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Tips and tricks for the LG G2

Kris Carlon (translation)

The LG G2 is considered by some as one of the best, if not the best Android smartphone of 2013. It may be a little underappreciated, but it's still a great device. Here are some quick tips and tricks to help you get even more out of one of the best Android smartphones around: the LG G2.

LG G2 tela
Our tips and tricks will help you get even more out one of the best Android devices around. / © AndroidPIT

Enable Knock On

KnockOn is a feature that allows you to unlock the screen of the G2 by simply knocking on the screen twice. A good way to overcome the weirdness induced by LG's decision to locate the power button on the back of the unit. It's such a cool feature, LG is introducing Knock on other LG devices.

Settings> General> Gestures> Knock On

Customize keys menu

This is my favorite G2 function: you can change the location and even the nature of the menu buttons at the bottom of the screen (see below right). There are many possibilities, 3 or 4 buttons. You'll find these in the settings.

Settings> System> Touch Keys

LGG2 HomeButtons
Don't forget you can also set your ''swipe up'' options on the G2 (left). / © AndroidPIT

Quick shortcut to the camera

A moment to capture, but not a second to lose? You can start the G2 camera in two quick ways.

If your screen is lit: slide to the left from the main lock screen.
If your screen is off: simply press the rear-key button for two seconds (to lower volume) and the camera app will launch.

LG G2 power
Long-pressing the G2's ''down volume'' rear-key will lanch the camera. / © AndroidPIT

Enable Guest Mode

LG has integrated a guest user mode on the G2. The obvious advantage is that when you lend your smartphone to someone, a friend or a child for example, we do not necessarily want our guest to be able to see all of our emails, messages or even allow them the opportunity to modify certain critical parameters - we've all suffered from the hilarious joke of having our language set to Chinese by a ''funny'' friend. 

Settings> Display> Screen lock> Pattern
Settings> General> Guest Mode

Use QSlide

QSlide lets you view multiple windows, like on a computer. Very convenient to using, for example, the calculator. 

Pull the notification bar, and then click the desired application in the QSlide area with several application icons. You can then move, resize and change the transparency windows individually. 

LGG2 QSlide
QSlide is one of those features you'll wonder how you ever lived without. / © AndroidPIT

Use your G2 as a remote control

Quick Remote is the name given to the feature that simply allows you to use the infrared transmitter on your G2 to control a TV or set-top box. The big plus: you can create different profiles according to the room in which it is located, and thus controls all your electronic equipment with it (as long as it is compatible with your smartphone). 

Pull the notification bar down and click Quick Remote.

You can also start the automatic activation when your G2 connects to your WiFi network.

In the Quick Remote app, go to settings and enable the option.

LGG2 SlideAside
Slide Aside is LG's answer to multi-tasking. You can stack and switch between apps easily. / © AndroidPIT

Use Slide Aside

Slide Aside is also a multi-tasking solution developed by LG. The principle applications are accessed via different tabs that can be dragged out from the left of the screen. The advantage is that you can pause and access these applications regardless of the screen on which it is located. Ideal for messaging applications and constant app-switching.

Settings> General> Slide Aside

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Do you have any other tips for your LG G?