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5 Best Dual SIM Phones With Dedicated Expandable MicroSD Card Slot in 2019

Dual SIM smartphones are available in abundance right now. However, there aren’t a lot of good ones out there. The impression that dual SIM phones are only used in emerging markets or Asian regions is not entirely true. However, manufacturers mostly bring dual SIM variants of their flagships to European and Asian markets. There’s no denying that dual SIM phones have utility practically anywhere in the world, considering how it allows you to separate your work number from your personal numbers.

Best Dual SIM Phones With Dedicated Expandable MicroSD Card Slot

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HTCHTC U11599.99
SamsungSamsung Galaxy A7 (2017)527.16
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus459.78
SonySony Xperia XZ Premium419
LGLG G6 - Dual Sim289.99

Although there are a handful of dual SIM phones in the world today, some of them make the compromise of offering the second SIM card slot with a microSD card slot. This means that you can either use a second SIM card or a microSD card slot, but not both. However, there are a few smartphones today, especially in 2017, which come with both microSD and second SIM card slots. This allows you the liberty to use both SIM cards as well as the microSD card if you find the storage to be lacking. We’re going to have a look at some of these smartphones today, so be sure to check them out and have your pick.

Samsung Galaxy S8+

The Galaxy S8+ comes with a 6.2-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, accompanied with a 12-megapixel f/1.7 rear camera, an 8-megapixel f/1.7 front camera, the octa-core Exynos 8895 chipset, 64/128GB of expandable storage, 4/6GB of RAM, Android 7.0 Nougat, and a 3,500 mAh battery.

The handset is one of the most popular offerings in the market right now. Although Samsung is heavily focused on the launch of the Galaxy Note 8 right now, the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ remain incredibly popular in the markets today. The handset comes with the company’s Infinity Display, which is the company’s curved display panel that stretches all the way to the sides.

The phone also comes with features like DeX which allows you to use the phone with a compatible desktop. Given that it’s a Samsung smartphone, there’s no dearth of attractive features on board. The phone also comes with Bixby voice on board, which only works in the U.S. and South Korea as of now. This particular variant is currently available for $729.49 via Amazon.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony’s 2017 flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium is a showstopper in terms of hardware specs. In addition to packing a microSD card slot and a SIM 2 slot, the phone also comes with a 5.46-inch UHD 4K resolution display. Further, there’s a 19-megapixel rear camera, accompanied by a 13-megapixel front camera. In terms of processing power, the Xperia XZ Premium is packing the octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC on board.

The phone also comes with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, Android 7.1 Nougat, and a 3,230 mAh battery. If that’s not good enough, the phone also comes with IP68 certified water/dust resistance on board, making it one of the most durable flagships currently available in the market. There are stereo speakers on board as well, so there’s something here for everyone.

Sony smartphones are predominantly sold in European and Asian markets. However, thanks to online retailers in the U.S. customers can get them in the region as well. You will have to shell out $794.46 for the smartphone. It’s pretty hefty, but an excellent handset to own if you’re looking for a top shelf flagship with dual SIM and microSD expansion.

HTC U11

The HTC U11 was rated as one of the best cameraphones available in the market. This is a title that the handset still holds, so it is of great significance to tech experts. The phone is available in two variants depending on the region. While the American model comes with single SIM support, the global model packs a dual SIM card slot and a microSD card slot for increased options.

In the hardware department, the HTC U11 comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, a 12-megapixel f/1.7 rear camera, a 16-megapixel f/2.0 front camera, the octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4/6GB of storage, 64/128GB of expandable storage, Android 7.1 Nougat, and a 3,000 mAh battery. The phone also comes with IP67 certification and is partially water and dust resistant. The handset might not be able to survive full blown submersions, but should be able to withstand a splash or two.

The handset can be snatched from Amazon for just $649, which is pretty reasonable compared to other flagship offerings available in the industry today.

LG G6

Much like the handsets above, the LG G6 also has a dual SIM variant focused on the international markets. The handset didn’t make much noise in the industry when it was launched, but that was mainly due to the fact that the handset couldn’t compete against the likes of the Galaxy S8 and the S8+. However, if you’ve been an LG fan or are simply contemplating a switch, it makes sense to try this out.

With the LG G6, the users are treated to a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, dual 13-megapixel rear cameras, a 5-megapixel front camera, the quad-core Snapdragon 821 chipset, 32/64/128GB of expandable storage, 4GB of RAM, Android 7.0 Nougat, and a 3,300 mAh battery. The phone is IP68 certified for water/dust resistance and it also comes with MIL-STD-810G certification for durability. The handset can be snatched up for $484.99 via Amazon right away.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

The Galaxy A7 comes with a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, 32GB of expandable storage, 3GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 16-megapixel front camera, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and a 3,600 mAh battery. The phone comes with Samsung’s own Exynos 7880 chipset, so the performance probably won’t be on par with the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets.

The Galaxy A7, despite being a mid-ranger comes with features like a fingerprint scanner and a USB C port. Thanks to the presence of a fingerprint scanner, Samsung is bringing support for its wireless payments service, Samsung Pay. The addition of features like this will go a long way in making this an exciting mid-ranger. The phone also comes with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance.

The handset can be snatched up via Amazon for just $368.49 right now, making it the cheapest offering on this list right now.

Best Dual SIM Phones With Dedicated Expandable MicroSD Card Slot

ImgAmazon.com LinkBrandProductAmazon.com LinkPrice on Amazon.com
HTCHTC U11599.99
SamsungSamsung Galaxy A7 (2017)527.16
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus459.78
SonySony Xperia XZ Premium419
LGLG G6 - Dual Sim289.99

5 Best Phones With Wireless Charging

Wireless charging is an excellent technology largely because it takes away the wear and tear that cables can cause. Not only that, but it has improved over the years, making wireless charging happen a whole lot fast, and that’s a result from chip manufacturers creating better efficiency for wireless charging (i.e. Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0).

Phones With Wireless Charging

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AppleiPhone 8 Plus735.74
SamsungSamsung Galaxy Note 8598
LGLG G6439
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S8418
SamsungSamsung Fast Wireless Charger49.46
AppleApple iPhone 8Check Price

If you want to snag a phone with wireless charging, it can be difficult. Some of the flagships in the market just don’t have it yet, but now that’s starting to change with big players — like Samsung and Apple — offering it as standard features in their phones.

Follow along below, and we’ll show you the best phones you can buy with wireless charging features.

Samsung Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is an excellent phone, featuring a near bezel-less display. Samsung is calling this the “Infinity Display,” which makes it a great phone for watching all sorts of media — YouTube, TV shows, movies, you name it. It’s also got Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor in it, making it compatible with Quick Charge 3.0’s fast charging technology and Qi-enabled wireless charging. Paired together, the Galaxy S8 can take a charge from a wireless charging pad extremely fast.

You can pick up the Galaxy S8 Unlocked in the 64GB storage model for just $625.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8

For some, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is a small phone, and even though its equipped with wireless charging, that might not be enough to forget its small form factor. Samsung has another option for you: the 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8. Similar to the Galaxy S8, it has a near bezel-less Infinity Display, giving you that perfect media-watching experience.

Similar to the Galaxy S8, it comes with either an Exynos-based processor or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Both are capable of fast wireless charging so that you don’t have to worry about breaking the charging port with constantly putting the device on the wire. Instead, throw a wireless charging pad down, set your phone on top, and your charging!

You can pick up a Galaxy Note 8 with 64GB of storage on Amazon for $925.

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Apple iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus

Qi wireless charging has been around for some time, but it’s a technology that has never been normalized within the smartphone industry. Manufacturers preferred offering fast charging through the wire instead of through a wireless charging pad. That’s changing now, as Apple has equipped their devices with Qi wireless charging this time around. With the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, you can use any Qi wireless charger to charge the device, bringing wireless charging technology to hundreds of million more people.

You can pick up the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on Amazon for $830 and $946, respectively.

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LG G6

If you’re looking for something a little different than Samsung or Apple, LG started offering Qi-support in US models of the LG G6 as well. It doesn’t support fast wireless charging, but you can still take a charge through any wireless charging pad. If you throw it on the charging pad (or stand) overnight, it’ll still reach full by the time you wake up on the morning. However, if you just need a quick charge, you might not get as much juice as you want in just a few minutes.

You can pick up the LG G6 on Amazon for $480

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BlackBerry Priv

The BlackBerry Priv is a great option with Qi wireless charging. It’s got a detailed display and works as a cross between a modern-day smartphone and one of the old BlackBerry phones. Slide the display up, and you can type on a physical keyboard instead of the standard software keyboard. It runs Android as well (not BlackBerry’s own proprietary software), so you’ll get access to hundreds of thousands of great apps.

You can pick up a BlackBerry Priv on Amazon for just $255.

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Verdict

So, which phone with Qi wireless charging should you get? The answer depends almost solely on your budget. If you’re looking to get the best phone experience possible, one of the iPhone 8 phones or Samsung phones will fit you nicely. However, if you don’t want to spend too much money, the LG G6 is a good option and so is the BlackBerry Priv. No matter what you choose, these are all quality phones that you’ll be happy with.

Do you have a favorite phone with wireless charging? Let us know in the comments below.

Phones With Wireless Charging

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AppleiPhone 8 Plus735.74
SamsungSamsung Galaxy Note 8598
LGLG G6439
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S8418
SamsungSamsung Fast Wireless Charger49.46
AppleApple iPhone 8Check Price

How to boot your LG G6 in Safe mode, wipe cache partition, factory and master reset [Tutorials]

Having a premium device like the #LG #G6 can be fun especially if you are into CPU- and graphics-extensive games. While the device is one of the most powerful Android phones in the market today, there will always come a time that you’ll encounter a problem or two that’s it’s imperative you know the most basic troubleshooting procedures you can use when things in your phone don’t work the way they should.

In this post, I will guide you through in bringing your phone to boot in Safe mode to disable all third-party apps and give you an opportunity to troubleshoot the problem that might have something to do with your third-party apps. You can also find the steps on how to delete the system caches that can easily get corrupted and cause performance related issues.

Lastly, I will guide you on how to reset your phone either via the Settings menu or the Recovery Mode. Continue reading below so that you’ll understand when to use the Factory Reset and when to do the Master reset.

Before going any further though, if you have other concerns with your phone, make sure you visit our LG G6 troubleshooting page where we list down every problem we address each week. Find issues that are similar or related to yours and use the solutions we suggested. If they don’t work for you or if you need further assistance, then feel free to reach out to us by completing our Android issues questionnaire.

How to restart LG G6 in Safe mode

Restarting your phone in safe mode means you’re  bringing it up to its diagnostic state wherein all third-party apps are temporarily disabled. This would allow you to troubleshoot problem more effectively knowing there are no interference for third-party services. In the case wherein the phone cannot function properly due to a third-party app that keeps crashing, booting in safe mode will give you 100% access to your phone minus the lags, freezes, etc. Here are the steps in booting your G6 in safe mode…

  1. With the screen on, press and hold the Power key.
  2. In the options menu that displays, press and hold Power off.
  3. When ‘Restart in Safe mode’ displays, tap OK to restart in Safe mode.
  4. Upon restart, device displays ‘Safe mode’ at bottom of screen.

To get out of Safe mode, simply reboot your phone normally.

How to delete the system caches on your LG G6

The system caches are temporarily files created by the system to help in making your device buttery smooth when used. However, there are times when these files become corrupt and if the system continues to use them, performance issues may occur like freezes, lags, reboots, shutdowns, app crashes, etc.  When it happens, you need to delete the caches and since you don’t have access to individual files, you just got to delete the entire content of the cache partition and this is how you do it.

Tab View

  1. From the home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the General tab.
  4. Under ‘PHONE MANAGEMENT,’ tap Storage.
  5. Under ‘DEVICE STORAGE,’ tap Internal storage.
  6. Wait for the menu options to finish calculating.
  7. Tap Cached data > CLEAR.
  8. Wait for the cached data to clear; depending on size, it will take several seconds to complete.
  9. When the wipe is complete, the storage screen refreshes and Cached data shows as 0 B. This means your cached data has been successfully cleared.

List View

  1. From the home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under ‘DEVICE,’ tap Storage.
  4. Under ‘DEVICE STORAGE,’ tap Internal storage.
  5. Wait for the menu options to finish calculating.
  6. Tap Cached data > CLEAR.
  7. Wait for the cached data to clear; depending on size, it will take several seconds to complete.
  8. When the wipe is complete, the storage screen refreshes and Cached data shows as 0 B. This means your cached data has been successfully cleared.

How to Factory Reset your LG G6 (via Settings)

There are times when problems occur one after another and you just don’t know what to do to fix them. When you’ve exhausted all possible solutions and nothing seems to work, this is where the reset is necessary. Below are the steps on how to reset your phone via the Settings menu.

Tab View

  1. Back up data on the internal memory.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the General tab.
  4. Under ‘PHONE MANAGEMENT,’ tap Backup & reset.
  5. Select or clear the following check boxes: Back up my data, Automatic restore.
  6. Tap Backup account and follow the steps to create Google backup account, if necessary.
  7. Under RESET, tap Factory data reset.
  8. Review the warning message, then select or clear Erase SD card.
  9. Tap RESET PHONE.
  10. Enter PIN if prompted, then tap OK.
  11. Tap Delete all.
  12. Tap RESET.

List View

  1. Back up data on the internal memory.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under ‘PERSONAL,’ tap Backup & reset.
  4. Select or clear the following check boxes: Back up my data, Automatic restore.
  5. Tap Backup account and follow the steps to create Google backup account, if necessary.
  6. Under ‘RESET,’ tap Factory data reset.
  7. Review the warning message, then select or clear Erase SD card.
  8. Tap RESET PHONE.
  9. Enter PIN if prompted, then tap OK.
  10. Tap Delete all.
  11. Tap RESET.

How to Master Reset your LG G6 (via Recovery Mode)

A master reset, while basically the same as the factory reset, can be very useful if you phone can no longer boot up into its interface successfully and is stuck during boot up. Following the steps below, you will bring your phone up to Android system recovery where you have an option to reset your device and virtually erase all third-party files and data.

  1. Back up data on the internal memory.
  2. Turn off the device.
  3. Press and hold the Power and Volume down buttons.
  4. When the LG logo appears, quickly release and then re-hold the Power button while continuing to hold the Volume down button.
  5. ‘Factory data reset’ appears.
  6. Use the Volume down button to highlight Yes.
  7. Press the Power button to confirm.
  8. Erase all user data and restore default settings’ appears.
  9. Use the Volume down button to highlight Yes.
  10. Press the Power button to reset the device.

I hope that one of these procedures can somehow help you fix a problem with your phone.

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How to fix your LG G6 with screen flickering issue [Troubleshooting Guide]

When the screen of your phone, in this case the LG G6, starts to flicker, we might be tempted to immediately think it’s due to a hardware problem. It’s logical to think about that especially if the device recently suffered a drop since physical damage will greatly take its toll on the screen as it’s the most vulnerable component. However, if the problem started and you know for a fact it’s not due to physical damage, then I suggest you take time troubleshooting your device to know what the problem really is and what needs to be done to fix it.

In this post, I will walk you through in troubleshooting your G6 whose screen started to flicker for no reason at all. We’ve seen this issue before and we’ve seen cases wherein apps caused the problem. There were also cases wherein the screen flickering issue was tied to a firmware problem that resulted from firmware updates or anything that has effects on the performance. So, if you own a phone like this and are bugged by the screen that flickers from time to time, then continue reading to learn how to troubleshoot the problem.

Before going any further though, if you have other concerns with your phone, make sure you visit our LG G6 troubleshooting page where we list down every problem we address each week. Find issues that are similar or related to yours and use the solutions we suggested. If they don’t work for you or if you need further assistance, then feel free to reach out to us by completing our Android issues questionnaire.

Troubleshooting LG G6 with its screen flickering

The purpose of this troubleshooting guide is for us to know why the screen of your LG G6 started to flicker, what caused it to act like that and what needs to be done to fix it. However, there are cases wherein we cannot do anything. For instance, if the flickering is due to a hardware problem, you need to have the phone checked by a technician near you for further testing. But anyhow, here’s what you need to do to troubleshoot this problem.

Step 1: Verify the problem isn’t caused by a glitch

A glitch in the system or the hardware may result to a flickering screen and while it may appear as though it’s a serious problem, more often, it’s not. Glitches can easily be fixed by a reboot but the best thing to do to get rid of the glitch is to forced reboot the phone. Just press and hold both the Volume Down and the Power keys together for 10 seconds and the phone should reboot normally. Observe if the flickering still happens.

A forced reboot is actually the same as the battery pull procedure that we often do to phones with removable batteries. It refreshes the phone’s memory by draining stored electricity in some of the components. Since you’re LG G6 doesn’t have a removable battery, you just have to do the combo to force reboot it but it still has the same result as with the battery pull.

If, however, the flickering didn’t stop by doing the forced reboot, then you must move on to the next step as, clearly, the problem is more than just a glitch.

Step 2: Find if your third-party apps have something to do with it

We’ve seen cases wherein the flickering is due to some apps that take up so much of the RAM and CPU. The screen may flicker when the phone is running low on memory or heated up so much. While we can simply reboot the phone to cool it down a bit or close apps running in the background, it’s better that you reboot your phone in Safe mode to temporarily disable all third-party apps. This way, you’ll be able to tell if the problem is caused by a third-party app because if so, then you just have to find the culprit and uninstall it. Here’s how you boot your LG G6 in safe mode:

  1. With the screen on, press and hold the Power key.
  2. In the options menu that displays, press and hold Power off.
  3. When ‘Restart in Safe mode’ displays, tap OK to restart in Safe mode.
  4. Upon restart, device displays ‘Safe mode’ at bottom of screen.

Of course, there are apps you can’t just uninstall as you may lose data you’ve accumulated, in which case, try disabling it and observe further to know if it really is the one causing the problem. You need to be extra sure about these things to avoid losing your data or progress.

Step 3: Delete the system caches for some of them may have already been corrupted or obsolete

There are times when issues involving a hardware component occur due to corrupt caches and flickering screen is one of them. Since we don’t know for sure what the problem really is, at this point, we just need to rule this possibility out and move on if the issue remains after deleting the system cache.

Tab View

  1. From the home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the General tab.
  4. Under ‘PHONE MANAGEMENT,’ tap Storage.
  5. Under ‘DEVICE STORAGE,’ tap Internal storage.
  6. Wait for the menu options to finish calculating.
  7. Tap Cached data > CLEAR.
  8. Wait for the cached data to clear; depending on size, it will take several seconds to complete.
  9. When the wipe is complete, the storage screen refreshes and Cached data shows as 0 B. This means your cached data has been successfully cleared.

List View

  1. From the home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under ‘DEVICE,’ tap Storage.
  4. Under ‘DEVICE STORAGE,’ tap Internal storage.
  5. Wait for the menu options to finish calculating.
  6. Tap Cached data > CLEAR.
  7. Wait for the cached data to clear; depending on size, it will take several seconds to complete.
  8. When the wipe is complete, the storage screen refreshes and Cached data shows as 0 B. This means your cached data has been successfully cleared.

Step 4: Bring your phone back to factory default settings and see if that makes a difference

After doing the first three steps above and the issue still occurs, then you have no other choice but to backup your data and reset your phone. You have to make sure you create a copy of files you don’t want to lose before the reset because they will be deleted and can no longer be recovered. After which, follow these steps to reset your phone.

  1. Back up data on the internal memory.
  2. Turn off the device.
  3. Press and hold the Power and Volume down buttons.
  4. When the LG logo appears, quickly release and then re-hold the Power button while continuing to hold the Volume down button.
  5. ‘Factory data reset’ appears.
  6. Use the Volume down button to highlight Yes.
  7. Press the Power button to confirm.
  8. Erase all user data and restore default settings’ appears.
  9. Use the Volume down button to highlight Yes.
  10. Press the Power button to reset the device.

Alternatively, you can reset your device through the Settings menu, here’s how…

Tab View

  1. Back up data on the internal memory.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the General tab.
  4. Under ‘PHONE MANAGEMENT,’ tap Backup & reset.
  5. Select or clear the following check boxes: Back up my data, Automatic restore.
  6. Tap Backup account and follow the steps to create Google backup account, if necessary.
  7. Under RESET, tap Factory data reset.
  8. Review the warning message, then select or clear Erase SD card.
  9. Tap RESET PHONE.
  10. Enter PIN if prompted, then tap OK.
  11. Tap Delete all.
  12. Tap RESET.

List View

  1. Back up data on the internal memory.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under ‘PERSONAL,’ tap Backup & reset.
  4. Select or clear the following check boxes: Back up my data, Automatic restore.
  5. Tap Backup account and follow the steps to create Google backup account, if necessary.
  6. Under ‘RESET,’ tap Factory data reset.
  7. Review the warning message, then select or clear Erase SD card.
  8. Tap RESET PHONE.
  9. Enter PIN if prompted, then tap OK.
  10. Tap Delete all.
  11. Tap RESET.

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5 Best Phones with Dual Cameras in 2019

Modern smartphone cameras can accomplish astonishing feats. They take sharp, vivid images that are often indistinguishable from images taken by expensive, professional digital single-lens reflex cameras. They record ultra-high-definition and slow-motion video that would be impossible to capture with anything but the most cutting-edge video cameras just a decade ago. And what’s perhaps the most important, they take well-exposed pictures in all lighting conditions with a single tap on the screen.

ProductBrandNamePrice
OneplusOnePlus 5 A5000 - Black - 8GB RAM + 128 GB - 5.5 inchBuy on Amazon|$364.99(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:30 ET)
LGLG G6 H870DS 64GB Black, 5.7", Dual Sim, 4GB RAM, GSM Unlocked International Model, No WarrantyBuy on Amazon|$289.99(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:30 ET)
AppleApple iPhone 7 Plus 32 GB Unlocked, Rose Gold (Certified Refurbished)Buy on Amazon|$379.97(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:31 ET)
HuaweiHuawei P10 VTR-L29 64GB Graphite Black, 5.1", Dual Sim, GSM Unlocked International Model, No WarrantyBuy on Amazon|$359.5(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:31 ET)
HonorHUAWEI Honor 9 STF-AL00 5.15 inch Kirin 960 Dual 20 MP + 12 MP (4GB+64GB) Smartphone (Charm Sea Blue)Buy on Amazon|$489.99(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:31 ET)

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It might then seem that smartphone cameras are nearing the point beyond which quality improvements won’t lead to better-looking pictures, at least not when judged with naked eye. But that isn’t stopping smartphone manufacturers from pushing the technology forward and inventing new, ingenious ways how smartphone users can capture memorable moments. The market has exploded during the past few years with dual-camera smartphones, and it seems that dual-camera sensors are here to stay. So, what exactly are the benefits of dual-camera smartphones and which dual-camera smartphones are the best right now?

Benefits of Dual-Camera Smartphones

It’s easy to forget that dual-camera smartphones were considered a technological dead end during the first half of this decade. In 2011, HTC released the HTC EVO 3D, a 3D-enabled Android smartphone, which could be used to take stereographic 3D photos and video for viewing on its autostereoscopic display. The 3D feature left gimmicky, to say the least, and consumers lost their interest soon after the smartphone hit the market.

Smartphone manufacturers have learned their lesson, and the current breed of dual-camera smartphones produces regular JPEG images that can be viewed on any display and uploaded on social media and shared with others as if they were taken with a single-camera smartphone. That’s because the second camera is used for more practical purposes than 3D.

Many modern dual-camera smartphones feature a pair of cameras with different focal lengths, usually one for wide-angle landscape pictures and the other one for bringing things closer. This gives users the flexibility of a zoom lens without the bulk that such lens would require.

Other manufacturers combine one highly light-sensitive monochrome sensor with a regular color sensor to capture much more light and detail than an ordinary sensor could. The resulting pictures have incredible sharpness and clarity even when taken in less than ideal lighting conditions.

Smartphone manufacturers sometimes even use the second sensor to take the same image with a different focus. Users can then combine the two images during post-processing to realistically mimic the desired bokeh effect that’s characteristic for very bright and very expensive telephoto lenses.

Top 5 Best Dual-Camera Smartphones in 2017

In 2017, you can choose from many outstanding dual-camera smartphones. Virtually every major smartphone manufacturer has released at least one dual-camera smartphone, usually reserving the feature for flagship smartphones.

OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 takes a few steps away from the traditional OnePlus formula, being, among other things, the most expensive phone OnePlus has ever released. With the higher price come more impressive features, and the rear dual-camera setup is certainly one of them.

The OnePlus 5 has a 16 MP camera sensor with 24 mm focal length along with a 20 MP sensor with 36 mm focal length and optical image stabilization. You can either switch between the sensors to get closer or farther from the subject without physically moving in any direction, or you can activate Portrait mode and let the smartphone progressively blurring the background, creating a realistic bokeh effect. The OnePlus 5 can automatically detect various lighting conditions and instantly optimize the camera settings for accuracy and clarity. But if you’d rather take things into your own hands, the Pro Mode lets you fine-tune settings like ISO, shutter speed, exposure compensation, and others.

The camera is snappy thanks to the Snapdragon 835 chipset from Qualcomm and the Adreno 540 GPU embedded in the chipset. If you order the 128 GB version of the smartphone (and you definitely should if you plan on recording 4K videos and taking many pictures), you’ll even get 8 GB of memory. Just don’t ask us what you should do with it—even OnePlus themselves don’t know.

The only two things you may not like about the smartphone is the 5.5-inch Full HD display and the lack of water resistance. While the lower resolution at least means a longer battery life, the lack of waterproofing is inexcusable in this price range in 2017.

iPhone 7 Plus

Even almost a full year after its release, the iPhone 7 Plus is still one of the best dual-camera smartphones you can buy. While its relatively thick bezels feel dated when compared to the wave of futuristic bezel-less smartphones from other manufacturers, it holds up in every other way.

The iPhone 7 Plus has two 12 MP cameras, one with a wide-angle lens and the other with a telephoto lens. If you’re willing to sacrifice some image quality by activating digital zoom, you can shoot at up to 10-times magnification for photos and 6-times for video. The dual-camera in the iPhone 7 Plus supports a new feature for creating a depth-of-field effect that keeps faces sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background called Portrait mode. Using advanced machine learning, the camera and the software instantly analyze the scene and determine how to optimally apply the effect to achieve realistic results.

What’s so great about using the iPhone 7 Plus as a camera, besides its ability to take stunning pictures, is how great the pictures look on the 5.5-inch screen with a wide-color-gamut display. It’s just a shame that the display sports only the Full HD resolution.

We also feel the need to praise the performance of the Apple A10 Fusion chipset and the PowerVR Series7XT Plus GPU. The entire phone is IP67-certified for water resistance up to 1 meter and 30 minutes. Apple has achieved such admirable degree of protection against water and dust by removing the headphone jack and embracing the Lighting connector. If you’ve been using wired headphones up to now, it might take a while until you either get used to using an adaptor or switch to Bluetooth headphones.

LG G6

The last few generations of LG flagships were all about gimmicks—gimmicks that nobody needed. With the G6, LG has stopped trying to convince consumers to spend their hard-earned money on features they don’t need. Instead, they’ve released what’s, in many ways, a basic smartphone taken to perfection.

The dual-camera has two 13 MP sensors, one with a 71-degree field-of-view and the other with a 125-degree field-of-view. Both sensors rely on Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) for fast, stable autofocus for objects at a long distance or in outdoor environments. The camera software has several new modes, including a mode called Square Camera. When activated, Square Camera divides the user interface into two 1:1 squares. One square shows the image preview, and the other one displays the last picture taken, allowing you to instantly see whether you’ve managed to take a good shot.

Looking at the LG G6 from a distance, it’s impossible not to notice its large bezel-less display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The display measures 5.7 inches and has 1440 x 2880 pixels. It stretches from corner to corner, copying the curved corners of the smartphone itself. According to LG, the curved corners strengthen the display, making it less likely to shatter when dropped.

The Snapdragon 821 chipset may not be the fastest Qualcomm chipset on the market, but it’s still one of the best mobile chipsets you can get. It makes the dual-camera snappy and the entire phone lag-free. The LG G6 is the only smartphone on this list that passes the MIL-STD-810G series of tests designed by the U.S military to test its equipment limits in various conditions where it is expected to be used.

Huawei P10

Packing a state-of-the-art dual-camera system developed with Leica, the Huawei P10 is the upgrade all Huawei fans have been waiting for. The dual-camera system with precise 3D facial detection, dynamic illumination, and natural portrait enhancements captures twice as much light as ordinary smartphone cameras thanks to the combination of a 20 MP monochrome sensor with a 12 MP color shooter. The Kirin 960 high-end chipset and advanced machine learning algorithms accurately calculate how to combine the image data from the two sensors together to create one stunning picture.

You can then view the result on the 5.1-inch IPS-NEO LED touchscreen with the Full HD resolution and the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection technology. Huawei’s Emotion UI has reached version 5.1, and we’re big fans of its minimalist appearance and surprisingly useful functionality. The UI simplifies many common tasks and adds new features without making the smartphone difficult to use.

In contrast to most other devices on this list, the Huawei P10 is pleasantly compact thanks to the 5.1-inch display, yet it packs a 3200 mAh battery, which dwarfs the rather underwhelming 2900 mAh battery that you can find inside the iPhone 7 Plus.

Huawei Honor 9

The Huawei Honor 9 is a proof that dual-camera systems are finding their way even to mid-range devices. But you wouldn’t be able to tell that the Honor 9 is a mid-range device without looking it up online and seeing the price. Its stunning curved body crafted through a thermal bending process, with 3D curved glass covering the display, is available in four colors, and it looks absolutely stunning no matter which color you choose.

Just like the Huawei P10, the Honor 9 also relies on a 20 MP monochrome lens and a 12 MP RGB lens to capture a lot of detail under all lighting conditions. Huawei claims to deliver twice the brightness in low-light conditions as ordinary smartphone cameras, and we have no reason not to believe them. The dual-camera setup also allows you to zoom in to see things up close without losing image quality.

The Honor 9 relies on the speedy Kirin 960 chipset, and Huawei offers the smartphone with either 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of storage. Regardless of which version you choose, the smartphone always comes with a 3200 mAh Li-Po battery with fast battery charging.

ProductBrandNamePrice
OneplusOnePlus 5 A5000 - Black - 8GB RAM + 128 GB - 5.5 inchBuy on Amazon|$364.99(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:30 ET)
LGLG G6 H870DS 64GB Black, 5.7", Dual Sim, 4GB RAM, GSM Unlocked International Model, No WarrantyBuy on Amazon|$289.99(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:30 ET)
AppleApple iPhone 7 Plus 32 GB Unlocked, Rose Gold (Certified Refurbished)Buy on Amazon|$379.97(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:31 ET)
HuaweiHuawei P10 VTR-L29 64GB Graphite Black, 5.1", Dual Sim, GSM Unlocked International Model, No WarrantyBuy on Amazon|$359.5(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:31 ET)
HonorHUAWEI Honor 9 STF-AL00 5.15 inch Kirin 960 Dual 20 MP + 12 MP (4GB+64GB) Smartphone (Charm Sea Blue)Buy on Amazon|$489.99(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:31 ET)

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LG G6 Tutorials: Learn how to clear app cache & data, hide or show apps, manipulate web browser

  • Read on to learn how you can delete the cache and data of an app on your #LG #G6. Also learn how to hide and unhide an app as well as how to manipulate the browser  which, in this case, is Chrome.

Learning how to use and manipulate apps on your new device is a must as everything you do involves an app or two. For instance, taking pictures involves, at least, the camera and gallery apps. There are other services that are used in the background as well but the apps are the ones we notice most of the time.

In this post, I will guide you in manipulating apps as well as their caches and data on your new LG G6 because aside from mastering how to use them, the procedures here can be used when you’re troubleshooting your phone.

For example, when one of your apps crashed for some reason, you must immediately try to troubleshoot the app in question and the most common procedure you can do is to clear its cache and data. There are also times when you need to hide an app for some reason without uninstalling it. Such procedure is also included here, so read on for other things you can learn. Here’s the list of the tutorials you can find in this post.

Before going any further though, if you have other concerns with your phone, make sure you visit our LG G6 troubleshooting page where we list down every problem we address each week. Find issues that are similar or related to yours and use the solutions we suggested. If they don’t work for you or if you need further assistance, then feel free to reach out to us by completing our Android issues questionnaire.

How to clear app cache and data on LG G6

It is important that you know how to clear the caches and data of the apps on your LG G6 because there are always times when they crash and you’ll have to do something about it to make them work again. App related issues can more often be fixed by this procedure and that should tell you the importance of this method.

In LG G6, you can choose to display the menu in either Tab or List view so depending on how you display the menu, here’s what you need to do to clear the cache and data of your apps:

Tab view

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap the General tab.
  3. Under ‘PHONE MANAGEMENT,’ tap Apps.
  4. Tap the desired app.
  5. Tap Storage > Clear cache / data > OK.

List view

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap the General tab.
  3. Under ‘DEVICE,’ tap Apps.
  4. Tap the desired app.
  5. Tap Storage > Clear cache / data > OK.

How to uninstall apps from LG G6

More often than not, apps issues can easily be fixed by this procedure, however, if the problem remained after doing it, then it’s time you uninstall suspected app. Please note that only third-party apps can be uninstalled, built-in apps need you to have root access to uninstall them.

Tab view

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap the General tab.
  3. Under ‘PHONE MANAGEMENT,’ tap Apps.
  4. Tap the desired app.
  5. Tap Uninstall > OK.

List view

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap the General tab.
  3. Under ‘DEVICE,’ tap Apps.
  4. Tap the desired app.
  5. Tap Uninstall > OK.

How to hide / show apps on your LG G6

There are apps you might not want to use but since they’ve accumulated some important data, you don’t want to uninstall them. In your LG G6, you can actually hide an app that shouldn’t be used anymore but it remains in the system. When hidden, these apps could not receive updates as well. If there are apps you want hidden, this is how you do it:

Tab view

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap the Display tab.
  3. Tap Home screen.
  4. Under ‘LAYOUT,’ tap Hide apps.
  5. Tap any apps you want to hide.
  6. Tap DONE.

List view

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Under ‘Device,’ tap Home screen.
  3. Under ‘LAYOUT,’ tap Hide apps.
  4. Tap any apps you want to hide.
  5. Tap DONE.

To unhide apps you’ve already hidden, this is how you do it:

Tab view

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap the Display tab.
  3. Tap Home screen.
  4. Under ‘LAYOUT,’ tap Hide apps.
  5. Tap any apps you want to unhide.
  6. Tap DONE.

List view

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Under ‘DEVICE,’ tap Home screen.
  3. Under ‘LAYOUT,’ tap Hide apps.
  4. Tap any apps you want to unhide.
  5. Tap DONE.

How to manipulate the web browser on your LG G6

In this section, we will walk you through in using and manipulating the web browser–Chrome–of your phone. Below, you will find the procedures to clear cache, cookies and browsing history of the browser. You will also learn how to open and/or close a tab or window and lastly, know how to turn Javascript on/off.

Clear cache / cookies / history

  1. From any home screen, tap the Chrome icon.
  2. Tap Menu > History.
  3. Tap CLEAR BROWSING DATA.
  4. Tap the Clear data from the drop-down and set the duration:
    • past hour
    • past day
    • past week
    • past 4 weeks
    • beginning of time
  5. Tap to select the desired check boxes for what to clear:
    • Browsing history
    • Cookies and site data
    • Cached images and files
    • Saved passwords
    • Auto form data
  6. Tap CLEAR DATA.

Open / close tabs / windows

  1. From any home screen, tap Chrome.
  2. Tap Menu > New tab.
  3. To close a tab, tap the X in the upper left-hand corner of the window.

Turn on / off JavaScript

  1. From any home screen, tap Chrome.
  2. Tap Menu > Settings
  3. Under ‘Advanced,’  tap Site settings.
  4. Tap JavaScript.
  5. Tap the JavaScript switch on or off.

I hope that this tutorial helps.

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Solved LG G6 Sound Notification Not Working

The #LG #G6 is a flagship phone released last year which has a more traditional design than its modular predecessor. The phone sports a 5.7 inch IPS LCD display on an aluminum body which has an IP68 rating making it waterproof and dustproof. Although it uses the Snapdragon 821 processor the phone is quite responsive and can handle any task easily. This is a solid choice for people who want a phone that works well. There are however 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 sound notification not working issue and other related problems.

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LG G6 Sound Notification Not Working

Problem: I have a LG G6 which is still in excellent condition. Software is kept up to date. Lately it started giving problems with my alarm sound, calendar alarms (reminders) and whatsapp notifications – instead of the full notification sound I only get one or a few notes and then the sound stops – this has led to me oversleeping twice because the alarm thinks it has been heard. When I get to my phone and unlock the screen I see messages and/or reminders but I heard no notification or sometimes just a note or two. Message notification works fine. This is VERY ANNOYING for such a great phone – please can you help me?

Solution: The first thing that you need to do in this case is to check the sound settings of the phone and make sure that it is set properly.

  • Go to Settings then Sound Lab
  • Tap Volume
  • Adjust the volume level for the following: (Ringtone: Changes the volume of your call ringtones), (Notification sound: Allows you to set this volume level. This is the volume of the ringtone when you receive a notification.), (Touch feedback & system: Changes the volume for feedback taps and system notifications.), (Music, video, games & other media: Changes the volume of your music, videos, and other media.)
  • Tap OK

If the settings are correct but the issue remains then proceed with starting the phone in Safe Mode.

  • Press and hold the Power key.
  • In the options menu that displays, press and hold Power off.
  • When ‘Restart in Safe mode’ displays, tap OK to restart in Safe mode.
  • Upon restart, device displays ‘Safe mode’ at bottom of screen

If the issue does not occur in this mode then you might have installed an app that is causing this problem. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

If the above steps fails to fix the problem then you should consider doing a factory reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset.

LG G6 Keeps On Rebooting

Problem: Hello and greetings from Spain. I have a G6 and love it. It has worked great although the battery life is increasingly diminished. Regardless, last night it rebooted on its own and is stuck now in a cycle where Recovery Mode doesn’t seem to help. Once in a while, Android restarts, I enter the device PIN and the SIM pin and I can see the home screen. Performance is very slow and the haptics make a strange light sound ever time I press the screen. The  home screen will then come on and the cycle repeats itself, trying to reboot.

Solution: Try removing the microSD card of the phone then start the device in recovery mode.

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Wait a few moments while the shut down process is completed.
  • Press and hold the Volume Down key.
  • While pressing the Volume Down key press and hold the Power button.
  • Keep pressing these keys until the LG Logo is displayed.
  • Now, release the Power button for a moment and then press it again (do that while still holding Volume Down).
  • Keep pressing these buttons until the recovery mode is displayed on your LG G6.

Once in recovery mode do a factory reset. Take note that this will erase your phone data.

In case the above steps fails to fix the problem then you will have to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.

LG G6 Music Stops Playing When Screen Is Off

Problem: This one has youtube premium member services, and samsung stumped. Plus the fact im smart enough to usually figure this crap out. G6, running android 8.0. I have youtube red. Never had any issues on my old phone. Switch to the G6, and now background playback only runs for between 5 to 10 minutes, after i turn the screen off, before stopping. When i turn it back on it’ll be buffering, and almost immediately resume. At first i seriously considered that i was just getting bad service in my pocket! Here is where it gets tough. Power saving off. Any app that would be even obscurely related is also on the exceptions list for power saving. As well as on the unmonitored apps list. Caches and data have been cleared. Youtube disabled to factory, where it still had the issue, and re updated. Yt music is installed. Google play music is installed. Tried every wifi calling setting. Tried different screen lock timers, even though it doesn’t have to be locked for the playback to stop. Safe mode has been entered, no use. Cache partition has been cleared. No one can find any setting, in any app thats causing this. I even tried new earbuds in case the button on mine had a short. Here’s where it gets crazy. This issue will not occur if the device is on the charger. Im clueless now. If you think you can solve it id much appreciate it.

Solution: The best thing you can do right now is to backup your phone data then do a factory reset. Once the reset is complete do not install any apps in your phone yet. Try to check if the issue still occurs. If it does then this is most likely caused by a faulty hardware component. You will need to have this checked at a service center if this is the case.

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5 Best Cheap Verizon Phones Sold By Amazon Prime Exclusives In 2019

If you’re looking for an unlocked phone so that you can use whatever provider you’re loyal to, today we’re sharing our five favorite options for Verizon users. And because these are Amazon Prime member exclusive, each one will come with the Amazon apps pre-installed, including Alexa-integration, which you don’t want to miss. Here’s our top picks:

ProductBrandNamePrice
MotorolaMoto X (4th Generation)Buy on Amazon|$139.99(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:31 ET)
MotorolaMoto G PLUS (5th Generation) - 32 GBBuy on Amazon|$97.69(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:31 ET)
LGLG G6+ - 128 GBBuy on Amazon|$399.99(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:31 ET)
LGLG G6-32 GBBuy on Amazon|$183.49(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:31 ET)
MotorolaMoto E (4th Generation) - 16 GBBuy on Amazon|$116.41(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:31 ET)

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Moto X4

The Moto X4 is a sleek smartphone that screams sophisticated. You’re not going to be disappointed with this one, especially with the 12MP camera which ensures clear, gorgeous photographs every time you go in for a shot. Another near feature is that the surface is water resistant to protect the phone from any accidental spills or drops.

As for the logistics of this Moto X, the display is 5.2 inches, it utilizes 4G LTE, and includes 32 GB of memory, a killer quad-core processor, and space to add a microSD for up to 2T of extra storage. SIM card not included.

Buy it now: Amazon

Moto G5 Plus

This phone is a fantastic option for anyone who lives a very fast-paced life. Which, let’s admit, is most of us. With up to 6 hours of power in just 15 minutes of the fast-charging feature, the Moto G is a phone that can keep up with you, no matter how hectic or detailed your schedule.

The Moto G has a 12MP camera for stunning photos and a 5.2 inch display. It also has 32GB of storage space, 4G LTE, and runs on Android Nougat. For even easier, quicker access while still being secure, the Moto G also includes a fingerprint scanner. If you’ve ever entered your passcode wrong about 7 times in a row because you tried to do it too fast, you understand just how helpful this is.

Buy it now: Amazon

LG G6+

This smartphone by LG is borderline huge at a whopping 5.7 inches for it’s display. With that huge display comes pictures that turn out pretty amazing, especially with the 13MP back camera and 4 mode variations to shoot with. It also has options for wireless charging (yes, you read that right) and meets 14 military-grade qualifications.

Other specifics include industrial dust and water resistance, a quad-core processor, and 128GB of built in storage space/memory with the ability to upgrade to 2T with an appropriate microSD card. As you can probably tell, nothing about this phone is little or half done. The LG G6+ is a beast, and will stand up to whatever wear and tear it faces.

Buy it now: Amazon

LG G6

The LG G6 may be similar to the G6+, but it’s a little less extreme and a truly awesome option for those of you who aren’t looking for something as heavy duty as the G6+. This one comes with two sleek color/design options: Platinum, and Black.

This phone is great for many reasons, but one of those is the quick-charging feature. If you’re needing to get out the door soon but just realized your phone is about to die, you can plug it in and it’ll be ready for you in no time flat. Just like the G6+, this one is also dust and water resistant, meeting military certifications and awesome for taking photos. It has 32GB of included storage with the capability to expand it further with a microSD card.

Buy it now: Amazon

Moto E

The Moto E is a bit smaller than all the other phones listed here, coming in at 5 inches. The rear facing camera is also only 8MP, but this is such a great little phone if you’re not looking to break the bank. It has some really nice features even though they’re on the simpler side. But even then, if simple is your game, this may be just right for you.

Other specifications include 16GB of built in memory and storage space, a fingerprint scanner for easy unlock, running on Android Nougat with 4G LTE speed. It’s compatible with all major providers, although please note a SIM card is not included in your purchase.

Buy it now: Amazon

Verdict

Ranging from just over the $100 mark and under the $1000 mark, all of these phones offer some great capabilities, no matter how cheap you’re looking to go. On top of that, all of these smartphones are compatible with Verizon, making them even better options if that’s the provider you are plannning to go with.

Do you have experience with any of the phones listed here? Be sure to share your experience with us in the comments section.

ProductBrandNamePrice
MotorolaMoto X (4th Generation)Buy on Amazon|$139.99(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:31 ET)
MotorolaMoto G PLUS (5th Generation) - 32 GBBuy on Amazon|$97.69(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:31 ET)
LGLG G6+ - 128 GBBuy on Amazon|$399.99(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:31 ET)
LGLG G6-32 GBBuy on Amazon|$183.49(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:31 ET)
MotorolaMoto E (4th Generation) - 16 GBBuy on Amazon|$116.41(Price as of 02/20/2019 21:31 ET)

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Solved LG G6 Slow Charging Battery Drains Fast

The #LG #G6 is a flagship phone released last year which sports a 5.7 inch IPS LCD display and a Snapdragon 821 processor. The device uses dual 13MP rear cameras one of which can capture wide angle shots. Unlike its predecessor this model is now IP68 certified making it waterproof and dustproof. Although this is a solid performing phone there are instances when certain instances can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the LG G6 slow charging battery drains fast issue and other related problems.

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LG G6 Slow Charging Battery Drains Fast

Problem: I’ve only had this phone since Aug 2017, and it has been great up until recently. Just before the Oreo update I plugged my phone in to charge over night and I suddenly got the message about slow charging . I’ve never used any other parts then what came in the box. Nothing has ever been switched out with other parts. So the phone has been “slow charging” every night for a couple of months now. I also think after the most recently software update the battery seems to go down very fast. A full charge would last the better part of the day, now by midday it’s down to 50%. Please advise on how to correct or help the issue. Thank you! PS I have no SD cards.

Solution: The first thing that you will need to do in this case is to clean the charging port of the phone using a can of compressed air. Make sure to remove any dirt or debris stuck in this port as it can cause charging problems. Next, try charging the phone using a different charging cord and wall charger.

If the issue persists and since the battery of the phone drains fast then you will have to perform a factory reset to eliminate the possibility of this problem being caused by a software glitch. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset.

If the above steps fails to fix the problem then this is most likely caused by a faulty battery already. The best thing you can do right now is to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.

LG G6 Not Charging Properly

Problem: Very recently about a month ago my charging port hasn’t been charging my phone properly .. I know it’s not the charger because I just got a charger that works for all devices and it still said slow charging.. Sometimes it charges fast though.. During the time my charging port stop charging properly my friend pushed me on my phone and I fell onto the phone while it was charging and I believed it may have scratched the charging port.. Is there a way to fix the scratches? Or something.. I use a type c charger btw

Solution: It’s very likely that the charging port of the phone has been damaged. You can try using a different charging cord and charger then check if the issue still occurs. If it does then you will need to have the charging port checked at a service center. It’s very likely that this port needs to be replaced in order to fix the problem.

LG G6 Screen Is Black But Phone Is Working

Problem: I am using  LG G6. Biggest regret of purchasing as these phones don’t come cheap in this part of the world. Problem is the screen in completely black. Nothing displays but it turns on. When i try to reboot the set by pressing power button / volume button down, i can hear it taking screenshots.  What should i do.

Solution: The best thing that you can do right now is to check if the problem is caused by a software glitch by doing a factory reset from the recovery mode. Take note that this will erase your phone data. If the screen still remains black even in recovery mode then there’s a possibility that you will need to have the display assembly of the phone replaced. The best thing that you can do right now is to  bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.

LG G6 Not Starting After Getting Wet

Problem: My lg G6 got submerged in water. Then i turned it off. Next day when i switched it on it didn’t get started. When connected to charger ( original) it showed battery sign with question mark. I tried to start it forcefully by holding volume down key and then power key together but it is not starting. What should i do now?

Solution: Although this is a waterproof phone there are still instances when water can enter the phone and damage its circuitry which is what is likely happening in this case. The best thing you can do right now is to place the phone in a bag of rice for at least 48 hours. The rice will absorb any moisture present in the phone. Once this is done charge the phone then turn it on. In case the issue persists then you will need to have this checked at a service center.

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How to fix your LG G6 that won’t turn on [Troubleshooting Guide]

Your LG G6 is one of the most powerful, high-end smartphones available in the market today but despite its impressive specs and performance, it’s not free from problems, errors and issues. In fact, we’ve already received quite a lot of messages from our readers who are asking for help because their devices have problems and one of those issues that I find very alarming is the black screen of death–the phone won’t turn on or respond no matter what the owner would do.

In this post, I will walk you through in trying to bring your phone back to life. We will try to see if we can make it to turn back on or even respond. There’s always a possibility that the reason why it won’t turn on is because of a hardware failure, so we will try to do the basic troubleshooting that we, average users, can do without compromising your data as well as the phone as a whole. If you own the new LG G6 and are currently bugged by a similar problem, then read on to understand why it happens and what needs to be done to fix it.

Before going any further though, if you have other concerns with your phone, make sure you visit our LG G6 troubleshooting page where we list down every problem we address each week. Find issues that are similar or related to yours and use the solutions we suggested. If they don’t work for you or if you need further assistance, then feel free to reach out to us by completing our Android issues questionnaire.

Troubleshooting LG G6 that won’t turn on

It’s necessary that you, as the owner, should do some basic troubleshooting to know if you can still bring the phone back to life. There are times that this kind of problem occurs due to some issues with the apps or the firmware itself. At least, we just have to rule out this possibility before deciding to send the phone in for repair. That said, here’s what you have to do:

Step 1: Charge your phone right away

This will immediately tell you if the problem is caused by just a firmware issue or something that originated from the hardware not to mention it also rules out the possibility that the battery was just drained totally.

Even if the phone is powered down, it would still display the usual charging symbol on the screen when it detects electric current flows through the cable down to the charging IC and to the battery. If it shows, it means the hardware is working as it should and perhaps, the reason why the phone isn’t turning on is because there’s not battery left to power everything up.

Assuming the phone charges fine, be mindful enough to know if the device is heating up. While it’s normal for it to warm up a bit while charging, it shouldn’t heat up to the point that it’s not comfortable for you to touch it. So, if such is the case, unplug the charger right away and as early as now, you should have it checked because something isn’t just right.

Step 2: Inspect the charger and cable if the phone isn’t charging

It’s important that you can see the phone charging properly when troubleshooting it due to a power issue. You have to rule out the possibility that it’s just a drained battery problem before you proceed with your troubleshooting. This will save you from a bunch of trouble not to mention you won’t be compromising the safety of your personal files and data.

So, if the phone isn’t charging, you should inspect the charger and the cable to see if something is wrong with them. For the charger, you just have to look into the USB port to find lint, debris, corrosion or bent pins. If there’s nothing you can find that may be hindering current flow, then inspect the cable.

Look for the same thing on both ends and then run your fingers from one end to another to feel something that might hint us of a break inside the insulation.

Step 3: Do the soft reset while the phone is connected to the charger

We also have to rule out the possibility that the cause of the problem is just a glitch. So, as long as the phone isn’t heating up while connected to the charger, leave it charging for a few minutes and then try to do the soft reset: press and hold the Volume Down and Power keys together for 10 seconds. If there’s no issue with the phone’s hardware or firmware and if the problem was just due to the fact that it crashed, then doing this procedure will bring your phone back to life.

When the phone crashes, it may not respond even when charging. It won’t also respond if the Power key is pressed. But you can make it respond again by doing the soft reset procedure which will force reboot the phone. For issues that are caused by glitches, this procedure is very effective.

Step 4: Attempt to boot your phone in Recovery Mode

After doing all the steps above and the issue still remains, then try to boot your phone in Recovery Mode. Basically, when you start your phone up in this mode, all hardware components will be powered up but the Android interface won’t be loaded. Assuming the problem is due to a glitch, your device may be able to boot up in this mode and the next thing you should do is try to reboot the device from there. If it won’t boot up, then, at least now, we’re dealing with the boot up problem because apparently, the phone powered on. That is a bit easier to fix. However, if you cannot make the phone to start even in this mode, then you should send it in to be further tested by a tech. This is how you start your LG G6 in Recovery mode and proceed with the reset:

  1. Back up data on the internal memory.
  2. Turn off the device.
  3. Press and hold the Power and Volume down buttons.
  4. When the LG logo appears, quickly release and then re-hold the Power button while continuing to hold the Volume down button.
  5. ‘Factory data reset’ appears.
  6. Use the Volume down button to highlight Yes.
  7. Press the Power button to confirm.
  8. Erase all user data and restore default settings’ appears.
  9. Use the Volume down button to highlight Yes.
  10. Press the Power button to reset the device.

I hope this helps.

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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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LG G6 Text Messages Takes Forever To Send Issue & Other Related Problems

The #LG #G6 is a flagship smartphone released this year which uses an aluminum body that has a waterproof and dustproof feature. This is a welcome feature and an improvement over last year’s flagship model which due to its modular design  does not have any waterproof protection. The first thing that you will notice on this phone is its impressive 5.7 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2,880 x 1440 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It also has a Hi-Fi Quad DAC feature making listening to music with this phone a pleasure. Although there are a lot of people using this phone as their primary driver without experiencing any issues there are instances when problems can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the LG G6 text messages takes forever to send issue & other related problems.

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LG G6 Text Messages Takes Forever To Send

Problem: My husband and I just bought an LG G6 and we’re both having the same problem: text messages (especially picture messages) take forever to go through, and sometimes won’t go through at all. We both are showing excellent signal and can go online and make calls with no problem. Since it is happening to both of our phones I figured it’s a setting somewhere or something that we’re missing. I haven’t been able to find anything online and the sprint people at the store are kind of useless haha please let me know if you know of any way to resolve this. Thanks!

Related Problem: Two days ago my LG G6 started acting weird. My texts kept saying sending instead of sent. At least some did go through. Badge notifications aren’t updating after I go into app. Battery is draining twice as fast. Shutdown and restarted several times. Changed text app and that seems better, but notifications aren’t updating. Cleared cache. Any ideas?

Solution: If the problem is only isolated to sending text messages especially picture messages then the first thing that you should check is if the phone is getting a good mobile data signal. You als need to check if you have an active mobile data subscription since picture messages are usually sent using mobile data.

The next thing that needs to be checked is the APN settings of the phone. You will need to correct settings in your device in order to send and receive picture messages.

The APN settings for the Sprint network are as follows.

  • Name: Sprint
  • APN: cinet.spcs
  • Proxy: <Leave in Blank>
  • Port: <Leave in Blank>
  • Username:  <Leave in Blank>
  • Password:  <Leave in Blank>
  • Server: <Not Set>
  • MMSC: <Leave it blank>
  • MMS proxy: 68.28.31.7
  • MMS port: Blank
  • MCC: 3234
  • MNC: 15
  • Authentication type: <Leave in Blank>
  • APN type: just use the default one
  • APN Protocol: same, just leave it to the Default one

You should also make sure that your phone has the correct message number setting set which is +17044100000. You can view this number from the message settings.

In case your phone has the correct settings then you should proceed with the troubleshooting steps listed below.

  • Try clearing the cache and data of the text messaging app from the application manager. Check if the issue still occurs.
  • Start the phone in Safe Mode. Does the issue occur in this mode? If it doesn’t then it could be caused by an app you downloaded. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.
  • Try to check if the issue occurs in other locations. If it doesn’t then there might be a network issue in your area.
  • Try wiping the cache partition of your phone from the recovery mode.
  • Backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

LG G6 Not Getting Notification Badges On Some Apps

Problem: Hi there, I receive notifications ok, but I only get a red pop up number on certain apps like Facebook. I do not get a red pop up number on Gmail and ebay. How can I change this? I have been trying to figure it for a while and have checked the settings on the phone and within the app. I appreciate your help

Solution: For this particular problem you should try clearing the cache and data of the Badgeprovider app from the application manager. Once this is done restart your phone then check if the issue still occurs.

LG G6 Not Getting The Correct Time

Problem: My phone is not holding the correct time when I am at work, it reads 4 hours ahead. When I leave work and go home, I have the correct time.

Related Problem: I have reset the phone. Reset data connection both on the device and Verizon did it on their end too. The only time the time will function properly is when I set it manually and turn off the Auto time/date & auto time/zone. Verizon techs have no answer except to exchange phone. I did that over the weekend and it still happened when I arrived at work today.  No one else around me who has Verizon is having the issue.

Solution: What you should do first in this case is to make sure that the phone is running on the latest software version. If it isn’t then I suggest that you update your phone first. Once this is done and the issue persists then perform the following troubleshooting steps listed below.

  • Start the phone in Safe Mode. Does the issue still occur in this mode? If it doesn’t then it could be caused by an app you downloaded. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.
  • Wipe the cache partition of the phone from the recovery mode.
  • Backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

If the above steps fails to fix the problem then you need to have the phone checked at a service center.

LG G6 Not Getting Group Text

Problem: Recently switched to TMobile and have the LG G6 phone. I’m not receiving the original text in a group text, only replies from one person. My husband has the same phone, but doesn’t have any problems. Went to t mobile store and they didn’t know what the issue was or fix it either. Told me it was an Iphone to android issue. I’ve had android phones group text me, same issue. What can be done to correct this, please?

Solution: If the original sender of the group message is using an iPhone then have them check their Message setting and make sure that “Send as SMS” is turned on. This will allow the iMessage to be converted to text messages whenever the recipient is unable to view the iMessage. Once this is done have the sender delete the messaging thread from their phone. You should also delete the text messaging thread on your phone. Proceed with clearing the cache and data of your text messaging app. Have them start another group text then check if you can now receive all the messages. Just make sure that you have an active mobile data subscription and that the mobile switch of the phone is turned on since group texts usually use mobile data.

LG G6 Pictures Have Grey Bars

Problem: Grey bars when looking at pictures into gallery or Google photos. Not there on same pictures on other devices. On music player, tried different ones, songs cut off. Some missing altogether from SD card that worked perfectly with previous lg g5.

Solution: It’s very likely that the pictures stored in the microSD card have become corrupted. This can be due to some corrupt sectors in the microSD card. You can confirm this further by removing the card from the phone and letting your computer read the card. If the pictures still have grey bars then these pictures are corrupted. The best way to fix this is to get a new microSD card.

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5 Best Cheap T-Mobile Phones Sold By Amazon Prime Exclusives In 2019

Amazon has a whole list of phones that are exclusive to Amazon Prime members. These phones are considered “unlocked,” in that they’re not tied to a specific carrier. In fact, they should work with any major carrier. However, today we’ll be specifically sharing our favorite of these Amazon exclusives for those of you who are loyal to T-Mobile.

Best Cheap T-Mobile Phone

ImgAmazon.com LinkBrandProductAmazon.com LinkPrice on Amazon.com
MotorolaMoto X (4th Generation)139.99
Nokia mobileNokia 6142.23
MotorolaMoto G PLUS (5th Generation)97.69
LGLG X charge171.11
LGLG G6183.49

The neat thing about Amazon Prime Exclusive devices is that all major Amazon apps are pre-downloaded to them, so you’ll have access to shopping, kindle, video, and everything else that is unlocked for Prime members. The best part? They’re also equipped with Alexa integration, ready to take on your toughest questions, or even simply, “Alexa, order me a pizza.”

Moto G5 Plus

The Moto G5 Plus has an octa-core processor, runs on 4G LTE speed, and has a 5.2 inch screen perfect for Netflix binging on the go. But one of our favorite features with this phone is TurboCharge. If you’ve ever needed your phone to charge quickly, then this is a feature you’re going to love. With TurboCharge, the Moto G only needs 15 minutes of charging for the battery to last for up to 6 hours. So no matter what kind of rush you’re in, you won’t have to worry about your phone not keeping up ever again.

Buy it now: Amazon

Moto X4

This Moto X4 comes in two great colors. A stunning, rich black, called “Super Black,” and a shiny “Sterling Blue,” which is barely blue and mostly silver. And while this phone is typically $400, Amazon is currently running a sale for you to get $100 off. That’s a huge discount! So if you find that the following features are something you’d be interested, definitely don’t wait to do it.

The gorgeous display on this phone is 5.2 inches with a water resistant exterior to guard against splashes and spills. The back camera is a dual camera, and what’s really neat about it is that you don’t need a lot of light to get great shots. In fact, this camera is designed so that when light is lacking, your photos won’t be.

Buy it now: Amazon

LG X Charge

The LG X Charge is a phone that’s fully loaded and ready for whatever work you need it to do. The battery behind this powerhouse is 4,500 mAh, and it’s projected to last up to 48 hours without needing to be recharged, depending on your usage. That’s crazy, insane, and something you really don’t see in a lot of phones on the market today. On top of that, you really can’t beat the price.

The cameras are 13MP and 5MP, and they utilize Auto Shot integration, so that all you have to do is steady the camera on whatever you want to take a photo of, and it will automatically take the perfect shot, so you don’t have to try and hit the capture button at just the right time. This feature takes all of the guesswork out of your photos.

Buy it now: Amazon

Nokia 6

The Nokia 6 is another Amazon Prime Exclusive, and it comes in two colors: copper, and black. It comes with 32GB of built in storage space/memory, but with a microSD card (not included), that can increase to up to 128GB of space. This one is specifically built for AT&T and T-Mobile users only, so if T-Mobile is what you’re looking to use primarily, the Nokia 6 may be a good choice for you.

Buy it now: Amazon

LG G6

This phone comes in the color platinum, and is really good on durability, meeting 14 different military-grade specifications and certificates against debris and water. With 32GB of built in memory, you can upgrade that with a microSD card (not included), up to 2T.

One of the best parts of this phone, however, is the facial recognition unlock. Instead of using your fingerprint or typing in a passcode, this the LG G6 will recognize your face and automatically unlock. This is great, and in the long run, it can shave off a lot of time and hassle.

Buy it now: Amazon

Verdict

These are some great phones, and we’re confident that no matter which one you decide to go with, you’ll love it for it’s own unique aspects that it brings to the table. If you already have one of  these phones, we’d love to know what you think of it in the comments section.

Best Cheap T-Mobile Phone

ImgAmazon.com LinkBrandProductAmazon.com LinkPrice on Amazon.com
MotorolaMoto X (4th Generation)139.99
Nokia mobileNokia 6142.23
MotorolaMoto G PLUS (5th Generation)97.69
LGLG X charge171.11
LGLG G6183.49

How to fix LG G6 that’s not charging (easy fix)

The thing about charging issues is that they could be just a very minor issue or a very complicated hardware problem. I personally encountered both situations several times in the past and they’re actually the same across all devices. I’m tackling this issue in this post because some of our readers that own the LG G6 contacted us saying that their devices no longer charge for some reason. We are compelled to address the problem for the benefit of our readers.

So, in this article, I will walk you through in troubleshooting your phone that won’t charge. We will try to look into each possibility and rule them out one by one until we can determine what the problem is all about and what needs to be done to fix it. If you’re one of the owners of this phone and are currently having similar issues, continue reading as this article may be able to help you one way or another.

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How to troubleshoot LG G6 that won’t charge

As I said earlier, this problem could be a minor or a serious one and if it’s an issue with the hardware, there’s nothing much you can do about it except bring the phone to the shop or back to the store where you bought it. Since we don’t know yet the reason why this happened, we need to rule out the possibility that it could be just an issue caused by some apps or issues with the firmware. Try these things…

Try rebooting your phone – that is if you haven’t done it yet and while you might think that it’s a useless procedure, well, firmware glitches happen all the time and not charging is just one of its results. A reboot will be able to fix the glitch and that’s the reason why you need to do this. If a normal reboot can’t fix the problem, try doing the forced restart by pressing and holding the volume down and power keys at the same time for 12 seconds or more. This will simulate battery disconnect and fix both firmware and hardware glitches.

Try charging the phone in safe mode – I have encountered a couple of situations wherein an app caused the phone to not charge when connected to a wired charger. There’s a possibility that you may have installed similar apps that prevent your phone from charging. So, try running your phone in safe mode to temporarily disable all third-party apps and if this is the case, your device should charge properly while in safe mode. If this what really happens, the next move you have to do is find the app that’s causing the problem and uninstall it. However, if the phone doesn’t charge even in safe mode, then you should try the next procedure.

Turn off your phone and charge it – what we’re trying to accomplish here is to know if this problem is with the firmware and if it only occurs when the phone is powered up.  While the system plays an important role in the charging process, the phone is hard-wired to charge it’s battery even if it’s powered off. So, if your device actually charges while powered down, give it time to replenish its battery and then turn it back on while it’s still connected to its charger to know if it works. If it doesn’t, then you have to do the next procedure.

Perform the Master Reset – if your phone charges at some point while you’re troubleshooting, it means the problem is with the hardware and it can be fixed by a reset. But before you do that, make sure you backup your files and data as they will be deleted. You may lose some files and you will need to set up your phone again after the reset but I think it’s worth all your efforts as your phone will surely work perfectly again. However, if your device hasn’t charged at all and if the problem continues even after the reset, then you will need to bring it to the shop to get a tech to check it for you.

Should you have problems doing the procedures I suggested above, here’s how to do them…

How to run LG G6 in Safe Mode

  1. With the screen on, press and hold the Power key.
  2. In the options menu that displays, press and hold Power off.
  3. When ‘Restart in Safe mode’ displays, tap OK to restart in Safe mode.
  4. Upon restart, device displays ‘Safe mode’ at bottom of screen.

How to uninstall apps from your phone

  1. From any home screen, tap Apps > Settings.
  2. If using Tab view, select the General tab.
  3. Tap Apps.
  4. Tap All apps.
  5. Tap the desired app.
  6. Tap Uninstall > OK.

How to reset your LG G6

  1. Back up data on the internal memory.
  2. Turn off the device.
  3. Press and hold the Power and Volume down buttons.
  4. When the LG logo appears, quickly release and then re-hold the Power button while continuing to hold the Volume down button.
  5. When Factory data reset appears, use the Volume down button to highlight Yes.
  6. Press the Power button to confirm.
  7. When Erase all user data and restore default settings appears, use the Volume down button to highlight Yes.
  8. Press the Power button to confirm.
  9. Wait for the device to reset.

I hope that this troubleshooting have helped you one way or another. If you have other issues with your phone you want to share with us, feel free to contact us or leave a comment below.

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