The Always-on display on the LG G5 is different from how it was on the LG V10 because here, you see this as a part of the main display itself. It is a section that shows a bit of information including the date and time, and the icons of apps whose notifications are pending to check.
The good thing about the Always-on display is that it is always active and on low brightness, it shows up all this useful stuff and you don’t have to activate the display to check the same. For example, you wanted to see if you missed any call and other notifications don’t matter, you can see whether there is a missed call, right on the Always-on display.
What do you see apart from the notification icons? The time is shown on one line, and below that is the day and date info.
You can choose to change the first line, i.e. you can choose either to show Time or to show a Signature where you can have your custom text. The number of characters is limited, but at least, you can try to have something creative written there.
To change the things on Always-on display, go to Settings > Display > Basic, and here, tap on Always-on display to get into its settings.
Turning Always-on Display On / Off
At the same setting given above, you can see a toggle just beside to the name, which has to be tapped to change the setting and activate or deactivate it. LG claims that about 0.8% of the phone’s battery is used by the Always-on display and if you feel that it is not necessary, you can turn it off.
Now, to change the Signature, get into the Always-on display settings and tap on “Set what to show” and then select one of the two – Time, or Signature. Choosing the second will let you have a custom text.
Now, once you have selected Signature, go back to the previous page where you have an option “Set Signature”. The good thing here is that you have a few fonts to choose from, to match your preference.
Even LG in its help guide says that if you want to save battery, you need to turn this feature off, but then, for those who don’t use their smartphone a lot and would want a quick summary of notifications, the Always-on feature is quite helpful.