I've pretty much given up finding out the reason for the battery drain. It could be the faulty hardware or just having 2-year-old batteries. I removed Greenify. The overheat happens just streaming YouTube.
This is a phone where many people will eventually HATE it. I'm still part of the other side and do LOVE this phone other than that battery drain. G5 does excel in mostly everything else and never had the GPS issues.
My sister thought living with the G5 with image persistance could be okay after a month of usage, but she wrong. Using Night Screen did solved the problem but it caused some lags even launched any low CPU intensive apps like WhatsApp, IG etc. Replacing with new LCD screen might solved the problem but maybe sounds more worthy if I buy my sister a new phone. LG should solve this problems because I'm pretty sure this problem happened due to just by software that could be fix by updates. No wonder why their sales on mobile phones getting lower every single year.
Even after a restore, battery drain is still problem. It happens when I use Wi-Fi and stream YouTube. Will get quite warm near the fingerprint scanner area.
I uninstalled Greenify. Since I don't use the Dasher app anymore on my LGs, I got rid of it. That might be a culprit but the not the main one. I hibernate the apps with a double tap gesture from Nova Prime and many apps just keep waking up again. My G5 is still on MM.
I donÂ’t hate the G5. It's still one of my favorites. I'm just less confident with LG now. Even my V20 battery in 16 months is getting bad. It goes from 30% to 15% at an instant. Finding OEM batteries is a puzzle. Even if you end up getting one, it was manufactured years ago.
This is where Apple trumps their competition. Aftermarket support. I can always go to the Apple Store to get the battery replaced and get my phone within the day. With other brands, you have to mail it and would be without a phone for a few weeks.
I donÂ’t like iOS but sometimes we don't have much of a choice. I want my devices to last for years and years (not just 1-2 years) and I want to go to a place to get it fixed withthe hassles of finding Chinese third-party batteries and mailing it to some random place.
That's why my next phone could very well be a red iPhone XR. Once those batteries are degraded in your OnePlus 6T or Pixel 3 in 1 to 2 years, it becomes a hassle. Already a hassle with a REMOVABLE battery finding a replacement that can hold a charge as well as your original one.
I trying to update my verizon lg g5 using verizon software updater but it always say invalid imei. How to solve this problem ? ( i'm not using verizon sim card )
Patrick_Houssem, 13 Sep 2018Why we have to use (LG BRIDGE) to make the update Why there is no update via wifi from the ... moreSo whatÂ’s your problem now cos either way its still updating. Man is never appreciative and content
LG5 was bad but not terrible, then i got a notification about an os update and now is complete garbage garbage garbage. I now need to replace the phone but absolutely will NOT BE for an LG phone. LG people. You just got one less person using your phone. I am sure I am not the only person that feels this way.
1Wild2, 13 Sep 2018I just received the latest software update for my LG-G5 H831 Android vers 8 on 12 Sept 2018. I... morewow love the update. my battery was lasting about 6 hours or less. Ive actually got 2 replacements. Anyhow, with battery saver on with the Oreo update its still going 24 hours later with no recharge
hello, i hope someone could help me recently my fingerprint option disappeared from the settings if you know what i can do please tell me...
I just received the latest software update for my LG-G5 H831 Android vers 8 on 12 Sept 2018. I am not amused. I no longer have the Fast Charge option nor is it anywhere in settings. On top of that my battery life has been considerably shortened from 10-12 hours down to 3 hours. Again nowhere in settings can this be changed. How do I resolve this short of erasing latest update.?
Why we have to use (LG BRIDGE) to make the update
Why there is no update via wifi from the phone directly ??
When i check directly it said ..there is no update
But with lg bridge there is
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2018how did you do this... Please Tell me I have H831 version 6By program LG Bridge...check for sofware updates
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2018how did you do this... Please Tell me
I have H831 version 6Upload (LG bridge) and install it on your PC
Then relate you phone to your pc. open LG Bridge programe and check . You will find the update
Upload it and it will be installed on your phone automaticaly
Today i recieve too 8.0.0 2.2GB in Canada H831. Version H83130c. For now a litle bit faster, menues and icons has changed. New menu in the camera too.
sprung, 11 Sep 2018Update - on Sept 10, 2018 my LG G5 H831 got the official Android Oreo 8.0 update. I had to us... moreHello.
Please give us your feedback after few days of update
Specialy. Battery life
Waiting for you
Update - on Sept 10, 2018 my LG G5 H831 got the official Android Oreo 8.0 update. I had to use LG Bridge software to install the update. It is big, 2.2GB update . Working beautifully so far on my LG G5. Great battery life, smooth apps.
Kingslayer, 08 Sep 2018Clearing app cache and then rebooting might have solved my battery drain and Wi-Fi/streaming o... moreHow old is your phone? Playing Real Racing 3 and Mobile Legends on my sister G5 did some pretty warm but far from hot. Battery is pretty solid too, but could be better.
I took a play around with my sister phone LG G5, looks really good! Mostly about the camera, compared with my uncle iPhone 8 non-Plus, looks LG G5 performed better than the iP8, no joke. LG G5 is a clear winner on daylight due to better dynamic range, iP8 looks overblown in high-contrast but both rendered pretty equal detail. On indoor lowlight iP8 just very slightly better detail than LG G5 but very noisy and too much oversaturated. LG G5 has very natural colours lower noise but detail is can't quite match with iP8. By the way, overall LG G5 is still has pretty good camera plus the wide angle lens is one of the kind. Not a bias opinion but I don't think iP8 is not worthy to get 92 scores on DxOMark. If iP8 is worthy with that scores, LG G5 should be the same or little bit higher.
Clearing app cache and then rebooting might have solved my battery drain and Wi-Fi/streaming overheat. Who knows? This phone can get hot in the most random times. Problems can happen again the next day.
I thought I would love LG forever. I can't believe their unreliability is forcing me to choose an iPhone.