LG G5 Android Nougat Update: Common Problems and their fixes

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The Android Nougat update was made available for the LG G5 in December, 2016. Three months later, most of the users of LG G5 has installed the Android Nougat update on their smartphones. The update brings with itself a number of improvements for the LG flagship.

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The Android Nougat update for LG G5 brings numerous new features, as well as improved performance and battery life. However, like many other updates, LG G5 Android Nougat update is not free from problems.

Users across the globe are reporting several problems after installing the LG G5 Android Nougat update. Today, we take a look at the problems being reported and their potential fixes. We will cover LG G5 Android Nougat problems related to battery life, Bluetooth and other UI problems.

LG G5 — Battery Life Problems

LG G5 features a 5.3in, 1440 x 2560 display. However, the device is powered by just a 2800 mAh battery. In such a situation, Android Nougat should help the phone – considering the fact that Android Nougat brings several improvements in battery life. However, users are reporting numerous battery problems in LG G5 Android Nougat update.

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We recommend giving your device a few days to settle into the LG G5 Android Nougat update. Any battery problems, or weird battery drain that you see within the first 2-3 days is normal and expect. If the problem persists, then you need to take a few proactive measures.

Firstly, you should turn off all power consuming services on the phone such as location services, GPS and so on. Doing this will help you save a lot of battery on your device. Next, you should modify the display settings to ensure that you get maximum battery life on your LG G5 Android Nougat update. You can also turn off the Always On feature.

Furthermore, you should head into the battery section in the Settings menu and keep a close track of the apps that have been chugging a lot of power. Also, make sure that aggressive doze and hibernation is enabled on Android Nougat update for LG G5.

You can also try rebooting your LG G5 a few times. If the above fixes don’t seem to work, you should wipe your phone and then see if there is any difference. The last resort would be to swipe out the battery on the LG G5 for a new one.

LG G5 — Slow Charging Speed

You could be facing a problem with LG G5 after the Android Nougat update where the device just refuses to engage in Fast Charge. LG G5 is Quick Charge 3.0 capable – which means it should go from 0% to 70% in 30 minutes. It should hit the 100% mark in 90 minutes.

If the charging is taking too long a time to complete, you should first go into settings and recheck if the Quick Charge option is toggled on. Secondly, you should always use the charger and USB-C cable that came in the box.

LG G5 — Fingerprint issues

LG G5 has a brilliant fingerprint sensor. It is not just very fast and responsive, it is also placed at the right place and is a breeze to set up. Users have been reporting problems with fingerprint sensing after installing LG G5 Android Nougat update.

If you have been facing similar problems, you should delete all the saved fingerprints and try adding them again. Head over to Settings > Fingerprint and Security to reset all the fingerprints saved in the device. Also, make sure that the fingerprint sensor itself is clean.

LG G5 — Bluetooth and Wi-Fi problems

It is with almost every update, be it Android or iOS, connectivity problems crop up in some form. LG G5 Android Nougat update is no exception. Multiple users have complained about Bluetooth and Wi-Fi problems after installing the update.

The easiest fix for Bluetooth problems is to unpair all the Bluetooth devices that you use and pair them with your LG G5 again. This should solve most of the problems. You can also check if any other app or functionality is messing with the Bluetooth services. You can do this by heading into Settings > General and then into Smart Settings.

Users have also complained about Wi-Fi issues, such as frequent disconnections and slow data transfer speeds. LG has released minor bug fixes in the past to solve Wi-Fi problems. Apparently, it might do so again for LG G5 Android Nougat update. You can also try removing all the Wi-Fi networks from your phone by ‘forgetting’ them. Then, sign in into the networks again and reboot your device.

This should solve any lingering problems. If it doesn’t you will have to wait for the minor update from LG, or Android Nougat 7.1.2 update for LG G5.