LG G4 Problems Fixed in Latest Update

The impressive LG G4 is one of the better smartphones available in 2015, even if it doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner or an aluminum design. It features a big and bright 5.5-inch 2k display, genuine leather build materials, tons of customization, and a pretty great camera. However, it has a few problems with touchscreen issues, keyboard problems, and some occasional performance problems which are all getting fixed in an update today.

The LG G4 has been available for more than a few months, and over the summer and beyond more and more reports started to surface about LG G4 problems. Issues ranging from the touchscreen not noticing touches or turning on with the tap to wake, LED notification blinking for no reasons, keyboard glitches and countless others.

Read: LG G4 Review

The biggest issue is with the touchscreen not recognizing taps, which we’ve seen on our own devices first hand, and in countless forums and over at the T-Mobile support pages. Add in all of Google’s latest security patches, improvements to Android 5.1 Lollipop, and other small problems, and the LG G4 needs an update. We have good news for those with Verizon and AT&T LG G4 smartphones, and below are all the details.

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Since being released back in July we’ve seen multiple small updates arrive for the LG G4, but not have fixed the majority of problems facing owners. That said, today they’re finally reportedly all being fixed.

This weekend and starting today, both Verizon and AT&T are issuing a huge software update for the LG G4 full of fixes, improvements, security patches and more that all owners need to be aware of. A huge part of this is the fact that it claims to “fix” the touchscreen issue, which is the biggest problem at the moment.

Read: Nexus 6P vs LG G4: 5 Things to Consider

And while the LG G4 is still an excellent smartphone with plenty to offer, like a removable battery and a micro-SD slot to expand storage, all the problems users have been reporting is ruining an otherwise excellent phone.

According to AT&T (and Verizon) a big update is rolling out starting today that will fix all of that. We have yet to install the update ourselves to confirm the fix, and some users may need an additional reboot after it completes, but the changelog specifically mentions touchscreen issues.

Here’s the full details of the LG G4 update according to LG and AT&T, and we’re hearing a similar update is rolling out as we speak for those on Verizon Wireless, with more carriers coming soon. Verizon only lists this as a “security update” but it’s nearly the same size as AT&T, so most likely the same changes and improvements are included.

  • Calendar enhancements
  • Battery improvements
  • Keyboard enhancements
  • LG Backup
  • Camera enhancements
  • GPS enhancements
  • Exchange Active Sync enhancements
  • Touch Improvement
  • Security enhancements

LG and its partners have made changes to the calendar, improved battery life, fixed the keyboard stutters and glitches, reportedly improved the already excellent camera, and fixed GPS. We’ve heard dozens of complaints about LG Android 5.1 Lollipop devices that have trouble with GPS not locking on, and this update should also fix, or improve that situation.

However the biggest ones are the touch screen improvements, and the latest security patches (stagefright) directly from Google.

Read: Android 6.0 vs Android 5.1 Lollipop: What’s New in Marshmallow

This should fix almost all the problems user have been experiencing, and we’ll update once we learn more and get it ourselves. It’s also worth noting that recent reports suggest the LG G4 could see Android 6.0 Marshmallow before the end of November, as well as the LG G3, beating most other manufacturers to Google’s latest Android release. That should also have further improvements.

Hopefully the same bug-fixing update is coming soon for T-Mobile and Sprint. Stay tuned for more details, and we’ll update once we know more.

6 Comments

  1. Brian

    10/12/2015 at 3:18 pm

    The sprint fix dropped on 9/16 and if im not mistaken, the tmobile fix was a few weeks before that.

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  2. Jared

    10/12/2015 at 3:35 pm

    The update fixes the phone nicely…but there is a major problem that is being caused from it. Notifications over WiFi do not get sent.

    You have to turn WiFi off to get notifications from basically everything related to google. Twitter, Snapchat, etc…

    Same thing happened on the G3.

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  3. Marlon Johnson

    10/13/2015 at 12:43 pm

    Sprint has already released an update like two or three weeks ago that addressed those problems along with the stagefright patch. I’ve had this update since then and it solved my keyboard issue, bluetooth battery drain, performance issue, and a few cosmetic changes here and there. People in the Sprint section of the XDA forum with the screen glich issue says it had been solved by the update. So I guess Sprint was one of the first to release this update.

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  4. The_Chemist

    10/21/2015 at 6:39 pm

    I have the AT&T H810 LG G4. The update did nothing to fix the touch screen issue. It is extremely annoying when letters do not register when typing or apps do not open upon touching the shortcut. How does this stuff make it to market?

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  5. ghost b

    10/28/2015 at 11:47 pm

    You guys seriously have to make a story about this WIFI and notification issue this update has caused. It’s massive. XDA forums are all talking about. I feel like I got ripped off by paying my bill this month because I’m using a device that does not work right at all. I’ve missed countless important messages because of this. And called Verizon, who knows how many times.

    This needs to get fixed now.

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  6. Gio Irving Chambliss

    12/26/2015 at 7:23 am

    Performance issue (major concern) after update 2 days ago
    device lags and reboots multiple times… started just today. device goes through optimization but encounters the same error again….

    for the screen issue (not as a big concern as the first one)
    was noticing a burnt image on black backgrounds and some purple tints in the edges ala htc m7 before but again not as big as problem with the lag and reboot.

    help

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