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LG G5 SE Tips, Tricks, FAQs & Useful Options

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As we know LG G5 is the successor to LG G4 that was released last year, now the company has launched a new variant called as LG G5 SE, and it can be considered as the sibling of LG G5. This handset is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 510 GPU. There is a non-removable 2800 mAh battery on the back, and the device from LG will be available in Silver, Gold and Titan color variants.

These are few tips and tricks that will be helpful in case if you have this device or planning to get one.

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Will it support fast charging?

Yes, this device does support fast charging and will be charged to 80% in 30 minutes. Fast charging will be very useful to charge the device quickly so that the user does not have to wait for longer period of time.

Type of USB support

This handset supports Type C 1.0 reversible connector USB for charging the device.

How can we insert the SIM card?

To insert a SIM card on LG G5 SE, there is a slot provided on the side. With the help of a SIM ejector pin, remove the SIM card tray and place the SIM cards according to the instructions given.

What is the type of SIM supported?

LG G5 SE is dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby like most of the devices. The SIM card backed by the device is Nano SIM card, and Everyone these days need dual SIM feature as they need to keep the personal number and office number separately, and it’s difficult to carry two different devices for it. This handset is also available in single SIM variant also.

What is the display size and PPI of LG G5 SE?

The device comes with a 5.30 inch 1440 x 2560 pixels IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that gives out a mammoth pixel density of 554 PPI. The body to screen ratio is 70.1% and is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?

To share data from your LG G5 SE, open the Settings and tap on more button in Wireless & networks. Now tap on the Portable hotspot and select the option Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot to enable that on your device. You can change the Network SSID name and Password by tapping on Set up Wi-Fi Hotspot in the same menu. You can set securities levels and also deny access to certain devices. A maximum of eight devices can be connected to this network.

How to take a Screenshot on my LG G5 SE?

To capture a screenshot on this handset, hold the power/lock button along with the volume down button simultaneously until you feel a vibration or hear a sound. This captured screenshot can be quickly viewed by swiping from the top or by opening the gallery app. This screenshot can be shared via any application later.

How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

For checking for updates on your device, tap on the System folder and click on Wireless updates. The device checks for updates and if there are no new updates on your device then “Your Phone Software version is Latest One” is displayed on the screen. If there is an update available the user needs to download the update and then install it, make sure the battery of the device is more than half before the installation process starts.

How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?

External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources options on the device. To enable this on your LG G5 SE, Open the Settings and tap on Lock screen & Security in the personal section. In the new window, tap on unknown sources and click on the OK button enable this on your device. Now, you can install any apk file on your device but make sure that it won’t harm your device.

How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?

The Quick Settings in the notification panel cannot be customized as it displays almost all the required options.

How to use the Power saving modes on the LG G5 SE?

Power saving mode will improve the battery life of the device by restricting the background usage of the device. To activate this, go to the settings of the device and tap on battery option, here you can turn on the power saving mode and the device will reduce the performance and last for longer period. You can also set the limit for the battery saver mode to be activated automatically.

What are the sensors available on the phone?

Direction, G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Linear acceleration and Rotation Vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.

Are there LED notification lights on the device?

Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights and to use this feature the user must be enabled on the device. To use the LED Lights on your device, open the Settings, tap on Brightness & display in the device section and click on Indicator light. You will find options like Calls, Messages, Notification, Charge and Low battery. Tap on the options for which you want to get a LED notification on your device.

How to use the Screen pinning feature on the LG G5 SE?

LG G5 SE comes with Android 6.0.1 and does support the screen pinning feature. To activate this feature, open the settings of the device and click on Lock screen & security. In the new window head over to screen pinning option and tap on it. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the new menu and pin any of the application on your device by tapping on the pin button. To unpin your pinned screen, you need to press the back button for few seconds, and you have successfully unpinned from your device. Screen pinning option is available on the devices running Android Lollipop on it.

Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card ?

There is no such option using which you can move an app from internal storage to external SD Card on your device.

Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?

Yes, the device comes with an option where you can uninstall the apps from your device. Not all the applications can be uninstalled; the applications which cannot be uninstalled can be disabled from your device. To uninstall an app, open the settings and tap on App in the device section and click on the app that you want to remove. In the app info window, click on the uninstall button, the app is successfully removed from your device.

How much is the internal storage on the LG G5 SE?

This handset comes with 32 GB of onboard storage that can be further extended up to a maximum of 256 GB via dedicated microSD card slot.

Does the device support OTG?

Yes, the device does support OTG (On the Go) drive where you can exchange the data from your device to drive with ease. This saves a lot of time and makes sure that it is very easy to transfer the data.

How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?

The device comes with 3 GB of RAM out of which around 1.8 GB is available for the users, and the rest is occupied by the system OS and other pre-installed applications.

Will the LG G5 SE get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

The device is running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box with LG’s own Optimus UX 5.0 UI on the top. The company has not provided information about the further updates, but the device may get the other update soon. You can also check the list of brands and device that would get the Android Marshmallow update soon.

How to change the Theme on your device?

Themes on this device can be changed by heading on to the settings section of the device. Now by tapping on it display section of it and select Themes. Now, click on the theme that you want to apply and tap on the use button. You also have the option of downloading the Themes online.

How much battery is available on the handset?

The device comes with a Li-Ion 2125 mAh battery on the back that should last a single days charge on normal usage.

What is the camera resolution of this device?

The handset comes with dual rear camera setup, and the primary rear camera is 16 MP, and the secondary one is 8 MP with f/1.8 and f/2.4 aperture respectively. The rear camera also has the laser autofocus setup and is accompanied with LED flash. There is a 8 MP front facing camera for video calling and selfies.

How to reset LG G5 SE?

To reset the device, go to the settings of the device and select Backup and reset option. Before you start the resetting procedure, make sure you backup all the data that is important, and the battery on the device is more than 50%. This ensures that you do not lose any contacts or other important information.

Will the device support 4G LTE?

Yes, the device does support the 4G LTE connectivity with VoLTE technology. Now, in this modern era, everyone wants to get the access to the latest technology and faster browsing speeds.

Can the device capture 4K videos?

Yes, the device can capture 4K videos being a flagship device of the company. This feature cannot be seen on all the devices even after having a camera of high resolution.

Can the memory be extended?

Yes, the memory of the device can be extended up to a maximum of 256 GB, which is good for a device in this price range.

Will the device support NFC connectivity?

Yes, this device does support NFC (Near field communication). This feature lets the user transfer data fast and easily just by taping the other device that also has this NFC connectivity on it.

These tips and tricks of the device can be helpful to its users and if you have more queries about the same do drop a comment in our PhoneRadar forum page, and we will get back to you soon with further updates.

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