app shortcuts? I have not seen that anywhere…

    • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      i doubt it….its not on my v20. Its why i’m rocking Nova. even Nova has it haha. LG fails in this department.

      • G5

        Hey now!! I haven’t used them once my XL Their nice but wouldn’t consider a fail without them.

    • Yeah, no app shortcuts via stock launcher. Fail.

  • sinfoman

    That is a pretty nasty scratch on that phone…

    • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      WHISKEY

  • sinfoman

    Tim-o-tato- Can you advise, I have a Note 4, which has a pretty annoying GPS drift, which often screws up the Smart Lock – Home. Can you advise what kind of “drift” you may have noticed on this phone?

  • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    cant wait for this phone to hit the market. gotta warn you about the smart unlock. I see a significant drop in battery in my V20 when that is on. I can expect a good 9-12% decrease in daily power. wonder if its more efficient with the 821 somehow????

    • sinfoman
      • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        right? that is slick, he said it is from Ikea….just found it. might grab one if I cant find a better alternative one on good ol amazon

        • sinfoman

          Edited above…

          • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            AH nice! thanks I was going to look AFTER the video. haha

        • hkklife

          That’s part of Ikea’s Nordmarke line of furniture, add-on and standalone Qi wireless chargers that they released about 18 months ago.
          http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/wireless_charging/

          • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            thanks man! appreciated it

          • Mr_Brady

            These work great. I used one nightly for two years on my Nexus 6. Ended up selling it with the phone on Swappa.

          • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            just ordered one, nice

          • lamenting

            “Single pad for wireless charging, birch”

            They spelled bitch wrong.

      • sinfoman

        Although this part of the description concerns me: ” [Please use QC 2.0 or Samsung original adapter and cable to enable fast charge feature].”

    • Brandon Sobotta

      Smart lock kills my G5 as well. Can not recommend.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I’m pretty sure between 30-36 seconds Tim is trolling Kellen.

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