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How to turn off Smart Bulletin on the LG G4

Smart Bulletin puts your appointments, step count, and your TV remote just a simple swipe away, but maybe you use Google Fit instead of LG Health. Maybe you use Spotify, not LG's Music app. Maybe QRemote doesn't work with your Insignia television. Whatever the case may be, Smart Bulletin isn't as smart as you'd like, and you'd like it to stop taking up space on your LG G4's homescreen.

Here's how to make it go away.

Two ways to shut Smart Bulletin up.

Swipe over to Smart Bulletin and tap the settings gear. You'll see the Smart Bulletin sections below for you to de-select and re-order, and in the top corner will be a toggle to turn Smart Bulletin off completely. Simply slide it from on to off and head back to the home screen, where you'll see the homescreen, but no little G in your page scroll indicator.

You can also turn Smart Bulletin off — or back on, if you start to miss it — in Settings. Under Device you'll tap Home screen, where you'll see Smart Bulletin. You can slide the toggle as desired without having to enter the Smart Bulletin settings. You may notice that Smart Bulletin will not show up using any launcher besides the stock Home launcher, but you may still want to head into Settings and disable it anyway.

Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.

10 Comments
  • Yup...I turned it off already just to see how everything works without it. Posted with my awesome LG g4
  • What kind of screen on time are you getting with your awesome g4? Posted via the Android Central App
  • About 4-5 hours right now but it will take a few weeks to see it settled down completely. Posted with my awesome LG g4
  • Yeah 4-5hours is standard, i even reach 7hours of sot when i keep my brightnest below 10% Posted via the Android Central App
  • My G4 seems to be offering about 20% more life than my G3. This is based on my 100% completely unscientific 'fiddle test' which is based on my constantly fiddling with my phone all day (Facebook, intensive toilet chatting, news feeds, occasional you tubing, 1.5 hours running/cycling with GP on, and randomly flicking through my home-screens when i don't know what else to do with my hands). Battery lasts from 7am - 8pm comfortably.
  • I think you can also turn it off if you pinch zoom out on the home screen to add/remove screens
  • Nope. You drag it to the trash can and it just re-appears. Gotta turn it off in the settings. Or use another launcher.
  • I don't think I would categorize it as LG's answer to Blinkfeed. They really bring two different experiences. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol... Same as my magazine, same as blinkfeed Sent via carrier duck. They were out of pigeons
  • I checked it out and shut it off first day. Just not of use to me. Love the phone though regardless. Posted via the Android Central App