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How to turn off the weather animation on the LG G4 lock screen

Maybe the rain animation on your phone just reminds you that you can't go for that jog or force the kids to go outside to play and give you five minutes of peace. Maybe you think it's a waste of memory and processor power. Maybe it just looks weird with your wallpaper. Whatever the case may be, you don't need an animation on your LG G4's lock screen pretending your phone's in a shower.

Here's how to get rid of it.

It's not raining, and I don't need it to start.

To turn off this frivolous lock screen setting we'll head into Settings. In the Device section, you'll tap Lock screen. Under Customize, there's a toggle titled Weather animation. You'll slide the toggle to off. This setting uses your current location, just as the Smart Settings do, and while those actually do things like turn on or off radios to save you power, this just puts fake raindrops on your screen while you're just trying to get into your phone.

We're all for our phone matching our lives ... we just don't need it matching the gloomy weather outside. Give us some lightning animations and we'll talk.

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.

26 Comments
  • Can you do a tutorial on how to touch the screen properly? Like, do you use your fingers, or elbows, or do
    you just bash the screen into your face over and over until it does what you want it to? I'm so lost.... How do you even pick up the phone off of a table?!? Life is hard. :'( Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm just messing around people.... Don't get too angry with me....all in good fun. I know Ara is assigned these, and they help the new comers. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Understood and agreed, but man, so many articles popping up in the widget lately that are just so... rudimentary. Ironic that Ara covers stuff like 'how to unlock your new x phone' as well as tasker instruction articles. Wait, whatever happened to those tasker articles? So much more to explore in Tasker Ara!!!!!!!! Let's do this!!
  • These articles are helpful for many, some people aren't as smart as you. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not trying to come across like that, lets just put all the unique hacks and button click articles for a single phone all in one article and not string each nugget of fun for days and days creating dozens of tid-bit articles. Maybe it goes deeper though, more articles=more page hits=more revenue=Ara eating. All I'm saying is I'm agreeing with the first guy that some of these articles are getting out of hand and too frequent.
  • I hear you, it just doesn't bother me. Web sites have to make money and this is how you do it. There just seems to be a lot of complaining lately and I am on the side of making a buck, paying the bills. If it has to be done this way, so be it. Better things to worry about than a minor inconvenience. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It takes time to accept, adopt and practice. By throttling information, you don't overload and have higher odds.
  • This is mainly just to get those google search hits over the next year. It brings traffic to the site, so we can continue to have the real technical articles that may not bring in the google traffic as much.
  • Just get a Nexus and be done with the nuttiness LoL Posted via the Android Central App
  • This cracked me. Totally get your point. Sometimes I wonder if it isn't just to keep the G4 on the front page as a form of advertising. Would be understandable, these sites have bills to pay.
  • Soooo....when will this beauty be coming to AT&T? Posted via Android Central App
  • Came to att last week i believe
  • Already has. It's what I'm using to type my response. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Good for beginners, thx
    ☺ Posted via the Android Central App
  • the only way the weather animations stay accurate on my g3 is if i open the native weather app and manually refresh it, other wise it will have a rain animation for days even though the sun has now come out, can anyone confirm if its better on the g4? or at least updates automatically at a decent interval? Posted via the Android Central App
  • What happened to all the people who complained when the S6 was released and AC wrote a lot of articles about it? News flash people when popular new devices are released they will write a lot of articles on it as they should. If you don't like it there are a ton of other Android sites to go to. Posted Via The AT&T Note 4
  • Exactly Exactly Exactly Posted via the Android Central App
  • In other note it's amazing how ads on A.C. slow totally down the browser experience even in with the flagship LG G4. Shame
  • No way. Weather animations are way too cool to OFF Posted via LG H815
  • +1
  • Ditto... I wanted to say that.
  • Damn it! I thought my screen protector was defective!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • "Give us some lightning animations and we'll talk." There ARE lightning animations! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Tip: Holding the square recent application open setting menu....cool
  • Hi, I purchased the G 4 mobile ,the biggest problem is battery consume lot even if background applications are not running also. kitkat version is very nice battery performance is very intelligent but in lollipop not fair kindly i request please take care of this and one more issue heating , i love Lg as customer kindly i request please check those issues and resolve as soon as possible other wise this model will get affect please......! even in options are not usefrinedly while selecting the ringtone also not user friendly in kitkat its fine, please make changes
  • It does have lightning animations and it looks cool.