08-18-2017 06:17 PM
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  1. neokrizzo's Avatar
    I just received my new LG G6 today, and I've been testing things all day.

    So far I found 2 issues:
    1. No flashlight widget or application. You can only access the flashlight through the notifications bar but it's a 2 step process. You have to slide down the notifications bar then open the drop down to get to the flashlight. Ideally, a flashlight should be easily accessible. Most times people use a flashlight is when they really need it or in an emergency - spur of the moment circumstances. It would be convenient to have this on the home screen or at least have the option.

    I read some articles saying that there is a "torch" or flashlight widget but there is none to be found. I have no idea what these people are talking about. They right 2 pages about the LG G6 torch widget... I'm guessing they don't even own a G6? And, they assumed it was just like its predecessor?

    2. Shortcut icons on the lock screen. I have no idea why there are even settings for this or why this is even a feature. First of all, you cannot access the lock screen shortcuts because of fingerprint security or password lock security. Once you unlock your screen, you will enter the home screen rendering the lock screen shortcuts useless. I wanted to remove all of the shortcuts but 2 of them are stuck there and cannot be removed.

    These 2 very simple things annoy the hell out of me.
    08-15-2017 03:09 AM
  2. nathdogg1985's Avatar
    I just received my new LG G6 today, and I've been testing things all day.

    So far I found 2 issues:
    1. No flashlight widget or application. You can only access the flashlight through the notifications bar but it's a 2 step process. You have to slide down the notifications bar then open the drop down to get to the flashlight. Ideally, a flashlight should be easily accessible. Most times people use a flashlight is when they really need it or in an emergency - spur of the moment circumstances. It would be convenient to have this on the home screen or at least have the option.

    I read some articles saying that there is a "torch" or flashlight widget but there is none to be found. I have no idea what these people are talking about. They right 2 pages about the LG G6 torch widget... I'm guessing they don't even own a G6? And, they assumed it was just like its predecessor?

    2. Shortcut icons on the lock screen. I have no idea why there are even settings for this or why this is even a feature. First of all, you cannot access the lock screen shortcuts because of fingerprint security or password lock security. Once you unlock your screen, you will enter the home screen rendering the lock screen shortcuts useless. I wanted to remove all of the shortcuts but 2 of them are stuck there and cannot be removed.

    These 2 very simple things annoy the hell out of me.
    Hi.

    Regarding the torch/flashlight, the only thing I can suggest is looking for an app in the play store. There should be something in there to cater for your needs.
    08-15-2017 03:23 AM
  3. ubizmo's Avatar
    There's no calendar widget either.
    08-15-2017 07:18 AM
  4. nathdogg1985's Avatar
    I seem to have Calendar widgets available from the stock calendar app.
    08-15-2017 07:54 AM
  5. ubizmo's Avatar
    I seem to have Calendar widgets available from the stock calendar app. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...ad446f785b.jpg
    Interesting. I don't have them.
    08-15-2017 07:58 AM
  6. nathdogg1985's Avatar
    Interesting. I don't have them.
    Interesting. Which version G6 are you using? Mine is the European unlocked version.
    08-15-2017 07:59 AM
  7. ubizmo's Avatar
    Interesting. Which version G6 are you using? Mine is the European unlocked version.
    I have the locked TMobile USA version.
    08-15-2017 08:47 AM
  8. Mikey47's Avatar
    I have the locked TMobile USA version.
    They are there on the Sprint G6.
    08-15-2017 09:18 AM
  9. j_grouchy's Avatar
    I just received my new LG G6 today, and I've been testing things all day.

    So far I found 2 issues:
    1. No flashlight widget or application. You can only access the flashlight through the notifications bar but it's a 2 step process. You have to slide down the notifications bar then open the drop down to get to the flashlight. Ideally, a flashlight should be easily accessible. Most times people use a flashlight is when they really need it or in an emergency - spur of the moment circumstances. It would be convenient to have this on the home screen or at least have the option.

    I read some articles saying that there is a "torch" or flashlight widget but there is none to be found. I have no idea what these people are talking about. They right 2 pages about the LG G6 torch widget... I'm guessing they don't even own a G6? And, they assumed it was just like its predecessor?
    Double-pull the notification shade to get to full selection of quick setting icons. Then you can drag them into any order, so if you want the flashlight icon as a primary option, you can just drag it up to the top (into one of the first five spaces).
    08-15-2017 09:23 AM
  10. LeoRex's Avatar
    I just received my new LG G6 today, and I've been testing things all day.

    So far I found 2 issues:
    1. No flashlight widget or application.

    2. Shortcut icons on the lock screen. I have no idea why there are even settings for this or why this is even a feature.
    For the flashlight, yeah, about the only thing you can do is add the flashlight toggle to the quick settings at the top of the notification drawer. There are ways around it of course... using a different launcher though... Nova and Action launcher may allow a short gesture or shortcut.

    For the shortcut icons... they are there for double tap to wake. Yes, if you press the power button, it'll unlock the phone before you ever get the chance to do anything with the lockscreen, but just double tap the screen.
    08-15-2017 09:37 AM
  11. Mikey47's Avatar
    .. it's a 2 step process. You have to slide down the notifications bar then open the drop down to get to the flashlight...
    You can reorder those items. The first six in the list show up with the first swipe of the notification bar. I moved the flashlight into those first 6 so it's just a swipe down of the notification shade and then click on the flashlight.
    08-15-2017 09:37 AM
  12. LeoRex's Avatar
    There's no calendar widget either.
    You aren't using the default launcher, perhaps? I just looked on mine and the cal widget is there if, and only if, I have one of the stock launcher configs loaded. But I am using Action Launcher at the moment. Bothers me little as I use the Google Calendar.

    LG does that often with some of their internal stuff... they have things integrated to the point where if you break the chain, such as running a third party launcher, there are missing hooks the app needs to function properly so they don't allow it. I suspect that the widget has some special functions/features that are not available in the stock Android widget controls.
    08-15-2017 09:39 AM
  13. ubizmo's Avatar
    You aren't using the default launcher, perhaps? I just looked on mine and the cal widget is there if, and only if, I have one of the stock launcher configs loaded. But I am using Action Launcher at the moment. Bothers me little as I use the Google Calendar.

    LG does that often with some of their internal stuff... they have things integrated to the point where if you break the chain, such as running a third party launcher, there are missing hooks the app needs to function properly so they don't allow it. I suspect that the widget has some special functions/features that are not available in the stock Android widget controls.
    That's correct; I'm using Nova. See https://forums.androidcentral.com/lg...ml#post5924175 for a few other quirks/gripes.

    On the whole, I'm happy with the G6, especially the excellent reception I'm getting. But some of these little quirks are annoying.

    I just confirmed that the LG Calendar widgets are available in the LG Home launcher. It's not a big deal for me; I don't have a burning need for calendar widgets. I suppose it's not really about the launcher but the LG Calendar app itself, which is otherwise quite good.
    08-15-2017 10:30 AM
  14. Law2138's Avatar
    "Ok Google, flashlight on"

    I know not everyone likes talking to their phone, but in terms of turning on the flashlight asap, this works.
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    08-15-2017 10:49 AM
  15. Mikey47's Avatar
    "Ok Google, flashlight on"

    I know not everyone likes talking to their phone, but in terms of turning on the flashlight asap, this works.
    ...and the flashlights on 6 phones around you turn on too. 😀
    08-15-2017 11:43 AM
  16. Law2138's Avatar
    lol the only place you should be in the dark with 6 people is the movies....I'm going to try this.
    bunky1971, thejesse and dalebert54 like this.
    08-15-2017 12:26 PM
  17. Mike Dee's Avatar
    ...and the flashlights on 6 phones around you turn on too. 😀
    It should not work on others people's phones unless you have similar voice patterns.
    08-15-2017 12:55 PM
  18. neokrizzo's Avatar
    You can reorder those items. The first six in the list show up with the first swipe of the notification bar. I moved the flashlight into those first 6 so it's just a swipe down of the notification shade and then click on the flashlight.
    Thanks! Didn't know you could do that. I'm still disappointed that there is no flashlight widget or app on the phone. It would be convenient to have it on the home screen. I downloaded an app which works fine.

    I guess I was getting worked up because after Googling about the flashlight, I read so many long-winded instructions about the stock flashlight app and widget on the G6 that are NOT on the G6.

    I still don't understand why there are shortcuts on the lock screen that you can't access. Double tapping the screen only wakes your phone to a locked screen. The lock screen shortcuts are still inaccessible.

    However, pressing the volume rocker twice can get me to the camera as a shortcut.
    08-15-2017 01:08 PM
  19. bobdob's Avatar
    I still don't understand why there are shortcuts on the lock screen that you can't access. Double tapping the screen only wakes your phone to a locked screen. The lock screen shortcuts are still inaccessible.

    However, pressing the volume rocker twice can get me to the camera as a shortcut.
    You have to swipe the shortcuts, not just touch them (and then unlock the phone via fingerprint or pin). The volume button shortcut is more convenient but of course has the downside that it only works with the screen off. I wish the double-press-volume-button actions could be reassigned too -- I don't understand why volume-up is set to capture+. How often do I need to capture my screen's contents while it's locked???
    08-15-2017 01:39 PM
  20. Qc_Anubis's Avatar
    Interesting. Which version G6 are you using? Mine is the European unlocked version.
    I have a canadian one (same as u.s) i have calendar widgets available aswell.
    08-15-2017 01:42 PM
  21. evanborkow's Avatar
    I wish the double-press-volume-button actions could be reassigned too -- I don't understand why volume-up is set to capture+. How often do I need to capture my screen's contents while it's locked???
    Double pressing the volume up button takes you to capture+. Then pressing the T button takes you to the lock screen. When you unlock the phone you will be on the note screen where you can type or dictate a note or set a reminder.
    08-15-2017 06:52 PM
  22. Sammytheorangutan's Avatar
    You know, you can access ALL of the icons on the taskbar with a 2 finger down swipe. Put the flashlight where you want. It's just as easy to get to.
    08-15-2017 09:49 PM
  23. russ351's Avatar
    I use Key Plus from the Playstore. I designated the volume up button as the flashlight shortcut when the screen is off.
    rdjr74 likes this.
    08-15-2017 10:17 PM
  24. Diehlirious's Avatar
    I just received my new LG G6 today, and I've been testing things all day.

    So far I found 2 issues:
    Return it, now is the worst time to buy a phone. You might regret it in a couple months.
    08-15-2017 11:21 PM
  25. Jezza819's Avatar
    I've gotten used to the two finger pull down method for the notification drawer because for some reason I can't get it through my head which icon is for Bluetooth so I need the actual name to show. But there is where my flashlight widget is.

    I have the stock calendar icon on my Verizon G6 but I also have the Google Calendar in my Playstore library I just haven't downloaded it onto this phone yet. I miss having my next notification always showing up on my home screen but I'm not sure if it would also put it on the AOD which I'm not sure if I want or not.
    08-16-2017 10:16 AM
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