Look out, world - LG is back in the phone game, and it means business.
With Android 7.0 Nougat running the show, and the latest version of LG’s own UX 6.0 making the most of that eye-catching 18:9 display, there’s plenty of tweaks, toggles and changes to make the phone your own - whether you’re a first time G-series owner or have been there since the beginning.
We’ve got the lot, so you don’t have to spend your time scrolling through settings screens. Read on for our top tips.
1) Organise your on-screen keys
First things first. Not everyone likes the standard Android arrangement of on-screen navigation keys, especially if you’re coming over from the topsy-turvy, flip-reversed world of Samsung’s Galaxy phones. Good job LG lets you change ‘em, then.
Head to Settings -> Display -> Home touch buttons. Select Button combination, and then just drag and drop the buttons in any order you like. You can even add extras, like shortcuts to the notification tray - but you can’t have more than five in the bar at once.
Go back a page and you can choose the colour of the buttons, and the bar itself. Handy if you like to customise every part of your phone.
2) Adjust the always-on display
LG doesn’t have an AMOLED screen, but that doesn’t mean the G6 can’t still pull off some always-on shenanigans. Go to Settings -> Display, tap Always-on display, and toggle the switch to ON to enable it.
From there, select Set to choose what icons appear, and how it looks. Now, when your phone is idle, you’ll get the time, date and any incoming notifications onscreen, without having to wake it up properly.
Don't want it on during the night, when you're trying to get some sleep? No problem: scroll down to Daily timeout and set when you'd like the Always-on display to... not be always-on.
3) Get more sleep with Comfort View
Blue light is the enemy of the light sleeper - cut it out with Comfort View. This strips out a lot of blue, leaving you with a warmer, yellower hue that won’t keep you up at night.
Head to Settings -> Display and scroll down to Comfort View, and tap to toggle it on. Tap the three dots and you can tweak it to be more or less aggressive if you like, and there’s a quick settings shortcut available with a swipe down from the top of the screen, too.
Unfortunately there’s no schedule setting, though, so you’ve got to remember to flip it on manually at night.