LG G6 Lagging After Oreo Update

The #LG #G6 is a flagship phone released last year that uses an aluminum frame with a glass front and back. The phone has an IP68 rating which gives the device water and dust protection. It uses a Snapdragon 821 processor which is combined with 4GB of RAM allowing it to run any app smoothly. Although this is a solid performing phone there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the LG G6 lagging after Oreo update issue and other related problems.

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LG G6 Lagging After Oreo Update

Problem: Hey there, I own an LG G6. I seen that there was an update for the phone a couple of days ago. I’ve decided to update the phone . The home screen and such looked amazing. Well, this is where I’m starting to have problems. The phone is very slow. I’ve decided to hold the side buttons so I can delete the all cache file and rebooted the phone. It still didn’t solve any problems at all. My phone is still lagging and worst of all…. I’m not catching signals when I’m out of the house. I can make phone calls and text, but able to browse online isn’t the option. I feel like I made a mistake updating the phone to “oreo”“. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

Solution: Whenever the phone undergoes a major software update there are instances when it won’t run as fast as it used to. This is usually caused by the cached data still being reconfigured by the phone. This will usually cause a lag as the device is still determining which processes you use the most in order to give it priority.

In case the problem still persists after a day then try restarting the phone. Sometimes this is all that’s needed to fix the problem. Once the phone has restarted make sure that you have updated all of the phone apps from the Google Play Store.

Another troubleshooting step that you can do is to wipe the cache partition of the phone.

  • At the home screen, tap Apps then Settings.
  • If using Tab view, select the General tab.
  • Tap Storage then Internal storage.
  • Wait for the menu options to finish calculating.
  • Tap Cached data then CLEAR.
  • Wait for the cached data to clear; depending on size, it will take several seconds to complete.
  • When complete, the storage screen refreshes and Cached data shows as 0 B. This means your cached data has been successfully cleared.

If the phone is still lagging then there’s a possibility that this is caused by old software data that has not been completely removed from the phone. The best thing you can do right now is to backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

LG G6 Lag In Speech To Text Functionality

Problem: Sometime in the past month or two I have noticed two very frustrating changes in Android speech-to-text functionality on my phone (just upgraded to Oreo but no change) . First, I noticed that alternate word suggestions, where Android may not be sure of a word, have become much less robust so that I now have to manually correct errors (some simple spelling errors self-correct when touching the text). For example, I just dictated some nonsense words and a word (now forgotten) which was not very close to “pitiful” is giving me options for pitiful, pitifully and pitifulness (these options shows up when tapping the word– I am using the Keep app in this case) whereas in the past I often would get a suggestion for the word I actually spoke. Now, I mostly if not always get only words with the same root (e.g., pitiful). The second issue that is driving me nuts is that, unless I speak very many words in succession, the text will not appear for appx 7 seconds on my phone. Once it stopped working perfectly, I could at least press the mic button after speaking one or more words and the text would appear immediately but it now just deactivates the mic (as expected) but nothing happens. I now have to speak the words and wait 7 seconds for them to show up which is extremely frustrating when trying to keep up with a lively group chat in the Messaging app.

Solution: The first thing you will need to do in this case is to check if the lag is caused by an app you downloaded. To do this just start the phone in Safe Mode. When the phone works in this mode only the pre-installed apps are allowed to run. In case the issue does not occur in this mode then the problem is most likely caused by a downloaded app. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

In case the issue still occurs even in Safe Mode then proceed with the steps listed below.

  • Try wiping the cache of the text messaging from the application manager.
  • Wipe the cache partition of the phone from the recovery mode then check if the issue still occurs.
  • Backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

LG G6 No App Notifications After Oreo Update

Problem: I have the LG G6 . After the Oreo update, I don’t receive certain app their specific notifications. The apps are TNC Now (local news station), it normally gives the NBC jingle, Speedway convenience store (it normally gives their jingle) and The Weather Channel (it normally gives 2 different weather sounds depending on severity of weather). The first 2 will show the app icon at the top of the screen. The Weather channel does not show anything.

Solution: The first thing you will need to do is to check if these apps have any updates from the Google Play Store. If they have then update them accordingly. It’s also best to uninstall the affected apps then install a fresh version from the Google Play Store. Make sure to also check the notification settings of the phone.

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