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LG G3 LS990 TETHERING & NETWORKS

Operation Cell Phones Last Updated 08/20/2015
LG G3 LS990 TETHERING & NETWORKS

Tethering & networks allows you to configure mobile networks, tethering, and VPNs (Basic VPN, LG VPN).


You can use your phone to provide a data connection to a computer by activating data tethering and connecting them with a USB cable.

Note: You cannot access your phone's memory on your computer when using USB tethering. Performance may vary depending on the number of devices connected and other factors.

To Setup USB Tethering

  1. Connect your phone to your computer with a USB cable.

  2. From the Home screen, tap Apps  > Settings  > More... > USB tethering.

  3. Tap the USB tethering switch  ON and tap OK to confirm.

Note: Data Tethering requires an appropriate DataPro data plan. Devices connected by tethering use data from your DataPro plan. Plans are not unlimited and significant charges may be incurred if the included data allowance is exceeded. Performance may vary depending on the number of devices connected and other factors.

You can share your phone's data connection with up to eight phones at once by turning your phone into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps   > Settings   > More... > Wi-Fi Hotspot.

  2. Tap the Wi-Fi hotspot switch  to activate the feature.

  3. Enter a password of your choice and tap Save. After a moment, the phone starts broadcasting its Wi-Fi network name (SSID), so you can connect it with up to eight (8) computers or other phones.

To Change Mobile Hotspot Settings:

  1. Tap Wi-Fi Hotspot.

  2. Tap Set up Wi-Fi hotspot.

  3. In the dialogue box that opens, configure the options:

  • Wi-Fi name (SSID) - You can change the SSID, which is the name you will see when scanning for a Wi-Fi network to connect to.
  • Security - Tap the drop down and select from Open, WPA PSK, or WPA2 PSK.
  • Password - The field is visible when a password is required. Enter a password. You will enter this password on any device that connects to your hotspot. Checkmark  Show password to show the password.
  • Max users - Tap drop down and select the number of device connections, up to 8 maximum.
  • Broadcast channel - Checkmark  the channel frequency you want to broadcast in.
  1. Tap Save.

  2. Tap Timeout to select when to turn Wi-Fi hotspot off automatically when not used.

Note: Mobile hotspot requires an appropriate data plan. Devices connected to your Mobile Hotspot use data from your data plan. Plans are not unlimited and significant charges may be incurred if the included data allowance is exceeded. Performance may vary depending on the number of devices connected and other factors. If you do not use a password, others will be able to use your Mobile Hotspot connection.

Bluetooth tethering allows you to connect other devices to your phone via Bluetooth.

To share your connection via Bluetooth tethering:

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps   > Settings   > More... > Bluetooth tethering.

  2. Tap the Bluetooth tethering switch   to turn the function on.

Note: Bluetooth tethering can be activated only when your smartphone is connected to the Sprint network.

You can set whether to enable or disable data access on your phone.

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps   > Settings   > More... > Mobile networks.

  2. Place a checkmark  to enable or tap the name to change setting selection.

  • Data enabled - Select whether to enable or disable data access over your mobile network.
  • 4G settings - Select 4G properties. 
  • Network mode - Select network mode.
  • Connections Optimizer

From your phone, you can add, set up, and manage virtual private networks (VPNs) that allow you to connect and access resources inside a secured local network, such as your corporate network.

Depending on the type of VPN you are using at work, you may be required to enter your login credentials or install security certificates before you can connect to your company's local network. You can get this information from your network administrator. Before you can initiate a VPN connection, you must set the screen lock option (Pattern, PIN, or Password only).

Basic VPN

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps  > Settings  > Networks tab > Tethering & networks  > VPN

  2. Tap Basic VPN > Add Basic VPN profile.

Note: You must change your screen lock before you use credential storage. You can set a pattern, PIN, or password.

  1. Enter the VPN network according to the security details you have obtained from your network administrator.

  2. When finished, tap Save.

LG VPN

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps  > Settings  >Networks tab > Tethering & networks  > VPN

  2. Tap LG VPN > Add LG VPN network.

Note: You must set the local key store password before you use LG VPN credential storage.

  1. Enter the VPN network according to the security details you have obtained from your network administrator.

  2. When finished, tap Save.

Wi-Fi Calling can improve your coverage and allows you to make phone calls and send messages over a Wi-Fi network (when a Wi-Fi network is available).

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps   > Settings   > Wi-Fi Calling

  2. Tap the Wi-Fi Calling switch   to enable.

  3. An active Wi-Fi connection is required to use Wi-Fi Calling. Once connected to Wi-Fi you will see Wi-Fi Calling ready in the settings status, Wi-Fi Calling icon  on the status bar, and your network signal will be greyed out.

Note: You must remain within range of the Wi-Fi network. When Wi-Fi signal weakens you will see a notification saying that your call may drop. If you move outside of the Wi-Fi coverage range the call will drop and a notification will prompt to inform you that your internet connection was lost.

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