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Sprint Product Ambassadors: How to make your LG G3 Better

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So I found this article posted by computer world which is very helpful and offers alot of insight to changing around your G3 to make it fit you.  Here is the link to the article So long, software silliness! 7 quick tweaks to make the LG G3 better | Computerworld.

I will go over some of my favorite parts of the article.

1. Cleaning up your Notification Panel

It's a step forward from last year's effort, sure -- but that only means so much. On most models of the phone, you can make things look a lot better by scrolling all the way to the right of that row of icons at the top and selecting "Edit," then unchecking the options for "Brightness" and "Volumes."

2. Changing Recent Apps View

It's easy to fix, though: Just open up the Recent Apps screen (by tapping the button at the bottom-right of your display, next to the Back and Home keys), then put two fingers together in the middle of the screen and slowly spread them apart.

3. Change your System Settings to list view

LG, like some other Android manufacturers, has made Android's system settings far more complicated than they need to be. The company has split up the settings into a series of tabbed menus that actually make it harder to find what you need.

Do yourself a favor and switch your phone into a more traditional single-list settings view: Open up the system settings, tap the overflow icon (the three vertical dots) at the top-right of the screen, and select "Switch to list view."

4. Clean up your Bloatware

The G3 is chock-full of preinstalled garbage you probably don't want and will never use -- but just because something comes on a phone when you buy it doesn't mean it has to stay there forever.

Go into your system settings and look for the option called "Apps" (it'll be under the "General" tab, if you're still using the tabbed view). Swipe over three times until you're looking at the field labeled "All," then scroll through the list.

As a general rule, you don't want to disable any system processes or services that run behind the scenes. If you aren't sure what something is, it's best to leave it alone.

But third-party nonsense that LG or your carrier has put on the phone is safe to slay -- apps like Amazon, Box, eBay, Lookout, Messaging+, or pretty much anything with your carrier's name in it.

When you come across any such app in the list, tap it and then look for a button that says either "Uninstall" or "Disable" and pound the

[inappropriate word removed]

out of that thing. In some cases, you might encounter a button called "Uninstall updates" that you'll have to hit first before the "Disable" option will appear.

This article was helpful and can really maximize your G3.  Please checkout the article as there are some more helpful tips.

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