Leverage the Rear Buttons for Note Taking, Launching the Camera and Ending Calls
The volume and power buttons on the back of the phone can be used to launch various apps while the phone is on stand by and locked.
Hold the volume up button to launch a note taking app, volume button down to launch the camera and press the power button to end a call.
Like Samsung’s Multi Window feature, LG’s Dual Window allows you to run two apps simultaneously by dedicating each half of the screen to an app resulting in a split-screen style mode. This feature works particularly well thanks to the G3’s large 5.5-inch display and makes multi-tasking on a smartphone relatively painless.
Hit the task switcher soft button to bring up a preview of all your open apps and select “Dual Window” > Drag the app icon to each half of the screen.
Change Thumbnail Size in the Task Switcher
A useful multi-tasking tip is the ability to change the thumbnail preview size in the task switcher.
You can zoom all the way in to have a larger preview of your open apps or zoom right out to see up to 12 thumbnails at one time.
Remove Smart Tips Screen and Smart Notice Widget for a Speed Boost
Despite all that power under the hood, the G3 can be noticeably sluggish when performing rudimentary tasks such as swiping through the home screens, navigating menus or jumping between apps.
For a speed boost, remove the ‘Smart Tips’ and ‘Smart Notice’ widget from the home screen.
Desktop-Like Clip Tray
Copy and paste is a handy function on your smartphone, but the G3 takes it a step further by providing a desktop-like clipboard so you can copy many items and then choose specific items to paste into your selected area.
The next time you copy something to the clipboard, tap on the arrow that appears on the right corner of the screen and swipe in to view a historical collection of all your copy and paste data.
A quick and secure way to unlock your phone is to use a ‘Knock code’ which consists of tapping a 2-8 point customised pattern anywhere on the display. A Knock code is much quicker than a traditional password unlock.
To enable knock on go to Settings > Lock screen > Select screen lock
When the device is off you can also double tap on the G3’s screen to turn on the display from sleep and double tap on the notification bar from any app to turn the screen off and lock the phone.