Verizon LG V20 Software Update Tracker: VS99520d – August 2020

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LG has a bunch of devices under its belly that will be launched in the coming future. The LG T-shaped is making rounds of the internet for all the good new innovative designs while the company recently launched the LG Q92 5G mid-range Snapdragon 765G powered smartphone in South Korea. Though there is no news to confirm that LG will bring the device to the global market or not. One area where the company has always been lagging is software updates. In this post, we will give you a detailed software update tracker for the Verizon LG V20.

Just like the OEM, carrier models of the LG V20 have been pretty inconsistent is picking up the latest updates. Thankfully, some new updates are available for the Verizon LG V20 which you can now download on your phone via OTA. Moreover, this post will be continuously updated whenever a new update pops-up for the Verizon LG V20 smartphone. So, with that being said, let us take a look at the article itself:

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LG V20 – Device Specifications

The South Korean OEM LG, launched the LG V20 back in 2016. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor which was the then-latest chipset for flagships. It is coupled with 4GB of RAM and offers 32/64GB of onboard storage options. There is a dedicated microSD card slot for further expansion of the storage.

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verizon lg v20 update tracker

Talking about the display, it comes equipped with a 5.7-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, 16:9 ratio, and 513 PPI. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Innovatively, there is a secondary ticker display at the top of the device’s display which is 160 x 1040 pixels, standing at 2.1 inches. It is good for glancing over your notifications and other in-bound messages.

Coming to the camera department, it sports a dual-camera setup with 16 MP + 8 MP lenses, the latter being the ultra-wide lens. It is capable of recording 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, and offers 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound recording. In the front, you get a 5MP selfie shooter via which you can record 1080p@30fps.

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Under the hood, the device is juiced by a 3200 mAh battery which supports Fast charging 18W, Quick Charge 3.0, and USB Power Delivery 2.0. The fingerprint is rear-mounted and its camera with Android 7.0 Nougat and now finally rests at Android 9 Pie.

Software Update Tracker

Here is the complete update tracker for the Verizon LG V20 smartphone. Note that all the latest updates will be added to the bottom of this table. So, it is advised that you check back often to keep yourself updated with the latest update available for the device.

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Software Version Changelog
VS99511A
  • Performance enhancements
  • Removal of Amazon Shopping App
  • General maintenance
VS99512A
  • Android security update
  • General maintenance
VS99513A
  • Android security update
  • General maintenance
VS99519A
  • AppFlash added
  • RTCP timer
  • Android Secrurity Update (2017-12-01)
  • Preloaded improved LG apps
    • LGHome : 5.30.16 -> 5.30.33
    • LGinCailUl : 5.30.13.49 -> 5.30.13.52
    • LGEmail: 6.75.12 -> 6.75.32
  • This software update adds AppFlash to your LG G5, along with the latest Android security patches and bug fixes.
    AppFlash connects users to apps and instantly allows users to try an app before installing it. No download required.
  • To enable and use AppFlash:
    • Press and hold an empty space on your Home screen
    • Tap Settings in the bottom right corner
    • Tap Swipe Access
    • Tap AppFlash
    • After enabling AppFlash, it is conveniently located on the side screen. Simply swipe right and you’re ready to go. You can find AppFlash controls in Home
      screen Settings under “Layout”. Tap Left Home screen for more.
    • You’ll see an LTE icon when your video calls are using an LTE network.
VS9951AA
  • Android Security Update (2018-02-01)
VS9951BA
  • Android Security Update (2018-04-01)
VS9951CA
  • Android Security Update (2018-05-01)
VS99520a

Home screen – Icon shape option added

  • Icon masking is available with Oreo. LG provides 4 options for icon shape menu.

Home screen – App shortcuts

  • App shortcut is provided by touch and hold on an app icon from Home screen.
  • All app shortcuts have “Widget” and “App info” icons at the top right corner of the bubble.
  • Each app has customized shortcuts for the app.

Home screen – New notification badge

  • User can dismiss notification badges on an app icon by simply erasing notifications on the notification panel.

Lock screen – Limits use of fingerprint in case of consecutive fails

  • If fingerprint detection fails 20 consecutive times, fingerprint recognition will be disabled in accordance with Google CDD.
  • Once the device is unlocked with a secondary secure lock, the user can resume using fingerprint.

Settings – Settings structure changes

  • The Settings menu has been reorganized and simplified based upon usage. A simple description of each menu is provided for easier access to the desired menu. The menu order changes based on frequency of use.
  • Removed “more” from the bottom of the menu.
  • Expanded “Searching” capability in which characters and character strings in the title, description and app name can be searched. In addition, recently searched words can be displayed and ripple animation applied on the selected item.
  • Provided “Looking for something else?” at the end of the page, which may be used to search within the tab menu.

Settings – Lock screen & security

  • Lock screen settings and Fingerprints & security settings have been unified under Lock screen & security.
  • “Security status” section is now placed at the top of Lock screen & security settings in accordance with Google CDD.

Settings > Display > Font – User preferred font style can be set on one screen

  • Font type, size, and bold text can be set at once

Settings > System > Language & input > Autofill service – Autofill service

  • Saved personal information which will be automatically filled when it is needed.
VS99520b
  • Android Security Update (2018-08-01)
VS99520c  

  • What’s changing:
    • The current software update provides your device with:
    • The most up to date Android security patches (2018-10-01)
    • Performance improvement for apps
VS99520d
  • What’s changing:
    • The current software update provides the most up to date Android security patches on your device. (August 2020)

How To Check For Software Update On Verizon LG V20?

Normally, the updates are rolled over via OTA in batches. Meaning that not always you will pick up the update on the same day it is rolled out. So, in order to manually check for the update, you can follow the steps below to manually check for the software updates on your Verizon LG V20.

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Go to About Phone.
  3. Tap Software Updates.
  4. Then tap on Check for Update.
  5. Finally, tap on Download Now.

If a new update is available, then you can tap on the update notification to download the latest available software update for your Verizon LG V20 smartphone.

Wrap Up!

So, there you have it from my side in this post. I hope you liked this post on the Verizon LG V20 software update tracker. Notably, all the latest updates will be added at the bottom of the update tracker table. So, check back often. In the meantime, for more such awesome coverage, you can head over to our check out our Windows GuidesGaming GuidesSocial Media GuidesiPhone, and Android Guides to read more. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for awesome videos related to Android, iOS, and Gaming.

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