Securing the LG G5 with Knock Code

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Returning for the fourth consecutive year is LG’s Knock On, a feature that allows you to turn your device’s screen on and off by tapping display. It debuted with the G2 in 2013 and has only evolved since. The company’s 2016 flagship comes with the familiar Knock Code, which is a layer of security built on top of Knock On. Knock Code keeps your device locked until you tap specific areas of the display in a preset order. So, like Knock On, it’s simple in that you’re just tapping the display. The security part of it is in the pattern.

Hit the break to see Knock Code in action on the LG G5.

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LG G5 review: Those innovative modules mean nothing

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Now that we’re in April, it’s that time of the year when millions of people worldwide consider the options for their next phone. LG and Samsung will be at the top of the list for many because their new flagships, the G5 and Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, were announced on the very same day before being released in the last few weeks. Samsung is playing it safe by having the Galaxy S7 appeal to the masses, but LG embarked on an innovative journey to create the G5. The company’s fifth flagship doesn’t care about tradition and what the smartphone has always been. It’s is all about being what you want the phone to be, depending upon a modular design to give your G5 the capabilities desired.

Hit the break for our review of the LG G5.

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Rundown: LG G5 vs HTC 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S7

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So it’s time for you to choose your next phone. LG, HTC, and Samsung all have new flagships for 2016 that are worthy of your consideration. The word “premium” is associated with these three, but each holds unique qualities. With the G5, you’re getting an innovative modular design that has never been implemented for a mainstream device. The Galaxy S7, though, goes back to what you’re familiar with by including a big battery and a microSD card slot within a sleek glass and metal body. Then there’s the the HTC 10, boasting a gorgeous design that masks the beastly internal specifications. It really makes it seem like you just can’t go wrong with any of these.

If you’re finding it difficult to decide which phone is right for you, check out the rundown we put together. It’s a straightforward comparison of the G5, HTC 10, and Galaxy S7.

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Rundown: LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7

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At MWC 2016, Samsung and LG launched their 2016 flagships. The Galaxy S7 and G5 are both available right now, so consumers have a tough choice to make even if the HTC 10 isn’t an appealing option. These giants from South Korea are annually the go-to for many, and we’ve put together a rundown between the Galaxy S7 and G5 to make the comparison clear.

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Putting the app drawer on the LG G5

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Missing from LG UX 5.0 on the LG G5 is an app drawer. Mhm, you read that right. The 2016 flagship from LG doesn’t come with something that Android has included since its inception, meaning the G5 has a home screen setup similar to that of Apple’s iPhone. Fortunately for the people who want it on the G5, LG is allowing the app drawer to be reactivated. It’s just going to take a bunch of small steps because a special launcher from LG’s own app store is required.

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Removing and inserting batteries for the LG G5

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Although they’ve become less popular, LG remains committed to including removable batteries in its phones. The last three flagships from the company — the G3, G4, and G5 — all shipped with a battery that can be replaced by device owners. With the G5 this year, things are actually even simpler than before because of the modular design. The bottom of the phone can be released to get a fresh battery inside, allowing you to extend battery life without ever connecting to a charger.

We’re showing you how to remove and insert batteries for the LG G5.

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