How to automate your LG G4 using Smart Settings

How to automate your LG G4 using Smart Settings
When trying to assess the qualities of a smartphone, many tend to pay attention solely to its hardware specs – screen resolution, processor speed, storage space and the likes. However, the software running on the device in question also plays a key role in the equation – it can make or break a smartphone, for that matter. That is why most of the top Android smartphones come loaded to the brim with extra apps and goodies, and some of these additions can actually be pretty cool. The LG G4, in particular, features the so-called Smart Settings, which let you easily automate multiple settings on your handset. Here's how you do that.

What are Smart Settings again?

Smart Settings on the LG G4 can be used to make the handset change its settings automatically depending on the user's location. They can also be used to make a specific app launch when a wired pair or wireless pair of earphones is connected. All of these configurations are disabled by default, but in the lines below, we'll walk you through the process of enabling them. Before you get to that point, however, make sure that location services are enabled on your LG G4. Since most of the features of Smart Settings depend on location detection, having location services enabled is crucial. Check your pull-down notification bar and make sure the Location toggle is lit. With this out of the way, let's proceed to the next step.

So, how do we configure Smart Settings now?

Not so fast, cowboy. Even after ensuring that Location services are up and running, there are more location settings to be applied. Go to Settings > General > Location and make sure that My place is enabled. This allows your LG G4 to know where your home is. Now, the phone should be able to detect your home location automatically, based on your location history, but the process takes several days. And you don't have that kind of time, do you? To input your home location manually, just tap on My place (not on the toggle button) in the Location settings menu. This should allow you to pick a location based on what's stored in your Google account, but you may also set your current location as home. Do not forget to hit Save in the bottom corner!

Okay, now is the time to make Smart Settings on your LG G4 do what they're intended to do. Go to Settings > General > Smart Settings to get the list of settings available for automation. You should be allowed to have your phone switch between sound profiles, depending on whether you're in or outside of your home location. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios can be toggled on or off the same way. Down at the bottom of the list should be your settings for when a headset is detected. Each of these settings can be fine-tuned by tapping on it. Feel free to enable each of these settings that you find useful.

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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)



1. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

Great Featers

2. Jowin

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 12, 2015

Is it possible LG G4 price will drop?

5. j_scorp

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

It's already the cheapest Premium phone. I love this phone. LeatherBack for free.

3. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

useless phone for the average sheep

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Why? It's basically as good as GS6, only worse in couple of things and they are very minor (processor/display, though only if compared side by side) and even better in many ways (expandable storage, swappable battery, more grippy materials, bigger display w/ small bezels etc.)

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's an ok phone that could have been a great phone. Lg phones aren't all that great.

7. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

Better then samsung and apple ;) last year LG G3 was the the phone of the year ,, Dont forget MWC 20 Global Awards Apple display Made by LG , and the snapdragon 808 perfirm better then the exynos when it comes to heavy games ,, samsung GPU is the worst ,, i dont beleive benchmark , i beleive real life usage ,, G4 is much faster go neck neck woth s6 ,, and the s6 has ram issues so the G4 is the winner lether back curved design 5,5 bigger display ,, better camera ,, knock on and knock code ,, smartnotice and smartbultin ,, Qslide ,, dual window ,, Quick circle that offer extra featers ,, better gaming experience ,, no phone can beat this beast

8. 5kyNet

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 08, 2015

I really like the G4. I'have played for a while with it next to a S6 and for me the G4 feels much smoother. Swithcing between open Apps was lightning fast. On S6 the memmory management is worse and it closes Apps oretty fast. I know this seems to be a bug, but I don' trust Samsung to fix this soon. Also some Apps felt moch smoother like google maps. I switched on satelite view and on the G4 the textures on the maps were loaded pretty fast while moving around on the map. On the S6 it loaded much slower and felt a bit laggy. (they were both in the same wifi so it wasn't about network issues). Also the G4 is pretty nice in price compared to the S6 right now. For me there is only one mayor plus for the S6: Gear VR. If LG would offer something similar I would buy the G4 immediately.

9. paperbacklucy

Posts: 1; Member since: May 18, 2016

I do not have Smart Settings on my LG G4. Doing some research it looks like Verizon's phones for some reason do not have Smart Settings sometimes...? Has anyone heard of this and/or know a solution? I've had the phone for almost a year now, so the 14 days to bring it back to Verizon solution isn't an option for me. Saw that bouncing around on some forums.

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