User Guide
MFL67855101 (1.0)
Important Customer Information
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
When using this product, the safety precautions below must be taken to
avoid possible legal liabilities and damages.
Retain and follow all product safety and operating instructions. Observe all
warnings in the product operating instructions. To reduce the risk of bodily
injury, electric shock, fire, and damage to the equipment, observe the
following precautions.
This product is intended for use when supplied with power from the
designated battery or power supply unit. Other usage may be dangerous
and will invalidate any approval given to this product.
CAUTION: Connecting to improperly grounded equipment can result in an
electric shock to your device. This product is equipped with a USB cable
for connecting to a desktop or notebook computer. Be sure your computer
is properly grounded (earthed) before connecting this product to the
computer. The power supply cord of a desktop or notebook computer has
an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be
plugged into an appropriate outlet which is properly installed and grounded
in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
Use the correct external power source
A product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated
on the electrical ratings label. If you are not sure of the type of power
source required, consult your authorized service provider or local power
company. For a product that operates from battery power or other sources,
refer to the operating instructions that are included with the product.
Important Customer Information
Handle battery packs carefully
This product contains a Li-ion battery. There is a risk of fire and burns if
the battery pack is handled improperly. Do not attempt to open or service
the battery pack. Do not disassemble, crush, puncture, short external
contacts or circuits, dispose of in fire or water, or expose a battery pack to
temperatures higher than 60°C (140°F).
WARNING: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. To
reduce risk of fire or burns, do not disassemble, crush, puncture, short
external contacts, expose to temperature above 60°C (140°F), or dispose
of in fire or water. Replace only with specified batteries. Recycle or
dispose of used batteries according to the local regulations or reference
guide supplied with your product.
Take extra precautions
Keep the battery or device dry and away from water or any liquid as it
may cause a short circuit.
Keep metal objects away so they don’t come in contact with the battery
or its connectors as it may lead to short circuit during operation.
The phone should be only connected to products that bear the USB-IF
logo or have completed the USB-IF compliance program.
Do not use a battery that appears damaged, deformed, or discolored, or
one that has any rust on its casing, overheats, or emits a foul odor.
Always keep the battery out of the reach of babies and small children,
to avoid swallowing of the battery. Consult a doctor immediately if the
battery is swallowed.
Only use the battery with a charging system that has been qualified with
the system per this standard, IEEE-Std-1725-200x. Use of an unqualified
battery or charger may present a risk of fire, explosion, leakage or other
Replace the battery only with another battery that has been qualified with
the system per this standard, IEEE-Std-1725-200x. Use of an unqualified
battery may present a risk of fire, explosion, leakage or other hazard.
Important Customer Information
Avoid dropping the phone or battery. If the phone or battery is dropped,
especially on a hard surface, and the user suspects damage, take it to a
service center for inspection.
If the battery leaks:
Do not allow the leaking fluid to come in contact with skin or clothing. If
contact occurs, flush the affected area immediately with clean water and
seek medical advice.
Do not allow the leaking fluid to come in contact with eyes. If contact
occurs, DO NOT rub; rinse with clean water immediately and seek
medical advice.
Take extra precautions to keep a leaking battery away from fire as there
is a danger of ignition or explosion.
Keep this product away from excessive moisture and extreme
temperatures. Do not leave the product or its battery inside a vehicle or in
places where the temperature may exceed 140°F (60°C), such as on a car
dashboard, window sill, or behind glass that is exposed to direct sunlight or
strong ultraviolet light for extended periods of time. This may damage the
product, overheat the battery, or pose a risk to the vehicle.
CAUTION: Permanent hearing loss may occur if earphones or headphones
are used at high volume for prolonged periods of time.
Due to the possible interference caused by this product to an aircraft’s
navigation system and its communications network, using this device’s
phone function on board an airplane is against the law in most countries. If
you want to use this device when its use is restricted on board an aircraft,
remember to switch to Airplane Mode which turns off RF functions that
could cause interference.
Important Customer Information
Do not use this product in gas stations, fuel depots, chemical plants or
where blasting operations are in progress, or in potentially explosive
atmospheres such as fueling areas, fuel storehouses, below deck on
boats, chemical plants, fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities, and
areas where the air contains chemicals or particles, such as grain, dust, or
metal powders. Please be aware that sparks in such areas could cause an
explosion or fire resulting in bodily injury or even death.
When in any area with a potentially explosive atmosphere or where
flammable materials exist, the product should be turned off and the user
should obey all signs and instructions. Sparks in such areas could cause an
explosion or fire resulting in bodily injury or even death. Users are advised
not to use the equipment at refueling points such as service or gas stations,
and are reminded of the need to observe restrictions on the use of radio
equipment in fuel depots, chemical plants, or where blasting operations
are in progress. Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often,
but not always, clearly marked. These include fueling areas, below deck on
boats, fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities, and areas where the air
contains chemicals or particles, such as grain, dust, or metal powders.
Vehicle drivers in motion are not permitted to use communication services
with handheld devices, except in the case of emergency. In some countries,
using hands-free devices as an alternative is allowed.
Important Customer Information
Avoid using your phone near metal structures (for example, the steel
frame of a building).
Avoid using your phone near strong electromagnetic sources, such as
microwave ovens, sound speakers, TV and radio.
Use only original manufacturer-approved accessories, or accessories that
do not contain any metal.
Use of non-original manufacturer-approved accessories may violate your
local RF exposure guidelines and should be avoided.
This product may cause medical equipment to malfunction. The use of this
device is prohibited in most hospitals and medical clinics.
If you use any personal medical device(s), consult the manufacturer of
your device(s) to determine if the device(s) are adequately shielded from
external RF energy. Your physician may be able to assist you in obtaining
this information. Turn your phone OFF in health care facilities when any
regulations posted in these areas instruct you to do so. Hospitals or health
care facilities may be using equipment that could be sensitive to external
RF energy.
Some digital wireless phones may interfere with some hearing aids. In the
event of such interference, you may want to consult your service provider,
or call the customer service line to discuss alternatives.
Important Customer Information
Your device has an internal antenna. This product should be operated in its
normal-use position to ensure the radiative performance and safety from
interference. As with other mobile radio transmitting equipment, users are
advised that for satisfactory operation of the equipment and for personal
safety, it is recommended that no part of the human body be allowed to
come too close to the antenna during operation of the equipment. Use
only the supplied integral antenna. Use of unauthorized or modified antennas
may impair call quality and damage the phone, causing loss of performance
and SAR levels exceeding the recommended limits as well as result in noncompliance with local regulatory requirements in your country. To assure
optimal phone performance and ensure human exposure to RF energy is
within the guidelines set forth in the relevant standards, always use your
device only in its normal-use position. Contact with the antenna area may
impair call quality and cause your device to operate at a higher power level
than needed. Avoiding contact with the antenna area when the phone is IN
USE optimizes the antenna performance and the battery life.
This phone has been tested and rated for use with hearing aids for some
of the wireless technologies that it uses. However, there may be some
newer wireless technologies used in this phone that have not been tested
yet for use with hearing aids. It is important to try the different features of
this phone thoroughly and in different locations, using your hearing aid or
cochlear implant, to determine if you hear any interfering noise. Consult
your service provider or the manufacturer of this phone for information on
hearing aid compatibility. If you have questions about return or exchange
policies, consult your service provider or phone retailer.
Table of Contents
Important Customer Information...........................................................1
Table of Contents ................................................................................... 7
Technical Details .....................................................................................8
Getting to know your phone ................................................................. 11
Your Home screen ................................................................................ 19
Google account setup ..........................................................................25
Connecting to Networks and Devices ................................................26
Calls ...................................................................................................... 30
Contacts ................................................................................................33
Email ......................................................................................................37
Camera ..................................................................................................39
LG Unique Functions........................................................................... 45
Multimedia ............................................................................................49
Utilities.................................................................................................. 54
The Web ............................................................................................... 60
Settings .................................................................................................63
Phone software update ........................................................................77
Accessories ...........................................................................................78
FAQ ......................................................................................................103
LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT .................................................110
Technical Details
The user interface of Google applications (Google Search, Google Maps,
Navigation, etc.) can vary depending on its software version.
Locations are inaccurate when GPS and Wi-Fi are not set to On.
With the Android operating system, some available Play Store
applications only operate correctly with phones that have a specific
screen resolution. Please be advised that some of the applications on the
Play Store may not be available for your phone due to an LCD resolution
requirement that does not match your phone. In addition, please be
aware that 3rd party applications with programming defects may cause
issues with your phone, including lock-ups and resets.
FCC RF Exposure Information
WARNING! Read this information before operating the phone.
In August 1996, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the
United States, with its action in Report and Order FCC 96-326, adopted
an updated safety standard for human exposure to Radio Frequency (RF)
electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC regulated transmitters. Those
guidelines are consistent with the safety standard previously set by both U.S.
and international standards bodies. The design of this phone complies with
the FCC guidelines and those international standards.
Bodily Contact During Operation
This device was tested for typical use with the back of the phone kept
0.39 inches (1.0 cm) from the body. To comply with FCC RF exposure
requirements, a minimum separation distance of 0.39 inches (1.0 cm)
must be maintained between the user’s body and the back of the phone.
Third-party belt-clips, holsters, and similar accessories containing metallic
components may not be used. Avoid the use of accessories that cannot
maintain 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) distance between the user’s body and the
back of the phone and have not been tested for compliance with FCC RF
exposure limits.
Technical Details
Vehicle-Mounted External Antenna
(Optional, if available.)
To satisfy FCC RF exposure requirements, keep 8 inches (20 cm) between
the user / bystander and vehicle-mounted external antenna. For more
information about RF exposure, visit the FCC website at www.fcc.gov.
Part 15.19 statement
This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that causes undesired operation.
Part 15.21 statement
Changes or modifications that are not expressly approved by the
manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Part 15.105 statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The device operates on 4G network, based on Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Technical Details
technology and Mobile Broadband 4G networks in the United States*.
Now you can connect easily at high speeds to the Internet, your corporate
Intranet, and your email while you’re away from the office.
* Service not available everywhere.
* Information subject to change.
Getting to know your phone
Phone Overview
Front-Facing Camera Lens
Use to take a picture of yourself or to video chat on
supported applications.
Proximity Sensor
Power/Lock Key
OPress and hold to power on and off, restart, or enable
Airplane mode, or change the ringer type.
OTurns your screen on and off and locks it.
Touch screen
Back Key
OReturns to the previous screen.
OCloses pop-up menus and dialog boxes.
Home Key
OReturns to the Home screen from any screen.
OPress and hold to view a list of the most recently used
Menu Key
ODisplays available options for the current screen or app.
Proximity sensor
When receiving and making calls, the proximity sensor automatically turns the
backlight off and locks the touch screen by sensing when the phone is near your ear.
This extends battery life and prevents you from unintentionally activating the touch
screen during calls.
WARNING! Placing a heavy object on the phone or sitting on it can damage the LCD and touch
screen functions. Do not cover the LCD proximity sensor with protective film. This
could cause the sensor to malfunction.
s Tap the Menu Key
whenever you open an application to check what options are
s If your phone has errors when you use it or you cannot turn it on, remove the battery,
install it again and turn it on after 5 seconds.
Getting to know your phone
QuickButton Key (Customizable)
Press for quick access to your favorite app.
Power/Lock Key
Volume Keys
OOn the Home screen: Controls ringer volume
During a call: Controls your earpiece volume
When playing a song: Controls volume continuously
Rear View
3.5mm Headset Jack
Back Camera Lens
Charger/Accessory Port
Getting to know your phone
Installing the Micro SIM card and battery
Before you can start exploring your new phone, you’ll need to set it up. To
insert the Micro SIM card and battery:
1. Hold the phone on your hand firmly. With the other hand, lift the back
cover using the fingertip cutout located on the bottom of the cover and
pull it up to remove it.
2. Slide the Micro SIM card into the Micro SIM card slot. Make sure the
gold contact area on the card is facing downwards and the notched side
is inserted first (see image below).
3. Insert the battery into place by aligning the gold contacts on the phone
and the battery and press the battery down until it clicks into place.
Getting to know your phone
4. Align the back cover over the battery compartment and press it down
until it clicks into place.
Charging your phone
A rechargeable Li-ion battery is used to power your phone. A USB adapter,
which is included with your phone, is used to charge the battery. Ask your
local MPCS sales representative for further details regarding approved
batteries and chargers. Before using your phone for the first time, make
sure the battery is fully charged. An uncharged battery will be fully
recharged after at least 3 hours.
USB Adapter
USB Cable
Make sure the battery is installed before connecting the USB adapter. If the battery is
not installed and the USB adapter is connected, the phone will not operate properly
due to prolonged power cycling. Also, removing the battery with the USB adapter
connected may damage the device. Please unplug USB adapter before removing
WARNING! If the touch screen does not function while the phone’s in the process of charging,
this may be due to an unstable power supply. As a result, disconnect the USB cable
from the device or unplug the USB adapter from the power outlet.
1. Connect the USB adapter and USB cable.
2. Plug the USB cable (as shown on the next page) into the phone’s
Charger/Accessory Port.
Getting to know your phone
The battery must be fully charged initially to improve battery lifetime.
Inserting a microSD card
Insert a microSD™ card to use the camera and other multimedia features.
Multimedia contents can be saved in the microSD card.
This device supports up to a 32GB microSD card.
1. Remove the back cover as previously described.
2. Insert the microSD card into the slot. Make sure the gold contact area is
facing upwards.
Getting to know your phone
Removing the microSD card
To safely remove the microSD card from your phone, first you need to
unmount it.
and tap System settings
1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key
> General tab > Storage > Unmount SD card.
2. Remove the back cover and battery, then gently pull the microSD card
from the slot.
WARNING! Do not remove the microSD card without unmounting it first. Otherwise, it may
damage the microSD card as well as your phone, and the data stored on the microSD
card may be corrupted.
Formatting the microSD card
WARNING! All files stored on your microSD card are deleted when you format the card.
1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key
> General tab > Storage.
and tap System settings
2. Tap Erase SD card (twice).
3. If you set an unlock pattern, enter it and tap Erase everything. The card
will then be formatted and ready to use.
If there is content on your microSD card, the folder structure may be different after
formatting since all the files will have been deleted.
Locking and unlocking the screen
If you do not use the phone for a while, the screen will be automatically
turned off and locked. This helps to prevent accidental touches and saves
battery power.
When you are not using the your phone, press the Power/Lock Key
lock your phone.
If there are any programs running when you lock your screen, they may be
still running in Lock mode. It is recommended that you exit all programs
before entering Lock mode to avoid unnecessary charges (e.g. phone calls,
web access and data communications).
To wake up your phone, press the Power/Lock Key
. The Lock screen
will appear. Touch and slide the Lock screen in any direction to unlock your
Home screen. The last screen you viewed will open.
Getting to know your phone
You can turn on/off the screen by just double-tapping.
To activate KnockON feature
1. Tap the Menu Key
> System settings > General tab > Gestures.
2. Place a checkmark on Screen on/off.
Double-tap the center of the screen quickly when it's off to turn it on. To
turn the screen off, double-tap the Status Bar in any screen (except on the
camera viewfinder) or empty area on the Home screen.
When turning the screen on, make sure you do not cover the proximity sensor. Doing
so will turn the screen off immediately after turning it on in order to prevent abnormal
turning on in your pocket or bag.
Changing the screen lock options with more security
1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key
> Select screen lock.
> Lock screen settings
2. Select the desired screen lock option from the below:
sNone: No lock screen.
sSwipe: Swipe any part of the screen to unlock the screen.
s Knock Code: Create your own lock code using the 2x2 grid on the
screen. Tap the same sequence you established while the screen is off to
access the Home screen directly.
KnockON is disabled when Knock Code is in use.
s Face Unlock: Unlocks the screen through facial recognition. Follow the
prompts. You are asked to set a Pattern and/or PIN as a backup.
s Pattern: Opens a set of screens that guide you through drawing a screen
unlock pattern. It’s recommended that you enter a backup PIN as well
in case you might lose the pattern. Then, you can set vibrate on tap or
whether to make the pattern visible.
sPIN: Enter a numeric PIN to unlock screen.
sPassword: Enter a password to unlock screen.
Getting to know your phone
Knock Code
The Knock Code feature allows you to create your own unlock code using a
combination of knocks (or taps) on the screen.
1. While the screen is off, tap the same sequence you established
anywhere on the screen. The Home screen will be accessed directly.
Your Home screen
Touch Screen tips
Here are some tips on how to navigate on your phone.
Tap or touch – A single finger tap selects items, links, shortcuts and letters
on the on-screen keyboard.
Touch and hold – Touch and hold an item on the screen by touching it and
not lifting your finger until an action occurs. For example, to open a contact’s
available options, touch and hold the contact in the Contacts list until the
context menu opens.
Drag – Touch and hold an item for a moment and then, without lifting your
finger, move your finger on the screen until you reach the target position.
You can drag items on the Home screen to reposition them.
Swipe or slide – To swipe or slide, quickly move your finger across the
surface of the screen, without pausing when you first touch it (so you don’t
drag an item instead). For example, you can slide the screen up or down
to scroll through a list, or browse through the different Home screens by
swiping from left to right (and vice versa).
Double-tap – Double-tap to zoom on a webpage or a map. For example,
quickly double-tap a section of a webpage to adjust that section to fit the
width of the screen. You can also double-tap to zoom in and out after taking
a picture (using the Camera), and when using Maps.
Pinch-to-Zoom – Use your index finger and thumb in a pinching or
spreading motion to zoom in or out when using the browser or Maps, or
when browsing pictures.
Rotate the screen – From many applications and menus, the orientation of
the screen adjusts to the device’s physical orientation.
To select an item, touch the center of the icon.
Do not press too hard; the touch screen is sensitive enough to pick up a light, yet firm
Use the tip of your finger to touch the option you want. Be careful not to touch any
other keys.
Your Home screen
Home screen
Simply swipe your finger to the left or right to view the panels. You can
customize each panel with apps, downloads, widgets and wallpapers.
Some screen images may be different depending on your phone provider.
On your Home screen, you can view application icons at the bottom of the
screen on the Quick Keys bar. The Quick Keys bar provides easy, one-touch
access to the functions you use the most.
Touch the Phone icon to bring up the touch screen dialpad to make a
Touch the Contacts icon to open your contacts.
Touch the Messaging icon to access the messaging menu and create
a new message.
Touch the MetroWEB icon to access to the internet
Touch the Apps icon to display all of your installed applications. To
open any application, simply touch the icon in the applications list.
To add an icon, touch and hold the desired icon and drag it to the Quick Keys bar. Release
it at the desired location. To remove an icon, touch and hold it, then drag it out of the
Quick Keys bar.
Customizing the Home screen
You can customize your Home screen by adding apps, widgets or
wallpapers. For more convenience using your phone, add your favorite apps
and widgets to the Home screen.
To add items on your Home screen:
1. Touch and hold the empty part of the Home screen.
2. Tap the Apps, or Widgets tab.
3. Drag the desired item to the desired location and lift your finger.
To remove an item from the Home screen:
Touch and hold the icon you want to remove, drag it to
, and lift your
Your Home screen
To add an application icon to the Home screen from the Apps screen, touch and hold
the application you want to add and drag it to the desired location.
Using folders
You can add several app icons in a folder. Drop one app icon over another one on a
Home screen panel, and a folder will be created with both icons in it.
Returning to recently-used applications
1. Press and hold the Home Key
. The screen displays a pop-up
containing the icons of applications you used recently.
2. Touch an icon to open the application. Or touch the Back Key
return to your previous screen.
Notifications alert you to the arrival of new messages, calendar events, and
alarms, as well as to ongoing events, such as video downloads.
From the Notifications Panel, you can view your phone’s current status and
pending notifications.
When a notification arrives, its icon appears at the top of the screen. Icons
for pending notifications appear on the left, and system icons showing
things like Wi-Fi or battery strength on the right.
The available options may vary depending on the region or service provider.
Accessing notifications
Swipe the Status Bar down to open the Notifications Panel. To close the
Notifications Panel, swipe the bar that is at the bottom of the screen
Your Home screen
Notification Panel
Notification icons on the Status Bar report new messages, calendar events,
alarms, as well as ongoing events. The Notifications Panel is displayed
when the Status Bar is swiped down. You can also access the QSlide apps
and Quick Settings from this screen.
Tap to quickly access the Date & time settings.
Tap a QSlide app to open as a small window on your screen. Tap
remove, add, or rearrange QSlide apps.
To close the Notifications Panel, touch and drag the tap toward the top
of the screen.
Tap to clear all the notifications.
Quick Settings Area
sTap each quick settings key to turn it on/off.
sTouch and hold an option to access the settings menu of the function.
to remove, add, or rearrange the options.
Tap to open the Settings menu.
Your Home screen
Notification icons on the Status Bar
Notification icons appear on the Status Bar at the top of the screen to report
missed calls, new messages, calendar events, device status and more.
The icons displayed at the top of the screen provide information about the
status of the device. The icons listed in the table below are some of the
most common ones.
No SIM card inserted
Ringer is silenced
No network signal available
Vibrate mode is on
Airplane mode is on
Battery fully charged
Connected to a Wi-Fi
Wired headset connected
Battery is charging
Phone is connected to PC
via USB cable
Call in progress
Downloading data
Missed call
Uploading data
Bluetooth is on
GPS is on
System warning
Data is synchronizing
An alarm is set
New voicemail available
New Gmail message
New Hangouts message
Your Home screen
New text or multimedia
A song is currently playing
Choose input method
Mobile hotspot is active
The icons location in the Status Bar may differ according to the function or service.
On-screen keyboard
You can enter text using the on-screen keyboard. The on-screen keyboard
appears automatically on the screen when you need to enter text. To
manually display the keyboard, simply touch a text field where you want to
enter text.
Using the keypad & entering text
Tap once to capitalize the next letter you type. Double-tap for all caps.
Tap to switch to the numbers and symbols keyboard.
Tap to access the keyboard settings. Touch and hold to access the Clip
Tray. If Google voice typing has been selected in the Language and input
settings, the voice input key will be available.
Tap to enter a space.
Tap to create a new line in the message field.
Tap to delete the previous character.
Entering special characters
The on-screen keyboard allows you to enter special characters (e.g. “á”).
For example, touch and hold the desired key (for example, the “a” key).
After the desired character appears, slide your finger over it and lift it off to
enter it.
A symbol on the upper right corner of a key indicates alternate characters are available.
Google account setup
When you first turn on your phone, you have the opportunity to activate the
network, to sign into your Google Account and select how you want to use
certain Google services.
To set up your Google account:
Sign into a Google Account from the prompted setup screen.
> Apps tab > Settings
From the Home screen, tap Apps
General tab > Accounts & sync > Add account > Google.
If you have a Google account, touch Existing, enter your email address and
password, then touch . Otherwise, touch New and enter the necessary
information to create a new Google Account.
Once you have set up your Google account on your phone, your phone
automatically synchronizes with your Google account on the Web.
Your contacts, Gmail messages, Calendar events and other information
from these applications and services on the Web are synchronized with
your phone. (This will depend on your synchronization settings.)
After signing in, you can use Gmail™ and take advantage of Google services
on your phone.
Connecting to Networks and Devices
With Wi-Fi, you can use high-speed Internet access within the coverage of
the wireless access point (AP). Enjoy wireless Internet using Wi-Fi, without
extra charges.
Connecting to Wi-Fi networks
To use Wi-Fi on your phone, you need to access a wireless access point
or ‘hotspot’. Some access points are open and you can simply connect to
them. Others are hidden or use security features; you must configure your
phone to be able to connect to them. Turn off Wi-Fi when you’re not using it
to extend the life of your battery.
If you are out of the Wi-Fi zone or have set Wi-Fi to OFF, additional charges may be
applied by your mobile operator for mobile data use.
Turning Wi-Fi on and connecting to a Wi-Fi network
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
Networks tab > Wi-Fi.
2. Tap
> Apps tab > Settings
to turn Wi-Fi on and start scanning for available Wi-Fi networks.
3. Tap Search to see a list of active and in-range Wi-Fi networks.
Secured networks are indicated by a lock icon.
4. Touch a network to connect to it.
If the network is secured, you are prompted to enter a password or other
credentials. (Ask your network administrator for details)
5. The Status Bar displays icons that indicate Wi-Fi status.
You can use Bluetooth to send data by running a corresponding application,
but not from the Bluetooth menu as on most other mobile phones.
s LG is not responsible for the loss, interception or misuse of data sent or received via
the Bluetooth wireless feature.
s Always ensure that you share and receive data with devices that are trusted and
properly secured. If there are obstacles between the devices, the operating distance
may be reduced.
s Some devices, especially those that are not tested or approved by Bluetooth SIG,
may be incompatible with your device.
Connecting to Networks and Devices
Turning on Bluetooth and pairing up your phone with a Bluetooth device
You must pair your device with another device before you connect to it.
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
Networks tab > Bluetooth.
> Apps tab > Settings
2. Tap
to turn Bluetooth on. The phone will search for devices in
range. If you find the device to pair, tap Stop searching.
3. Choose the device you want to pair with from the list.
4. Once the pairing is successful, your device will connect to the device.
Pairing between two Bluetooth devices is a one-time process. Once a pairing has
been created, the devices will continue to recognize their partnership and exchange
Please consult documentation included with Bluetooth device for information on
pairing mode and passcode (typically 0 0 0 0 – four zeroes).
Tap the checkbox next to your phone's name to make your phone visible. Visibility is
set to 2 minutes by default.
How to send data from your phone via Bluetooth
You can send data via Bluetooth by running a corresponding application, not
from the Bluetooth menu.
s Sending pictures: Open the Gallery application and tap a picture. Then
> Bluetooth. Check the devices if Bluetooth is turned on. Then
tap the device you want to send data to from the list.
s Sending contacts: Open the Contacts application. Tap the contact you
> Share > Bluetooth. Check
want to share, then tap the Menu Key
if Bluetooth is turned on. Then tap the device you want to send data to
from the list.
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display and operations may be different, and functions such as transfer or exchange
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Connecting to Networks and Devices
To switch between a Bluetooth headset and the phone
When a Bluetooth headset is paired and connected to your phone, you can
conduct calls on the headset for hands-free conversation. During a call, you
can opt to use the Bluetooth headset or just the phone.
Tap the Bluetooth button to switch the call from the phone to the Bluetooth device,
or vice versa.
USB Tethering
You can use your phone to provide a data connection to a computer by
activating data tethering and connecting the phone and computer with a
USB cable.
To tether your phone with your computer using the USB
1. Connect your phone to your computer with a USB cable.
> System settings >
2. From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key
Networks tab > Tethering & networks. Tap the USB tethering switch
to turn it on.
To use your phone’s tethering capability, you must have the Smartphone Mobile
Hotspot service added to your rate plan. Performance may vary depending on the
number of devices connected and other factors.
You cannot access your phone’s microSD card on your computer when using USB
Smartphone Mobile Hotspots
You can also use your phone to provide a mobile broadband connection for
up to 8 other devices. Create a hotspot and share your connection.
To create a portable hotspot, from the Home screen, tap the Menu Key
> System settings > Networks tab > Tethering & networks > Mobile
to activate the feature,
Hotspot. Then tap the Mobile Hotspot switch
and set a password and tap Save in the Configure Mobile Hotspot dialog
box. Tap Configure Mobile Hotspot to change the SSID, security type,
password, and other hotspot options.
Connecting to Networks and Devices
To use your phone’s Hotspot capability, you must have the Smartphone Mobile
Hotspot service added to your rate plan. In addition, your Smartphone Mobile
Hotspot service cannot be used at the same time as Wi-Fi. Please close your WiFi
connection prior to launching this service. Performance may vary depending on the
number of devices connected and other factors. If you do not use a password, other
unauthorized devices be able to use your Mobile Hotspot connection.
Enabling Wi-Fi Direct to share through SmartShare
Wi-Fi Direct automatically scans nearby Wi-Fi Direct devices and the
searched devices are listed as they are found. This allows you to select a
specific device to share multimedia data with through SmartShare.
Wi-Fi Direct cannot be enabled while using other Wi-Fi functions.
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
Networks tab > Wi-Fi.
2. Tap
> Apps tab > Settings
to turn Wi-Fi on and touch the Menu Key
> Wi-Fi Direct.
3. Select a device to connect with from the scanned device list.
When your phone becomes a group owner it will consume more battery power than
when it is a client. The Wi-Fi Direct connection does not provide Internet service. As
a result, additional costs may be incurred when connecting and using online services.
Check data charges with your network provider.
Making a call
1. From the Home screen, tap Phone
to open the keypad.
2. Enter the number on the keypad. To delete a digit, tap Clear
3. Tap Call
to make a call.
4. To end a call, tap End
TIP! To enter “+” to make international calls, touch and hold
Calling your contacts
1. From the Home screen, tap Contacts
to open your contacts.
2. Scroll through the contact list or tap the Search contacts box and enter
the first letter(s) of the contact you want to call. You can also tap a letter
along the right side of the screen to access names starting with the
chosen letter.
3. In the list that is displayed, tap the contact you want to call.
4. In the Contact Info screen, tap the phone number you wish to call.
Answering and rejecting a call
To answer an incoming call when the screen is locked, swipe Answer
in any direction to decline an incoming call.
any direction. Swipe Decline
Decline with message
You can send a message quickly using this function. This is useful if you need to
reject a call with message during a meeting.
Adjusting the in-call volume
To adjust the in-call volume during a call, use the Volume Keys on the left
side of the phone.
Making a second call
1. During your initial call, tap the Menu Key
and select Add call.
2. Dial the number or search your contacts.
3. Tap Call
to connect the call.
4. Both calls will be displayed on the call screen. Your initial call will be put
on hold.
5. Tap the call entry on the screen to toggle between active calls or tap
Merge calls
to merge the calls.
6. To end active calls, tap End
call on Hold.
. If there is no active call, it will end the
TIP! Tap Manage members to end and separate individual calls.
Ending a Call
Tap End
to end a call.
To redial recent numbers, touch Redial
at the end of the call or find the number
within the Call logs and tap Call
to the right of the entry.
If you exit the current call screen and return to the Home screen, you will
be notified that you are still on an active call by the green phone icon within
the Status Bar.
Active Call Notification
Ending a Call from the Status Bar
1. Touch and drag the Status Bar down to open the Notifications Panel.
2. Tap End call
to end the currently active call.
Viewing your call logs
From the Home screen, tap Phone
, then tap the Call logs
View a complete list of all dialed, received, and missed voice calls.
Tap any single call log entry to view the date, time, and duration of the call.
Tap the Menu Key
delete all.
, then tap Delete to delete entries individually or Delete all to
Call settings
You can configure phone call settings, such as call forwarding, and other
special features offered by MetroPCS.
1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key
and tap System settings.
2. Tap Networks tab > Call and set any desired options.
You can add contacts on your phone and synchronize them with the
contacts in your Google Account or other accounts that support syncing
Searching for a contact
1. From the Home screen, tap Contacts
to open your contacts.
2. Tap the Search contacts box and enter the contact name using the
keypad. You can also tap a letter along the right side of the screen to
access names starting with the chosen letter.
Adding a new contact
1. From the Home screen, tap Phone
and enter the new contact’s
2. Tap New contact. Select the desired account (if applicable).
3. If you want to add a picture to the new contact, tap
. Choose from
Take photo to take a picture using the camera or Select from Gallery.
Then browse for an image and select it.
4. Tap
to enter more specific name information.
5. Enter the details about your contact.
6. Tap Save to save the contact entry.
Favorite Contacts
You can classify frequently called contacts as favorites.
To add a contact to your favorites
1. From the Home screen, tap Contacts
to open your contacts.
2. Tap a contact to view its details.
3. Tap the star to the right of the contact’s name. The star turns gold and
the contact is added to your favorites.
To remove a contact from your favorites list
1. From the Home screen, tap Contacts
to open your contacts.
2. Tap the Favorites tab to view your favorite contacts.
3. Tap a contact to view its details.
4. Tap the gold star to the right of the contact’s name. The star turns grey
and the contact is removed from your favorites.
Creating a group
1. From the Home screen, tap Contacts
to open your contacts.
2. Tap the Groups tab, then tap the Menu Key
and select New group.
3. Enter a name for the new group. You can also set a ringtone for the
4. Tap Save to save the group.
If you delete a group, the contacts assigned to that group will not be lost. They will
remain in your contacts.
Your phone combines text and multimedia messages into one intuitive,
easy-to-use menu.
Conversation view
Messages exchanged with another party are displayed in chronological
order and message threads so that you can conveniently see an overview
of your conversations.
Sending a message
1. From the Home screen, tap Messaging
create a new message.
, then tap Compose
2. Enter a contact name or phone number in the To field. As you enter
the contact name, matching message appear. You can tap a suggested
recipient. You can also add multiple message
3. Tap the text field to start entering your message.
4. Tap the Menu Key
the available options.
5. Tap
to open the options menu. Choose from any of
to send your message.
WARNING! The 160-character limit may vary from country to country depending on how the text
message is coded and the language used in the message.
If an image, video, or audio file is added to a text message, it will be automatically
converted into a multimedia message and your service plan will be decremented
When you get a text message during a call, there will be an audible notification.
Using smilies
Liven up your messages using smilies.
and choose a category on the toolbar
When writing a new message, tap
at the bottom of the keyboard. You can also tap the Menu Key
> Insert
Changing your message settings
Your phone’s message settings are predefined, so you can send messages
immediately. You can change the settings based on your preferences.
s From the Home screen, tap Messaging
> Menu Key
> Settings.
You can use the Email application to read emails from services like Gmail.
The Email application supports the following account types: POP3, IMAP
and Exchange.
Your service provider or system administrator can provide you with the
account settings you need.
Managing an email account
The first time you open the Email application, a set-up wizard opens to help
you to set up an email account.
After the initial setup, Email displays the contents of your inbox. If you have
added more than one account, you can switch among accounts.
To add another email account:
s Open the Email application and tap the Menu Key
Add account.
> Settings >
To change an email account’s settings:
s Open the Email application and tap the Menu Key
> Settings. Tap
General settings to change settings that affect all email accounts, or tap
the desired account to change settings for individual accounts.
To delete an email account:
s Open the Email application and tap the Menu Key
> Settings >
Menu Key
> Remove account > tap an account you want to delete
> Remove > Yes.
Working with account folders
Open the Email application and tap the Menu Key
and select Folders.
Each account has an Inbox, Outbox, Sent and Drafts folder. Depending on
the features supported by your account’s service provider, you may have
additional folders.
Composing and sending email
To compose and send a message
1. While in the Email application, tap Compose
2. Enter an address for the message’s intended recipient. As you enter
text, matching addresses will be proposed from your Contacts. Separate
multiple addresses using commas.
3. Tap Cc/Bcc to copy or blind copy to other contacts/email addresses.
4. Tap the subject field and enter the subject.
5. Tap the text field and enter your message.
6. Tap
to attach files, if required.
7. Tap Send
to send the message.
If you aren’t connected to a network, for example, if you’re working in
airplane mode, the messages that you send will be stored in your Outbox
folder until you connect to a network again. If it contains any pending
messages, the Outbox will be displayed on the Accounts screen.
When a new email arrives in your Inbox, you will be notified by a sound or vibration.
Tap the email notification to stop receiving notifications.
From the Home screen, tap Apps
> Apps tab > Camera
Getting to know the viewfinder
Flash – Choose from Off
, On
, Auto
Swap camera – Switch between the rear–facing camera lens and the
front–facing camera lens.
Shot mode – Choose from Normal, Panorama, Continuous shot or
Settings – Tap this icon to open the settings menu.
Mode switch – Touch and slide down this icon to switch to video mode.
Capture – Tap to capture a photo.
Gallery – Tap to view the last photo you captured. This enables you to
access your Gallery and view saved photos while in camera mode.
Please ensure the camera lens is clean before taking pictures.
Using the advanced settings
In the viewfinder, tap
to open the advanced options. You can change the
camera settings by scrolling through the list. After selecting the option, tap
the Back Key .
To take a photo, say one of the following words: Cheese, Smile,
Whiskey, Kimchi or LG.
Defines and controls the amount of sunlight entering the photo.
Tap to select the focus mode.
Selects photo resolution. If you choose high resolution, file size will
increase, which means you will be able to store fewer photos in
the memory.
The ISO rating determines the sensitivity of the camera’s light
sensor. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive the camera. This is
useful in darker conditions when you cannot use the flash.
Improves color quality in various lighting conditions.
Applies artistic effects to your pictures.
Sets a delay after the capture button is pressed. This is ideal if you
want to be in the photo.
Activate this to use your phone’s location-based services. Take
pictures wherever you are and tag them with the location. If you
upload tagged pictures to a blog that supports geo tagging, you can
see the pictures displayed on a map.
This function is only available when the GPS function is active.
Selects a shutter sound.
Allows you to use the Volume Keys to capture a picture or zoom in
and out.
Set the storage location for your pictures. Choose from
Internal storage and SD card.
Opens the help guide to know how a function operates.
Restores all camera default settings.
When you exit the camera, some settings return to their defaults, such as white
balance, color effect, timer and scene mode. Check these before you take your next
The setting menu is superimposed over the viewfinder, so when you change photo
color or quality elements, you will see a preview of the changed image behind the
Settings menu.
Taking a quick photo
1. Open the Camera application and point the lens toward the subject your
want to photograph.
2. Focus boxes will appear in the center of the viewfinder screen. You can
also tap anywhere on the screen to focus on that spot.
3. When the focus box turns green, the camera has focused on your
4. Tap
to capture the photo.
Viewing your saved photos
You can access your saved photos when in camera mode. Just tap the
image preview in the bottom of the screen. Then, select Gallery or other
application to view the photos on, if required.
sTo view more photos, scroll left or right.
s To zoom in or out, double-tap the screen or place two fingers and spread
them apart (move your fingers closer together to zoom out).
sTap the screen to display other options menus available on the photo.
– Tap to take a new photo.
– Tap to share the photo.
– Tap to delete the photo.
to access Set image as, Move, Copy, Copy to
s Tap the Menu Key
Clip Tray, Rename, Rotate left, Rotate right, Crop, Edit, Slideshow,
Add location, and Details.
From the Home screen, tap Apps
> Apps tab > Camera
and slide
Getting to know the viewfinder
Flash – Choose from Off
, On
, Auto
Swap camera – Switch between the rear–facing camera lens and the
frontfacing camera lens.
Recording mode – Choose from Normal or Live effect.
Settings – Tap this icon to open the settings menu.
Mode switch – Touch and slide up this icon to switch to camera mode.
Record – Tap to start recording a video.
Gallery – Tap to view the last video you recorded. This enables you to
access your Gallery and view your saved videos while in video mode.
When recording a video, place two fingers on the screen and pinch to use the Zoom
Using the advanced settings
Using the viewfinder, touch
to open all the advanced options.
Tap to set the size (in pixels) of the video you are recording.
Defines and controls of the amount of sunlight entering the lens.
Slide the brightness indicator along the bar towards “-” for a lower
brightness video or towards “+” for a higher brightness video.
Improves color quality in various lighting conditions.
Choose a color tone to use for your new view.
Activate this to use your phone’s location-based services.
This function is available when the GPS function is active or connected network.
Allows you to use the Volume Keys to record a video or zoom in
and out.
Set the storage location for your pictures. Choose from
Internal storage and SD card.
Opens the help guide to know how a function operates.
Restores all camera default settings.
Recording a quick video
1. Open the Camera application and slide the Mode Switch button
to change to Video mode. The Record icon will change to .
2. The video camera viewfinder appears on the screen.
3. Holding the phone, point the lens towards the subject you wish to
capture in your video.
4. Touch
once to start recording.
5. A timer showing the length of the video will appear.
6. Touch
on the screen to stop recording.
on the screen to take a picture while you're recording.
After recording a video
Touch the image preview at the bottom of the screen to view the last video
you recorded.
s Tap
to play back. Select Videos or other application to play the video
on, if required.
sTap the preview image. The following options are available:
– Tap to record a new video.
– Tap to share the video.
– Tap to delete the video.
s Tap the Menu Key
to access Move, Copy, Trim, Rename, and
Options during the video playback
QSlide: Tap to view the video using QSlide.
Lock/Unlock: Tap to lock the touch keys and the Home Key to
prevent unintentional touches.
Capture: Tap to capture the screen.
Screen ratio: Allows you to adjust the screen ratio. (Best fit, Full
screen or Original size)
Adjusting the volume when viewing a video
To adjust the volume of a video while it is playing, use the Volume Keys on
the left side of the phone.
LG Unique Functions
The QuickMemo feature allows you to create memos and capture screen
Capture screens, draw on them, and share them with family and friends
with QuickMemo.
1. Enter the QuickMemo
screen by pressing
QuickButton Key (when
not customized to other
function) on the screen you
want to capture.
Touch and slide the Status
Bar downward and tap .
2. Select the desired menu option
from the toolbar and create a
3. Tap
in the toolbar to save
the memo. To exit QuickMemo
at any time, tap the Back Key
LG Unique Functions
Please use a fingertip while using the QuickMemo. Do not use your fingernail.
You can also access QuickMemo by pressing both Volume Up and Down Keys at the
same time.
Using the QuickMemo options
The following options are available when using the QuickMemo.
Touch to keep the current memo on the screen and use other
phone features simultaneously.
Allows you to choose a background image.
Allows you to undo and redo previous actions.
Allows you to select the pen type and color or the cropping
Allows you to erase the memo you created.
Touch to share your memo with others using any of the
available methods.
Saves the memo in the Gallery.
Viewing the saved QuickMemo
From the Home screen, tap Apps
QuickMemo album.
> Gallery
and select the
LG Unique Functions
The QSlide function enables an overlay on your phone’s display for easy
– Tap to exit the QSlide function and return to full window.
– Slide to adjust transparency.
– Tap to exit the QSlide function.
– Tap to adjust the size of the window.
The QSlide function can support up to two windows at the same time.
1. Open the Notifications Panel and tap the desired app from the QSlide
apps section.
While using an application that supports QSlide, tap
. The function will
be displayed continuously as a small window on your screen.
2. Slide
to adjust the transparency level.
LG Unique Functions
Simply aim the camera of your smart phone at the foreign sentence you
want to understand. You can get the real-time translation anywhere and
anytime. You can buy additional dictionaries for offline translation from the
Google Play Store.
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
2. Touch
> Apps tab > QuickTranslator
, Word, Line or Block.
to select the desired home and destination languages in Scan
3. Tap
mode and Voice mode.
4. Hold the phone toward the subject you want to translate for a few
Only one dictionary is provided free of charge. Additional dictionaries must
be purchased. Please select the dictionary you would like to install as your
complimentary dictionary.
There may be a difference in the rate of recognization depending on the size, font,
color, brightness and angle of the letters that need to be translated.
You can store multimedia files in internal or external memory for easy
access to all your multimedia files. Use this application to view multimedia
files like pictures and videos.
From the Home screen, tap Apps
> Apps tab > Gallery
You can manage and share all your image and video files with Gallery.
Some file formats are not supported, depending on the software installed on the
OSome files may not play properly, depending on how they are encoded.
Viewing pictures
Launching Gallery displays your available folders. When another application,
such as Email, saves a picture, the Download folder is automatically created
to contain the picture. Likewise, capturing a screenshot automatically
creates the Screenshots folder. Tap a folder to open it.
Pictures are displayed by creation date in a folder. Select a picture to view it
full screen. Scroll left or right to view the next or previous image.
Zooming in and out
Use one of the following methods to zoom in on an image:
s Double-tap anywhere to zoom in. Double-tap again to return to fullscreen
sSpread two fingers apart on any place to zoom in. Pinch in to zoom out.
Playing videos
Video files display the
play it.
icon in the preview. Select a video and tap
Viewing photo and video options
When viewing a photo or video, tap the Menu Key
advanced editing options.
and use the
Deleting images and videos
Use one of the following methods:
s In a folder, tap
then tap Delete.
and select the photos and videos you want to delete,
s When previewing a photo or video, tap
Setting as wallpaper
When viewing a photo, touch the Menu Key
> Set image as and
select Home screen wallpaper, Lock screen wallpaper, or Wallpaper.
Some file formats are not supported, depending on the device software.
If the file size exceeds the available memory, an error can occur when you open
Your phone has a video player that lets you play all of your favorite videos.
Playing a video
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
> Apps tab > Videos
2. Select the video you want to play.
3. Please refer to the following buttons and gestures.
Touch to pause video playback.
Touch to resume video playback.
Touch to fast-forward 10 seconds. Touch and hold to fastforward in 3 second increments.
Touch to rewind 10 seconds. Touch and hold to rewind in 3
second increments.
Touch to manage the video volume.
Touch to change the ratio of the video screen.
Touch to share your video via the SmartShare function.
Touch to lock the window.
Touch during playback to take a screen shot of the video.
sDrag horizontally to adjust playback position.
sDrag vertically along the left side of the screen to control the brightness.
sDrag vertically along the right side of screen to control the volume.
To change the volume while watching a video, press the Volume Keys on
the left side of the phone.
Touch and hold a video in the list to access the following options: Share,
Delete, Trim and Details.
Your phone has a music player that lets you play all your favorite tracks. To
> Apps tab
access the music player, from the Home screen, tap Apps
> Music
Add music files to your phone
Start by transferring music files to your phone:
sTransfer music using Media sync (MTP).
sDownload from the wireless Web.
sSynchronize your phone to a computer.
sReceive files via Bluetooth.
Transfer music using Media sync (MTP)
1. Connect the phone to your PC using the USB cable.
2. Select the Media sync (MTP) option. Your phone will appear as another
hard drive on your computer. Click on the drive to view it. Copy the files
from your PC to the drive folder.
3. When you’re finished transferring files, swipe the Status Bar down and
touch USB connected > Charge phone. You may now safely unplug
your device.
Playing a song
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
> Apps tab > Music
2. Touch the Songs tab.
3. Select the song you want to play.
Tap to pause/ resume playback.
Tap to skip to the next track in the album, playlist, or shuffle.
Touch and hold to fast forward.
Tap to restart the current track or skip to the previous track in
the album, playlist, or shuffle. Touch and hold to rewind.
Tap to display the Volume slider bar, then adjust the playback
volume on the slider bar.
Tap to view the Now playing playlist.
Tap to search for the song on YouTube.
Tap to return to your library.
Tap to add the song to your favorites.
Tap to play the current playlist in shuffle mode (tracks are played
in random order).
Tap to toggle through the repeat modes to repeat all songs,
repeat current song, or repeat off.
To change the volume while listening to music, press the Volume Keys on
the left side of the phone.
Touch and hold any song in the list to access the following options: Play,
Add to playlist, Share, Set as ringtone, Delete, Details and Search.
Music file copyrights may be protected by international treaties and national
copyright laws. Therefore, it may be necessary to obtain permission or a licence to
reproduce or copy music. In some countries, national laws prohibit private copying of
copyrighted material. Before downloading or copying the file, check the national laws
of the relevant country concerning the use of such material.
Some file formats are not supported, depending on the device software.
If the file size exceeds the available memory, an error can occur when you open files.
Guest Mode
To protect your privacy or limit some applications to your children, you can
use the Guest mode.
When you lend your phone to others, you can limit the applications to be
To use the Guest mode, the pattern lock should be set in advance.
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
General tab > Guest mode.
> Apps tab > Settings
2. Tap Set pattern and set the pattern to enter on the lock screen to enable
Guest mode.
3. Tap Set apps >
and select the apps you want to make available
under Guest mode.
4.Tap the Guest Mode switch
to enable this mode.
Setting your alarm
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
> Apps tab > Alarm/Clock
2. Set the desired alarm time.
3. Set Repeat, Snooze duration, Vibration, Alarm sound, Alarm volume,
Auto app starter, Puzzle lock and Memo.
4. Touch Save.
To change alarm settings in the alarm list screen, touch the Menu Key
select Settings.
Using your calculator
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
> Apps tab > Calculator
2. Touch the number keys to enter numbers.
3. For simple calculations, touch the function you want to perform (
) followed by
4. For more complex calculations, touch the Menu Key
, select
Scientific calculator then choose the desired function.
To view the calculation history, tap the Menu Key
> Calculation history.
Adding an event to your calendar
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
2. Tap
> Apps tab > Calendar
to change the calendar view (Day, Week, Month, Year,
3. Tap on the date for which you wish to add an event and tap
4. Touch the Event name field and enter the event name.
5. Touch the Location field and enter the location. Check the date and
enter the time you wish your event to start and finish.
6. If you wish to add a note to your event, touch the Description field and
enter the details.
7. If you wish to repeat the alarm, set REPEAT and set REMINDERS, if
8. Touch Save to save the event in the calendar.
The event names will be displayed on the days of the events. An alarm
will sound at the event start time if you set it.
Update Center
You can check app updates or software updates and perform updates.
From the Home screen, tap Apps
> Update Center
To adjust the Update Center settings, tap App Updates > Menu Key
Settings. The following settings are available.
s Update notification cycle: Allows you to set the notification cycle for app
sAuto app update: Automatically updates apps if available.
sUpdate over Wi-Fi only: Updates apps only via Wi-Fi.
Visual Voicemail
The Visual Voicemail application allows users to view a list of people who
left voicemail messages on your phone. You can listen to your message
without being limited by the date.
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
> MetroPCS folder > Visual
2. A list of the voicemail messages will be displayed.
Important! If this is the first time accessing Visual Voicemail, you may be prompted to enter a
new PIN code and touch Next to activate Visual Voicemail.
To use your phone’s Visual Voicemail capability, you must have the Visual Voicemail
service added to your rate plan.
3. Tap an on-screen voicemail message to play it back.
Voice Recorder
Use the voice recorder to record voice memos or other audio files.
Recording a sound or voice
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
2. Touch
> Apps tab > Voice Recorder
to begin recording.
3. Touch
to end the recording.
4. Touch
to listen to the recording.
to access your list of recordings. You can listen to the saved
recordings. The available recording time may differ from actual recording time.
Sending the voice recording
1. Once you have finished recording, you can send the audio clip by
touching .
2. Choose from any of the available methods for sharing.
ThinkFree Viewer
ThinkFree Viewer is a professional mobile office solution that lets users
conveniently view various types of office documents, including Word, Excel
and PowerPoint files, anywhere or anytime, using their mobile devices.
From the Home screen, tap Apps
> Apps tab > ThinkFree Viewer
Viewing files
Mobile users can now easily view a wide variety of file types, including
Microsoft Office documents and Adobe PDF, right on their mobile devices.
When viewing documents using ThinkFree Viewer, the objects and layout
remain the similar in the original documents.
LG Backup
About backing up and restoring smartphone data
It is recommended that you regularly create and save a backup file of your
data, especially before updating any software. Maintaining a current backup
file may allow you to recover smartphone data if your smartphone is lost,
stolen, or corrupted by an unforeseen issue.
This LG Backup application is supported between LG smartphones, other
software or operating system versions. As a result, when you buy the new
LG smartphone, you can restore the current phone data to your new phone.
If you have the Backup application preloaded on your smartphone, you can
backup and restore most of your smart phone data, including downloaded
and preinstalled applications, LG Home screen, personal data and system
settings. You may also:
sPerform a manual LG Backup of your smartphone data.
sSchedule automatic backups of your smartphone data.
sRestore your smartphone data.
Please note that the Backup function does not support the backup of some user data
and media data. Please backup those files using the Media sync (MTP). Connect your
phone to your computer using a USB cable and touch Media sync (MTP).
To protect against unexpected shutoff during backup or restore operations, due to
insufficient battery power, you should always keep your battery fully charged.
Backup your smart phone data
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
> Apps tab > LG Backup
2. Select the check box you want to backup, tap Next.
3. Select the desired location and tap Next > Start.
Checkmark Use the lock when creating a backup file to protect your backup file
with a password.
4. When all selected files have been backed up, you will see the message
Backup complete.
Scheduling automatic backups
You can also program automatic backups for the data on your smartphone
according to your schedule setting. To do this, complete the following
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
Scheduled backup.
> Apps tab > LG Backup
2. Set the Backup Location, Backup items, Backup time, scheduled
backup files, and choose if you want to add a password.
3. Tap the switch
to turn the backup schedule on.
Restoring smartphone data
All files that are stored on your smart phone are deleted before the backup file is
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
File restore & management.
> Apps tab > LG Backup
2. On the Restore screen, select a backup file that contains the data you
wish to restore.
3. Select the check box next to the item you wish to restore and select
Next > Start to restore it to your phone.
Please note that your phone data will be overwritten with the content of your backup.
4. If the backup file is encrypted, type the password that you created to
encrypt it.
5. When all selected files have been restored, the phone will automatically
Use this application to stay connected with people via Google’s social
network service.
From the Home screen, tap Apps
> Apps tab > Google folder >
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Voice Search
Use this application to search webpages using voice.
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
Voice Search
> Apps tab > Google folder >
2. Tap the mic icon (if necessary) and say a keyword or phrase when Speak
now appears on the screen.
3. Select one of the suggested keywords that appear.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Use this application to see what files have been downloaded.
From the Home screen, tap Apps
> Apps tab > Downloads
The Web
Use this application to browse the Internet. The MetroWEB application gives
you a fast, full-color world of games, music, news, sports, entertainment
and much more, right on your mobile phone wherever you are and whatever
you enjoy.
Additional charges apply when connecting to these services and downloading
content. Check data charges with your network provider.
From the Home screen, tap MetroWEB
Using the Web toolbar
Touch and hold the toolbar and slide it upwards with your finger to open.
Touch to go back one page.
Touch to go forward one page, to the page you connected to after
the current one. This is the opposite of what happens when you
touch the Back Key , which takes you to the previous page.
Touch to go to the Home page.
Touch to add a new window.
Touch to access your bookmarks.
Viewing webpages
Tap the web address field, enter the web address and tap
on the
Opening a page
To open a new page, tap
on the Browser toolbar.
To go to another webpage, tap
view it.
, scroll up or down, and tap the page to
The Web
Searching the web by voice
Tap the web address field, tap , speak a keyword, and then select one of
the suggested keywords that appear.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
To bookmark the current webpage, tap the Menu Key
bookmarks. Enter the desired information and tap OK.
To open a bookmarked webpage, tap
> Add to
on the Browser toolbar and select
on the Browser toolbar and select the History tab to open a
webpage from the list of recently-visited webpages. To clear the history, tap
the Menu Key
> Clear all history.
Using QSlide
Use this feature to access the Internet without closing the current
. You can then browse other
While viewing content on the Browser, tap
information on your phone. To view the browser in full screen, tap
. To
close the browser, tap
Use Chrome to search for information and browse webpages.
From the Home screen, tap Apps
> Apps tab > Chrome
This application may not be available, depending on your region and service provider.
Viewing webpages
Tap the web address field, enter a web address or search criteria, and tap
on the keyboard.
The Web
Opening a page
To go to a new page, tap
To go to another webpage, tap
select it.
New tab.
, scroll up or down and tap the page to
Searching the web by voice
Tap the address field, tap , speak a keyword and select one of the
suggested keywords that appear.
Syncing with other devices
Sync open tabs and bookmarks to use with Chrome on another device
when you are logged in with the same Google account.
To view open tabs on other devices, tap the Menu Key
> Other
devices. You must be signed in to the same Google account on all devices.
Select a webpage to open.
Adding and viewing bookmarks
To add bookmarks, tap the Menu Key
To view your bookmarks, tap the Menu Key
> Bookmarks.
Access the Settings menu
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
> Apps tab > Settings
> System settings.
From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key
2. Select a setting category and select an option.
< Airplane mode >
to toggle between On and Off.
Tap the Airplane mode switch
Activating Airplane mode disables all wireless connections.
< Wi-Fi >
to turn Wi-Fi on and connect to available Wi-Fi
Tap the Wi-Fi switch
networks. Tap again to turn Wi-Fi off.
How to obtain the MAC address
To set up a connection in some wireless networks with MAC filters, you may need to
enter the MAC address of your phone in the router.
You can find the MAC address in the following user interface: From the Home
screen, tap Apps
> Settings
> Wi-Fi > Menu Key
> Advanced Wi-Fi
> MAC address.
< Bluetooth >
to turn Bluetooth on and connect to
Tap the Bluetooth switch
available Bluetooth devices. Tap again to turn Bluetooth off.
< Mobile data >
Displays the data usage and allows you to set the mobile data usage limit.
Tap an app from the list to view data usage information for that particular
< Call >
Voicemail – Allows you to select your carrier’s voicemail service.
Fixed dialing numbers – Turn on and compile a list of numbers that can be
called from your phone. You’ll need your PIN2, which is available from your
operator. Only numbers within the fixed dial list can be called from your
Wi-Fi Calling
Important! Wi-Fi Calling requires that you use the SIM card that is shipped with your phone.
Also, you must register your address for 9-1-1. Wi-Fi Calling will not work until you
have registered for 9-1-1 by logging into your account at www.metropcs.com. Go to
your profile and click Customer Info and continue on to enter your address.
About Wi-Fi Calling
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). Unless your rate plan provides otherwise, Wi-Fi Calling minutes
count the same as MPCS cellular calling minutes on your phone bill.
- To use Wi-Fi Calling, you must first turn on Wi-Fi, connect to a Wi-Fi
network, and then turn on Wi-Fi Calling.
- When the Wi-Fi Calling feature is on, your phone displays the Wi-Fi
Calling icon on the Status Bar.
- To stay on a Wi-Fi call, you must remain within range of the Wi-Fi network.
Your call will drop as you leave the Wi-Fi range. When your Wi-Fi signal
weakens, your phone will beep and display a warning message alerting
you that your call will drop if the signal gets weaker.
Wi-Fi Calling offers three connection options:
- Wi-Fi preferred: All calls are made over an available Wi-Fi network. If
there are no available Wi-Fi networks calls are made over the cellular
- Cellular network preferred: All calls are made over the cellular network
unless the cellular network is not available, then calls are made over an
available Wi-Fi network.
- Never use cellular network: All calls are made over an available WiFi network. If there are no available Wi-Fi networks, your calls will not
Incoming voice call pop-up – Display incoming voice call popup when an
app is in use.
Call reject – Allows you to set the call reject function. Choose from Call
reject mode or Reject calls from.
Decline with message – When you want to reject a call, you can send a
quick message using this function. This is useful if you need to reject a call
during a meeting.
Privacy keeper – Hides the caller name and number for an incoming call.
Home button answers call – Checkmark to enable answering incoming
calls by pressing the Home Button.
Call forwarding – Choose whether to divert all calls when the line is busy,
when there is no answer or when you have no signal.
Auto answer – Turn on auto answer with handsfree.
Connection vibration – Vibrates your phone when the other party answers
the call.
TTY mode – Opens a dialog box to set TTY mode to communicate with
other TTY devices.
Hearing aids – Checkmark enables hearing aid compatibility.
Power button ends call – Allows you end calls by pressing the Power/Lock
Key instead of the End button on your screen.
Call barring – Lock incoming, outgoing or international calls.
Call duration – View the duration of calls for the last call, all calls, dialed
calls and received calls.
Additional settings – Allows you to change the following settings:
sCaller ID: Choose whether to display your number in an outgoing call.
s Call waiting: If call waiting is activated, the handset will notify you of
an incoming call while you are on a call (depending on your network
< Tethering & networks >
USB tethering – Allows you to set up the ability to share your phone’s
mobile data connection using a USB connection.
Mobile Hotspot – Allows you to share mobile network via Wi-Fi and you
can configure portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.
Help – Displays help information for USB tethering and Mobile Hotspot.
Wi-Fi Calling – Refer to page 64 for Wi-Fi calling.
Mobile networks – Set options for data roaming, network mode &
operators, access point names (APNs), and more.
Default SMS app – Allows you to set the default messaging app.
VPN – Displays the list of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) that you've
previously configured. Allows you to add different types of VPNs.
You must set a lock screen PIN or password before you can use credential storage.
< Sound profile >
Choose Sound, Vibrate only or Silent.
< Volumes >
Adjust the phone's volume settings to suit your needs and your
< Quiet mode >
Set up your Quiet mode.
Turn quiet mode on now – Tap the switch to toggle it on or off
Set quiet time – Tap the switch to toggle it On or Off. You can also set the
days and times to automatically turn Quiet mode on.
Vibrate – Checkmark to vibrate when quiet mode is on.
Incoming call settings
Block incoming calls – Checkmark to block all incoming calls.
Allow repeated calls – Checkmark to allow a call that is repeated within
3 minutes.
Allowed contact lists – Designate which Contacts calls will be allowed.
Auto reply to blocked calls – Set how to you want to automatically
reply to silenced calls.
Help – Tap to view help information on quiet mode.
< Phone ringtone >
Set the ringtone for calls. You can also add a ringtone by tapping
top right corner of the screen.
at the
< Ringtone with vibration >
Checkmark to set the phone to vibrate in addition to the ringtone when you
receive calls.
< Incoming call vibration >
Set the type of vibration you want for incoming calls.
< Voice notifications >
Tap the Voice notifications switch to toggle it On or Off. On allows your
device to read out incoming call and message events automatically.
< Notification sound >
Allows you to set the sound for notifications. You can also add a sound by
at the top right corner of the screen.
< Touch feedback & system >
Allows you to set the feedback (tones and/or vibration) while using your
< Home screen >
Select Home – Sets the layout of the Home screen. Choose Home (standard
Android layout) or EasyHome (simplified version for users less familiar with
Android navigation).
Theme – Sets the screen theme for your phone. Choose from LG and Biz.
Wallpaper – Sets the wallpaper to use on your Home screen. Select it from
Gallery, Live Wallpapers, Photos, or Wallpaper gallery.
Screen swipe effect – Sets the effect when you swipe to change screens.
Choose from Basic, Breeze, Accordion, Panorama, Carousel, Layer, and
Allow Home screen looping – Checkmark to allow continuous Home
screen scrolling (loop back to first screen after the last screen).
Portrait view only – Checkmark to always display the Home screen in
portrait view (no matter how the phone is held).
Home backup & restore – Allows you to back up and restore app and
widget layouts and themes.
Help – Displays information regarding the Home screen items and
< Lock screen >
Select screen lock – Set a screen lock type to secure your phone. Opens a
set of screens that guide you through drawing a screen unlock pattern. Set
None, Swipe, Knock Code, Face Unlock, Pattern, PIN or Password.
Screen swipe effect – Sets the screen swipe effect options. Choose from
Dewdrop or White hole.
Screen swipe effect becomes Pattern effect if the screen lock is set to Pattern.
Wallpaper – Sets your Lock screen wallpaper. Select it from Gallery or
Wallpaper gallery.
Shortcuts – Allows you to change the shortcuts on the Swipe Lock screen.
Contact infor for lost phone – Checkmark to set the device owner’s
information to be displayed on the Lock screen in case the phone is lost.
to enter the text to be displayed as the contact info.
Lock timer – Sets the amount of time before the screen automatically locks
after the screen has timed-out.
Power button instantly locks – Checkmark to instantly lock the screen
when the Power/Lock Key is pressed. This setting overrides the Security
lock timer setting.
< Brightness >
Adjusts the brightness of the screen. For best battery performance, use the
dimmest comfortable brightness. Tap Night brightness to set brightness
to 0% automatically between 12:00am and 6:00am.
< Screen timeout >
Sets the amount of time before the screen times out.
< Screen-off effect >
Sets the screen-off effect. Choose from Fade out, Black hole, and Retro
< Auto-rotate screen >
Checkmark to set the phone to automatically rotate the screen based on
the phone orientation (portrait or landscape).
< Daydream >
to toggle it On or Off. On allows the set
Tap the Daydream switch
screensaver to be displayed when the phone is sleeping while docked and/
or charging. Choose from Clock and Google Photos.
< Font type >
Sets the type of font used for the phone and menus.
< Font size >
Sets the size of the font displayed in the phone and menus.
< Smart screen >
Checkmark to keep the screen from timing-out when the device detects
your eyes looking at the screen.
< Gestures >
Screen on/off – Checkmark to enable KnockON to turn the screen on and
Quickly double-tap center of the screen while it is off to turn it on. Doubletap the Status Bar, an empty area on the Home screen, or the Lock screen
to turn the screen off. For the best results, do not move the phone while
using the KnockON feature. KnockON is disabled if Knock Code is in use.
Silence incoming calls – Checkmark to enable you to flip the phone to
silence incoming calls.
Snooze or stop alarm – Checkmark to enable you to simply flip the device
to snooze or stop the alarm.
Pause video – Checkmark to enable you to simply flip the device to pause
the currently playing video.
Help – Opens a help guide on how to use the Gestures features of your
Motion sensor calibration – Allows you to improve the accuracy of the tilt
and speed of the sensor.
< Storage >
INTERNAL STORAGE – Displays the total amount of space in the phone’s
memory and lists what type of data is using up space.
SD CARD – Displays the total amount of memory space on the microSD
Mount/Unmount SD card – Mounts and unmounts the microSD card
from your phone so that you can access the data stored in it, format the
card, or safely remove it. This setting is dimmed if there’s no microSD card
installed, if you’ve already unmounted it, or if you’ve mounted the microSD
card on your computer.
Erase SD card – Permanently erases everything on the microSD card and
prepares it for use with your phone.
< Battery >
See how much battery power is used for device activities. The battery level
displays in a percentage. The remaining time of use is also displayed.
Battery percentage on status bar – Checkmark to display the battery
percentage on the Status Bar.
Battery saver – Manage the battery for the power saving items. Tap the
to turn this feature on. Tap Battery saver for the following
Turn Battery saver on – Select the level you want to turn on the Battery
Checkmark each feature to turn off or adjust when the battery is low.
s!UTOSYNC: Turns off Auto-sync.
sWi-Fi: Turns off Wi-Fi if data is not in use.
sBluetooth: Turns off Bluetooth if not connected.
sVibrate on touch: Turns off touch feedback.
sBrightness: Adjust the brightness.
sScreen timeout: Adjust the screen timeout.
Help – Touch to access some tips for battery saver.
< Apps >
Use the Apps menu to view details about the applications installed on your
phone, manage their data, and force them to stop.
< Accounts & sync >
Permits applications to synchronize data in the background, whether or not
you are actively working in them. Deselecting the Auto-sync data option can
save battery power and lower (but not eliminate) data usage.
< Guest mode >
To protect your privacy or limit some applications to your children, you
can use the Guest mode. When you lend your phone to others, you can
limit the applications to be displayed. In advance, set the Guest mode and
customize the options.
< Location >
Turn on location service, your phone determines your approximate location
using GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks.
Mode – Set the location mode from High accuracy, Battery saving and
Device sensors only.
< Security >
Encrypt phone – Allows you to encrypt the phone to keep it secure. After
encryption, a PIN or password needs to be entered each time you power
the phone on.
Encrypt SD card storage – Allows you to encrypt SD card data on the
phone for security.
Set up SIM card lock – Set up Micro SIM card lock or change the Micro
Password typing visible – Show the last character of the hidden password
as you type.
Phone administrators – View or deactivate phone administrators.
Unknown sources – Allows you to install non-Play Store applications.
Verify apps – Disallow or warn before installation of apps that may cause
Storage type – Displays the storage type for credential storage.
Trusted credentials – Display trusted CA certificates.
Install from storage – Choose to install encrypted certificates.
Clear credentials – Remove all certificates.
< Language & input >
Use the Language & input settings to select the language for the text on
your phone and to configure the on-screen keyboard, including words
you've added to its dictionary.
< Backup & reset >
Back up my data – Set to backup your settings and application data to the
Google server.
Backup account – Set the account to which you want to backup data to.
Automatic restore – Set to restore your settings and application data when
the applications are reinstalled on your device.
Collect diagnostics – Allows you to select if you want to allow diagnostic
data to be sent to T-Mobile.
LG Backup service – Backs up all information on the device and restores it
in the event of data loss or replacement.
Factory data reset – Reset your settings to the factory default values and
delete all your data. If you reset the phone this way, you are prompted to
re-enter the same information as when you first started Android.
< QuickButton >
Select the app you wish to get quick access to using QuickButton. Tap
Shortcut and select the desired app to set it as the QuickButton.
< Date & time >
This menu allows you to set how dates will be displayed. You can also use
these settings to set your own time and time zone rather than obtaining the
current time from the mobile network.
< Accessibility >
Use the Accessibility settings to configure accessibility plug-ins you have
installed on your phone.
Requires additional plug-ins to become selectable.
sTalkBack – Allows you to set up the TalkBack function which assists
people with impaired vision by providing verbal feedback. Tap the
TalkBack switch
at the top right corner of the screen to turn it on.
Tap Settings at the bottom of the screen to adjust the TalkBack settings.
sLarge text – Checkmark to increase the size of the text.
sTouch zoom – When this feature is turned on, you can zoom in and out
by triple-tapping the screen.
sScreen shades – Checkmark to dim the screen's backlight.
sText-to-speech output – Text-to-speech output provides audible readout
of text, for example, the contents of text messages, and the Caller ID for
incoming calls.
sAudio type – Choose between Mono and Stereo.
sSound balance – To manually set the audio route, move the slider on the
mono audio slide bar.
sCaptions – Allows customized caption settings for those with hearing
sTouch feedback time – Sets the touch and hold delay (short, medium, or
sUniversal touch – Tap the switch
to toggle between on and off. Turn
this feature on to replace the hardware keys with a Universal touch button
. Tap the button
to be able to access Volume down, Volume up,
Power, Home, and Pinch. Draw a "C" on the screen when the Universal
touch panel is displayed to automatically display the Dial tab. Draw an "M"
on the board to automatically display the Messaging application. Draw a
"W" on the board to automatically launch the default browser application.
sAuto-rotate screen – Checkmark to allow the device to rotate the screen
depnding on the device orientation (portrait or landscape).
sRead passwords – Allows the device to confirm characters via voice
feedback when you are inputting passwords.
sPower button ends call – Checkmark so that you can end voice calls by
pressing the Power/Lock Key
. When this option is enabled, pressing
the Power/Lock Key during a call does not lock the screen.
sAccessibility settings shortcut – Turning this feature on allows you to
activate an accessibility feature by pressing the Home Key three (3) times.
Select an accessibility option to use with this feature from Off, Show all,
TalkBack, Universal touch, and Accessibility settings.
< PC connection >
Select USB connection method – Set the desired mode you want to use
by default when connecting to a PC. Choose from Charge phone, Media
sync (MTP), LG software or Send images (PTP).
Ask upon connecting – Ask in USB connection mode when connecting to
a computer.
Help – Displays help information for the On-Screen Phone feature.
< Accessory >
QuickWindow case – Activate to make features, such as music, weather,
and clock, available in small view when using the QuickWindow case.
Earphone Plug & Pop – Sets the Plug & Pop feature for earphones.
Checkmark the apps you want to display the app panel when connecting an
to a desired position to rearrange the apps.
earphone. Touch and drag
< Printing >
to toggle it On or Off. On allows you to
Cloud Print – Tap the switch
select a printer via the Cloud feature.
< About phone >
View legal information and check your phone status and software version.
Phone name – Allows you to view the phone name. Tap to edit it.
Update Center – Allows you to check for Android system software
updates, LG app updates, and other current information.
Network – Allows you to view your network, network type and strength,
service state, roaming status, mobile network state, channel, SID, and IP
Status – Allows you to view the phone number, IMEI, IMEI SV, channel,
Battery – Allows you to view battery status, battery level, and battery use
Hardware information – Allows you to view the model number, hardware
version, up time, Wi-Fi MAC address, and Bluetooth address.
Software information – Allows you to view Android version, baseband
version, kernel version, build number, and software version.
Legal information – Allows you to view the LG apps rights agreement,
open source licenses and Google and MetroPCS legal information.
Patent information – Displays LG patent information.
Phone software update
Phone software update
This feature allows you to update the firmware of your phone to the latest
version conveniently from the internet without the need to visit a service
center. For more information on how to use this function, please visit:
As the mobile phone firmware update requires the user’s full attention
for the duration of the update process, please make sure to check all
instructions and notes that appear at each step before proceeding. Please
note that removing the USB cable or battery during the upgrade may
seriously damage your mobile phone.
LG Mobile Phone Software update via Over-the-Air (OTA)
This feature allows you to update the firmware of your phone to the newer
version conveniently via OTA without connecting the USB data cable. This
feature is only available if and when LG makes the newer version of the
firmware available for your device.
First, you can check the software version on your mobile phone:
From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key
> System settings >
General tab > About phone > Software information.
To perform the phone software update, from the Home screen, tap the
Menu Key
> System settings > General tab > About phone >
Update Center > System updates > Check now.
LG reserves the right to make firmware updates available only for selected models at
its own discretion and does not guarantee the availability of the newer version of the
firmware for all handset models.
Your personal data—including information about your Google account and any other
accounts, your system/application data and settings, any downloaded applications
and your DRM licence —might be lost in the process of updating your phone's
software. Therefore, LG recommends that you back up your personal data before
updating your phone's software. LG does not take responsibility for any loss of
personal data.
Open Source Software
To obtain the corresponding source code under GPL, LGPL, MPL and other open
source licences, please visit http://opensource.lge.com/ All referred licence terms,
disclaimers and notices are available for download with the source code.
These accessories are available for use with your phone. (Items described
below may be optional and sold separately.)
Travel adapter
USB cable
Connect your
device and PC.
Start Guide
Always use genuine LG accessories. Failure to do this may void your warranty.
Accessories may vary in different regions.
TIA Safety Information
The following is the complete TIA Safety Information for wireless handheld
Exposure to Radio Frequency Signal
Your wireless handheld portable phone is a low power radio transmitter and
receiver. When ON, it receives and sends out Radio Frequency (RF) signals.
In August, 1996, the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) adopted
RF exposure guidelines with safety levels for handheld wireless phones.
Those guidelines are consistent with the safety standards previously set by
both U.S. and international standards bodies:
ANSI C95.1 (1992) *
NCRP Report 86 (1986)
ICNIRP (1996)
*American National Standards Institute; National Council on Radiation
Protection and Measurements; International Commission on NonIonizing Radiation Protection
Those standards were based on comprehensive and periodic evaluations of
the relevant scientific literature. For example, over 120 scientists, engineers,
and physicians from universities, government health agencies, and industry
reviewed the available body of research to develop the ANSI Standard
The design of your phone complies with the FCC guidelines (and those
Antenna Care
Use only the supplied or an approved replacement antenna. Unauthorized
antennas, modifications, or attachments could damage the phone and may
violate FCC regulations.
Phone Operation
NORMAL POSITION: Hold the phone as you would any other telephone
with the antenna pointed up and over your shoulder.
Tips on Efficient Operation
For your phone to operate most efficiently:
Don’t touch the antenna unnecessarily when the phone is in use. Contact
with the antenna affects call quality and may cause the phone to operate at
a higher power level than otherwise needed.
Check the laws and regulations on the use of wireless phones in the areas
where you drive and always obey them. Also, if using your phone while
driving, please observe the following:
Give full attention to driving -- driving safely is your first responsibility;
Use hands-free operation, if available;
Pull off the road and park before making or answering a call if driving
conditions or the law require it.
Electronic Devices
Most modern electronic equipment is shielded from RF signals. However,
certain electronic equipment may not be shielded against the RF signals
from your wireless phone.
The Health Industry Manufacturers Association recommends that a
minimum separation of six (6) inches be maintained between a handheld
wireless phone and a pacemaker to avoid potential interference with the
pacemaker. These recommendations are consistent with the independent
research by and recommendations of Wireless Technology Research.
Persons with pacemakers:
Should ALWAYS keep the phone more than six (6) inches from their
pacemaker when the phone is turned ON;
Should not carry the phone in a breast pocket;
Should use the ear opposite the pacemaker to minimize the potential for
Should turn the phone OFF immediately if there is any reason to suspect
that interference is taking place.
Hearing Aids
Some digital wireless phones may interfere with some hearing aids. In the
event of such interference, you may want to consult your service provider (or
call the customer service line to discuss alternatives).
Other Medical Devices
If you use any other personal medical device, consult the manufacturer
of your device to determine if it is adequately shielded from external
RF energy. Your physician may be able to assist you in obtaining this
Health Care Facilities
Turn your phone OFF in health care facilities when any regulations posted in
these areas instruct you to do so. Hospitals or health care facilities may use
equipment that could be sensitive to external RF energy.
RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded
electronic systems in motor vehicles. Check with the manufacturer or
its representative regarding your vehicle. You should also consult the
manufacturer of any equipment that has been added to your vehicle.
Posted Facilities
Turn your phone OFF in any facility where posted notices so require.
FCC regulations prohibit using your phone while in the air. Switch OFF your
phone before boarding an aircraft.
Blasting Areas
To avoid interfering with blasting operations, turn your phone OFF when in a
“blasting area” or in areas posted: “Turn off two-way radio”. Obey all signs
and instructions.
Potentially Explosive Atmosphere
Turn your phone OFF when in any area with a potentially explosive
atmosphere and obey all signs and instructions. Sparks in such areas could
cause an explosion or fire resulting in bodily injury or even death.
Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often, but not always
marked clearly. Potential areas may include: fueling areas (such as gasoline
stations); below deck on boats; fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities;
vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas (such as propane or butane); areas
where the air contains chemicals or particles (such as grain, dust, or metal
powders); and any other area where you would normally be advised to turn
off your vehicle engine.
For Vehicles Equipped with an Air Bag
An air bag inflates with great force. DO NOT place objects, including either
installed or portable wireless equipment, in the area over the air bag or in
the air bag deployment area. If in-vehicle wireless equipment is improperly
installed and the air bag inflates, serious injury could result.
Safety Information
Please read and observe the following information for safe and proper use
of your phone and to prevent damage. Also, keep the user guide in an
accessible place at all times after reading it.
Violation of the instructions may cause minor or serious damage
to the product.
Do not disassemble or open crush, bend or deform, puncture or shred.
Do not modify or remanufacture, attempt to insert foreign objects into
the battery, immerse or expose to water or other liquids, expose to fire,
explosion or other hazard.
Only use the battery for the system for which it is specified.
Only use the battery with a charging system that has been qualified with
the system per this standard. Use of an unqualified battery or charger
may present a risk of fire, explosion, leakage, or other hazard.
Do not short circuit a battery or allow metallic conductive objects to
contact battery terminals.
Replace the battery only with another battery that has been qualified with
the system per this standard, IEEE-Std-1725-200x. Use of an unqualified
battery may present a risk of fire, explosion, leakage or other hazard.
Promptly dispose of used batteries in accordance with local regulations.
Battery usage by children should be supervised.
Avoid dropping the phone or battery. If the phone or battery is dropped,
especially on a hard surface, and the user suspects damage, take it to a
service center for inspection.
Improper battery use may result in a fire, explosion or other hazard.
For those host devices that utilize a USB port as a charging source, check
the host device’s user manual for the USB-IF logo or some other means
to ensure that it has completed the USB-IF compliance program.
Charger and Adapter Safety
The charger and adapter are intended for indoor use only.
Insert the battery pack charger vertically into the wall power socket.
Only use the approved battery charger. Otherwise, you may cause
serious damage to your phone.
Use the correct adapter for your phone when using the battery pack
charger abroad.
Battery Information and Care
Always unplug the charger from the wall socket after the phone is fully
charged to save unnecessary power consumption of the charger.
Please dispose of your battery properly or take it to your local wireless
carrier for recycling.
The battery doesn’t need to be empty before recharging.
Use only LG-approved chargers specific to your phone model since they
are designed to maximize battery life.
Do not disassemble or short-circuit the battery.
Keep the battery’s metal contacts clean.
Replace the battery when it no longer provides acceptable performance.
The battery can be recharged several hundred times before replacement.
Recharge the battery after long periods of non-use to maximize battery
Battery life will vary due to usage patterns and environmental conditions.
Use of extended backlighting, Browser, and data connectivity kits affect
battery life and talk/ standby times.
The self-protection function of the battery cuts the power of the phone
when its operation is in an abnormal state. In this case, remove the
battery from the phone, reinstall it, and turn the phone on.
Explosion, Shock, and Fire Hazards
Do not put your phone in a place subject to excessive dust and keep the
minimum required distance between the power cord and heat sources.
Unplug the power cord prior to cleaning your phone, and clean the power
plug pin when it’s dirty.
When using the power plug, ensure that it’s firmly connected. If not, it
may cause excessive heat or fire.
If you put your phone in a pocket or bag without covering the receptacle
of the phone (power plug pin), metallic articles (such as a coin, paperclip
or pen) may short-circuit the phone. Always cover the receptacle when
not in use.
Don’t short-circuit the battery. Metallic articles such as a coin, paperclip
or pen in your pocket or bag may short-circuit the + and – terminals of
the battery (metal strips on the battery) upon moving. Short-circuit of the
terminal may damage the battery and cause an explosion.
General Notice
Using a damaged battery or placing a battery in your mouth may cause
serious injury.
Do not place items containing magnetic components such as a credit
card, phone card, bank book, or subway ticket near your phone. The
magnetism of the phone may damage the data stored in the magnetic
Talking on your phone for a long period of time may reduce call quality
due to heat generated during use.
When the phone is not used for a long period time, store it in a safe
place with the power cord unplugged.
Using the phone in proximity to receiving equipment (i.e., TV or radio)
may cause interference to the phone.
Do not use the phone if the antenna is damaged. If a damaged antenna
contacts skin, it may cause a slight burn. Please contact an LG Authorized
Service Center to replace the damaged antenna.
Do not immerse your phone in water. If this happens, turn it off
immediately and remove the battery. If the phone does not work, take it
to an LG Authorized Service Center.
Do not paint your phone.
The data saved in your phone might be deleted due to careless use,
repair of the phone, or upgrade of the software. Please backup your
important phone numbers. (Ringtones, text messages, voice messages,
photos, and videos could also be deleted.) The manufacturer is not liable
for damage due to the loss of data.
When you use the phone in public places, set the ringtone to vibration so
you don’t disturb others.
Do not turn your phone on or off when putting it to your ear.
Use accessories, such as earphones and headsets, with caution.
Ensure that cables are tucked away safely and do not touch the antenna
Do not use your device for long periods of time while a part of your
body is making direct contact with it. The temperature of the product
may increase during normal operation and this may result in harming or
burning your skin.
Avoid potential hearing loss.
Prolonged exposure to loud sounds (including music) is the most common
cause of preventable hearing loss. Some scientific research suggests
that using portable audio devices, such as portable music players and
cellular telephones, at high volume settings for long durations may lead to
permanent noise induced hearing loss. This includes the use of headphones
(including headsets, earbuds and Bluetooth® or other wireless devices).
Exposure to very loud sound has also been associated in some studies
with tinnitus (a ringing in the ear), hypersensitivity to sound and distorted
hearing. Individual susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss and other
potential hearing problems varies.
The amount of sound produced by a portable audio device varies depending
on the nature of the sound, the device, the device settings and the
headphones. You should follow some commonsense recommendations
when using any portable audio device:
Set the volume in a quiet environment and select the lowest volume at
which you can hear adequately.
When using headphones, turn the volume down if you cannot hear the
people speaking near you or if the person sitting next to you can hear
what you are listening to.
Do not turn the volume up to block out noisy surroundings. If you choose
to listen to your portable device in a noisy environment, use noisecancelling headphones to block out background environmental noise.
Limit the amount of time you listen. As the volume increases, less time
is required before your hearing could be affected.
Avoid using headphones after exposure to extremely loud noises, such
as rock concerts, that might cause temporary hearing loss. Temporary
hearing loss might cause unsafe volumes to sound normal.
Do not listen at any volume that causes you discomfort. If you experience
ringing in your ears, hear muffled speech or experience any temporary
hearing difficulty after listening to your portable audio device, discontinue
use and consult your doctor.
You can obtain additional information on this subject from the following sources:
American Academy of Audiology
11730 Plaza American Drive, Suite 300
Reston, VA 20190
Voice: (800) 222-2336
Email: info@audiology.org
Internet: www.audiology.org
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD USA 20892-2320
Voice: (301) 496-7243
Email: nidcdinfo@nih.gov
Internet: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Hubert H. Humphrey Bldg.
200 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20201
Voice: 1-800-35-NIOSH (1-800-356-4674)
FDA Consumer Update
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices
and Radiological Health Consumer Update on Mobile Phones:
1. Do wireless phones pose a health hazard?
The available scientific evidence does not show that any health problems
are associated with using wireless phones. There is no proof, however, that
wireless phones are absolutely safe. Wireless phones emit low levels of Radio
Frequency (RF) energy in the microwave range while being used. They also
emit very low levels of RF when in standby mode. Whereas high levels of RF
can produce health effects (by heating tissue), exposure to low level RF that
does not produce heating effects causes no known adverse health effects.
Many studies of low level RF exposures have not found any biological effects.
Some studies have suggested that some biological effects may occur, but such
findings have not been confirmed by additional research. In some cases, other
researchers have had difficulty in reproducing those studies, or in determining
the reasons for inconsistent results.
2. What is the FDA’s role concerning the safety of wireless phones?
Under the law, the FDA does not review the safety of radiation-emitting
consumer products such as wireless phones before they can be sold,
as it does with new drugs or medical devices. However, the agency
has authority to take action if wireless phones are shown to emit Radio
Frequency (RF) energy at a level that is hazardous to the user. In such a
case, the FDA could require the manufacturers of wireless phones to notify
users of the health hazard and to repair, replace, or recall the phones so that
the hazard no longer exists.
Although the existing scientific data does not justify FDA regulatory actions,
the FDA has urged the wireless phone industry to take a number of steps,
including the following:
Support needed research into possible biological effects of RF of the
type emitted by wireless phones;
Design wireless phones in a way that minimizes any RF exposure to the
user that is not necessary for device function; and
Cooperate in providing users of wireless phones with the best possible
information on possible effects of wireless phone use on human health.
The FDA belongs to an interagency working group of the federal agencies
that have responsibility for different aspects of RF safety to ensure
coordinated efforts at the federal level. The following agencies belong to
this working group:
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Environmental Protection Agency
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Institutes of Health participates in some interagency working
group activities, as well.
The FDA shares regulatory responsibilities for wireless phones with the
Federal Communications Commission (FCC). All phones that are sold in
the United States must comply with FCC safety guidelines that limit RF
exposure. The FCC relies on the FDA and other health agencies for safety
questions about wireless phones.
The FCC also regulates the base stations that the wireless phone networks
rely upon. While these base stations operate at higher power than do the
wireless phones themselves, the RF exposures that people get from these
base stations are typically thousands of times lower than those they can
get from wireless phones. Base stations are thus not the subject of the
safety questions discussed in this document.
3. What kinds of phones are the subject of this update?
The term “wireless phone” refers here to handheld wireless phones
with built-in antennas, often called “cell”, “mobile”, or “PCS” phones.
These types of wireless phones can expose the user to measurable Radio
Frequency (RF) energy because of the short distance between the phone
and the user’s head.
These RF exposures are limited by FCC safety guidelines that were
developed with the advice of the FDA and other federal health and safety
agencies. When the phone is located at greater distances from the user,
the exposure to RF is drastically lower because a person’s RF exposure
decreases rapidly with increasing distance from the source. The so-called
“cordless phones,” which have a base unit connected to the telephone
wiring in a house, typically operate at far lower power levels, and thus
produce RF exposures far below the FCC safety limits.
4. What are the results of the research done already?
The research done thus far has produced conflicting results, and many
studies have suffered from flaws in their research methods. Animal
experiments investigating the effects of Radio Frequency (RF) energy
exposures characteristic of wireless phones have yielded conflicting
results that often cannot be repeated in other laboratories. A few animal
studies, however, have suggested that low levels of RF could accelerate
the development of cancer in laboratory animals. However, many of the
studies that showed increased tumor development used animals that had
been genetically engineered or treated with cancer-causing chemicals so
as to be pre-disposed to develop cancer in the absence of RF exposure.
Other studies exposed the animals to RF for up to 22 hours per day. These
conditions are not similar to the conditions under which people use wireless
phones, so we do not know with certainty what the results of such studies
mean for human health. Three large epidemiology studies have been
published since December 2000. Between them, the studies investigated
any possible association between the use of wireless phones and primary
brain cancer, glioma, meningioma, or acoustic neuroma, tumors of the
brain or salivary gland, leukemia, or other cancers. None of the studies
demonstrated the existence of any harmful health effects from wireless
phone RF exposures. However, none of the studies can answer questions
about long-term exposures, since the average period of phone use in these
studies was around three years.
5. What research is needed to decide whether RF exposure from
wireless phones poses a health risk?
A combination of laboratory studies and epidemiological studies of people
actually using wireless phones would provide some of the data that are
needed. Lifetime animal exposure studies could be completed in a few
years. However, very large numbers of animals would be needed to provide
reliable proof of a cancer promoting effect, if one exists. Epidemiological
studies can provide data that is directly applicable to human populations,
but ten or more years follow-up may be needed to provide answers about
some health effects, such as cancer. This is because the interval between
the time of exposure to a cancer-causing agent and the time tumors
develop - if they do - may be many, many years. The interpretation of
epidemiological studies is hampered by difficulties in measuring actual RF
exposure during day-to-day use of wireless phones. Many factors affect
this measurement, such as the angle at which the phone is held, or which
model of phone is used.
6. What is the FDA doing to find out more about the possible
health effects of wireless phone RF?
The FDA is working with the U.S. National Toxicology Program and with
groups of investigators around the world to ensure that high priority animal
studies are conducted to address important questions about the effects of
exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) energy.
The FDA has been a leading participant in the World Health Organization
International Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF) Project since its inception in
1996. An influential result of this work has been the development of a
detailed agenda of research needs that has driven the establishment of new
research programs around the world. The project has also helped develop a
series of public information documents on EMF issues.
The FDA and the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association
(CTIA) have a formal Cooperative Research And Development Agreement
(CRADA) to do research on wireless phone safety. The FDA provides the
scientific oversight, obtaining input from experts in government, industry,
and academic organizations. CTIA-funded research is conducted through
contracts with independent investigators. The initial research will include
both laboratory studies and studies of wireless phone users. The CRADA
will also include a broad assessment of additional research needs in the
context of the latest research developments around the world.
7. How can I find out how much Radio Frequency energy exposure
I can get by using my wireless phone?
All phones sold in the United States must comply with Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines that limit Radio Frequency
(RF) energy exposures. The FCC established these guidelines in
consultation with the FDA and the other federal health and safety agencies.
The FCC limit for RF exposure from wireless phones is set at a Specific
Absorption Rate (SAR) of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg). The FCC limit is
consistent with the safety standards developed by the Institute of Electrical
and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) and the National Council on Radiation
Protection and Measurement. The exposure limit takes into consideration
the body’s ability to remove heat from the tissues that absorb energy from
the wireless phone and is set well below levels known to have effects.
Manufacturers of wireless phones must report the RF exposure level for
each model of phone to the FCC. The FCC website (http://www.fcc.gov/
cgb/cellular.html) gives directions for locating the FCC identification number
on your phone so you can find your phone’s RF exposure level in the online
8. What has the FDA done to measure the Radio Frequency energy
coming from wireless phones?
The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is developing a
technical standard for measuring the Radio Frequency (RF) energy exposure
from wireless phones and other wireless handsets with the participation and
leadership of FDA scientists and engineers. The standard, “Recommended
Practice for Determining the Spatial-Peak Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in
the Human Body Due to Wireless Communications Devices: Experimental
Techniques”, sets forth the first consistent test methodology for measuring
the rate at which RF is deposited in the heads of wireless phone users.
The test method uses a tissue-simulating model of the human head.
Standardized SAR test methodology is expected to greatly improve the
consistency of measurements made at different laboratories on the same
phone. SAR is the measurement of the amount of energy absorbed in
tissue, either by the whole body or a small part of the body. It is measured
in watts/kg (or milliwatts/g) of matter. This measurement is used to
determine whether a wireless phone complies with safety guidelines.
9. What steps can I take to reduce my exposure to Radio Frequency
energy from my wireless phone?
If there is a risk from these products - and at this point we do not know that
there is - it is probably very small. But if you are concerned about avoiding even
potential risks, you can take a few simple steps to minimize your exposure to
Radio Frequency (RF) energy. Since time is a key factor in how much exposure a
person receives, reducing the amount of time spent using a wireless phone will
reduce RF exposure. If you must conduct extended conversations by wireless
phone every day, you could place more distance between your body and the
source of the RF, since the exposure level drops off dramatically with distance.
For example, you could use a headset and carry the wireless phone away from
your body or use a wireless phone connected to a remote antenna. Again, the
scientific data does not demonstrate that wireless phones are harmful. But if
you are concerned about the RF exposure from these products, you can use
measures like those described above to reduce your RF exposure from wireless
phone use.
10. What about children using wireless phones?
The scientific evidence does not show a danger to users of wireless
phones, including children and teenagers. If you want to take steps to lower
exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) energy, the measures described above
would apply to children and teenagers using wireless phones. Reducing the
time of wireless phone use and increasing the distance between the user
and the RF source will reduce RF exposure.
Some groups sponsored by other national governments have advised that
children be discouraged from using wireless phones at all. For example,
the government in the United Kingdom distributed leaflets containing
such a recommendation in December 2000. They noted that no evidence
exists that using a wireless phone causes brain tumors or other ill effects.
Their recommendation to limit wireless phone use by children was strictly
precautionary; it was not based on scientific evidence that any health hazard
11. What about wireless phone interference with medical
Radio Frequency (RF) energy from wireless phones can interact with some
electronic devices. For this reason, the FDA helped develop a detailed
test method to measure Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) of implanted
cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators from wireless telephones. This test
method is now part of a standard sponsored by the Association for the
Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). The final draft, a joint
effort by the FDA, medical device manufacturers, and many other groups,
was completed in late 2000. This standard will allow manufacturers to
ensure that cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators are safe from wireless
phone EMI.
The FDA has tested hearing aids for interference from handheld wireless
phones and helped develop a voluntary standard sponsored by the Institute
of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). This standard specifies test
methods and performance requirements for hearing aids and wireless
phones so that no interference occurs when a person uses a “compatible”
phone and a “compatible” hearing aid at the same time. This standard was
approved by the IEEE in 2000.
The FDA continues to monitor the use of wireless phones for possible
interactions with other medical devices. Should harmful interference be
found to occur, the FDA will conduct testing to assess the interference and
work to resolve the problem.
12. Where can I find additional information?
For additional information, please refer to the following resources:
FDA web page on wireless phones (http://www.fda.gov), under “C” in the
subject index, select Cell Phones > Research.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) RF Safety Program (http://
International Commission on Nonlonizing Radiation Protection (http://www.
World Health Organization (WHO) International EMF Project (http://www.
Health Protection Agency (http://www.hpa.org.uk/)
10 Driver Safety Tips
Your wireless phone gives you the powerful ability to communicate by voice
almost anywhere, anytime. An important responsibility accompanies the
benefits of wireless phones, one that every user must uphold.
When operating a car, driving is your first responsibility. When using your
wireless phone behind the wheel of a car, practice good common sense
and remember the following tips:
1. Get to know your wireless phone and its features such as speed dial and
redial. Carefully read your instruction manual and learn to take advantage
of valuable features most phones offer, including automatic redial and
memory. Also, work to memorize the phone keypad so you can use the
speed dial function without taking your attention off the road.
2. When available, use a hands-free device. A number of hands-free
wireless phone accessories are readily available today. Whether you
choose an installed mounted device for your wireless phone or a speaker
phone accessory, take advantage of these devices if available to you.
3. Make sure you place your wireless phone within easy reach and where
you can reach it without removing your eyes from the road. If you get
an incoming call at an inconvenient time, if possible, let your voicemail
answer it for you.
4. Suspend conversations during hazardous driving conditions or situations.
Let the person you are speaking with know you are driving; if necessary,
suspend the call in heavy traffic or hazardous weather conditions. Rain,
sleet, snow, and ice can be hazardous, but so is heavy traffic. As a driver,
your first responsibility is to pay attention to the road.
5. Don’t take notes or look up phone numbers while driving. If you are
reading an address book or business card, or writing a “to-do” list while
driving a car, you are not watching where you are going. It is common
sense. Do not get caught in a dangerous situation because you are
reading or writing and not paying attention to the road or nearby vehicles.
6. Dial sensibly and assess the traffic; if possible, place calls when you are
not moving or before pulling into traffic. Try to plan your calls before you
begin your trip or attempt to coincide your calls with times you may be
stopped at a stop sign, red light, or otherwise stationary. But if you need
to dial while driving, follow this simple tip - dial only a few numbers,
check the road and your mirrors, then continue.
7. Do not engage in stressful or emotional conversations that may be
distracting. Stressful or emotional conversations and driving do not mix;
they are distracting and even dangerous when you are behind the wheel
of a car. Make people you are talking with aware you are driving and if
necessary, suspend conversations which have the potential to divert your
attention from the road.
8. Use your wireless phone to call for help. Your wireless phone is one of
the greatest tools you can own to protect yourself and your family in
dangerous situations -- with your phone at your side, help is only three
numbers away. Dial 911 or other local emergency number in the case of
fire, traffic accident, road hazard, or medical emergency. Remember, it’s
a free call on your wireless phone!
9. Use your wireless phone to help others in emergencies. Your wireless
phone provides you a perfect opportunity to be a “Good Samaritan” in
your community. If you see an auto accident, crime in progress or other
serious emergency where lives are in danger, call 911 or other local
emergency number, as you would want others to do for you.
10. Call roadside assistance or a special wireless non-emergency assistance
number when necessary. Certain situations you encounter while driving
may require attention, but are not urgent enough to merit a call for
emergency services. But you can still use your wireless phone to lend
a hand. If you see a broken-down vehicle posing no serious hazard, a
broken traffic signal, a minor traffic accident where no one appears
injured or a vehicle you know to be stolen, call roadside assistance or
other special non-emergency wireless number.
The above tips are meant as general guidelines. Before deciding to use
your mobile device while operating a vehicle, it is recommended that
you consult your applicable jurisdiction’s local laws or other regulations
regarding such use. Such laws or other regulations may prohibit or
otherwise restrict the manner in which a driver may use his or her phone
while operating a vehicle.
Consumer Information on SAR
(Specific Absorption Rate)
This model phone meets the Government’s requirements for exposure
to radio waves. Your wireless phone is a radio transmitter and receiver.
It is designed and manufactured not to exceed the emission limits for
exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy set by the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) of the U.S. Government. These FCC exposure limits
are derived from the recommendations of two expert organizations, the
National Counsel on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRP) and the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In both cases, the
recommendations were developed by scientific and engineering experts
drawn from industry, government, and academia after extensive reviews of
the scientific literature related to the biological effects of RF energy.
The exposure limit for wireless mobile phones employs a unit of measurement
known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR is a measure of the
rate of absorption of RF energy by the human body expressed in units of watts
per kilogram (W/kg). The FCC requires wireless phones to comply with a safety
limit of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg). The FCC exposure limit incorporates
a substantial margin of safety to give additional protection to the public and to
account for any variations in measurements.
Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions specified
by the FCC with the phone transmitting at its highest certified power level
in all tested frequency bands. Although SAR is determined at the highest
certified power level, the actual SAR level of the phone while operating
can be well below the maximum value. Because the phone is designed to
operate at multiple power levels to use only the power required to reach
the network, in general, the closer you are to a wireless base station
antenna, the lower the power output.
Before a phone model is available for sale to the public, it must be tested
and certified to the FCC that it does not exceed the limit established by
the government adopted requirement for safe exposure. The tests are
performed in positions and locations (e.g., at the ear and worn on the body)
as required by the FCC for each model.
This device was tested for typical body-worn operations with the back of
the phone kept 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) between the user’s body and the back
of the phone. To comply with FCC RF exposure requirements, a minimum
separation distance of 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) must be maintained between
the user’s body and the back of the phone. Third-party belt-clips, holsters,
and similar accessories containing metallic components may not be used.
Body-worn accessories that cannot maintain 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) separation
distance between the user’s body and the back of the phone, and have not
been tested for typical body-worn operations may not comply with FCC RF
exposure limits and should be avoided.
The FCC has granted an Equipment Authorization for this model phone
with all reported SAR levels evaluated as in compliance with the FCC RF
emission guidelines.
The highest SAR value for this model phone when tested for use at the
ear is 0.70 W/kg and when worn on the body, as described in this user’s
manual, is 1.19 W/kg. While there may be differences between SAR levels
of various phones and at various positions, they all meet the government
requirement for safe exposure.
SAR information on this model phone is on file with the FCC and can be
found under the Display Grant section of http://www.fcc.gov/oet/ea/fccid/
after searching on FCC ID ZNFMS323.
To find information that pertains to a particular model phone, this site uses
the phone FCC ID number which is usually printed somewhere on the
case of the phone. Sometimes it may be necessary to remove the battery
pack to find the number. Once you have the FCC ID number for a particular
phone, follow the instructions on the website and it should provide values
for typical or maximum SAR for a particular phone.
Additional information on Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) can be found
on the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) website at
*In the United States and Canada, the SAR limit for mobile phones used
by the public is 1.6 watts/kg (W/kg) averaged over one gram of tissue.
The standard incorporates a substantial margin of safety to give additional
protection for the public and to account for any variations in measurements.
FCC Hearing-Aid Compatibility (HAC) Regulations for Wireless
On July 10, 2003, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Report and Order in WT Docket 01-309 modified the exception of wireless
phones under the Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988 (HAC Act) to require
digital wireless phones be compatible with hearing-aids. The intent of the
HAC Act is to ensure reasonable access to telecommunications services for
persons with hearing disabilities.
While some wireless phones are used near some hearing devices (hearing
aids and cochlear implants), users may detect a buzzing, humming, or
whining noise. Some hearing devices are more immune than others to this
interference noise, and phones also vary in the amount of interference they
The wireless telephone industry has developed a rating system for
wireless phones, to assist hearing device users to find phones that may
be compatible with their hearing devices. Not all phones have been rated.
Phones that are rated have the rating on their box or a label located on the
The ratings are not guarantees. Results will vary depending on the user’s
hearing device and hearing loss. If your hearing device happens to be
vulnerable to interference, you may not be able to use a rated phone
successfully. Trying out the phone with your hearing device is the best way
to evaluate it for your personal needs.
M-Ratings: Phones rated M3 or M4 meet FCC requirements and are likely
to generate less interference to hearing devices than phones that are not
labeled. M4 is the better/higher of the two ratings.
T-Ratings: Phones rated T3 or T4 meet FCC requirements and are likely
to generate less interference to hearing devices than phones that are not
labeled. T4 is the better/ higher of the two ratings.
Hearing devices may also be rated. Your hearing device manufacturer or
hearing health professional may help you find this rating. Higher ratings
mean that the hearing device is relatively immune to interference noise. The
hearing aid and wireless phone rating values are then added together. A
sum of 5 is considered acceptable for normal use. A sum of 6 is considered
for best use.
In the example to the left, if a hearing aid meets the M2 level
rating and the wireless phone meets the M3 level rating, the
sum of the two values equal M5. This should provide the
hearing aid user with “normal usage” while using their
hearing aid with the particular wireless phone. “Normal usage” in this
context is defined as a signal quality that’s acceptable for normal operation.
The M mark is intended to be synonymous with the U mark. The T mark
is intended to be synonymous with the UT mark. The M and T marks are
recommended by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industries Solutions
(ATIS). The U and UT marks are referenced in Section 20.19 of the FCC
Rules. The HAC rating and measurement procedure are described in the
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) C63.19 standard.
When you’re talking on a cell phone, it’s recommended that you turn the BT
(Bluetooth) or WLAN mode off for HAC.
For information about hearing aids and digital wireless phones
Wireless Phones and Hearing Aid Accessibility
FCC Hearing Aid Compatibility and Volume Control
The Hearing Aid Compatibility FCC Order
Hearing Loss Association of America [HLAA]
Please check to see if any problems you have encountered with your phone
are described in this section, before taking the phone in for service or
calling a service representative.
What are the
functions available via
Connecting to Stereo/Mono Headset,
Car Kit, FTP server is possible. When
it’s connected to another phone via
Bluetooth, you can receive Contacts
If my Bluetooth
headset is connected,
can I listen to my
music through
my 3.5mm wired
When a Bluetooth headset is
connected, all system sounds are
played over the headset. As a result,
you will not be able to listen to music
through your wired headphones.
How can I back up
The Contacts data can be synchronized
between your phone and GmailTM.
Is it possible to set
up one-way-sync with
Only two-way synchronization is
Is it possible to
synchronize all the
Email folders?
The Inbox is automatically
synchronized. You can view other
folders by touching the Menu Key
and selecting Folders.
Is it possible to
transfer Contacts
data from a feature
phone to an AndroidTM
Yes, if your contacts can be extracted
into a .CSV file.
How to transfer:
1. Create “.CSV” file with the contacts
on your current phone (you may be
able to use the PC suite software
provided by LGE).
2. Log into Gmail with your PC.
3. Click Contacts.
4. Click Import.
5. Attach the “.CSV” file.
6. Your contacts will then be
synchronized between your Android™
phone and Gmail.
Gmail Log-In
Should I have to log
into Gmail whenever
I want to access
Once you log into Gmail, you don’t
need to log in Gmail again.
Is it possible to filter
No, email filtering is not supported via
the phone.
Is it possible to play
YouTube videos?
Yes, YouTube videos are supported
but may have to be viewed through
the YouTube application (and not the
What happens when
I execute another
application while
writing an email?
Your email will automatically be saved
as a draft.
Is there a file size
limitation for when I
want to use a .MP3
file as a ringtone?
There is no file size limitation.
Message Time
My phone does not
display the time of
receipt for messages
older than 24 hours.
How can I change
Open the message thread, then touch
and hold the desired message and
select View message details.
microSD Card
What is the maximum
supported size for a
memory card?
32GB memory cards are compatible.
Is it possible to install
another navigation
application on my
Any application that is available on
Play Store and is compatible with the
hardware can be installed and used.
Is it possible to
synchronize my
contacts from all my
email accounts?
Only Gmail and MS Exchange server
(Company Email Server) contacts can
be synchronized.
If you transferred a contact with the
Wait and Pause functions saved into
the number, you will not be able to use
those features. You will need to re-save
each number.
Wait and
Is it possible to save
a contact with Wait
and Pause in the
How to re-save numbers with Wait
and Pause:
1. From the Home screen, touch the
Phone Key .
2. Dial the number, then touch the
Menu Key
3. Touch Add 2-sec pause or Add wait.
Unlock Pattern
What are the phone’s
security functions?
You are able to set the phone to require
the entry of an unlock sequence (face
unlock, pattern, PIN, or password)
before the phone can be accessed
or used.
What should I do if
I forget my Unlock
After attempting the Unlock Pattern
5 times, you can touch the Forgot
Pattern? option and use your Google
Account information or Backup PIN to
unlock your phone.
1. From the Home screen, touch the
Menu Key
Unlock Pattern
How do I create the
Unlock Pattern?
2. Touch Lock screen settings > Select
screen lock.
3. Touch Pattern. The first time you do
this, a short tutorial about creating an
unlock pattern appears.
4. Set up by drawing your pattern once
> Continue, draw again > Confirm.
Yes. You can set Speed Dials as well as
save a contact directly on your Home
To set a Speed Dial:
Speed Dial
Is Speed Dialing
1. Open the Contacts application.
> Speed
2. Touch the Menu Key
3. Touch the speed dial location and
select the desired contact.
To set a Direct Dial shortcut to your
Home screen:
1. Touch and hold an empty area on your
Home screen.
2. Touch Widgets > Direct dial.
3. Select a contact from your Contacts
Will I know when my
memory is full?
Yes, you will receive a notification.
The phone has multi-lingual capabilities.
Is it possible to
change the language?
To change the language:
1. From the Home screen, touch the
> System settings >
Menu Key
Networks tab.
2. Touch Language & input >
3. Touch the desired language.
Screen time
Wi-Fi & 4G
How do I set up a
My screen turns off
after only 30 seconds.
How can I change
the amount of time
for the backlight to
turn off?
When Wi-Fi and 4G
are both available,
which service will my
phone use?
VPN access configuration is different
according to each company. To
configure VPN access from your phone,
you must obtain the details from your
company’s network administrator.
1. From the Home screen, touch the
Menu Key
2. Touch System settings > Display
tab > Screen timeout.
3. Touch the preferred screen backlight
timeout time.
When using data, your phone may
default to the Wi-Fi connection (if
Wi-Fi connectivity on your phone is
set to On). However, there will be no
notification when your phone switches
from one to the other.
To know which data connection is being
used, use the 4G or Wi-Fi icon at the
top of your screen.
Home screen
Is it possible to
remove an application
from the Home
I downloaded an
application and it
causes a lot of errors.
How do I remove it?
Yes. Just touch and hold the icon until
the Remove bar appears at the top of
the screen. Then, without lifting your
finger, drag the icon to the Remove bar.
1. From the Home screen, touch the
Menu Key
2. Touch System settings > General
tab > Apps > DOWNLOADED.
3. Touch the application > Uninstall
> OK.
Yes. After saving a music file, you can
use it for your ringtone.
Will my alarm be
audible or will it go
off if the phone is
turned off?
No, this is not supported.
If my Ringer Volume
is set to Off or
Vibrate, will I hear my
Your alarm is programmed to be audible
even in these scenarios.
Battery Time
What is the maximum
amount of time my
phone’s battery will
last before I need to
recharge it?
Can I use music files
for my ringtones?
Which wireless bands
are supported by the
Touch and hold a song in a library list.
In the menu that opens, touch Set as
Talk time : Approx. 780 min (13 hours
Standby : Approx. 22 days (535 hours
Your phone is able to operate on the
following bands:
(GSM) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
(WCDMA) 850/1700/1900 MHz.
How 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
a brief second when the LG logo is
displayed. Then immediately press
and hold it again.
Factory Reset
How can I perform a
factory reset if I can’t
access the phone’s
setting menu?
4. Release all of the keys when
the Factory data reset screen is
5. Press the Volume Keys
highlight Yes, then press the Power/
Lock Key
to continue.
6. Press the Volume Keys
highlight Yes once more, then press
the Power/Lock Key
to confirm.
7. The phone will perform a factory
reset and reboot to your Startup
If a factory reset is performed, all
installed applications and user data will
be erased. Please remember to back up
any important data before performing a
factory reset.
Remove the battery and install it to
restart your phone again. (similar
to how you may restart your PC/
Phone locked up and
does not function
Power Reset
In the case of a malfunction or lock up
error, press and hold the Power/Lock
Key for 8 seconds to reset the phone.
LG offers you a limited warranty that the enclosed subscriber unit
and its enclosed accessories will be free from defects in material and
workmanship, according to the following terms and conditions:
(1) The limited warranty for the product extends for TWELVE (12) MONTHS
beginning on the date of purchase of the product with valid proof of
purchase, or absent valid proof of purchase, FIFTEEN (15) MONTHS
from date of manufacture as determined by the unit’s manufacture date
(2) The limited warranty extends only to the original purchaser of the product
and is not assignable or transferable to any subsequent purchaser/end
(3) This warranty is good only to the original purchaser of the product during
the warranty period as long as it is in the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii,
U.S. Territories and Canada.
(4) The external housing and cosmetic parts shall be free of defects at the
time of shipment and, therefore, shall not be covered under these limited
warranty terms.
(5) Upon request from LG, the consumer must provide information to
reasonably prove the date of purchase.
(6) The customer shall bear the cost of shipping the product to the
Customer Service Department of LG. LG shall bear the cost of shipping
the product back to the consumer after the completion of service under
this limited warranty.
(1) Defects or damages resulting from use of the product in other than its
normal and customary manner.
(2) Defects or damages from abnormal use, abnormal conditions, improper
storage, exposure to moisture or dampness, unauthorized modifications,
unauthorized connections, unauthorized repair, misuse, neglect, abuse,
accident, alteration, improper installation, or other acts which are not the
fault of LG, including damage caused by shipping, blown fuses, spills of
food or liquid.
(3) Breakage or damage to antennas unless caused directly by defects in
material or workmanship.
(4) That the Customer Service Department at LG was not notified by
consumer of the alleged defect or malfunction of the product during the
applicable limited warranty period.
(5) Products which have had the serial number removed or made illegible.
(6) This limited warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied
either in fact or by operations of law, statutory or otherwise, including,
but not limited to any implied warranty of marketability or fitness for a
particular use.
(7) Damage resulting from use of non LG approved accessories.
(8) All plastic surfaces and all other externally exposed parts that are
scratched or damaged due to normal customer use.
(9) Products operated outside published maximum ratings.
(10) Products used or obtained in a rental program.
(11) Consumables (such as fuses).
LG will, at its sole option, either repair, replace or refund the purchase price
of any unit that does not conform to this limited warranty. LG may choose
at its option to use functionally equivalent re-conditioned, refurbished or
new units or parts or any units. In addition, LG will not re-install or back-up
any data, applications or software that you have added to your phone. It is
therefore recommended that you back-up any such data or information prior
to sending the unit to LG to avoid the permanent loss of such information.
No other express warranty is applicable to this product. THE DURATION
Some states do not allow the exclusive limitation of incidental or
consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts; so these limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
If you experience any problems with either the Bluetooth headset or the
mobile handset, in each case as may be covered by this limited warranty,
you need only return the affected device. For example, if a problem exists
with the Bluetooth headset, please DO NOT return your mobile handset
with the headset. Likewise, if a problem exists with the mobile handset,
please DO NOT return the Bluetooth Headset with the handset.
To obtain warranty service, please call or fax to the following telephone
numbers from anywhere in the continental United States:
Tel. 1-800-793-8896 or Fax. 1-800-448-4026
Or visit http://us.lgservice.com. Correspondence may also be mailed to:
LG Electronics Service- Mobile Handsets, P.O. Box 240007, Huntsville, AL
Please call or write for the location of the LG authorized service center
nearest you and for the procedures for obtaining warranty claims.
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