LG V30 Tips and Tricks

Android 7 (Nougat)
Phone: LG V30
Factory OS: Android 7 (Nougat)

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If you tend to run out of battery power quickly, then you can turn on Power saving mode.

Pull down the notification screen by swiping your finger from the top of the phone.

Then select Power Saving. You may need to scroll left to right along the available icons.

To change the settings, then pull down the notification screen again, press the Settings / Gear icon at the top.

Then under Device Maintenance – select Battery.

Then select a mode and select Customise if necessary.

Smartphones that are always connected to the internet are great, but if you have a data plan that is capped each month, then you will want to keep an eye on how much data you are downloading. Fortunately there is a built in feature to monitor this.

Go to Settings – Connections – Data usage. From here you can set a limit and set the usage cycle (e.g. a from and to date).

If you then select Mobile data usage and press the Gear icon on the next screen, you will also see a number of features such as restrict background data usage (although this will prevent some Apps from working).

Sometimes you may get a notification from a particular App and you would like to change the settings for that App.

To do this, pull down your notifications screen.

Then long press on the App you would like to see the settings for.

Then select the gear icon. This will take you straight to the App settings.

Android now has privacy or incognito mode built into the stock browser.

Open your Browser App and press the Tabs icon at the bottom. Then press the Menu or More button at the top. Then select New secret tab or New incognito tab or Secret mode security.

Another option is to use the popular Dolphin browser whenever you want to browse privately. Then each time you exit, Dolphin asks you whether you want to delete your Cache or History. You may need to enable this if it isn’t set up by default.

If you select yes, then your activity will be untraceable. You may need to check this is enabled in the Dolphin settings.

To show the Browser History, open your Android stock browser (the default browser).

Then press the Menu button in the top right.

Then select History.

To clear history, go to the Menu button again, then Settings – Advanced – Privacy – Clear browsing data.

Sometimes you may need your screen to stay on when plugged in via USB.

To do this, Drag down your notifications screen and press Settings. Then select Developer Options. Then check Stay Awake.

If you can’t see Developer options then you need to enable it. To do that, follow these instructions:

Go to Settings – System – About device – Software info and press on Build number 7 times. Developer options will now appear in the System section of your settings.

To remove numbers from the call log that you don’t want anyone seeing, then open your Call Log.

This will normally be found in your Phone App.

Press and hold on the contact you want to remove.

When the Menu appears, press Delete.

Type a word that is not in the dictionary. The word will show up in the suggestion box to the left. Long press on the word and it will save to the dictionary.

If you would prefer not to be told every time an Application has been updated, open the Play Store and press the Hamburger / Menu icons in the top left.

Then select Settings and untick the App updates available option.

If you receive the following message:
Unable to save screenshot, USB storage may be in use.

Then follow these steps to fix the error:

1. Open File Manager. If that is unavailable, ES File manager can be downloaded instead via the Play Store.

2. Select Show Hidden Files/Folders. You should be able to see a folder named Pictures.

3. Then, in the same screen, locate the Screenshots folder. If you can’t find it, create a new folder with the name Screenshots

4. After making the folder, restart your device. You should be able to take screenshots now.

5. If your screenshot still doesn’t save, follow the same steps above (1-3) but use instead of doing this for the Pictures folder, try it for the DCIM folder.