5 hidden LG V30 tips and tricks

Feature

We take an in-depth look at LG's feature-packed flagship...
by
5 hidden LG V30 tips and tricks

Get the most out of your LG V30

The LG V30 is the South Korean tech giant’s biggest and best smartphone to date. It’s exclusively available from Carphone Warehouse, and it comes packed with lots handy features you might not know about. So to help you get the most out of it, here are five of our favourite hidden tips and tricks.

1. Double-tap to wake it up

If you own any recent LG phone you’ll be familiar with this feature. If not, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it.

Simply double-tap the screen to wake it up. This lets you start doing stuff without having to pick the phone up and locate the rear power button. Why don’t all phones let you do this?

2. Unlock it with your face

The latest flagship phones are big on facial recognition, and the V30 is no different. It uses the selfie-camera to instantly recognise your face and unlock itself, even when the phone screen’s off. Here’s how to set it up:

1. Go to Settings. Select Lock Screen.

2. Choose Face Recognition.

3. Tap NEXT, START, and follow the onscreen instructions.

4. Tap OK. Job done.

3. Draw, write or doodle on the screen

You can write or draw on the V30’s display with a simple button tap – no special pens required. So if you’re in the mood for a quick doodle or need to take some urgent notes, give the pencil icon on your floating bar a tap. When you’re done, tap the check mark to save your work.

4. Customise your floating bar

Let’s talk about that floating bar in a little more detail. It’s basically a widget that floats on your screen, containing icons for the V30’s handiest features. The great thing is that it’s fully customisable, so you can fill it up with what you want, and ditch the stuff you’re less interested in. This is how you do it:

  1. Go to Settings. Select Floating Bar.
  2. Toggle it on.
  3. Add the features that float your boat. Get rid of the ones that don’t.

5. Bring back your app drawer


You won’t see an app drawer when you switch on the V30 for the first time. That’s because there isn’t one – all your apps are displayed on your home screen, and that’s just the way it is. Unless you do the following:

  1. Go to Settings. Select Home screen.
  2. Select Home, then Home & app drawer.

Are you thinking of making the LG V30 your next phone? You can read more about its Quad HD+ display, dual lens camera and unrivalled performance in our LG V30 hands-on article. If you think we’ve missed any hidden tips and tricks above, share your thoughts below.

What are your thoughts? Join the conversation here…

comments powered by Disqus
Meet the LG V30, the first time the V-series has been available in the UK, exclusive to Carphone War
Carphone Warehouse and Dixons have merged to create Dixons Carphone, Europe’s biggest technology ret
Meet the brand new Huawei P8 lite (2017) - a refreshed version of original. Featuring a 5.2-inch Ful

19 January, 2018
What does the future have in store for chatbots? Well, we'll be talking to them a...
19 January, 2018
The smartphones of 2018 will feature two front-facing lenses for super selfies, if...
17 January, 2018
We've rounded up the best headphones for exercise, from big name wireless Bluetooth...
16 January, 2018
Is your phone always running out of battery? A few of our tips below should help...
12 January, 2018
Sony has announced a brand new mid-range smartphone called the Xperia XA2 at Las...

19 January, 2018
What does the future have in store for chatbots? Well, we'll be talking to them a...
19 January, 2018
The smartphones of 2018 will feature two front-facing lenses for super selfies, if...
17 January, 2018
We've rounded up the best headphones for exercise, from big name wireless Bluetooth...
5 January, 2018
Google has just released three new photography apps to improve your selfies and vidoes,...
5 January, 2018
We're looking ahead to the biggest smartphone releases pinned for the coming months...
3 January, 2018
A few handy hints and tips to help you go that extra mile with your new Fitbit fitness...
29 December, 2017
From foldable phones to Harry Potter AR games, here's a rundown of the mobile tech...
27 December, 2017
Not sure what your broadband speed actually means? We’ll fill you in on all you need...
21 December, 2017
We've rounded up our favourite apps of the year, across a selection of categories...
20 December, 2017
If you've got a new smartphone, there are a few settings you should change before...
18 December, 2017
A mitten-full of helpful tips to make sure you can get the most from your smartphone,...
15 December, 2017
Looking to wow someone with a wonderful tech gift this Christmas, but not sure where...