Verizon adds some unwanted features to the LG V20 in the latest update

New LTE icon during video calls

New LTE icon during video calls

Verizon is pushing another update for the LG V20, but the most important new feature added can be considered bloatware. The unwanted piece of software the Verizon is including in the update is called AppFlash.

According to Verizon, AppFlash is “a faster way to discover and use mobile apps.” The app is meant to offer LG V20 users apps recommendations that should allow them to find restaurants, movies, games, and music. It's also supposed to enable users to try an app before installing it (no download required).

However, AppFlash installs itself on the phone's Home screen and most likely monitors your use of the phone so that it can recommend you those apps. The good news is you can disable it to avoid AppFlash from tracking your activities, or simply not enable it.

The update that weighs in at about 930MB includes the December security patch and small tweak that will allow LG V20 users to see an LTE icon when their video calls are using an LTE network.



source: Verizon via Droid-life

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V20
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(14.17h talk time)

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6 Comments

2. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I found this crap app when I went over to Google Play Store to see if there were any app updates on my LG G5. I headed to application manager in settings and included System Apps to view and disabled it without any negative effects. This is some scummy BS and it wasn't the first time as another odd app made its way into all Android phones I think by way of Google to make updating apps "easier". Right now this only seems to be found on LG phones as I'm not seeing it on any other brands so LG is a sellout and I won't be buying any more LG made phones or any phone that has Verizon branding as now more unbranded phones are being released with all the necessary bands.

3. emvxl

Posts: 140; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

Agree, crapware from Verizon. I have an LG G3 and it comes fully loaded - with crapware.

4. theot14430 unregistered

Verizon is crap.

6. Jrod99

Posts: 707; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Yes they are crap.

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