What sets your LG V10 apart from other LG V10 variants is how you customize it. Here is a list of tricks that will help you customize your LG V10  security and discover the handy features it has to offer:

Unlock by Fingerprint

Like the Nexus phone range, LG V10 features a fingerprint sensor which is the rear back of the device right on the Power button. All you have to do is press and hold down your finger on the button for your finger to be scanned. Apart from unlocking your phone it also serves in making Android payments or Google Play Store purchases. To set up this feature:

Go to Settings then Fingerprints & Security; Select the Fingerprints option. If you do have any current form of security, you will be required to create one. The tap the “Add fingerprint” option then follow the steps to begin the process of scanning of your finger.

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Smart Lock to disable screen lock

The Smart Lock feature unlike other forms of locking, avoids the hassle of having to unlock your device when you are constantly using it or in a trusted and secure area. This feature disables your lock screen security especially when it is not necessary.

Go to Settings then tap on Lock screen; Opt for “Select screen lock” to choose the type of security you want for your phone. Afterwards, return to the Lock screen settings menu to select Smart Lock. The Smart Lock function comes in five variations with different capabilities, you are allowed to choose more than one at a time

Smart Settings for Connectivity

The LG V10 comes with a Smart Settings feature adjusts your phone settings automatically based on your location or the devices connected. It allows you to set up your phone to that by default the music app opens when you plug in your earphones or Wi-Fi is disabled when you leave the house.

To set this up, first go to the General section in the Settings then tap Location to enable My Places.

On the Settings, go to Smart Settings menu and adjust the options as you’d like.

Find a lost or stolen LG V10

LG V10 comes with a pre-installed Android Device Manager that has tools that can help you locate your lost or stolen device. In case you have lost your device, you visit their website and log in with your Google account to find your phone. From here you can call, lock or wipe the device data.

Privacy of Photos and Videos

With LG V10’s Content lock feature, you can protect your highly sensitive or confidential videos, photos or notes stored on your device from curious or prying eyes.

First enable this feature:

Go to Settings then tap Fingerprints & security; Select Content Lock, create the security measure you want then follow the instructions.

When you are done you will be able to secure your media content or QuickMemo notes.

On either the QuickMemo or Gallery app, simply choose the items then tap the three-dot menu that appears and the select Lock.

Pin Lock for nosey guests

Your phone is full of private information that you wouldn’t want any nosey persons to come across. This is one of the reasons most of us are reluctant to let others use it without our supervision. LG V10 features a Screen Pin function that allows you to lock your device to a single app. The features “pins” a specific app so that the user can’t navigate to anywhere else.

On the Settings menu, tap on Security then Screen pin. Toggle the button to switch it on.

To make use of the Screen pin, launch the app you want to pin then in the navigation bar press the multitasking option, navigate up and tap the thumbtack symbol in the right corner at bottom of the most recent app.

To unpin an app, press and hold the back and recent keys together.

Which of the above is your favorite LG V10 security customization options?

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