The LG G8 ThinQ offers some state-of-the-art features, packing the top-of-the-line flagship specs well for 2019. The LG G8 can be a valuable purchase and fun device in itself, especially now that you can nab it at a discount.
Keeping this in mind, we have put together a list of LG G8 ThinQ tips and tricks so that you can get the most value and entertainment from your new phone.
How to set up (and master) useful wind speeds
First on the list is the impressive timing of the G8’s Flight (TOF) sensor, which controls the gesture of the air along with unlocking the palm’s identity. When it is being used to find that sweet spot, some can be taken. You can head Settings> General> Lock Screen and Security To set the hand id, but we are specifically talking about using air motion control.
go towards Settings> General> Air Motion> Shortcut and Capture And toggle on it. Now, you can keep your hand flat about 6 or 7 inches above the ToF sensor above the screen. Once you pop up the green and purple indicator, turn your hand to claw-like gestures, still pointed at the screen, and you should see the Air Motion menu. Move your wrist left or right to open the shortcut of your choice. These options can be configured Settings> General> Air Motion> Shortcut and Capture, Just look for the bottom Move left And swipe right.
When it comes to choosing shortcuts, it is up to you to choose which apps would be most helpful, but we have two specific suggestions. The first is a music application, because music playback can be controlled via Air Motion, and it also supports volume controls (Apple Music can only be opened, not controlled). You have to touch the screen to select the song or album you want to play, even if you open the app via air gestures, but then air motions are a useful tool when your hands are wet or dirty. And you would rather not pause your phone or play a song or increase the volume. Make sure you toggle on Control music and video In the same system settings menu.
Next, we recommend the camera app – especially if you take a lot of selfies. By default, the Camera app opens in the last mode used so if you are regularly taking a selfie, opening the camera via Air Motion will pop you into selfie mode, where you use the shutter with a second-hand gesture. Can trigger – an open palm turned into a fist – a reliable and quick way to snap that perfect photo without tapping the shutter button.
How to trigger photo capture with gesture or word
This brings us to alternative ways of capturing photos. Not only do you have the option of pulling selfies with hand gestures, but for all photo captures you can trigger the shutter through five different hot phrases. “Cheese,” “Smile,” “Whiskey,” “Kimchi”, or “LG” are all valid phrases that would snap a picture with a front or back camera. This can be useful not only for selfies, but can also be used with a tripod or group of people.
Open the Camera app and tap the gear icon in the top left. Scroll down until you find Cheese shutter And toggle on it. Bus!
How to put your avatar in photos
Memojis, AR Emojis, and other such avatars are all angry these days and did not forget this on the LG G8 ThinQ. Inside the Camera app, within the Filters tab (the triple circle icon at the top) tucked in, my avatar is contained.
Tap on the smiley face icon and choose the human face icon to create your avatar. The G8 will inspire you to take a picture of yourself and later create an animated avatar of you to the best of your ability, and the results are not too shabby. You can tweak its representation as per your choice and then press and save it Okay. Now you can use it as a filter on any face that you point the camera at.
Unfortunately, the background is a solid color and cannot be changed, but you or your subject can create strange faces that will mimic the avatar. The G8 also creates 15 different GIFs of your avatar that express various emotions and messages that you can send to friends. If you want to look like a cat or a polar bear, animal-based avatars stay on the same menu.
How to use portrait mode when recording video
LG has always pushed to include fun and useful features for video recording such as manual video capture and Cine Video Suite. The G8 continues what it tries with the picture mode video function, which allows you to blur a subject’s background in real-time while shooting.
Although it is not super comfortable. This one you will find in picture Tab of the camera interface – not in manual or regular video mode or even cine video. once in picture, Press the red record button and the viewfinder will create an area to keep you subject in frame, or you can tap on an object or area and slide the blur slider to adjust the bokeh intensity during recording.
It’s not the clearest to distinguish between the background and the foreground – blurred edges are a common phenomenon – so if you can, try to make as much color contrast between the object and the background as possible and help it Be sure to keep the object completely in the frame. It also helps if the subject does not move much.
How to use screen sharing for capable devices
Once you create your cinematic masterpiece, you definitely want to show it, and screen sharing is an excellent option to put your work on the big screen. Using this feature, your device’s audio and screen will be inserted on compatible devices. You can easily share the Fire TV via Miracast, the wireless display app on Roku, Xbox One, and almost any modern smart TV. Or you can choose to connect to any Chromecast-enabled device.
It is easily accessible through all screen sharing Shortcut found in the Quick Settings section of the notification panel. Tap it to see a list of devices in this area – both Chromecast- and Miracast-enabled devices will be shown here – and select your preferred device. You can also see this setting Settings> Network> Screen Sharing.
How to tune the music to your liking
LG wants you to enjoy the device with media as well, which is why the G8 features a 3.5mm headphone jack and 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital-to-) dialing in for a better listening experience with headphones. Analog converter). Connect the G8 to your favorite set of high-race headphones and you’ll get some useful sonic presets, as well as controlling right- and left-ear volume. These can be excellent features for those who are hearing impaired or are otherwise sensitive to sounds, as well as audiophiles who want to listen to music the way they want.
These settings are easy to access with either long press Hi-Fi Quad DAC Quick Settings or Head Button Settings> Sound> Sound quality and effects> Hi-Fi Quad DAC. Keep in mind that when you plug in headphones, you will only be able to access these presets and dials. Headphones that do not meet the requirements for high-resolution audio playback may not depict all of your tweaks properly, but with regular headphones as well. The G8 ThinQ lets you tweak the equalizer with presets and custom controls.
How to run multiple apps with different accounts
Handling multiple messaging accounts with different instances of the same app can be a very useful tool for professionals. The G8 supports dual app instances for most major messaging platforms, including Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram and even Snapchat.
Head in the bus Settings> General> Dual Apps. If you are doing business via Instagram or Twitter, then you are out of luck as they are not supported in dual apps, so you will have to manually switch accounts in the app.
From the list, just tap Install And a second copy of the app will appear on your home screen which will affect the dual app symbol in the corner of its icon. The original app will also remain in your app drawer and home screen, if it is already there. After that, log into your favorite account and multitask a pro like you.
How to backup your phone internal or external memory
If you do not return to Google Drive or do not have space to do so, the LG G8 has built-in software to back up internal or external memory. go towards Settings> General> Backup Choose more backup and restore. While making selection Backup You will be asked if you want to set a schedule for recurring backups while charging. Note that these auto backups do not include apps, so you will have to manually return them periodically. Otherwise, both manual and automatic backups include your home and lock screens, pictures and videos, music and settings, as well as personal data such as contacts, messages, call logs, and voice recordings.
The restore works the same way and we recommend backing up the microSD card for safekeeping.
How to get rid of footboard
While the G8 notch is not the most dubious we’ve seen, some people will never be a fan of the cutout. Fortunately, LG makes it easy to stop this protrusion within the screen. The setting under the word is hidden behind its own veil New second screen, Which you can access by title Settings> Display> New Second Screen. We would certainly call the screen bits around the notch a “second screen”, but we are not here to argue.
In this setting screen, you’ll find options to hide round corners with your choice in black, gray, or gradient backgrounds that match the bottom bezel or edges that are slightly more angular. The dark black colors of this OLED display help to mask the notch well especially with a black border, making the overall beauty more uniform and rounded.
How to save your parking space
Context awareness is a feature of the G8, providing some convenient IFTTT-like automation. For those unfamiliar IFTTTs (if it is then) is a popular app that you can set to trigger certain settings or events on your device when you meet specific states. For example, you can choose to turn off Wi-Fi when you leave your home or turn on Bluetooth to work. Context awareness basically provides these features in the G8, but also adds a neat feature called Parking Assistant.
go towards Settings> General> Reference Awareness. Tops Parking assistant – Make sure it is toggled on. You will need to ensure that you have enabled Google’s location services (this will prompt you to do so) and whether your G8 is connected to your car via Bluetooth, Android Auto, or MirrorLink. . Bus! The phone will automatically remember your parking space.
It is a good idea to use my location (Settings> General> Lock Screen & Security> Location> My Location). You can set your home and work address, and then you can turn on more context awareness features so that the G8 will know if you are at home or at work, and you can trigger specific tasks .
How to use floating bar
The floating bar is a quick-access panel that hides as a small tab on the touchscreen of the LG G8 ThinQ. You can use it to set and access tasks that you may need to use quickly. To set it up, just hop on Settings> Extensions. Once in the extension, swipe Floating bar Switch it on.
Now with the floating bar activated, you can tap on a tab (with an arrow) on the side of the phone’s home screen to open the floating bar. Once opened, you can quickly open or perform a range of actions, such as Shortcut, screen capture, And music player.
You can customize the floating bar Settings> Extensions. This time, tap directly Floating bar. Doing so will open a sub-menu for the floating bar, where you can change its position and activate or deactivate the objects appearing in it. You can also modify each item displayed in the bar. For example, by tapping Shortcut, You will enter another sub-menu that will allow you to choose which shortcuts to include.