The year of 2017 marked LG’s strong return following months of sluggish sales performance. The South Korean firm announced two flagship phones called V30 and V30+ in an attempt to reclaim some ground it had lost to Apple and Samsung. The V30 and V30+ were widely welcomed upon release, with praise directed at their innovative features and improved audio.
Last year, the LG G6 failed to live up to expectations despite its exciting features. The V30 and V30+ have done a magnificent job of recovering trust among users following the disappointing G6. LG poured a lot of love into its pair of smartphones, adding new features and changes.
Earlier this month, LG and T-Mobile officially released Android 8.0 Oreo update for both V30 and V30+ after months of beta testing. The update brings in huge improvements and new tools for the pair.
In the section below, we have compiled a list of the best Android 8.0 Oreo features and changes for LG V30. Before we begin, note that Android 8.0 Oreo update is now available and you can get it over the air.
Redesigned settings menu
The Android Oreo update adds some visual changes to the operating system, making it more appealing. Fortunately, the V30 gets those changes too, as LG completely revamped the settings menu.
If you are now in the Settings menu, you should notice that the layouts for many existing options have changed. The side menu is no longer there, allowing for better and faster navigation. A lot of settings icons have been tweaked, making them more intuitive for users.
The poor battery life is among the major concerns among smartphone brands out there. Samsung and Sony have their own battery section, allowing for a better battery management. And, with the Oreo update, LG has it too. The South Korean firm included a new battery menu that gives users an overview of their phone’s battery.
To access a new battery new, head to the Settings app, then scroll down a little bit and select Battery. Once you are in, you should see how much battery you have left at the top. The coolest part is that you can check the amount of battery used by each app under the App Usage section. This is a great addition to the V30, as it helps you find out if an app is killing your Android battery.
New Hi-Fi Bluetooth codecs
One of the highlights of the V30 and V30+ lies in their much-improved audio quality. LG’s flagship phone offers impressive audio when connected to Bluetooth speakers. In the Android Oreo update, the South Korean firm has taken everything to a whole new level.
In Android Oreo, users will be able to select their preferred Bluetooth Audi Codecs. The coolest part is that the V30 owners now can take advantage of aptX HD and LDAC to offer an excellent audio quality.
One of the best additions to Android Oreo lies in AutoFill API. As the name suggests, the feature automatically fills your usernames and passwords in all apps on your device. With the Oreo update, the V30 gets this feature too. This comes in handy as it eliminates the need to type in your login data over and over again.
To enable AutoFill for your favorite apps, open the Settings app on your device, then select Autofill service and then select an app you wish to enable AutoFill for.
In Android 8.0 Oreo update, Google redesigned the notifications section, making it more visually appealing and intuitive. With the update, the V30 gets a new feature called Notification channels. As the name implies, the feature allows users to group notifications for their apps into separate categories.
For example, you can silence your work email notifications in Gmail when you are not at work. You can also hide notifications from a particular Gmail inbox.
One of our favorite Android Oreo features lies in the ability to snooze individual notifications. Luckily, the V30 gets this feature too. Basically, the feature allows users to hide your notifications for a set period of time. And, all of your notifications will come back when the time expires.
When a notification comes in, swipe to the right and hit the clock icon to snooze your notification. By default, your notifications will go away for 15 minutes.
These are 6 best Android Oreo features and changes for the LG V30. If you have got a favorite, then let us know in the comments below.