NOTE: For the best performance and to prevent any damage to, or misuse of the headset, please read all of the information carefully prior to using the headset.
Any modifications or changes to this manual due to typographical errors or inaccuracies of stated information shall only be made by LG Electronics Inc.
The LG TONE Free (HBS-FN7) is a lightweight wireless headset that uses Bluetooth technology.
This product can be used as an audio accessory for devices supporting either the A2DP or Hands-Free Bluetooth Profile.
The following safety precautions are provided to prevent any unexpected accident or damage. Please familiarize yourself with the safety precautions.
The safety precautions are classified into "WARNING" and "CAUTION".
Failing to comply with the instructions may result in serious injury or death.
Failing to comply with the instructions may result in minor injury or product damage.
If the communication network of the device you are connecting to supports HD Voice Calling, you can enjoy making voice calls and listening to music in high definition.
LG TONE Free™ Earbuds (medium ear gels installed)
UV Charging Case
Extra Ear Gels (small & large)
USB Type C™ Charging Cable
NOTE: Actual product design may differ from images shown in manual.
Make sure authentic LG Electronics components are used. Using a non-authentic component may damage the product and thus void the warranty. Use the USB Type C™ cable provided with the product.
*The appearance and specifications of the actual product may differ depending on the model.
NOTE: To connect with another device, perform the above procedure again.
In the list of Bluetooth connected devices, LG HBS-FN7_LE is not the correct model name for connection. Check the model name in use and connect with the model name without "LE".
The earbuds are connected automatically when you open the cover of the charging case. If you close the cover of the charging case with both earbuds mounted in the charging case, the earbuds are disconnected.
|Play / Pause||: Touch the left or right earbud once.|
|Adjusting the Volume||: Touch the left (Decrease volume) or right (Increase volume) earbud twice.|
|Play Next||: Touch the left or right earbud three times.|
NOTE: You can change the operation method of the function in the touchpad settings of the LG TONE Free app.
|Answering Calls||Ringing||Touch the left or right earbud once.|
|Ending Calls||Talking||Touch the left or right earbud twice.|
|Making Calls||Idle||If you make a call using a mobile phone, the call is automatically connected to the headset.|
|Receiving Calls while on the Phone||Talking||
If you touch the left or right earbud once, the current call will go on hold, and you will be able to answer an incoming call.
If the previous call is on hold, you can finish the current call on the mobile phone. (It works differently depending on the mobile phone settings.)
|Rejecting Calls||Ringing||Touch and hold the left or right earbud.|
The Listen to the Ambient Sound (LAS) function allows you to listen to the ambient sound so that you can recognize the surrounding situation and any potential risks.
The Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) function blocks any ambient sound. So, you can use the function to listen to the music or watch a video without interference.
Touch and hold the left or right earbud to switch between the ANC mode and the LAS mode.
You can set the LAS and ANC functions in the LG TONE Free app.
If you use the LAS or ANC function, the battery consumes faster, reducing the time you can use the product.
You can use the LAS and ANC functions while being idle, listening to music, or being on the phone.
NOTE: ANC is an acronym for Active Noise Cancellation.
When the LAS mode is enabled, you may hear the ambient sound become loud suddenly. When using the ANC function outdoors, pay attention to the surrounding environment for safety.
The charging case has a built-in UVnano LED, which allows you to use your earbuds cleanly.
If you charge the earbuds wired after mounting them on the charging case and closing the cover, the UVnano LED operates for 10 minutes.
*UVnano is a compound word derived from the words UV and its unit, nanometer.
Be aware that the temperature of the earbuds may rise while the UVnano LED is on.
When the charging cable is connected, the charging status is displayed in the charging case.
Align the bottom center of the charging case with the center of the wireless charger.
NOTE: The wireless charger is not provided. The wireless charging function may not work in some wireless chargers. Wireless charging feature charges at a slower rate due to less power being transmitted to the charging case.
If earbuds are mounted in the charging case, the earbuds' battery status is displayed.
Otherwise, the charging case's battery status is displayed.
If the earbuds are mounted in the charging case while plugged in, the UVnano process will commence for ten minutes.
Once this process is complete, the charging case's battery status will be displayed.
|Battery Status Indicator||Remaining Battery (charger not connected)||Charging State (charger connected)|
|Red||20% or lower||Charging|
|Yellow||20% - 80%||-|
|Green||80% or higher||Fully charged|
NOTE: When the charging case lid is closed, charging case battery status is displayed. If the charging case has no remaining charge, there will be no display and it cannot function. We recommend you keep the charging case charged at all times as the earbuds are not able to be turned on and turned off independently.
|Bluetooth Search Mode||The battery status indicator flashes in blue.|
|Battery below 20%||The battery status indicator turns on and off in red.|
|Battery 20% - 80%||The battery status indicator turns on and off in yellow.|
|Battery 80% or more||The battery status indicator turns on and off in green.|
|When there is a problem while charging||The battery status indicator flashes in red.|
|Charging (charger connected)||The battery status indicator turns on in red.|
|Charging complete (charger connected)||The battery status indicator turns on in green.|
If the device connected to the product is out of effective communication range, the communication signal becomes weak and the communication is lost. The effective communication range may vary depending on surrounding and other conditions.
If the device comes back within effective communication range, the product automatically reconnects to the device. If the device is not automatically reconnected, touch the left or right earbud once to connect them.
If you install the "LG TONE Free" app, you can use Check Earbud Battery, Voice Alert, Change Equalizer Mode, Check Last Connected Location Information, and Find My Earbuds functions. Check out the app for more details.
To install the "LG TONE Free" app, search LG TONE Free in the Google Play Store or App Store or scan the QR code below.
It supports Android 5.0 or higher and iOS 11 or higher.
If you see any of the following symptoms while using the product, make sure to recheck it. It may not be a malfunction.
|Symptom||Cause and Solution|
The power does not turn on
|Check the battery level and charge it.|
If unable to make a call with earbuds
If the mobile phone does not support headset and hands-free functions, you cannot use the calling features.
Check the battery level and charge it.
If unable to register earbuds to mobile phone
Check whether earbuds are turned on
Check if the charging case of earbuds are in search mode.
If you replaced the earbuds or there is a problem with the operation
Put the earbuds in the charging case and, with the case open, press the pairing button for 10 seconds or more.
|Bluetooth Specifications||V 5.0 (Headset/Hands-Free/A2DP/AVRCP)|
Earbud: 3.7 V / 55 mAh, Lithium-ion
Charging case: 3.7 V / 390 mAh, Lithium-ion
|Music Play Time Earbuds & With Charging case (ANC ON)||Up to 7 & Up to 21 hours (Up to 5 / Up to 15 hours)*|
Earbud: within an hour / Charging case: within 2 hours
Fast Charging: 5 min charge for up to 60 min playtime
※When charging wired at room temperature
|Rated Input Voltage||
Earbud: DC 5 V, 110 mA
Charging case: DC 5 V, 500 mA
|Operating Temperature||0°C (+32°F) ~ +40°C (+104°F)|
|Dimensions (mm) / Weight (g)||
Earbud: 16.2 mm (W) X 32.7 mm (L) X 26.8 mm (H) / 5.6 g (One earbud)
Charging case: 54.5 mm (W) X 54.5 mm (L) X 27.6 mm (H) / 39 g
|Frequency range||2402 MHz to 2480 MHz|
|Output power (Max.)||10 dBm|
*Duration of use may vary depending on the connected mobile device, features being used, settings, signal strength, operating temperature, frequency band, and other methods of use.
Fast charging feature does not apply when charging case is placed on wireless charging device such as a pad.
Wireless charging feature charges at a slower rate due to less power being transmitted to the charging case.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY:
Hereby, LG Electronics declares that the radio equipment type this headset is in compliance with Directive 2014/53/EU. The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available at the following internet address: http://www.lg.com/global/declaration
Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. worldwide.
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Disposal of waste batteries/accumulators
Permanent hearing loss may occur if you use your Headset at a high volume. Set the volume to a safe level. You can adapt over time to a higher volume of sound that may sound normal but can be damaging to your hearing.
If you experience ringing in your ears or muffled speech, stop listening and have your hearing checked. The louder the volume, the less time is required before your hearing could be affected. Hearing experts suggest that to protect your hearing:
Please refer to your handset user guide for more information on how to adjust listening levels on your handset.
Use of Headset to listen to music while operating a vehicle is not recommended and is illegal in some areas. Be careful and attentive while driving. Stop using this device if you find it disruptive or distracting while operating any type of vehicle or performing any other activity that requires your full attention.
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|RISK GROUP 2|
UV EMITTED FROM THIS PRODUCT.
EYE OR SKIN IRRITATION MAY RESULT FROM EXPOSURE.
USE APPROPRIATE SHIELDING.
WHEN OPENING THE CHARGING CASE OR WIRELESS CHARGING, THE UV FUNCTION DOES NOT WORK.
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