How to disable KnockON (double tap to wake) on the LG G6, LG V30, other LG smartphones

LG's smartphones were among the first to introduce the "tap to wake" feature — you dual-tap on the standby screen to turn the phone on, or double tap on an empty spot of the homescreen wallpaper to put it to sleep. It's called KnockON and it's pretty handy!

It's so handy, in fact, that LG didn't even see a reason to have the option to turn it off in the last few iterations of its phones. If you own an LG V20, LG G5, or older, you'd have to use a 3rd party app to disable KnockON, if you so desire. Here's how that's done.

However, with LG's latest UI on the G6 and the V30, the option to turn KnockON... well — off — has finally been introduced and just takes a few seconds to toggle. Here's where you'll find it:

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1. shield

Posts: 888; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Knock On is best, why disable?

2. paul.k

Posts: 305; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

I mean... the option is there.

6. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Maybe you don't need it anymore when use fingerprint. unless you doesn't lock yout phone.

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

I wish all phones came with that.

9. cheetah2k

Posts: 2319; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I wish Sony didn't delete this feature in their latest offerings.... pretty shizzzz of them to do that. double tap is awesome, one of the best wake features available.

4. dbmcelroy

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

Why would you wan to turn it off? That is one reason I left Nova launcher, as it disabled the knock on knock off.

7. GuitarPlayer

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

You can use it with Nova Launcher, just double tap on the top. I use Nova and knock on. Go back to Nova and try :)

8. j_grouchy

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Yeah...Knock On works fine as's the Knock Off feature that requires you to knock on the notification bar (that's the only part of the home screen that Nova can't 'touch').


Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

I have disabled it, because many times it wakes the phone when it's in my pocket (skin contact through thin fabric).

10. ahmadkun

Posts: 691; Member since: May 02, 2016

Actually one of my best feature on my LG g4

11. Blueprintsrecords

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 24, 2017

I like double tap, face recognition and voice recognition. Very cool!

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