With its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G3, the company catered to the security-conscious by bundling five essential security tools that let them lock the phone and its content with precision, give it to guests to use without hesitating about privacy violations, and remotely wipe the smartphone in case it got stolen. Here are the five essential LG G3 security tools you must know about. And if you want to go even deeper, check out our round-up of 40 Tips & Tricks for the LG G3.
LG G3 – Top 5 essential security features
1. LG Knock Code
2. LG Guest Mode
To activate the feature, go to the 'Settings, General' menu, and tap "Guest mode". Flip the switch to "On", and the phone will ask you to define an unlock method for the lock-screen. Do it, then tap "Allowed app" and choose up to five available apps for your guests to use. You can also tap "Wallpaper" and change the background for the Guest mode Home screen.
3. LG Content Lock
To access locked content, go to the Gallery's three-squared menu again, and tap "Locked files". You can view locked files or unlock them from this place.
4. Lock LG Backup files
To activate this feature, go to 'Settings, General, Backup & reset', and tap "LG Backup service". Tap "Backup and restore" and you'll see three menus - "Backup", "Scheduled backup", and "File restore & management". The first two menus both have the "Lock backup files" option. Activate it and input a password to protect them.
5. Locate and remote-wipe the LG G3 with McAfee Mobile Security
To get to grips with McAfee's protection, launch the app from the app drawer. Use the "Security scan" feature to manually or periodically scan your phone for malware. Use the "Find Device" section to learn how you can locate the LG G3 from McAfee's website, or by sending a text message to it. The option to wipe the phone's data is there as well. It requires the six-digit PIN code which you obtained when you powered up your LG G3 for the first time. Use this feature only in case of emergency!