The last Stylo device that I rooted was LG Stylo 3 Plus from MetroPCS. For rooting an LG device, we need to unlock the bootloader via USB Debugging, install a custom recovery i.e. TWRP, flash a Magisk, or SuperSU root file via TWRP.
Gone are those days, when one-click-root was possible without using a computer. On Android lollipop, I rooted my LG Tribute 5 even without unlocking the bootloader via the Kingroot app.
As of today, we need to follow the long procedure using a computer.
The 2 most-popular rooting apps are Magisk & SuperSU. Magisk is newer but more superior. It offers a systemless root. You can hide root from banking apps with Magisk.
Let’s try to root our LG Stylo 6 following the below procedure –
The Glass back on LG Stylo 6 gives it a premium look & the huge 6.8 inches display gives it the same look like the current flagship device LG Velvet. Only when you delve in deeper you get to know it’s a budget smartphone with a luxurious outer shell.
You cannot keep your expectations high at a budget price of $179. It even misses the common smartphone features such as Face Unlock and Notification light. On top of that, it uses a mediocre entry-level Mediatek P35 processor.
For lag-free Screen Mirroring, the phone should have a decent processor. Let’s find out whether the Stylo 6 offers Miracast support or not –
Does the LG Stylo 6 have Screen Mirroring/Miracast?
The phone should have Miracast support for Screen Mirroring. We need to look for the “Cast” option in Settings.
Let’s open the Settings app on our Stylo 6.
I searched for the “Cast” option everywhere on the phone but couldn’t find it anywhere.
So, how to mirror the Stylo 6 screen to the TV without the Cast option?
We need to use a 3rd party app to cast Stylo 6 screen to Roku, Firestick, or to any other Android Smart TV. Let’s see how to do that –
LG Stylo 6 Screen Mirroring without Chromecast
I’m using Firestick for Screen Casting.
We need to make sure that both the phone and the Firestick are connected to the same Wifi network.
My Amazon Firestick is connected to the “HomeWifi-4G” network. Let’s connect out Stylo 6 to the same Wifi network.
Open the “Settings” app located on the Stylo 6 home screen.
Go to “Network & Internet”.
Turn on Wifi and connect to the same Wifi network as your Roku/Firestick etc.
Now, we need to download the Casting app from the Play Store.
Search for “Cast to TV” on the Play Store.
Install and open this app.
It’s searching for devices in the vicinity.
Our Firestick is detected as “Philips’s Fire TV Stick”. Let’s tap it to begin casting.
We can Mirror the media content stored in the device storage to the TV screen.
Hit the “3 bar” icon for more options.
We can cast videos, photos, and audio files stored on the device.
It also allows us to stream videos across the web.
First of all, let’s try to Cast an offline video stored in Stylo 6.
When we tap on a video file, it buffers for a moment and starts playing on the TV screen.
It buffers for a second and starts playing.
A still of the video playback on my Philips TV. You can see the watermark “Cast from XCast”.
The video playback was quite smooth.
We get the video control options on the app screen.
Likewise, we can cast audio files to the TV screen.
“Life is Good” mp3 file is playing on the TV screen.
Now, let’s stream a Youtube video via the “Cast to TV” app.
Hit the “3 bar icon” and select “Web”. The popular video streaming channels are listed here. Let’s select “Youtube”.
I’m playing video from my Youtube channel.
Play a video and look for the “Red play button” at the bottom right corner. It allows us to choose the video resolution.
There are 2 options 720p & 360p. Let’s select the first option.
The video is playing without any lag on the TV screen.
Another still from the same video.
Web Video Caster
Like “Cast to TV” there is another commendable Screen Casting app on the Play Store – Web Video Caster.
Let’s download and install “Web Video Cast” from the Play Store.
Hit the “Cast icon” on the top-right corner as shown above.
Tick the Miracast devices you wish to scan.
My Firestick device is available for Screen Casting. Select it to proceed further.
Hit the “3 bar icon” for more options.
We can either use the “Browser” option to stream videos from the web or choose the 2nd option “Phone files” to cast offline files stored on the device.
Let’s check them out one by one starting with the “Phone files”.
“Allow” web video caster to access media files on your device.
Let’s play the video “Most Unbelievable fish captures”.
The video playback is smooth.
The video title is incomplete.
The video control options on the app screen.
Now, let’s go through the browser option to stream a youtube video.
On the video page, you need to hit the “Yellow play button” on the top.
Select the desired video resolution to begin screen casting.
The youtube video is streaming on the TV screen via the Web Video Caster app.
The video title is incomplete. This was not the case with the “Cast to TV” app.
Screen Mirroring is different from Screen Casting. As the name suggests, mirroring clones the phone screen to the TV. Whatever you do on the phone is mirrored to the TV screen.
We can only mirror the Stylo 6 screen to the TV via Chromecast. As it uses the Google Home app the Cast option is not needed.
Let’s see how to mirror the Stylo 6 to a TV via Chromecast –
LG Stylo 6 Screen Mirroring to Chromecast
First of all, let’s connect our phone to the Wifi network.
Pull down the notification panel and turn on Wifi or Go to Settings > Network and internet.
Now, our Stylo 6 is connected to the internet via Wifi.
Connect Chromecast to the TV.
We need to set up Chromecast via the Gooogle Home app.
Let’s install Google Home on our Stylo 6.
Open Play Store and install Google Home.
Once the installation is done, Open the app.
Hit “Get started” to proceed further.
Sign-in to a Google account to move ahead.
Hit “Get started” on the “Create a home” page.
I’m moving ahead without adding any address.
We need to turn on Location access to setup Chromecast.
Allow the home app to access the device’s location.
Along with the location, we also need to turn on Bluetooth for better connectivity.
Now, it’s searching for Chromecast devices in the vicinity.
A Chromecast device is found with the device id Chormecast5976.
Hit “Yes” to select this Chromecast device.
Now, it’s connecting to Chromecast.
We need to match the code to make sure we are connected to the right Chromecast device.
The code is “S3N4”. Let’s check out the TV screen.
The same code is displayed on the TV screen.
Select your device location and hit “Next”.
I’ve selected “Basement” as the device location.
In the next step, choose the Wifi network you would like to use with your Chromecast.
Chromecast is connected.
We are almost done.
My Chromecast device name is “Basement TV” as marked in the above screenshot.
Tap “Cast my screen” at the bottom-right corner.
Tap “Cast screen” once again to confirm your action.
Now, tap “Start now” to begin Screen Mirroring.
The phone screen is mirrored to the TV screen.
We have the volume control on the phone screen. I’ve reduced it to 48%.
Notice the volume bar on the TV screen. It’s reduced to 48%.
The Stylo 6 home screen on the TV.
Let’s play a video stored in the Gallery app.
I’m playing a video stored in the Download folder – Most unbelievable fish captures.
The video playback is quite smooth on the TV screen.
A still from another video.
Footage from Mars. Stylo 6 also offers a Dual-Play option. You can do something else on the phone while the video is being played on the TV screen.
Now, let’s try to mirror a Youtube video to the TV.
Open the Youtube app as shown above.
We need to tap the “Cast icon” on the top-right corner.
The “Cast to” pop-up shows up on the screen. Let’s select “Basement TV” to begin casting.
Tap on a video and hit the “Play” button to cast the respective video.
LG K40 Secret Codes video is streaming on the TV screen.
Any point if you wish to end screen mirroring. Open the Google Home app and hit “Stop mirroring” as shown above.
LG Stylo 6 Screen Mirroring Without Wifi
We cannot mirror LG Stylo 6 to the TV without Wifi. It doesn’t offer HDMI Alt Mode support.
The DisplayPort support is offered by high-end LG devices belonging to G & V Series.
How was your Screen Mirroring experience on the LG Stylo 6? Please share your views in the comment section below.
For any queries or feedback, please leave a comment below.
The Keyboard on LG Stylo 6 is highly customizable. We can increase or decrease the size of the keyboard, change the keyboard theme, use a floating keyboard, turn off the keyboard vibration, shrink the keyboard for one-handed use, etc.
In this post, we are going to explore the LG Stylo 6 keyboard settings in great detail.
We are also going to fix the keyboard-related issues/problems on Stylo 6 such as keyboard not working, disappeared, won’t pop up, not showing, small in size, vibrating, not popping, won’t come up, etc.
Let’s begin with the Stylo 6 keyboard troubleshooting and later on, we are going to check out the keyboard settings –
LG Stylo 6 Keyboard Problems / Issues
The keyboard issues on Stylo 6 can range from the keyboard not popping up, small keyboard size, annoying keyboard vibration, etc. Let’s deal with the common keyboard issues one by one –
LG Stylo 6 Keyboard not working/disappeared/won’t pop up
Troubleshooting Step 1: Soft Reset
The most basic troubleshooting step to restore the keyboard is a restart. Long-Press the power button on the right and select “Power off and restart” to soft reset the phone.
After the reboot, once again check the keyboard. If it still fails to work, proceed to the next step of troubleshooting.
Troubleshooting Step 2: Clear the LG Keyboard App Data
To clear the app data, we need to use the Settings app located on the Stylo 6 home screen.
Open Settings and click “Apps”.
Now, select the first option i.e. “App info”.
We are now on the App info page. Hit the “3 dots icon” on the top-right corner and choose “Show System” as shown below.
Now, scroll down and select “LG Keyboard”.
Hit “Storage” and tap “Clear data” as visible in the above screenshot.
Hit “OK” to accept the warning. We have successfully deleted the LG Keyboard’s app data.
Open the browser or a notes app and check if the keyboard has started working.
If it still fails to work, check out the next troubleshooting step –
Troubleshooting Step 3: Change the default keyboard
The default keyboard on Stylo 6 is LG Keyboard. Let’s try to use a different keyboard.
Open the Settings app and select “System”.
Now Go to “Language & Keyboard” > “Manage keyboards”.
There is one more pre-installed keyboard but it’s disabled. Turn on “Gboard” as shown above and select “Default Keyboard”.
As of now, the default keyboard is LG Keyboard, change it to “Gboard”.
Now, Gboard is the default Stylo 6 keyboard.
Open the Chrome browser app and try out the new Google Keyboard i.e. Gboard.
LG Stylo 6 Keyboard Size Small / How to enlarge keyboard on LG Stylo 6?
Do you wish to enlarge the Stylo 6 keyboard? You can do so quite easily. Let change the keyboard size –
Open the Chrome browser or messaging app to bring out the keyboard.
Hit the settings icon in the top-row, it’s marked in the above screenshot.
Now, Go to “Keyboard height and layout” > “Keyboard Height”.
We need to drag the horizontal bar in the upward or downward direction to increase or decrease the keyboard size respectively.
We need to drag the horizontal bar in an upward direction to increase the keyboard height.
This is the maximum keyboard height.
Drag down the bar to reduce the keyboard size. This is the smallest keyboard size.
You can restore the original size by hitting the “Reset button” on the top-right corner.
How to turn off keyboard vibration on LG Stylo 6
The keyboard vibration can be annoying for a few users. Moreover, it reduces the battery life.
To turn off the Stylo 6 keyboard vibration, pull out the keyboard by using the chrome browser app.
Hit the “Settings icon” located at the top row of the keyboard.
Now, Go to the “Additional settings” page.
“Vibrate on keypress” is turned on. Toggle off this option to turn off the keyboard vibration.
We have successfully turned off the keyboard vibration on Stylo 6.
LG Stylo 6 Keyboard Settings
Let’s check out the LG Stylo 6 Keyboard settings. First, of all, we are going to learn how to change and switch between different keyboards on Stylo 6 –
How to Change Keyboard on LG Stylo 6
Open the Chrome browser and hit the search bar to bring out the Stylo 6 keyboard.
Now, hit the “keyboard icon” at the bottom-right corner. The arrow shows its position in the above screenshot.
This brings out the “Default keyboard” pop-up. LG Keyboard is the current default keyboard and the only other option is Google Voice typing.
Select “Settings” to check out more keyboards.
There is one more pre-installed keyboard on the “Manage Keyboards” page. It’s Gboard by Google.
You can download more keyboards from the Google Play Store. They will show up on the “Manage Keyboards” page.
Turn on Gboard using the Toggle switch.
Now, tap on the “Default Keyboard” option.
Change the default keyboard to Gboard.
To switch between the available keyboards, we need to tap the “Keyboard icon” at the bottom-right corner.
Select “LG Keyboard” if you wish to restore the original Stylo 6 keyboard.
LG Stylo 6 Keyboard Theme – How to change
Stylo 6 keyboard uses a light theme by default. A dark theme works best in low-light conditions. Let’s change the Keyboard theme to a dark one –
Pull out the keyboard by using the messaging app or chrome browser.
Tap the “Settings icon” as marked in the above screenshot.
Now Go to “Additional Settings” > “Keyboard Theme”.
Change the theme from “Light” to “Dark”.
This is how the Dark keyboard theme looks like on the Stylo 6.
LG Stylo 6 Gif Keyboard / Does LG Stylo 6 have Gif Keyboard?
A Gif animation emotes better than an emoji.
We can enable the Gif keyboard on Stylo 6. Open the Keyboard by using the chrome browser or notes app.
Click the “Keyboard icon” at the bottom-right corner.
Hit “Settings” to reach the “Manage keyboards” page.
Turn on the Gboard keyboard as shown above.
Now, select “Default keyboard” and change it from “LG Keyboard” to “Gboard”.
Now launch the keyboard once again via Messaging app. This new keyboard is Gboard.
Hit the “Emoji icon” as shown above.
Now tap “GIF” to choose an animation.
You can switch between the different tabs or search for a Gif using the search button.
LG Stylo 6 Floating Keyboard
Both the LG Keyboard and Gboard offer the floating keyboard feature.
Launch the keyboard via the Web browser or messaging app.
Hit the icon at the top-right corner of the keyboard for more options.
Now, hit the “Floating” option to float the keyboard.
As the name suggests, we can change the position of the keyboard as per convenience.
Once again tap the “Floating” icon to restore the original keyboard.
We have disabled the “Floating” keyboard.
LG Stylo 6 Autocorrect/Predictive Text Settings
By default “Autocorrection” is turned off on the Stylo 6 keyboard.
You can keep the autocorrect setting as Mild or Aggressive. Let’s see how to do that.
Pull out the Stylo 6 keyboard and hit the Settings icon at the top row.
We are now on the “LG Keyboard” page.
Select “Auto-correction” and then “English” as shown above.
As of now, it’s turned off. You may keep it on the Mild level.
Which keyboard works best for you on the LG Stylo 6? Please share your experience in the comment section below.