LG K51 How to screenshot, close apps, go back, unlock, open

The common LG K51 queries are How to screenshot, how to close apps, unlock, factory reset, root, block calls, insert sim card/sd card, move apps to SD card, turn on, turn off, bypass google account, etc.

Let’s try to find out answers to all the LG K51 how to queries in this post –

1. How to Screenshot on LG K51

There are 3 ways to capture a screenshot on LG K51.

  • The easiest method is using the volume down and power button simultaneously.
  • We can also take a screenshot using the quick access icon in the navigation panel
  • The 3rd method is using the home touch button shortcut.

Let’s see how to do this with the help of the below article and video –

How to screenshot on LG K51

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LG K51 keyboard issues & settings – dissappeared, vibration, small in size

Are you happy with the default LG Keyboard on your K51? Does it feel small in size? Do you wish to turn off the keyboard vibration? Does it keep disappearing every now and then?

Let’s check out the K51 keyboard settings in great detail and fix the common K51 keyboard issues.

We are also going to learn how to enable Gif & Floating keyboard on K51. So, let’s move ahead without wasting any time –

LG K51 Keyboard Issues / How to fix keyboard on LG K51

LG K51 Keyboard disappeared/no keyboard/ not working/ not showing up / won’t pop up

Troubleshooting Step 1: Soft Reset

If the keyboard has disappeared on your K51, the basic troubleshooting step is to restart the phone.

Long-Press the power button on the right and select “Power off and restart” as shown above.

Check if the keyboard shows up after the soft reset.

Troubleshooting Step 2: Clear the LG Keyboard App Data

If the soft rested failed to restore your K51 keyboard, let’s clear the app data.

To clear the app data, we need to open the Settings app.

In Settings, select “Apps”.

Choose the first option i.e. “App Info”.

We are now on the App Info page.

Hit the “3 dots icon” at the top-right and select “Show system” as visible in the below screenshot.

Now, scroll down and select “LG Keyboard”.

Go to “Storage” and tap “Clear data”.

Tap “OK” to confirm.

Now, once again open the Browser or Notes app to check if the keyboard has started working.

Troubleshooting Step 3: Change the Keyboard

If the keyboard is still not accessible, let’s change the default keyboard.

Open the Settings app and select “System”.

Now Go to “Language & keyboard” > “Manage keyboards”.

On the “Manage keyboards” page, turn on “Gboard”.

Now, hit the “Default Keyboard” option.

Change the default keyboard from “LG Keyboard” to “Gboard”.

Open the Chrome browser and use the new Google Keyboard i.e. Gboard.

LG K51 Keyboard Vibration – How to turn off/on

 

The keyboard vibration can be annoying for some users. We can turn it off quite easily.

Open the chrome browser and tap the search bar to pull out the keyboard.

Hit the “Settings icon” located at the top row of the keyboard.

We are now on the LG Keyboard page.

Select “Additional settings” on the LG Keyboard page.

The “Vibrate on keypress” option is turned on. Toggle it off to turn off the keyboard vibration.

 

We have successfully turned off the keyboard vibration on LG K51.

 

LG K51 Keyboard Small – How to change keyboard size

 

If you feel the default K51 keyboard size is small, you can increase the keyboard size.

Open the Browser or a notes app to bring out the keyboard.

Choose the “Settings icon” on the Keyboard, as marked in the above screenshot.

 

This brings us to the LG Keyboard settings page.

Go to “Keyboard height and layout” > “Keyboard height”.

Drag the bar in an upward direction to increase the keyboard size.

Drag down the bar to reduce the keyboard size.

Tap the reset button on the top-right corner to restore the default keyboard size.

LG K51 Keyboard Settings

How to Change Keyboard on LG K51

 

To change the keyboard, we need to open it first.

Use a notes app or browser to bring out the keyboard.

Tap the “keyboard icon” at the bottom-right of the screen.

A “Default keyboard” page shows up on the screen. Select “Settings” to reach the “Manage keyboard” page.

Toggle on “Gboard” as shown above.

Now, that you’ve turned on Gboard, select “Default keyboard”.

Change the Default keyboard from “LG Keyboard” to “Gboard”.

Once again open the chrome browser and check out the new keyboard. We have successfully changed the keyboard from LG to Gboard.

LG K51 Gif Keyboard / Does LG K51 have Gif Keyboard?

The default LG keyboard doesn’t offer the GIF feature. To use Gifs we need to change the keyboard.

Open the keyboard via Browser or notes app.

Now that the keyboard is open, hit the “keyboard icon” at the bottom-right corner.

 

A Default keyboard pop-up is visible on the screen. Select “Settings”.

We are now on the “Manage keyboards” page.

Turn on “Gboard” as shown above.

Choose “Default keyboard” and change it from “LG Keyboard” to “Gboard”.

Now Gboard is the default keyboard.

Open the chrome browser and hit the search bar to bring out the keyboard.

Tap the “Emoji icon” as marked in the above screenshot.

 

Select the “GIF” tab and choose the desired animation as per your need.

 

LG K51 Floating Keyboard

Both LG keyboard and Gboard offer floating keyboards.

Hit the “Floating keyboard” icon on your default K51 keyboard as marked in the above screenshot.

As the name suggests, we can float this keyboard and change its position as per convenience.

Again hit the floating keyboard icon to restore the fixed keyboard.

If you’re using Gboard then tap the “3 dots icon” and then select “Floating”. You can refer to the above screenshots.

Use the button at the bottom of the keyboard to change its position. I’ve marked it in the above screenshot.

To turn off the Floating keyboard, hit the 3 dots menu icon and tap “Floating”.

LG K51 Autocorrect Settings

 

 

By default, the autocorrection is turned off on LG K51.

We can change the autocorrect settings quite easily.

Pull out the K51 keyboard and click the “Settings icon” on the top row of the keyboard.

 

We have landed on the LG Keyboard page.

Select “Auto-correction” as visible in the above screenshot.

Right now it’s turned off.

We have got 3 options – Off, Mild & Aggressive. You may opt for the Mild setting.

LG K51 Keyboard Theme

 

By default, the K51 keyboard uses a light theme.

A Dark theme feels good in low light conditions.

We have to follow the same path as before.

Bring out the keyboard and tap the “Settings icon”.

 

Select the 2nd last option on the LG Keyboard page i.e. “Additional Settings”

The first option on this page is “Keyboard theme”.  Click on it.

Change the Keyboard Theme from “Light” to Dark”.

We have successfully changed the K51 keyboard theme to dark.

 

For any queries or feedback, feel free to leave a comment below.

 

 

 

LG K51 Gestures – how to go back, close apps, get to home screen

A few years back the app drawer was removed from most of the LG smartphones following the footsteps of iOS on iPhone. This time once again the gestures mode is made the default mode of navigation just like an iPhone.

On K51, there is no back button, home button, and the recent apps button. This feels quite annoying at the beginning. I was missing the back button the most. However, once we get used to the Gestures, it makes navigation easier than the home touch buttons.

If you wish, you can restore the old style of navigation. Follow the below link to enable the Back, Home, and Overview Buttons on K51 –

LG K51 Back, Home & Recent Apps Buttons – How to enable

Before restoring the home touch buttons, you should give at least one chance to the Gestures mode –

 

LG K51 Gestures – How to go Back

lg k51 how to go back

While in the gestures mode, to go back to the previous page we need to swipe in from the right or left edge of the screen.

You can refer to the above animation.

 

how to go back on lg k51

On my LG K51, I’m on the “Sound” page of the Settings app.

Let’s swipe in from the right of the screen as marked in the above screenshot.

lg k51 back button

This back gesture brings us to the first page of the settings app.

Now, let’s swipe in from the right edge of the screen.

 

lg k51 how to go back

This brings me to the K51 home screen. You can use the back gesture anywhere on the phone. It works flawlessly.

 

LG K51 Gestures – How to Close apps

lg k51 how to close apps

To view the recent background apps, we need to use the swipe up gesture. Swipe up from the bottom edge and hold the screen to view the running apps.

Please refer to the above animation for a better understanding.

lg k51 recent apps

Swipe up and hold the screen until you see the recent app tile.

 

how to close apps on lg k51

The most recent app is the “Settings” app.

To close this app we need to throw the app window in the upward direction.

 

 

 

lg k51 close all apps

The Settings app is closed now. This way we can close a selective app or hit “Clear all” to close all the apps in one go.

 

 

LG K51 Gestures – How to get to Home Screen

lg k51 how to get to home screen

The circular home touch button in the middle brings us to the home screen. The same thing can be done using a swipe up gesture.

You can reach the home screen from anywhere on the phone with a single swipe from the bottom edge of the screen.

 

 

lg k51 home button

I’m using the settings app on my K51. Let’s swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen as marked in the above screenshot.

lg k51 home touch buttons

This swipe up gesture brings me to the K51 Home screen. Remember, if we swipe up and hold it shows the recent apps. However, if we swipe and leave the screen it takes us to the home screen.

 

LG K51 Gestures – How to Switch between running apps

lg k51 switch between apps

The gestures mode offers us an additional functionality that’s missing in the regular mode of navigation. We can switch between the recent apps.

We need to swipe along the horizontal bar at the bottom edge of the screen to switch between the running apps. The swipe can be in the left or right direction as shown above.

 

 

switch between recent apps on lg k51

We need to use the horizontal bar at the bottom edge as shown above.

lg k51 switch between running apps

Let’s swipe in the right direction.

lg k51 open tabs

The most recent app is the “Settings” app. I’m switching from the “Settings” page to the “Wallpaper and theme” page by swiping in the right direction along the bottom edge of the screen.

 

lg k51 background apps

We can also swipe in the left direction to shift to another app from the “Wallpaper and theme” page.

Do you like the Gestures mode on K51? Do you prefer it over the navigation bar with Home touch buttons?

Please share your views in the comment section below.

 

For a better understanding, you can also refer to the below video –