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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Kristyhlew522, May 15, 2020.

  1. Kristyhlew522

    Kristyhlew522 Lurker
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    1). I have an LG V40 Thinq... How do I turn on the flashlight from the lock screen?

    2) Can the text message background and bubbles" be customized? I can't find it in my settings. My only options are white and black, but I want to use a personal photo as the text message background.

    3) How do I enable swipe texting?

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  2. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert

    You asked three questions and I have the answer to the first two. At least the way I do it.
    For #1 and #2 I use the AOD.(always on display) You turn it on and set it up from Settings: Display: AOD. Tap on AOD. That will open the configuration page. First, pick the AOD you want and customize it however you like. The last one has the photo. But you won't get the bubbles. Each one is different so try them all until you find what you want.
    Second, turn on "Quick tools and music player". Then, when you lock your phone, the AOD will appear. Under the date there will be a line with notification icons like the notification bar on your phone. Swipe that line left or right and you'll get different things. One will be a bunch of tools, one of which is the flashlight.
    #3. I don't use swipe typing however you can change the settings of the default LG keyboard to turn on Path Input, if thats what you mean. Capture+_2020-05-15-02-25-10.png
    You have to be using an app with a keyboard. The LG keyboard has a line of icons on the top. Tap the gear for Settings. Then you'll see the above page and turn on Path Input. If that isn't what you want, then you may have to use a downloaded keyboard.

    Good luck
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  3. Tim Latham

    Tim Latham Lurker

    2) As far as customizing messaging, for years I have been using the Chomp app. The pro version is only $1.99. I has many features that you are looking for and more.
  4. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    As to question #1 - you can also símply add a shortcut to the lock screen in settings.

    #2 - I'm using Textra with a app provided dark background.

    #3 If - you Gboard, you can set glide typing in the app settings.
  5. Kristyhlew522

    Kristyhlew522 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks a bunch! I got the flashlight to work and I also found a way to swipe or "draw" as I type.
    Still can't customize in my messages but I guess I will download something.
    Thanks for the tips!!

LG V40 ThinQ Forum

The LG V40 ThinQ release date was October 2018. Features and Specs include a 6.4" inch screen, 16MP camera, 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 845 processor, and 3300mAh battery.

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