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-FN6 / HBS-FN4) 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.
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 (this only applies to HBS-FN6)
Extra Ear Gels (small & large)
USB Type C™ Charging Cable
Warranty Card (Republic of South Africa Only)
Warranty Card (Algeria Only)
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: HBS-FN4 does not have a UV-C LED and mood light.
NOTE: To connect with another device, perform the above procedure again.
In the list of Bluetooth connected devices, LG HBS-FN6_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.
Separate the earbuds from the charging case and adjust them so that they fit comfortably in your ears. When you wear the earbuds, you will hear a wearing detection alarm.
NOTE: You can easily separate the earbuds from the charging case by turning the part with dotted line in Image 1 to left or right and lifting the earbuds.
|Bluetooth Search Mode
|The blue status indicator light blinks.
|Battery below 20%
|The red status indicator light turns on and off.
|Battery 20% - 80%
|The purple status indicator light turns on and off.
|Battery 80% or more
|The blue status indicator light turns on and off.
|When there is a problem while charging
|The red status indicator light blinks.
|When the UVnano function is operating
|The status indicator light blinks slowly during the UV-C LED operation.
|Touch the left or right earbud once.
|Touch the left or right earbud twice.
|If you make a call using a mobile phone, the call is automatically connected to the headset.
|Receiving Calls while on the Phone
| 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.)
|Touch and hold the left or right earbud.
|Play / Pause
|: Touch the left or right earbud once.
|Adjusting the Volume
|: Touch the left (Decrease volume) or right (Increase volume) earbud twice.
|: Touch the left or right earbud three times.
NOTE: On the LG TONE Free app, you can switch the operation mode through the touchpad settings.
Touch and hold the left or right earbud to hear the ambient sound.
You can adjust the intensity of the ambient sound in the LG TONE Free app.
The Listen to the Ambient Sound function works only when the product is on hold or playing music.
While using the listen to the ambient sound function, the battery discharges faster than usual.
When the Listen to the Ambient Sound mode is enabled, you may hear the ambient sound become loud suddenly.
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.
|Below 20% battery
|Between 20% and 80% battery
|Above 80% battery
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.
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. HBS-FN4 does not support wireless charging. 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.
UV-C LED process operates for ten minutes and begins when charging case (with earbuds) is plugged in.
UV-C LED does not operate while device is charging wirelessly such as on a pad or third party wireless charging device (this only applies to HBS-FN6).
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.
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.
|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
|Talk Time (Earbuds / With Charging case)
|Up to 5 / 15 hours*
|Music Play Time (Earbuds / With Charging case)
|Up to 6 / 18 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
|0°C (+32°F) ~ +35°C (+95°F)
|Dimensions (mm) / Weight (g)
| Earbud: 16.1 mm (W) X 32.65 mm (L) X 25.0mm (H) / 5.4 g (One earbud)
Charging case: 54.5 mm (W) X 54.5 mm (L) X 27.5 mm (H) / 39 g
|2402 MHz to 2480 MHz
|Output power (Max.)
*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.
Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. worldwide.
Android, Google Play, the Google Play logo, and other related marks and logos are trademarks of Google LLC.
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.
Rev 2.0 AS
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