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Download Apps over Wi-Fi only Clear App Cache Clear App data Automatic App Updates Force Close an App

Download Apps over Wi-Fi only

If you want to install an app on your LG smartphone via the Google Play Store, it will automatically download it via the mobile data if no WLAN is in range.

We can instruct the LG device or the Play Store to download apps only via WLAN.

Android 9 (LG UX 9.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Play Store
Step 2:  Open the  Menu
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Tap on  App download preference
Step 5:  Tap on  Over Wi-Fi only
Step 6:  Confirm with  Done
  1. Open the Play Store
  2. Open the Menu
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Tap on App download preference
  5. Tap on Over Wi-Fi only
  6. Confirm with Done

Clear App Cache

The app cache on the LG smartphone serves as a cache to speed up operations. Data such as pictures, videos, documents or even temporary settings are stored in the app cache. This data does not have to be loaded the next time the app is run and is available smot faster.

But a full app cache also has the disadvantage of slowing down over time or storing erroneous information, so if an app becomes slow or errors occur, it's worth clearing the app cache on the LG device.

Android 9 (LG UX 9.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  General
Step 3:  Tap on  Apps & notifications
Step 4:  Tap on  App info
Step 5:  Tap on desired  App
Step 6:  Tap on  Storage
Step 7:  Tap on  Clear cache
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on General
  3. Tap on Apps & notifications
  4. Tap on App info
  5. Tap on desired App
  6. Tap on Storage
  7. Tap on Clear cache

Clear App data

The app memory stores all the information and data of an app, which can be deleted on the LG smartphone in just a few steps, restoring the app to its original state with the exception of updates.

This means that data such as photos, scores, accounts, documents, settings, cache etc. are deleted from the device and cannot be restored.

Android 9 (LG UX 9.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  General
Step 3:  Tap on  Apps & notifications
Step 4:  Tap on  App info
Step 5:  Tap on desired  App
Step 6:  Tap on  Storage
Step 7:  Tap on  Clear data
Step 8:  Confirm with  OK
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on General
  3. Tap on Apps & notifications
  4. Tap on App info
  5. Tap on desired App
  6. Tap on Storage
  7. Tap on Clear data
  8. Confirm with OK

Automatic App Updates

Apps should always be kept up to date, not only to have the latest features on board, but also to close possible security gaps. On the LG smartphone, automatic app updates can be enabled or disabled via the Play STore.

Android 9 (LG UX 9.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Play Store
Step 2:  Open the  Menu
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Auto-update apps
Step 5:  Choose between  Over any network ,  Over Wi-Fi only  and  Don´t auto-update apps
  1. Open the Play Store
  2. Open the Menu
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Tap on Auto-update apps
  5. Choose between Over any networkOver Wi-Fi only and Don´t auto-update apps

Force Close an App

If an app has hung up, it can be forced to quit via the app settings, but data may be lost.

Android 9 (LG UX 9.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  General
Step 3:  Tap on  Apps & notifications
Step 4:  Tap on  App info
Step 5:  Tap on desired  App
Step 6:  Tap on  Force stop
Step 7:  Confirm with  OK
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on General
  3. Tap on Apps & notifications
  4. Tap on App info
  5. Tap on desired App
  6. Tap on Force stop
  7. Confirm with OK

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