AnonD-405129, 11 Jun 2015My phone has those same exact problems minus the updating. What have you or will you do to fix... moreMy volt was doing the same thing after about a year of heavy use. I did a hard reset and everything is running like a champ. Like any other computer it just accumulates little pieces of data garbage that build up over time and affects your processing power. Nothing a good house cleaning shouldn't fix.
I have had my LG Volt for three weeks. Initially I loved it. It worked great! However, for the last five days the keyboard (I use the google keyboard) comes up when I start to type in the search, it pops back down. I have to repeatedly tap the search box to bring it back up. Sometimes (
Anonymous, 20 Jun 2015where is the sd slot for the extra memory card?On top of the sim card slot.
Dz, 09 Jul 2015Named every problem i am having my keyboard even stopped while making this replyDownload the google keyboard instead of using the swipe one that came with the phone. You'll have a much easier time typing, plus it also has a better working swipe feature as well. Oh, and it doesn't freeze.
Battery life decays rapidly.
touchscreen regularly stops working.
clock randomly sets itself back occasionally.
regularly fails to notify of incoming messages and calls.
sometimes, the power button doesn't work.
I will be getting a flip phone to replace this paperweight of a phone. I recommend you do the same.
Note: this happened twice. I sent my original Volt in for a new one, and this one is failing too. It has been about a year since I got the first one, and that one lasted about six months.
9 out of 10
I absolutely LOVE the LG Volt - Boost Mobile 4gb rom/ 1gb ram Black version.
I would have loved to had the 8gb version, but i suspect it has the update that ruined the available internal memory inside the LG Tribute. So they doubled the internal memory, since the newer software uses about 50 percent of the internal storage.
The reason i like my Volt so much is I was looking for a reliable full featured replacement for my Motorola Droid Razr.
The Razr is an older device now, running Android 4.1, but the features are very close on this device.
Sadly for android and LG alike, i purchased the LG Tribute (knowing the specs were identical to my volt), and the user can only install around ONE program, then the internal storage is full!
thank god the LS740 4gb version dont have this newer bloatware filling the internal storage with random cache that cant be cleared.
Make no mistake, i have spoken with LG, Google Android Techs, and all the phone hackers i know, this is the problem.
The cache is stored in the system root area, so tethering to a pc or any other option will not lead you to the cache storage to even see it.
I recommend the LG Volt to anyone and everyone.
The absolute BEST Budget smartphone on the market as of today.
stay away from the newest 4.4.2 Android if you know whats best for your daily anger management.
I'm not sure if 5.1 carries this issue over, if it does, this is an intentional problem to use 50 percent of internal storage.
This issue causes users to think they need a higher internal storage than 4 or 8 or 16 GB.
Users will then assume the Android OS somehow "uses" this massive amount of internal storage, so they need to upgrade. This is simply not true, but buyer beware.
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2015Can i put a flashlight on this phoneThere is a flashlight widget preinstalled on the boost version
Anon, 20 Jun 2015I was surprised by that myself. Usually when they say it's 8gb it's around 7.5, but wow, 4gb o... more7.5gb? That only true for an 8gb usb drive. Smartphone does not work that way. All 8gb smartphone would have only 5gb or 4gb left. They are filled with features, softwares, and program. Even 500gb laptop does not have 500gb free internal storage. Over 30gb of 500gb is filled with computer program and software.
sara, 05 Jun 2015I've had this phone for six months now. Every month, a new problem shows up. It started as a... moreThats your own fault not all preinstalled apps are bloatware i recomend u firmware reset and start over
robt432, 10 Jun 20158gigs of storage but 4gigs of bloatware=4gigs of storage I was surprised by that myself. Usually when they say it's 8gb it's around 7.5, but wow, 4gb of storage? The device even says it only has 4gb of available storage.
sara, 05 Jun 2015I've had this phone for six months now. Every month, a new problem shows up. It started as a... moreMy phone has those same exact problems minus the updating. What have you or will you do to fix it? I'm trying to evaluate my options.
will, 15 May 2015Can these phone be use with a GSM company that its only GSM need that answer please No
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2015Can i put a flashlight on this phoneYes, you can add a flashlight to this phone. Follow the steps outlined below:
1) Open the drawer that contains clear Scotch tape.
2) Remove tape.
3) Tape flashlight to underside of your phone, ensuring that the flashlight switch faces outward. For best results, wrap the clear Scotch tape all the way around your flashlight and phone multiple times.
That's it. You're done. You've added a flashlight to your phone.
I've had this phone for six months now. Every month, a new problem shows up.
It started as a great little phone. After deleting all the preinstalled apps I didn't need I still didn't have much space. Not much storage in 4 gigs but I bought a micro sd and it helps.
Then the rotate stopped working properly, and once it stops, you must restart.
Then the keyboard started failing regularily.
Then everything started to get stupidly slow.
Then the mp3 player started randomly stopping with no reason.
Soon, it began sporadically updating without permission. And would spend an entire morning trying to update to no avail, and be dead by lunch.
After that, the gps started failing. No matter where I was, I lose GPS signal so constantly, so many times in the matter of twenty minutes, I am hearing Google maps lady say, "GPS signal lost" in my sleep.
Now, it acts all silly about 80% of the time. I've got over a gig of space on the phone itself. But if anything happens, like an incoming text, or a random update I said "no" to, I can't type anything until it is done.
I used to love my phone. I hate it now.
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2015Can i put a flashlight on this phoneIt comes with a flashlight app pre installed
ItzShadyT, 04 Jun 2015I work at a local Boost Mobile, and I also have the LG Volt. Are you sure this is the phone yo... moreMine also only has four gigs, and they're over half full with garbage apps that are a pain to delete
AnonD-400965, 30 May 2015I got the Boost mobile version and its black...and it only has 4gb internnal memory..not 8 as ... moreI work at a local Boost Mobile, and I also have the LG Volt. Are you sure this is the phone you bought? Because mine and every other volt I've ever sold has 8gb internal memory.