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LG V10™: Let's Get Started!

Congratulations on your new LG V10! How's it feel to own the next generation of smartphone technology in the palm of your hand? From phone basics to exploring Android Lollipop 5.1, there are plenty of amazing capabilities just waiting to be unleashed. Here, we've put together some helpful tips to get you started.

 

Get the Basics

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KNOCK, KNOCK

A Knock Code™ lets you wake up the screen with your own unique pattern. If the incorrect code is entered too many times, you'll need to log in to your Google Account or use a backup PIN.

HOW TO SET UP KNOCK CODE:
  1. Tap    >    >  Settings  
  2. From the DISPLAY section, tap Lock screen.
  3. Tap Select screen lock and tap Knock Code.
  4. Use the 2x2 grid to create a sequence of knocks (or taps) to set your Knock Code.

Note: You have to create a backup PIN as a safety measure in case you forget your unlock sequence.

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Connectivity Made Easy

Find Wi-Fi in a jiffy.

CONNECTING TO WI-FI NETWORKS
  1. From the Home screen, tap    >  Apps tab (if necessary)  >    >  Networks tab  >  Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap    to turn Wi-Fi on and start scanning for available Wi-Fi networks.
  3. Tap a network to connect to it.
    – If the network is secured with a lock icon, you will need to enter a security key or password.
PAIRING YOUR PHONE WITH ANOTHER BLUETOOTH® DEVICE
  1. From the Home screen, tap    >  Apps tab (if necessary)  >    >  Networks tab  >  Bluetooth.
  2. Tap    to turn Bluetooth on.
  3. Tap Search for devices to view the visible devices in range.
  4. Choose the device you want to pair with from the list and follow any subsequent instructions to complete pairing. Once the pairing is successful, your phone connects to the other device.

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Share the Love

Smart Share® allows you to receive multimedia from other LG phones and tablets.

GIVING
  1. From the Home screen, tap    >  Apps tab (if necessary)  >    >  Networks tab  >  Bluetooth®.
  2. Tap    to turn Bluetooth on.
  3. Tap Search for devices to view the visible devices in range.
  4. Choose the device you want to pair with from the list and follow any subsequent instructions to complete pairing. Once the pairing is successful, your phone connects to the other device.
RECEIVING
  1. While viewing the content you want to share, tap    or    >  Smart Share®.
  2. Tap Play or Beam in the pop-up that is displayed.
    Play: You can stream your content via a TV, Bluetooth speaker, etc.
    Beam: You can send your content to Bluetooth devices or via SmartShare Beam* to supported LG phones or tablets.
    *SmartShare Beam quickly transfers multimedia contents through Wi-Fi Direct.
  3. Tap the device you want to share from the list.
    – If the device is not displayed on the list, make sure that Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, or Bluetooth is turned on. Then tap Rescan.
  4. Tap Send to share the files.

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TRANSFER IN A FLASH

The LG V10 has the capacity to hold some pretty big files, some of which aren't conducive for sending over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth® (e.g. raw camera files).

Instead, copy and move data between your phone and computer using either a USB cable or the MicroSD card.

USING A USB CABLE

FOR PC:

  1. Connect your device to a PC using the USB cable that came with your phone.
  2. Open the Notifications panel and select Media device (MTP).
  3. A window will pop up on your PC, allowing you to transfer the desired data.

NOTE: The LG Android Platform Driver is required to be installed on your PC to be able to detect the phone.

FOR MAC:

  1. Download and install the Android File Transfer program from the android.com website for Mac Users.
  2. Connect your phone to your computer, and double click the AFT (Android File Transfer program) application to start it up.
  3. You can now view the media content as well as drag and drop from the phone to your desktop.
USING A MICROSD CARD
  1. Pry the notch on the bottom right side of the device to remove the back of the phone.
  2. Slide the MicroSD card out with your finger.

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YOUR FIRST TASTE OF LOLLIPOP™

Experience the latest and most robust version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Google, and get more excited than a kid in a candy shop.

LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF TOUCH
 

Tap
Press your finger to a single item to select an object.

 

Drag
Press and hold your finger to a single item and move it to a desired position.

 

Swipe
Quickly press and drag your finger across the surface of the screen.

 

Pinch-to-Zoom
Use your index finger and thumb in a pinching or spreading motion to zoom in or out viewing Internet browsers, maps, or photos.

 

Rotate the Screen
For many apps and menus, the screen orientation adjusts to the phone's physical orientation.

FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH HOME BASE.


This is the command center for all your goodies. Add items like app shortcuts and Google widgets to give you instant access to the info you want most.

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SMARTPHONE WITH SMART FEATURES

Smart Notice analyzes the time, schedule, status of phone, and more to display the information you need at a glance on your home screen like your own personal assistant.

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EASY, EFFICIENT SHORTCUTS

Here are some LG V10 tricks to save you some time.

Smart Cleaning

To keep your phone running smoothly, this feature gives you notifications on infrequently used apps that slow up your processor. You won't need to dig around to control your clutter.

QSlide Function

From any screen, use the Notifications panel to access the Calendar, Calculator, and more. Touch and slide the Status bar downward and tap QSlide, and start experimenting.

Dual Window

Multitaskers rejoice! This feature allows you to split your screen in two and use different applications at once.

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SECOND SCREEN, SECOND NATURE

The Second Screen is the strip at the top of your display and functions independently, showing notifications and more in a low-profile, streamlined, and easy-to-access interface.

To get started:

Tap    >    >    > Display Tab > Second Screen

You can customize the Second Screen for quick access to info you want when the main screen is on.

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MULTI-VIEW FOR MANY FACES

Create a photo or video collage with the rear camera and dual front cameras.

From the home screen, tap    > AUTO >    > Multi-view

Now take a picture or record a video to automatically capture your images in a row. The numbers in the center circle highlight in order as each view is captured.

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Overall LG V10 safety and legal topics can be found here.