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LG G2 D800 LOCK SCREEN BASICS

Operation Cell Phones Last Updated 09/02/2015
LG G2 D800 LOCK SCREEN BASICS

Your phone automatically uses a default Lock Screen to simply prevent unintentional function activation. You can choose to secure your phone so that only you can unlock it to make calls, access your data, buy applications, and so on. For added security to guard against unauthorized use, you can set a requirement (such as face unlock, pattern, PIN, or password) that will need to be entered to unlock it. You can also set no lock screen at all.


Follow these steps to set an unlock sequence for the first time or after you disable a previously set unlock sequence.

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps  > Settings  > Display tab  > Lock screen

  2. Tap Select screen lock.

  3. Tap None, Swipe, Face Unlock, Pattern, PIN or Password.

  • None: No lock screen is enabled so the screen will never be locked from use.

  • Swipe: A swipe motion in any direction on the touchscreen will unlock the screen.

  • Face Unlock: Unlocks the screen using face recognition. Keep in mind that Face unlock is less secure than a pattern, PIN or password because it uses generalized shape and dimensions to verify your face.

  • Pattern: Unlocks the screen using a pattern you draw with your finger. The first time you set an unlock pattern, you will see a tutorial with instructions on how to create it. Read the tutorial and tap the Next button. Draw your pattern (connect at least 4 dots) and tap the Continue button. Then re-draw your pattern and tap the Confirm button.

Note: Follow the on-screen instructions to create a backup PIN number in case you forget your pattern.

  • PIN: Unlocks the screen with a number sequence. Enter a PIN (at least 4 digits) and tap the Continue button. Re-enter your PIN and tap the OK button to confirm it.

  • Password: Unlocks the screen with an alphanumeric sequence. Enter a password (at least 4 characters) and tap the Continue button. Re-enter your password and tap the OK button to confirm it.

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps  > Settings  > Display tab  > Lock screen

  2. Tap Select screen lock.

  3. Enter your current unlock sequence.

  4. Tap None, Swipe, Face Unlock, Pattern, PIN or Password.

  5. Follow the prompts to continue changing your lock sequence.

If you have a Google account added to you device, after five incorrect attempts with a respective lock code you can unlock using the following method:

Forgot Pattern?

  1. Tap the Forgot Pattern? button on the bottom right of your screen.

  2. Enter the Google account Username (email) and Password. Tap Sign in.

    OR

    Enter the backup PIN (if created) and tap OK.

Forgot PIN?

  1. Tap the Forgot PIN? button on the bottom right of your screen.

  2. Enter the Google account Username (email) and Password. Tap Sign in.

Forgot Password?

  1. Tap the Forgot Password? button on the bottom right of your screen.

  2. Enter the Google account Username (email) and Password. Tap Sign in.

Note: If you do not select a lock screen, your device will default to the Swipe lock screen.

If you do not have a Google account added to your device, you will need to perform a factory reset.

Caution: A factory reset will delete all user applications and user data not backed up. To learn how to backup your user data, click here.

To perform a factory reset:

  1. Turn the power off.
  2. Press and hold the following keys at the same time: Volume Down key + Power/Lock key.
  3. Release the Power/Lock key when the LG logo is displayed, then immediately press and hold the Power/Lock key again.
  4. Release all keys when the Factory hard reset screen is displayed.
  5. Press the Volume key up or down, highlight Yes and press the Power/Lock key to continue. To cancel select No (Exit) and press Power/Lock key.
  6. Press the Volume key up or down, highlight Yes and press the Power/Lock key to confirm. Once confirmed the device will restart and factory data reset will be performed.

The Lock timer setting automatically enables the lock screen after a period of time from when the screen darkens due to inactivity.

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps  > Settings  > Display tab  > Lock screen

  2. Tap Lock timer and select an option. Your screen will now automatically lock after the period you selected.

  3. Checkmark  Power button instantly locks box to instantly lock the screen by pressing the Power/Lock key.

Note: Requires an enabled security lock.

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