LG Stylo 6 Problems/known issues & Troubleshooting

LG Stylo 6 has a fair share of problems when compared to its predecessor Stylo 5. The known Stylo 6 hardware & software issues are – charging problems, screen problems, Wifi issues, Data not working, Text message problems, app crashing, no back button, no sound, keyboard issues, etc.

In this post, we are going to find & fix all the issues related to the LG Stylo 6 –

1. LG Stylo 6 Screen Problems

LG Stylo 6 uses a huge 6.8 inches display. Owing to its huge size and a glass back it feels somewhat slippery to hold. You should always use it with a case else it’s prone to damage from either of the sides.

The black screen issue is a known Stylo 6 problem. There can be multiple reasons for a black screen such as bad LCD, bad power button, software issue, water damage, physical damage, etc.

Let’s try to fix the LG Stylo 6 screen issues with the help of the below troubleshooting guide –

LG Stylo 6 Black Screen


2. LG Stylo 6 app drawer/menu – How to get back

The default Home launcher on Stylo 6 has no app drawer button. All the apps are placed on the home screen itself. This looks like a copy of the iPhone.

If you like the old-style Home screen with an app drawer, you can restore it quite easily. Let’s see how to do that –

3. LG Stylo 6 stuck on boot screen

If your Stylo 6 is stuck on the Firmware update or boot screen, you should try to force restart the phone using the volume down & power buttons.

Press and hold the volume down & power keys for 10 seconds or until the phone restarts.

If this fails to restore your phone, you need to flash stock firmware using the LGUP flash tool. You can download the Stylo 6 firmware from the below link –

LG Stylo 6 stuck on boot screen/firmware update

4. Where is the Back/Home button on LG Stylo 6?

LG Stylo 6 uses Gestures for navigation. To go back, to get to the home screen or to view the running apps we need to use gestures.

To go back to a previous page you need to swipe in the screen from the right or left edge.

You can also restore the back button if you don’t like gestures. Learn the procedure using the below article –

LG Stylo 6 How to go back / How to get to home screen

5. LG Stylo 6 Amber Alert/Emergency Alerts – How to turn off

The emergency alerts can be quite annoying. There is an easy way to turn them off. Learn how to turn off Amber alert and other emergency alerts on the Stylo 6 –

6. LG Stylo 6 Disable Google assistant button

The additional dedicated Google assistant button can be annoying for some. It can lead to accidental presses.

If you wish you can disable it as follows –

7. LG Stylo 6 move apps to SD card

The internal storage space is increased from 32GB to 64GB on the Stylo 6, as compared to its predecessor Stylo 5. However, the minimum storage space should be 128GB as per today’s standards

A lot of space is consumed by the system memory and the actual available space gets reduced. Moreover, the apps and games occupy the internal storage space so an SD card cannot be of much help.

To cater to this issue, we can move apps to the SD card by partitioning it as internal storage. This feature is known as Adoptable storage.  You can learn the detailed procedure as follows –

How to move apps to SD card on LG Stylo 6


8. LG Stylo 6 locked out / lock screen bypass

Are you locked out on your Stylo 6 due to a forgotten PIN, Pattern, or Password? Don’t worry in a few minutes you’ll be able to use your phone once again.

Learn how to bypass LG Stylo 6 lock screen as follows –

How to bypass screen lock on LG Stylo 6

9. Remove Google account from LG Stylo 6

When you reset your Stylo 6 via Recovery Mode, you need to verify with the previously synced Google account.

If you don’t remember the Google account credentials, then follow the latest 2021 hack to bypass the Google lock on Stylo 6 without a computer –

How to bypass Google FRP lock on LG Stylo 6

10. How to close running apps on LG Stylo 6

In the Gestures mode, we need to swipe up and hold the screen to view the running apps. To close any recent app you can throw the app tile in the upward direction. You can also tap “Clear all” to close all the app at once.

If you don’t like gestures, you can restore the square home touch button. Learn the detailed procedure as per the below article & video –

LG Stylo 6 how to close apps

11. How to clear cache/wipe cache partition on LG Stylo 6

The cache keeps accumulating over a period of time. It eats up the precious internal storage space and slows down the phone.

Let’s see how to wipe the cache partition on the Stylo 6 –

12. LG Stylo 6 not turning on

If your Stylo is not turning on, there can be a multitude of reasons. First of all, you need to make sure that the phone is on or off. It’s possible that the phone is on but the screen is black.

If the phone is completely dead, you should try to boot it into recovery mode & download mode. Let’s try to bring back the Stylo 6 to life using the below troubleshooting guide –

LG Stylo 6 not turning on – How to fix

13. How to split screen on LG Stylo 6

You’ll find it difficult to use the Multi Window feature on Stylo 6 when using Gestures for navigation.

You can either change the navigation style to “buttons only” or use the swipe-up gesture to view the recent apps.

Please check out the below article to learn how to do multitasking on Stylo 6 –

LG Stylo 6 Dual Screen – How to enable

14. LG Stylo 6 Frozen/Force Shutdown

Stylo 6 uses a non-removable battery. We cannot pull off the battery to force shut down the phone.

If your Stylo 6 is frozen, you can force restart using the volume down & power buttons. The below video shows the actual procedure –

15. LG Stylo 6 Factory Reset without password

If you’re locked out on your Stylo 6 and don’t remember the screen lock password, you need to reset the phone via Recovery mode.

Learn how to put your Stylo 6 into recovery mode when locked out –

16. LG Stylo 6 Keyboard Issues

If the keyboard on your Stylo 6 doesn’t show up, you can either clear the LG Keyboard app data or switch to a different keyboard.

The below article covers all the known keyboard issues on Stylo 6 –


LG Stylo 6 Keyboard Issues

17. How to do Gesture control on LG Stylo 6

Once you get used to the Gestures on Stylo 6, you would prefer it over the navigation bar with home touch buttons.

Learn how to use Gestures on the Stylo 6 –

LG Stylo 6 Gestures – How to use

18. How to find hidden apps on LG Stylo 6

You can hide/unhide apps, photos, videos, and other files on the Stylo 6. Learn how to do that –

How to find hidden apps on LG Stylo 6

19. How to mirror LG Stylo 6 to TV

I couldn’t find the Screen sharing option anywhere on the Stylo 6. Still, there is a workaround to mirror the Stylo 6 screen to the TV with & without Chromecast. Let’s see how to do this –

LG Stylo 6 Screen Mirroring without Chromecast

20. How to unlock LG Stylo 6 for any carrier

I unlocked my LG Stylo 6 for free. You can also follow the same procedure and use it with any GSM carrier worldwide.

Check the below article to learn the procedure –

How to unlock LG Stylo 6 for free


21. LG Stylo 6 Lagging / Running Slow

LG Stylo 6 looks like a flagship device, but it uses an underpowered entry-level Mediatek processor. With a few tweaks, you can speed up your Stylo 6 –

22. LG Stylo 6 Change language / Language Settings

Have you accidentally changed your Stylo 6 system language? It can be quite annoying. We find it difficult to follow the correct path to restore the default language.

Reach the Language settings page using the below video –

23. How do I turn on the notification light on my LG Stylo 6

Does the LG Stylo 6 have a LED notification light? Unfortunately, No? This is the height of cost-cutting. The alternate notification light is in the form of a Flash Alert.

Learn how to enable flash alerts on the Stylo 6 –

24 . LG Stylo 6 Hide Notch / New Second Screen

The notch can be annoying for a few users. You can hide it if you don’t like it –

25. How to reset network settings on LG Stylo 6

By doing a network settings reset you can fix various network-related issues including the Wifi & Bluetooth problems.

Let’s reset the network settings on the Stylo 6 –

26. LG Stylo 6 turn off talkback, data saver, safe mode


Check out the below videos to learn how to turn off talkback, keyboard vibration, data saver, Google assistant button, Safe Mode, etc on the Stylo 6 –

27. Not downloading apps / Where are my Downloads

The old LG File manager with a Yellow icon is missing on the Stylo 6. You can find the downloaded files in the Storage folder or in the Google “Files” app.

Let’s find out the exact location of the File Manager and the Downloads folder on the Stylo 6 –


What problems you are facing with your LG Stylo 6? Share them via the comment section below.


16 thoughts on “LG Stylo 6 Problems/known issues & Troubleshooting

  1. OMG! I CAME HERE IN HOPES TO FIND A SOLUTION BUT BY JUST READING THE OTHER COMMENTS I CAN SEE THAT I AM CLEARLY NOT THE ONLY ONE HAVING THIS PROBLEM!!! My stylo 6 is ghost typing constant dropdown no matter where im touchingthe screeen Its a miracle im even able to type this .Imso close tooo thrrowimgg it on the floor and just cutting my losses . ive had every single lgstylo and loved them all. Never any problems. And now im hearing lg stopped making phones and its a software problem.!!! Wtf this is some BS. There SHOULD be a class action lawsuit. By the looks of itthere aare alot of people with this problem and many like myself dont have a few hundred to go and buy another phone

    • OMFG so glad to see others are freaking with the same crap. I love LG Stylo phones and to have so many issues with it lately makes me want to scream. I am stuck with this crap till tax time, single mom on disability can’t afford to replace them now. A class action lawsuit would be nice bc this crap it some BS. Oh it took me 15 minutes to type this 🤬🤬🤬🤬

  2. I am having the same issues as many above are having. My navigation bar constantly pulls down when I am trying to type or tap anything , having ghost touch issues, stuff opening without me even tapping on it etc. I am beyond frustrated with this phone, I never had these issues with my previous Stylos and it has gotten so bad to the point that during messaging or texting my phone will act up so bad I have to use only the voice typing option. I honestly feel LG owes its customers some sort of help in either fixing this issue at their expense or giving us all new phones that we can actually use as intended. I have done a restart, factory reset, I keep my screen clean and I even wipe it with my screen cloth after each time it is touched. I never knew a phone could be SO Frustrating!!!

  3. I’m having a weird problem on YouTube where I get two videos cut in half playing at the same time. I’ll try to play a video and it only shows on half the screen and the other half will show half of a video that was either above that video or below it or it will have half of a YouTube commercial playing on the video I want to watch. it’s weird

  4. I am having the same issues as everyone else….phone freezing, keyboard locks or repeats letter, screen enlarges by its self. I am constantly having to close down apps, texts, emails, etc. and starting over. This is extremely annoying especially when I am using my GPS and the screen enlarges without me touching it all.
    The phone could be on the counter and will starting changing screens as though it were haunted. Very strange.

  5. my boyfriend and i each have a stylo 6 and we are also have the same screen issues his for a couple of months and mine just started about a week and a half ago this is sooo frusterating ugh.

  6. I’m having the same issue as Sarah. I can be doing one thing like scrolling my apps and the navigation bar comes down. Also if I try to type something in the search bar it doesn’t type just one letter, like I can press t and ttt types in when i only hit it once. Sometimes when I’m texting it doesn’t respond. I’m guessing that it’s something to do with the touch screen and with no way to recalibrate it, I feel there is no fix for it.

  7. I am also having the same problem as Sarah. My phone is having the same issues and I have restarted it so many times I have lost count its really frustrating. I also can’t trade my phone so is there any solution to fixing this issue?

  8. I’ve also had the same problem. Mine started after the last update. Even when I use the keyboard the the screen changes and a black curtain shoots down from the top. Sometimes I press t and a different letter pops up or the phone wants to change keyboard layout. Very annoying

  9. I have been experiencing an issue similar to Sarah above. This has been incredibly frustrating. Fortunately I am a gamer. One of my games let me see what is happening visually during that glitch. The game displays every tap onscreen as a short lived little orange block that only lasts for about half a second. What I witnessed was that at some points, taps would repeat 3-5 times in rapid succession, other times, when I would tap the screen at one location, my tap would be replicated at random in various spots across the screen, causing windows to open or close or buttons to press without my intent. Finally, I would at times notice ghost touches all across the screen even when I would not even be touching the screen. Sometimes these ghost touches would be scattered and slow (20-50 touches per second), and other times, the would be highly clustered, and or occuring at a very high rate (250-1000 touches per second). I know this to be a hardware issue, because it is inconsistent, it is not program specific, meaning it occurs regardless of what app I am using or in, even in the settings page. It sometimes goes away for days at a time, and other times it is almost constant. Putting device on standby and immediately returning to activity sometimes fixes this, short term, (minutes at best), even full shut down and restart does not stop issue for long. I have cleared cache, cleaned up memory, viruscanned, checked for known malware, clean….i also regularly clean my screen with a dry microfiber cloth, so its not grease or oil or a defect caused by screen cleaners….

    Please define this problem, and fix it.

  10. My Lg Stylo 6 is having a weird problem. It will be fine for a moment and then certain things would happen on its own. I can be swiping and then the navigation or the search bar (when you drag down from the top of the screen) goes down on its own. I am not doing it. And it does that a few times then shuts off then turns on again. Its also slow. I tried deleting apps, getting more space on my phone. I reset my phone about 3 times and its still doing the same thing. I checked to see if there was a virus with multiple different malware apps and they detected nothing. And since LG has discontinued, my carrier doesnt sell them any longer. I cant trade it out. Someone please help.

  11. I bought my Stylo 6 in February and I started having issues in June. My phone freezes or glitches all the time. I have done the “volume down and power off” at least 4 times a day since then (we are now at the end of July). It is beyond annoying. I have even uninstalled certain apps I thought could possibly be causing this but it is still doing it. Not sure what else to do. I don’t want to do a factory reset either.

  12. I have a Static Screen on my Stylo 6. How do I fix this? I did a forced restart but still static… Is there anything I can do?

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