LG Stylo 6 Back & Home Button – How to close apps

The default mode of navigation on LG Stylo 6 is using Gestures. The navigation bar with home touch buttons is missing on Stylo 6. It’s quite difficult to manage without the home, back & overview buttons.

The gestures can be learned, but it gets quite annoying when there is no back button on some screens. The good thing is we can quite easily get back the old navigation bar with the home, back, and recent apps buttons.  Let’s see how to do that –

LG Stylo Home, Back & Recent Apps Button – Navigation Bar

lg stylo 6 navigation bar

To get back the navigation bar on Stylo 6  –

Open the Settings app and select “Display”.

lg stylo 6 home and back button

Choose the 3rd option on the display page i.e. “Navigation bar”.

The current navigation style is “Gestures”. Change it to “Buttons only” as shown above.

lg stylo 6 home touch buttons

We have got back our beloved home touch buttons.

We can rearrange the order of these buttons and add 2 more buttons to the navigation bar. Let’s see how to do that –

LG Stylo 6 Home Touch Buttons

lg stylo 6 back button

Tap “Button combination” on the Navigation bar page.

The upper half of the Button combination page can be used to modify home touch button settings.

The 2 additional home touch buttons are “Navigation” & “Screenshot”.

lg stylo 6 no back button

Let’s add the screenshot shortcut to the navigation bar. Drag the icon and place it on the navigation panel bar as shown above.



lg stylo 6 screenshot button

Capture any screen with a single-click on this screenshot shortcut.

I’ve clicked a screenshot. The screenshot preview is visible at the bottom-right corner.

lg stylo 6 screenshot shortcut

Now, let’s add the “navigation” home touch button.


lg stylo 6 navigation shortcut

The navigation shortcut can be used to pull down/up the navigation panel without swiping the screen.


lg stylo 6 button combination

We can also change the order of the Home touch buttons.

If you’re using your Stylo 6 with the right-hand the back button on the left feels more convenient.

Hold & Drag the back button to the right to change its position. You can refer to the above screenshot.

LG Stylo 6 Gestures Mode – Home, Back & Recent Apps Button



lg stylo 6 gestures

While in the gestures mode, we need to swipe up the screen to reach the home screen.

No matter, on which page you are, swipe up to reach the home screen.



lg stylo 6 how to go back

In the gesture mode, there is no back button.

You’ll find the back option on the top-left corner of a page as shown above.


How to Close Apps on LG Stylo 6 / How to view Recent apps – Open Tabs

lg stylo 6 how to view open apps

We use the square button to view the running/recent apps button on Stylo 6.

While using the gestures mode, the recent apps can be viewed by swiping the screen from the bottom to the middle and holding the screen.


lg stylo 6 how to close apps

The running apps are visible in the form of tiles.

Throw and app tile in the upward direction to close an app.


lg stylo 6 close apps

To make it easier, you can change the navigation style to “Buttons only”.

Go to Settings > Display > Navigation bar

Change the navigation style from “Gestures” to “Buttons only”.


lg stylo 6 recent apps

Now, we have the square recent apps/overview button.

Tap it to view the running apps.

lg stylo 6 open tabs

Swipe left to view all the open apps.


how to close apps on lg stylo 6

Throw an app tile in the upward direction to close this respective app.


Which navigation style do you prefer on your Stylo 6, with or without the navigation bar? Share your views in the comment section below.


2 thoughts on “LG Stylo 6 Back & Home Button – How to close apps

  1. I have had NO PROBLEMS with my LG STYLO 6 !!!!!!!! I am sad that LG is closing the smartphone division. This is my 3rd LG & they just keep getting BETTER to me.

  2. I have been going in circles trying to figure out how I got previous apps up.
    Without a doubt I am headed to settings!
    Thank you

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