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LG G4: 15 tips and tricks for you to get the most out of your device!

Note: Many of the features listed here may be present in the LG G3, so not everything will be new to everyone. Also, probably many Android users will be able to take advantage of this list as well.

1 – How to customize the virtual buttons

The G4 virtual buttons help a lot in the software experience, especially for those who use the dual-SIM version, as the device has a specific button to change the chips. However, many users are unaware that LG software allows the exchange or customization of such buttons.

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Change LG G4 / ANDROIDPIT Key Settings
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<p>To change the buttons, follow the following path: <em>System Settings> Display> Launch Keys> Key Combinations</em>. You may be able to replace or add a new button, depending on your G4 version. The multitasking button, for example, can be replaced by a shortcut to the Quick Memo or multi-window feature.</p>
<h2>2 – Take advantage of accessibility options</h2>
<p>Google offers interesting Android options for those with special needs, be they audio or visual. G4 software, like G3 software, has a huge range of features that can benefit any user, regardless of their usage needs.</p>
<p>First, all you have to do is go to the G4 accessibility menu by following: <em>System Settings> General> Accessibility</em>. Within the "Vision" option, for example, you can find interesting features such as guided reading (by voice) according to the touch of the screen, including app and system notifications. In addition, zoom options and screen color adjustments are also available.</p>
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Another interesting feature of the accessibility menu is the "Dimming screen", which decreases the brightness of the panel, saving energy and helping users who have some vision deficits.

3 – Access the hidden settings menu

In older versions of Android users could rely on a button – physical or capacitive – that brought together specific settings for certain apps. These settings can currently be accessed from the menu that is represented by three stacked dots or from the famous hamburger within each app.

G4 has a shortcut that offers additional settings for some third party apps and those that come pre-installed from the factory. To access this hidden menu, press and hold the recent apps key, also known as multitasking.

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Access the hidden menu / ANDROIDPIT
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<p>If you are on the start screen, for example, the menu displays shortcuts to screen settings, device lock, widgets, and system settings. Some third party applications, such as Facebook Messenger and Dropbox, also offer compatibility with this software option. Take the test!</p>
<h2>4 – Customize the system cones</h2>
<p>Another nice feature of G4 is the ability to easily change system cones. Instead of downloading a single icon pack from the Play Store, alternative options are available on the device system itself. There are a dozen pre-installed icons, however, you can also add options made by you.</p>
<p>To make this change, press the desired app as if you were removing it from your smartphone. Release the cone and click on the purple brush drawing that appears in the upper right corner. Thus a screen with alternative cones will open.</p>
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5 – How to enable extended RAW

To use the camera and get RAW extension images with LG G4 is quite easy. Just launch the camera, click on the menu at the top left of the screen, as shown in the image below, and choose the "manual" option. Then you need to make sure that the format "RAW / JPG" is selected (the extension may also appear as "JPG").

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Using the RAW feature gives you better editing options. / ANDROIDPIT

6 – How to change the default messaging application

If you don't like the native messaging app from LG or Android, you can always choose to use a third party app and select it as a default. To do so, simply access: Settings> Device Gesture> Default Message Application and select the app you want to use for messaging.

LG G4 Tips Tricks Messages
LG G4 tips and tricks: standard messaging app. / ANDROIDPIT

7 – How to disable LED / notification light

On the front of the LG G4 we find an RGB LED notification light that flashes to receive incoming messages, emails, missed calls and more. If you, like me, are bothered when the notification LED flashes at night with the dark room, then turning it off can be of great help.

To do so, access: Settings> Sound & Notifications> LED Light> click to disable.

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LG G4 Tips and Tricks: Turn off the notification light. / ANDROIDPIT

8 – How to use two applications at the same time

The multi-window feature is one of the highlights of LG and Samsung in my opinion, especially on handsets with screen diagonal above 5 inches. This software function allows the use of two applications at the same time and can save time.

To open two apps on the LG G4 screen, click the multitasking button in the navigation bar, then the "double window" option and select the apps you want to use from the list offered by the system. Before you can use this feature, be sure to enable it at Settings> General> Smart Functions> Double Window.

LG G4 Tips Double Window Tricks
LG G4 Tips and Tricks: Use two apps at once. / ANDROIDPIT

9 – How to activate the camera quickly

Like the Moto X 2014 and Galaxy S6, the LG G4 has a quick shortcut to the camera from any screen, including the lock screen. So to activate the camera quickly, just double click the button to decrease the volume.

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To activate the camera quickly, just double click the button to decrease the volume. / ANDROIDPIT

10 – How to hide lock screen information

If you are the reserved type, you will prefer to hide your notifications from the lock screen. To do so, access: Settings> Display> Screen Lock> Screen Security> Select Screen Lock> PIN. Enter the numeric PIN and check Hide all notifications.

LG G4 Tips Tricks Notifications
LG G4 Tips and Tricks: Hide Lock Screen Notifications. / ANDROIDPIT

11 – How to enable power save mode

Power saving modes are getting better and better and are already coming as a native option of the Android system. To enable power save mode on the LG G4, go to: Settings> General> Battery and Power Saver> Power Saver and enable the feature using the key at the top right.

Once the mode is turned on, when your smartphone reaches 5% or 15% battery power and the screen goes dark, the data will be turned off (ie you will be offline).

LG G4 Battery Tricks Tips
LG G4 Tips and Tricks: Power Saving Mode. / ANDROIDPIT

12 – How to use smart lock

With Android Lollipop, Google now offers Smart Lock, which allows the use of screen locks like knock code and PIN only when needed. So when you're at home or at work and you don't see the need to unlock your screen every time you use your smartphone, you can choose between trusted devices, places, face and voice, as well as body detection.

To do so, activate a screen lock like knock code, pattern, pin or password, and then within the screen lock settings, click Smart Lock and select a trusted device or place.

LG G4 smart lock tricks tips
LG G4 Tips and Tricks: Smart Lock. / ANDROIDPIT

13 – How to use fast upload

Thanks to Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology, the LG G4 can charge faster than older devices. Like Motorola and Samsung, LG promises 6 to 8 hours of use with just 20 or 30 minutes plugged into the Quick Charge 2.0-capable charger.

It turns out that LG does not offer the adapter in the handset kit, so it will be necessary to buy a third-party charger.

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The LG G4's battery is removable, but if you don't have an extra battery, fast charging can help as well. / ANDROIDPIT

14 – How to turn the device into a hotspot

Turning your LG G4 into a Wi-Fi hotspot, also known as a hotspot, allows other devices to benefit from your internet connection. To do so, access: Settings> Networks> Link> Wi-Fi hotspot> and enable the option on the switch located at the top right of the screen.

LG G4 Tips Hotspot Link Tricks
LG G4 Tips & Tricks: Wi-Fi Link. / ANDROIDPIT

15 – How to use Smart Settings

To give you a better experience with the LG G4, the South Korean manufacturer offers the smart function "Smart Settings". With it, you can activate or deactivate a series of settings automatically when arriving at predefined places, such as home, or by connecting accessories to the device.

To use this feature, you first need to enable the "My Places" feature in Settings> General> Local. Done it in Settings> General> Smart Functions> Smart settings You can activate which smart settings you want.

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LG G4: Smart Settings tips and tricks. / ANDROIDPIT

And which of the functions did you find the most functional? If you have a hint of LG G4 use share with our community in the comments below!

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