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    User Guide...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Get Started ..........................1 Your Phone at a Glance ...................... 1 Set Up Your Phone ......................2 Activation and Service ......................4 Connect to an Account ....................4 Build Your Own Plan ....................4 Using Custom ......................6 Set Up Voicemail ......................

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    Make Phone Calls ......................28 Call Using the Phone Dialer ..................28 Call from Call Logs .....................28 Call from Contacts ......................29 Call Using a Speed Dial Number ................29 Call a Number in a Text Message or Email Message ..........29 Call Emergency Numbers ...................29 Receive Phone Calls ......................30 Voicemail ...........................31 Voicemail Setup ......................31...

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    Export Contacts to Your Internal Storage ..............47 Share a Contact ......................47 Join and Separate Contacts ..................48 Accounts and Messaging ......................49 Gmail / Google ........................49 Create a Google Account ....................49 Sign In to Your Google Account ..................50 Access Gmail ......................50 Send a Gmail Message ....................51 Read and Reply to Gmail Messages ................51 Email ..........................52 Add an Email Account (POP3 or IMAP) ..............52...

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    Uninstall an App ......................70 Get Help with Google Play ..................70 Navigation ..........................70 Google Maps ......................70 Music ..........................71 Music App ........................71 Google Play Music App ....................71 Web and Data ...........................73 Connect Wi-Fi ........................73 Turn Wi-Fi On and Connect to a Network ..............73 Add a Wi-Fi Network ....................74 Wi-Fi Direct .........................75 Data Services General Information ..................75...

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    Connections Optimizer .......................83 Camera and Video ........................84 Take Pictures ........................84 Open or Close the Camera ..................84 Viewfinder Screen in Camera Mode ................84 Take a Picture ......................85 Multi-point Auto Focus ....................85 Light Frame ........................86 Review Screen ......................87 Record Videos ........................87 Viewfinder Screen in Video Mode ................87 Record Videos ......................87 Camera Settings ........................88 Video Camera Settings ......................89...

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    Unmount the microSD Card ..................117 Use the Phone‟s microSD Card as a USB Drive ............117 Transfer User Contents From an Android Phone to Your LG PULSE ....... 118 Transfer Via PC or Laptop ..................118 Transfer Via Bluetooth Connection ................119 Update Your Phone ......................

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    Update Your LG Software ..................122 Settings ........................... 123 Wireless Networks ......................123 Airplane Mode ......................123 Wi-Fi Settings ......................124 Bluetooth Settings..................... 124 Mobile Data ......................124 Call Settings ........................124 North American Dialing ..................... 124 International Dialing ....................124 Incoming Voice Call Pop-up ..................

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    Battery ........................141 Apps ......................... 141 Personal Settings ......................142 Accounts & Sync ...................... 142 Guest Mode ......................142 Location ........................143 Security ........................143 Language & Input Settings ..................144 Backup & Reset ......................145 System Settings ....................... 146 Date &...

  • Page 10: Get Started

    Get Started The following topics give you all the information you need to set up your phone and service the first time. Your Phone at a Glance The following illustration outlines your phone‟s primary external features and buttons. Get Started...

  • Page 11: Set Up Your Phone

    Set Up Your Phone You must first install and charge the battery to begin setting up your phone. 1. Install the battery.  Insert your fingernail into the charger/accessory port and lift the cover up gently.  Insert the battery, contacts end first, and gently press the battery into place. Get Started...

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     Replace the battery compartment cover, making sure all the tabs are secure and there are no gaps around the cover. 2. Charge your battery.  Plug the USB connector into the charger/accessory port at the bottom of your phone. ...

  • Page 13: Activation And Service

    Activation and Service Before using your phone, you must set up your service with Virgin Mobile Custom. Prepare Your Phone for Activation 1. Press and hold the Power/Lock Button to turn on your new phone. 2. Tap Next to bypass the Talkback feature. 3.

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    Plan Builder Use the Plan Builder to select the talk, text, and data that fit your needs. –or– For unlimited talk or text, swipe left on the Plan Builder until the unlimited option is displayed. Follow the onscreen steps to confirm your selection. Remember: You can adjust or change your plan at anytime using the Custom app Payment Options When prompted, choose a payment option.

  • Page 15: Using Custom

     Billing address  The last 4 digits of your Social Security number –or– Tax ID on the account OR PIN number To start your transfer: 1. Select Transfer my number from another phone. 2. Ensure the information you entered is correct and matches how it appears on your latest bill.

  • Page 16: Set Up Voicemail

    Set Up Voicemail You should set up your voicemail and personal greeting as soon as your phone is activated. Always use a password to protect against unauthorized access. Your phone automatically transfers all unanswered calls to your voicemail, even if your phone is in use or turned off. 1.

  • Page 17: Phone Basics

    Phone Basics Your phone is packed with features that simplify your life and expand your ability to stay connected to the people and information that are important to you. The following topics will introduce the basic functions and features of your phone. Your Phone’s Layout The illustrations and descriptions below outline your phone‟s basic layout.

  • Page 18: Turn Your Phone On And Off

    ● Proximity Sensor detects how close an object is to the surface of the screen. This is typically used to detect when your face is pressed up against the screen, such as during a phone call.  While talking on the phone, the sensor detects talk activity and locks the keypad to prevent accidental keypresses.

  • Page 19: Turn Your Screen On And Off

    Turn Your Screen On and Off Your phone allows you to quickly turn the screen off when not in use and to turn it back on and unlock it when you need it. Turn the Screen Off When Not in Use ■...

  • Page 20: Touchscreen Navigation

    follow the instructions to create your unlock sequence, as well as a Backup PIN in case you forget your unlock sequence. Please note that KnockON is disabled when Knock Code is in use. Touchscreen Navigation Your device is a touch-sensitive phone which allows you to select an on-screen option with a single touch and to easily scroll through long lists.

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    Touch and Hold To open the available options for an item (for example, a contact or link in a Web page), touch and hold the item. Swipe or Slide To swipe or slide means to quickly drag your finger vertically or horizontally across the screen. Phone Basics...

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    Drag To drag, press and hold your finger with some pressure before you start to move your finger. While dragging, do not release your finger until you have reached the target position. Flick Flicking the screen is similar to swiping, except that you need to swipe your finger in light, quick strokes.

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    Rotate For most screens, you can automatically change the screen orientation from portrait to landscape by turning the phone sideways. When entering text, you can turn the phone sideways to bring up a bigger keyboard. Note: The Auto-rotate check box needs to be selected for the screen orientation to automatically change.

  • Page 24: Lock And Unlock Your Phone

    Lock and Unlock Your Phone You can prevent accidental screen touches from activating phone functions by locking your phone. Lock Your Phone When your phone is locked, you can only receive incoming calls or make calls to 9-1-1. ■ Press the Power/Lock Button Unlock Your Phone 1.

  • Page 25: Use Guest Mode

    2. Tap Set pattern, then set the pattern you want to use to put your device in Guest mode. 3. Tap Set apps to view which apps can be accessed in Guest mode. Tap the Add icon in the upper right corner of the screen to change the Guest apps list. ...

  • Page 26: Home Screen Overview

    Home Screen Overview Your home screen extends beyond the initial screen. Swipe the screen left or right to display additional screens. Note: The small rectangles above the primary shortcuts let you know your current screen position. Tip: Press to return to the main home screen from any other screen. Customize Your Home Screen You can customize your Home screen when you do the following.

  • Page 27: Add And Remove Widgets On The Home Screen

    2. Select a location (canvas) for your new shortcut by scrolling across your available canvases until you reach the desired one. 3. Tap to reveal all your current applications. By default, the applications are listed in a grid view. 4. Scroll left or right through the list and locate your desired application. 5.

  • Page 28: Change The Phone's Wallpaper

    4. Touch and hold an available Widget and drag it to your current screen. To remove a Widget: 1. Go to the Home screen canvas on which the widget is located. 2. Touch and hold the widget. This unlocks it from its location on the current screen. 3.

  • Page 29: Customize Applications Icons On The Home Screen

    3. Depending on the type of wallpaper, tap Crop, Set wallpaper or Apply. Customize Applications Icons on the Home Screen You can customize each application icon on the Home screen. 1. Touch and hold an application icon until it„s unlocked from its current position. Then drop it on the screen.

  • Page 30: Access Recently-used Applications

    Access Recently-Used Applications Your phone keeps a running list of your most recently used applications. 1. Tap and hold to open the recently-used applications window. 2. Tap an icon to open the related application. Tip: Swipe an application preview to the left or right to remove it from the recently-used applications list.

  • Page 31: Change The Screen Orientation

    Change the Screen Orientation This phone is capable of changing the orientation of screen content when the orientation of the phone itself has changed. The phone„s built-in accelerometer senses movement and changes its angle/orientation. Note that some of the screens, applications and widgets do not support orientation changes.

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    Icon Status Airplane Mode – Indicates that the phone is in Airplane Mode. Speakerphone On – Indicates that Speakerphone is on. Vibrate Mode – Indicates that the ringer volume is set to vibrate and any sounds are silenced. Ringer Silenced – Indicates that all sounds are turned off. Very Low Battery –...

  • Page 33: Enter Text With The On-screen Keyboard

    By default, there are 2 types of touchscreen keyboards: QWERTY keyboard and Phone keyboard. To change the keyboard between QWERTY keyboard and Phone keyboard. 1. Touch on the LG Keyboard. Phone Basics...

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    2. Tap Input language and type, then tap next to the desired input language. 3. Tap the desired keyboard type and tap repeatedly to go back to the entry screen. QWERTY Keyboard 1. Tap a text field where you want to enter text. 2.

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     To enter letters again, tap Note: If you do not want the screen to change orientations automatically, uncheck the Auto- rotate screen. Press > > System settings > Display and deselect Auto-rotate screen. 3. When you have finished typing, tap to close the keyboard.

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    Phone Basics...

  • Page 37: Phone Calls

    Phone Calls With mobile service and your phone‟s calling features, you can enjoy clear phone calls across the country. Make Phone Calls There are several convenient ways to place calls from your phone. Call Using the Phone Dialer The most “traditional” way to place a call is by using the phone‟s dialer screen. 1.

  • Page 38: Call From Contacts

    2. Touch Call logs to display the Call logs list. 3. Touch an entry to display the call details. 4. Touch the phone icon to place a call.  For additional options, touch the name or number. Call from Contacts You can place phone calls directly from entries in your Contacts list.

  • Page 39: Receive Phone Calls

    To call the 9-1-1 emergency number normally or when your account is restricted: 1. Unlock the screen. For more information, see Turn Your Screen On and Off. 2. Press > 3. Touch Enhanced 9-1-1 (E911) Information This phone features an embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) chip necessary for utilizing E911 emergency location services where available.

  • Page 40: Voicemail

    Reject a Call and Send a Text Message You can reject an incoming call and automatically send a text message to the caller. ■ Drag the Reject call with message icon up from the bottom of the screen. Touch Send next to one of the reject messages to send it to the caller.

  • Page 41: Retrieve Your Voicemail Messages

    Note: When you are off network, you may not receive notification of new voicemail messages. It is recommended that you periodically check your voicemail by dialing 1 + area code + your wireless phone number. When your voicemail answers, touch and enter your password.

  • Page 42: In-call Options

    In-call Options While you‟re on a call, you will see a number of onscreen options. Touch an option to select it. ● Dialpad/Hide: Toggle the appearance of the onscreen keypad. ● End call: End the current call. ● Speaker: Route the phone‟s audio through the speaker (On) or through the earpiece (Off).

  • Page 43: Voice Clarity

     When Bluetooth or the Bluetooth headset is turned off, the call is routed through either the earpiece or speaker. ● Dialpad: Use the onscreen dialpad to enter additional numbers, for example, an extension or access code.  For example: When you call your bank‟s 800 number, use your dialpad to enter your account number and PIN.

  • Page 44: Set Up Speed Dialing

    To respond to an incoming call while you‟re on a call: ■ Swipe in any direction. (This puts the first caller on hold and answers the second call.) To switch back to the first caller: ■ Touch Swap calls. Note: For those calls where you don‟t want to be interrupted, you can temporarily disable Call Waiting by pressing before placing your call.

  • Page 45: Call Logs

    Note: If you assign a number to an already in-use speed dial location, you will be prompted to confirm that you want to replace the previous speed dial assignment. Call Logs The Logs tab of the Phone application lists all recent incoming, outgoing, and missed calls. View Call Logs 1.

  • Page 46: Call Settings

    3. Touch > Delete. 4. Touch individual entries or the check box next to Select all. 5. Touch Delete and then touch Yes to clear the selected logs. Tip: You can also delete all of the call logs at once by tapping >...

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    Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), analog cellular, and landline communications. Wireless TTY calls to 9-1-1 may be corrupted when received by public safety answering points (PSAPs), rendering some communications unintelligible. The problem encountered appears related to TTY equipment or software used by PSAPs. This matter has been brought to the attention of the FCC, and the wireless industry and the PSAP community are currently working to resolve this.

  • Page 48: Contacts

    Contacts The Contacts application lets you store and manage contacts from a variety of sources, including contacts you enter and save directly in your phone as well as contacts synchronized with your Google Account, your PC, compatible email programs (including Exchange Server), and your Facebook friends.

  • Page 49: The Contacts List

    The Contacts List Learn how to view and navigate through your phone‟s Contacts list. ■ Press > . You will see the Contacts list.  Contacts List: The Contacts list displays all contacts currently stored in your phone, including Google contacts, Exchange ActiveSync contacts, Phone contacts, and Facebook contacts.

  • Page 50: Add A Contact

     Speed dial: Allows you to add a speed dial to your contacts.  Join contacts: Allows you to join duplicate contacts.  Import/Export: Allows you to import or export contacts to your internal storage.  Edit tabs: Allows you to edit the tabs, including rearranging them. ...

  • Page 51: Save A Phone Number

    5. When you have finished adding information, touch Save. Save a Phone Number You can save a phone number to Contacts directly from the phone dialpad. 1. Press > 2. Enter a phone number. 3. To add the number to an existing contact, touch Update contact. To add a new contact, touch New contact.

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    from the Google Account are synced to that account on the web, but the information from the Exchange account will remain unchanged. Edit a Contact 1. Press > > 2. Touch and hold the contact whose details you want to edit. 3.

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    3. Tap > Delete.  If the contact contains information from a read-only account, you will not be able to delete it; you will only be able to change the sync settings for that account or delete the account itself. ...

  • Page 54: Communicate With Your Contacts

    Note: If there is no available space on a particular Home screen canvas, you must delete or remove an item before you can add another item. In this case, you have the option of switching to another Home screen canvas. Use Direct Dial To use Direct Dial, simply tap the contact on the Home screen.

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    To connect by using Quick Contact for Android™: 1. Tap a contact's picture to open Quick Contact for Android. 2. Tap the icon corresponding to the type of communication you want to start. Depending on the contact information saved, the available actions will be displayed above the name.

  • Page 56: Import, Export, And Share Contacts

    For more information about sending text and multimedia messages, see Text and Multimedia Messaging. Import, Export, and Share Contacts If you have contacts stored in vCard format on the phone's internal storage, you can import them into your Contacts application on your phone. You can also export contacts in vCard format onto the phone internal storage.

  • Page 57: Join And Separate Contacts

    2. Open the contact you want to share. 3. Tap > Share. 4. Choose the method for sending. Join and Separate Contacts When you have two or more entries for the same contact, you can join them into a single entry. You can also separate contacts that were joined.

  • Page 58: Accounts And Messaging

    Accounts and Messaging With wireless service and your phone‟s messaging capabilities, you have the opportunity to share information through many different channels and accounts, including Gmail (Google), personal and corporate email, text and multimedia messaging, social networking accounts, and Google Hangouts Gmail / Google You will need a Google Account to access several phone features such as Gmail, Google Maps, Hangouts, and the Google Play applications.

  • Page 59: Sign In To Your Google Account

    Note: When setting up a new Google Account, either on your phone or online, you will be prompted to add a secondary email address. Enter a second Gmail address or any other email address from which you currently send and receive email. This address is used to authenticate your account should you ever encounter problems or forget your password.

  • Page 60: Send A Gmail Message

     Refresh the inbox: Touch > Refresh. Send a Gmail Message Use your phone to send Gmail messages. 1. Press > > Google > Gmail 2. In the inbox, touch 3. Enter the message recipient‟s email address in the To field. If you are sending the email message to several recipients, separate the email addresses with a comma.

  • Page 61: Email

     For Forward, enter or select recipients and then enter an additional message. 4. After composing your message, touch Send Email Use the Email application to send and receive emails from your webmail or other accounts, using POP3 or IMAP, or access your Exchange ActiveSync account for your corporate email needs.

  • Page 62: Corporate Email (outlook)

    1. Press > > Email 2. Do one of the following:  If this is your first time to add an email account, tap Yahoo or Other on the Select email provider screen.  If you have already added an email account in Email, tap >...

  • Page 63: Open Email

     Server: Your exchange server remote email address. Typically starts with Obtain this information from your company network administrator.  Domain: Enter your network domain\login username.  If your network requires SSL encryption, tap the Use secure connection (SSL) box to place a checkmark and activate this additional level of security.

  • Page 64: Create And Send Email

    Create and Send Email Create and send email using any account you have set up on your phone. Increase your productivity by attaching files such as pictures, videos, or documents to email messages. 1. From the Inbox, tap 2. Enter the recipient„s email address in the To field. ...

  • Page 65: Configure And Sync Corporate Email Settings

    Delete an Email Message ■ Touch and hold an email (from your inbox list) and tap Delete from the pop-up context menu. – or – With the email message displayed, tap Configure and Sync Corporate Email Settings You can sync and configure various settings for your corporate email and create a corporate email signature.

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     Download over Wi-Fi: Attachments will be queued until Wi-Fi is connected. • File size to download over Wi-Fi: Choose the limit for files required to be downloaded over Wi-Fi.  Account & sync: Goes back to Accounts & sync screen. ...

  • Page 67: Text And Multimedia Messaging

     Email preview: Allows you to set how much lines of email to display as a preview in the mailbox.  Conversation view: View email messages sent or received with the same subject in one thread.  Split view: Allows you to email list with email contents in landscape orientation. ...

  • Page 68: Send A Multimedia Message (mms)

    Note: A counter appears in the text box to tell you how many characters you have entered and how many characters are left. Once you go over the 160-character limit, a new message is created but automatically joined into one when received. 5.

  • Page 69: Save And Resume A Draft Message

    5. Touch and select the type of attachment you want to add. 6. In the Attach window, select from the following file attachments: 7. Touch Send MMS to send the MMS message. Create a Slideshow In a multimedia message, you can add slides, each containing a picture, video, or audio. 1.

  • Page 70: New Messages Notification

    2. Touch the message with the icon to resume editing it. New Messages Notification Depending on your notification settings, the phone will play a ringtone, vibrate, or display the message briefly in the Status Bar when you receive a new text or multimedia message. To change the notification for new text and multimedia messages, see Text and Multimedia Message Options...

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    View a Multimedia Message (MMS) 1. Press > > Messaging 2. On the Messaging screen, touch a multimedia message or message thread to open it. 3. Touch the attachment to open it. If the attachment is a vCard contact, it is imported to your phone‟s contacts list.

  • Page 72: Text And Multimedia Message Options

    Delete a Single Message 1. While viewing a message thread, touch and hold the message that you want to delete. 2. Touch Delete message on the options menu. 3. When prompted to confirm, touch Yes. If the message is locked, you will be prompted that the locked message will be deleted.

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    ● Set default message app: Enable this option to set Messaging as your default message app to turn on all features. ● Storage  Delete old messages: Enable this option to delete older text messages when the limit for maximum number of text messages is exceeded. •...

  • Page 74: Social Networking Accounts

    ● Notification  Notifications: Enable this option if you wish to receive a notification in the Status Bar when a new text or multimedia message arrives. • New message pop-up: Enable this option if you wish to see a new message as a pop-up.

  • Page 75: Google Hangouts

    Install the Facebook App on Your Phone Before you use Facebook on your phone, you must download and install the app from the Google Play Store app. 1. Tap > > Play Store 2. Touch the Search icon and search for "facebook". 3.

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    4. Tap Accounts and Messaging...

  • Page 77: Apps And Entertainment

    Apps and Entertainment All your phone‟s features are accessible through the Apps list. Note: Available applications and services are subject to change at any time. Google Play Store Google Play™ is the place to go to find new Android apps, books, movies, and music for your phone.

  • Page 78: Create A Google Wallet Account

    5. Touch INSTALL (for free applications) or the price button (for paid applications). Note: You need a Google Wallet account to purchase items on Google Play. See Create a Google Wallet Account to set up a Google Wallet account if you do not have one. 6.

  • Page 79: Open An Installed App

    4. Touch Refund, and then touch Yes to confirm. Your app is uninstalled and the charge is cancelled. Open an Installed App There are options for opening an installed app. ■ Press > , locate the app, and then touch its icon. –...

  • Page 80: Music

    Enable Location Services on Your Phone Before using any location-based services, you must enable your phone‟s GPS location feature. 1. Press > > System settings > Location. 2. Touch the switch to turn Location services ON.  Mode: Select High accuracy (GPS and networks), Battery saving (Networks only), or Device sensors only (GPS only).

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    Play Music with Google Play ■ Press > > Google > Play Music Apps and Entertainment...

  • Page 82: Web And Data

    Web and Data Your phone‟s data capabilities let you wirelessly access the Internet or your corporate network through a variety of connections, including Wi-Fi, Data Services (3G Network), and Virtual Private Networks (VPN). The following topics address your phone‟s data connections and the built-in Web browser. Additional data-related features can be found in Accounts and Messaging,...

  • Page 83: Add A Wi-fi Network

     When you're connected to a network, you can tap the network name in the Wi-Fi settings screen for details about the speed, security, address, and related settings. To receive notifications when open or secured networks are in range: By default, when Wi-Fi is on, you receive notifications in the Status Bar when your phone detects an open Wi-Fi network.

  • Page 84: Wi-fi Direct

    Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi Direct supports a direct connection between Wi-Fi enabled phones without an access point. Due to the high battery usage of Wi-Fi direct, it is recommended that you plug your phone into a power outlet while using the Wi-Fi Direct feature. To turn on Wi-Fi Direct: 1.

  • Page 85: Virtual Private Networks (vpn)

    Your phone is connected to the 3G Mobile Broadband Network (3G). When the signal bands are animated, your phone is transferring data (for example, when you are opening a Web page); when the signal bands are gray, your phone is connected to the network but is not currently transferring data (for example, when you are viewing a Web page that is completely open).

  • Page 86: Connect To Or Disconnect From A Vpn

     Information may include Name, Type, Server address, PPP encryption (MPPE), and Show advanced options.  Set up all options according to the security details you have obtained from your network administrator. 3. Touch Save. The VPN is then added to the VPNs section of the VPN settings screen. Connect to or Disconnect from a VPN Once you have set up a VPN connection, connecting and disconnecting from the VPN is easy.

  • Page 87: Learn To Navigate The Browser

    Tip: Your phone may support additional Web browsers, such as Google Chrome. Learn to Navigate the Browser Navigating through menus and websites during a data session is easy once you have learned a few basics. Scrolling As with other parts of your phone‟s menu, you‟ll have to drag up and down to see everything on some websites.

  • Page 88: Browser Menu

    Go to a Web Page 1. Touch the Address field (top of the browser window) and enter a new Web address.  As you enter the address, possible matches are displayed within an onscreen list. Touch an entry to launch the desired website. 2.

  • Page 89: Select Text On A Web Page

    Select Text on a Web Page You can highlight text on a Web page and copy it, search for it, or share it. 1. Press > > Browser and navigate to a Web page. 2. Touch and hold to the area of the page containing the desired text. 3.

  • Page 90: Create Website Settings

    • Set the homepage, Form auto-fill and Auto-fill text.  Privacy & Security • Settings for managing personal data from web browsing and usage.  Accessibility • Adjust the text size and rendering options.  Advanced • Adjust JavaScript and other web content settings. ...

  • Page 91: Create A New Homepage

    1. From any open web page, tap to open the option menu. 2. Tap Bookmarks. Three tabs are revealed:  Bookmarks: Displays a list of your current bookmarks.  History: Displays a record of your browsing history. These records are organized into folders such as: Today, Yesterday, 5 days ago, 1 month ago, and Most visited.

  • Page 92: Connections Optimizer

    3. Tap Add shortcut to home to add the selected entry to your Home screen. Connections Optimizer The Connections Optimizer is a tool that automatically selects the best mobile network for your phone, including "remembered" Wi-Fi networks. About Connections Optimizer The Connections Optimizer helps you manage and enhance your data experience by finding and connecting to "remembered"...

  • Page 93: Camera And Video

    Camera and Video You can use the camera or camcorder to take and share pictures and videos. Your phone comes with a 5 megapixel camera with an autofocus feature that lets you capture sharp pictures and videos. Take Pictures The following topics teach you how to take pictures with your phone‟s camera. Open or Close the Camera You can open the camera through the applications list and close it from the camera menu.

  • Page 94: Take A Picture

     Panorama: Creates a wide photo of a panoramic view. Hold the phone horizontally, press the shutter to start and slowly sweep the camera across the scene.  Continuous shot: Takes 6 shots in rapid sequence.  Sports: Captures fast-moving images without blur. ●...

  • Page 95: Light Frame

    Light Frame You can use this function when using Front Camera in the dark lighting condition and will allow you to take a more brighter image. 1. Press > > Camera 2. Tap to change the Front Camera mode. 3. On the Viewfinder screen, touch to select a Light Frame mode.

  • Page 96: Review Screen

    Review Screen After capturing a picture or video, touch the thumbnail image to see the item in the review screen. From there, you can access options such as save, view, send, or delete the picture or video. ● Camera to return to the live camera screen. ●...

  • Page 97: Camera Settings

    You can change the following settings from the Settings menu:  Cheese shutter: Allows you to take pictures with voice commands. When on, you just say "Cheese", "Smile", "Whiskey", "Kimchi", or "LG" to take a picture.  Brightness: Adjusts the brightness setting compatible with the environment.

  • Page 98: Video Camera Settings

     White balance: Select how the camera adjusts colors in different kinds of light in order to achieve the most natural-looking colors for your pictures. Choose from Auto, Incandescent, Sunny, Fluorescent, or Cloudy.  Color effect: Apply different color effects to your pictures. Choose from None, Mono, Sepia, or Negative.

  • Page 99: View Pictures And Videos Using Gallery

     White balance: Select how the camcorder adjusts colors in different kinds of light in order to achieve the most natural-looking colors for your videos. Choose from Auto, Incandescent, Sunny, Fluorescent, or Cloudy.  Color effect: Apply different color effects to your videos. Choose from None, Mono, Sepia, or Negative.

  • Page 100: View Pictures And Videos

    Folders in your storage card or phone memory that contain pictures and videos will also be treated as albums. The actual folder names will be used as the album names. If you have downloaded any pictures and videos, these will be placed in the download album. When viewing pictures in Gallery, you can press the gallery icon in the upper left corner to return to Album view.

  • Page 101: Video Gallery Options

     Scroll left or right to view more albums. 2. Tap an album to open it and view its contents. (The pictures and videos in the album are displayed in chronological order.) 3. Tap a video in an album to play. ...

  • Page 102: Share Pictures And Videos

    Rotate and Save a Picture 1. Touch > > Gallery 2. Touch an album. 3. Touch the picture you want to rotate. 4. Touch and then select either Rotate left or Rotate right. Crop a Picture 1. Press > > Gallery 2.

  • Page 103: Send A Picture Or Video By Multimedia Message

     To select multiple items, touch while viewing an album and select all of the items you want to include. 4. Touch Share and then touch Email or Gmail. 5. Address and compose your message and then touch Send ( Note: If you selected Email and you have multiple email accounts, the default email account will be used.

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    4. Touch Share and then touch Bluetooth. 5. In the next few screens, you‟ll be asked to turn on Bluetooth on your phone and connect to the receiving Bluetooth device so the files can be sent. For more information, see Bluetooth.

  • Page 105: Tools And Calendar

    Tools and Calendar Learn how to use many of your phone‟s productivity-enhancing features. QSlide The QSlide function enables an overlay on your phone's display for easy multitasking. 1. While using an app that supports QSlide, tap to access QSlide. – or – Open the Notifications Panel and touch an app from the QSlide apps section.

  • Page 106

    While viewing the screen you want to capture and create a memo on, slide the Status Bar down and tap 2. Create a memo using the following options:  : Tap to enable an overlay on your phone's display for easy multi-tasking while keeping the memo in the background.

  • Page 107: Calendar

    Calendar With the Calendar application you can view the events you have scheduled in the coming days, weeks, or months. Open the Calendar ■ Press > > Calendar . If you have created or subscribed to more than one calendar through Google Calendar on the web, events from each calendar are displayed in a different color.

  • Page 108

     Day View  Week View Tools and Calendar...

  • Page 109

     Month View  Year View Tools and Calendar...

  • Page 110: View Event Details

     Agenda View View Event Details You can view more information about an event in a number of ways, depending on the current view. ■ In Agenda, Day, Week view, Year view, or Month view, tap an event to view its details. Create an Event You can use the Calendar tool on your phone to create events that appear on your phone and in your Google Calendar on the web.

  • Page 111: Edit Or Delete An Event

    2. `Add details about the event.  Enter a name, and other optional details about the event, just as you would on Google Calendar (on the web). If you have more than one calendar, you can choose the calendar to which to add the event. Tap to add more reminders.(See Set an Event...

  • Page 112: Respond To An Event Reminder

     At the designated time, you will receive a notification to remind you about the event (See Respond to an Event Reminder.). You can also use Google Calendar (on the web) to configure additional reminders. Delete an Event Reminder 1. Open Calendar and tap the event to open it. 2.

  • Page 113: Folders

    ● Open the Calendar, and tap > Settings > Calendar settings.  Week starts on: Opens a dialog box to configure from when the week starts on.  Hide declined events: When checkmarked, declined events so that they are not displayed in your calendar views.

  • Page 114: Alarm/clock

    3. Enter the new folder name and tap OK. Note: You can also change the folder color. Organize Items in a Folder ■ Just drag a shortcut, an icon, or a folder and drop in a folder. Alarm/Clock You can use Alarm/Clock application to monitor several types of information at once, in addition to the current date and time.

  • Page 115

    5. Tap Snooze duration to open a dialog box to set the amount of time to wait before sounding the alarm again if it is not dismissed. You can set the alarm to ring repeatedly from 5 minutes up to 1 hour. 6.

  • Page 116: Tasks

     Vibration: Set the phone vibrate along with the alert sound. (A blue checkmark appears.)  Alert sound: Select the alert sound.  Alert volume: Set the alert volume. 4. Tap  to reset the timer and start over.  to resume the timer after it's stopped.

  • Page 117

    Synchronize MS Exchange 1. Press > > System settings > Accounts & sync. 2. Tap Add account. 3. Tap Microsoft Exchange to enter your email address and password information. 4. For further information about adding a Microsoft Exchange account, see Set Up a Corporate Email.

  • Page 118: Calculator

    : Tap to create a new task. – or – to access the following options.  Sync now: Tap to sync your Microsoft Exchange account tasks.  Sort by: Allows you to sort tasks by Due date, Priority and Creation order. ...

  • Page 119: File Manager

     Touch and hold the Calculator„s display to open a menu where you can copy what you„ve entered and access other tools.  to delete the last number or operator you entered. Touch and hold delete numbers repeatedly.  to clear the screen. ...

  • Page 120: Search In File Manager

    ● Show/Hide hidden files: Allows you to show hidden files or hide them. ● Exit: Exits the application. Search in File Manager Tap the Search icon (in the top right corner of the File Manager screen) to search for your files or information.

  • Page 121: Bluetooth Settings Menu

    Bluetooth Settings Menu The Bluetooth settings menu allows you to set up many of the characteristics of your phone's Bluetooth service. Includes the following: 1. Entering or changing the name your phone uses for Bluetooth communication. 2. Setting your phone's visibility (or “discoverability”) for other Bluetooth phones. To access the Bluetooth Settings menu: 1.

  • Page 122: Pairing Bluetooth Devices

    3. Enter the name for your phone in the dialog box, and then touch Save. Pairing Bluetooth Devices The Bluetooth pairing process allows you to establish trusted connections between your phone and another Bluetooth device. When you pair devices, they share a passkey, allowing for fast, secure connections while bypassing the discovery and authentication process.

  • Page 123: Send Items Via Bluetooth

    Note: Disconnections are manually done but often occur automatically if the paired device goes out of range of your phone or if it is powered off. Send Items via Bluetooth Depending on your paired phone's settings and capabilities, you may be able to send pictures, videos, Contacts information, or other items using a Bluetooth connection.

  • Page 124: Microsd Card

     When the call is routed to a Bluetooth headset, the Bluetooth button indicates it‟s on, and the Bluetooth call icon is displayed in the Status Bar.  When Bluetooth is turned off, the call is routed through either the earpiece or speaker, the call area is surrounded by a green box, the Bluetooth button indicates it's off, and the Call icon is displayed in the Status Bar.

  • Page 125: Remove A Microsd Card

    2. Carefully insert the microSD card into the slot. The label side should face up. 3. Re-install the back cover. Remove a microSD Card Before removing your phone‟s microSD card, use the Storage settings menu to unmount the card. 1. Insert your fingernail into the Charger/Accessory Port and lift the cover up gently. 2.

  • Page 126: View Microsd Card Memory

    Note: Make sure your battery is fully charged before using the microSD card. Your data may become damaged or unusable if the battery runs out while using the microSD card. View microSD Card Memory The Storage settings menu gives you access to your microSD card memory information. ■...

  • Page 127: Transfer User Contents From An Android Phone To Your Lg Pulse

    Transfer User Contents From an Android Phone to Your LG PULSE If you want to transfer your user contents (i.e., pictures) from an Android phone to your LG PULSE, you can perform one of the following steps. Transfer Via PC or Laptop You can transfer user contents via a desktop or laptop using a USB cable.

  • Page 128: Transfer Via Bluetooth Connection

    2. Tap USB connected, then (depending on the phone) tap Charge phone, Media sync (MTP) or Send images (PTP). 3. On the computer, open My computer (or Windows Explorer), click the removable drive associated with your phone, then transfer all of the files you want to the computer. ®...

  • Page 129: Update Your Phone

    Updating your phone firmware will erase all user data from your phone. You must back up all critical information before updating your phone firmware. Back Up All Data Prior to Update To back up your data using LG Backup: Tools and Calendar...

  • Page 130

    4. Read the information on the screen and tap Start. Your device will restore the backed up data and reboot. Warning: Virgin Mobile Custom is not responsible for the security or reliability of LG Back Up for backing up your phone. Virgin Mobile Custom does not provide any guarantee for these services functionality or compatibility with future devices.

  • Page 131: Update Your Lg Software

    This option allows you to update the Android Operating System (OS) on your phone via an over- the-air connection. 1. Press > > System settings > System updates > Update LG software. 2. Follow the onscreen instructions. Tools and Calendar...

  • Page 132: Settings

    Settings The following topics provide an overview of items you can change using your phone‟s Settings menus. Wireless Networks This group of settings lets you control your phone's Wi-Fi settings, Bluetooth, Tethering, VPN, Mobile networks, and more. Airplane Mode Airplane Mode (flight mode) allows you to use many of your phone„s features, such as games, and music when you are in an airplane or in any other area where making or receiving calls or data is prohibited.

  • Page 133: Wi-fi Settings

    Wi-Fi Settings Your phone lets you take advantage of Wi-Fi hotspots for high-speed data access using available computer networks. For details on your phone‟s Wi-Fi features and settings, see Connect Wi-Fi. Bluetooth Settings Your phone„s Bluetooth capabilities let you use wireless headsets, send and receive pictures and files, and more.

  • Page 134: Call Reject

    2. Tap the Incoming voice call pop-up checkbox to enable/disable the feature. Call Reject You can set call rejection and manage the reject list. 1. Press > > System settings > Call > Call reject. 2. Tap Call reject mode and set an option. 3.

  • Page 135: Hearing Aids

    headset jack. If this cable was not provided with your TTY phone, contact your TTY phone manufacturer to purchase the connector cable. Turn TTY Mode On or Off 1. Press > > System settings > Call > TTY mode. 2. Tap TTY Off to turn TTY mode off or tap TTY Full, TTY HCO or TTY VCO to set a TTY mode.

  • Page 136: Power Button Ends Call

    To save unknown numbers: 1. Press > > System settings > Call. 2. Tap the Save unknown numbers checkbox to turn it on. (A blue checkmark will appear.) Power Button Ends Call You can set the phone to end calls with Power/Lock Button , in addition to on the call screen.

  • Page 137: Mobile Networks Settings

     Tap the SSID Visibility field to decide if you want your hotspot to be displayed to other devices.  To limit the number of phones to share your phone's data connection, tap Max users and select the number of the phones to limit. 5.

  • Page 138: Sound Settings

    Sound Settings In the Sound settings menu, you can configure call and notification ringtones, audio volumes, as well as some related settings. Sound Profile 1. Press > > System settings. 2. From the DEVICE section, tap Sound > Sound profile. 3.

  • Page 139: Ringtone & Vibration Settings

    Tip: You can adjust the ringer volume on the Home screen or Applications screen, or almost any screen by using the Volume Buttons. In other applications such as Music, YouTube, spoken directions, and other audio, the Volume Buttons control the volume of the application. Quiet Mode You can set the days and times to automatically turn off all sounds except alarms and media.

  • Page 140

    1. Press > > System settings. 2. From the DEVICE section, tap Sound. 3. Tap the Ringtone with vibration checkbox to turn on the feature. (A blue checkmark will appear.) Vibrate Type To set a vibrate type for incoming calls, messages receipt, Email receipt, alarm, and calendar event.

  • Page 141: Display Settings

    To hear tones when you use the dialpad to dial a number: 1. Press > > System settings. 2. From the DEVICE section, tap Sound > Touch feedback & system. 3. Tap the Dial pad touch tones checkbox. (A blue checkmark will appear.) To hear sound when you tap buttons, icons, and other on-screen items: 1.

  • Page 142

    2. From the SYSTEM section, tap Display > Brightness. 3. Use the slider to set a brightness level. Note: For the best battery performance, use the dimmer levels. You can also set Night brightness to adjust the brightness level to 0% automatically between 12:00 AM ~ 6:00 AM. 4.

  • Page 143

    To disable the auto-rotate feature, tap the Auto-rotate screen checkbox again so that the checkmark is removed. Note: Some applications on your phone do not support the Auto-rotate feature. Daydream Screensaver will be on when the phone is sleeping while docked and/or charging. 1.

  • Page 144: Home Screen

    Home Screen Configure your phone's home screen settings. Select Home Allows you to select the default Home screen launcher. 1. Press > > System settings. 2. From the SYSTEM section, tap Home screen > Select Home. 3. Tap the desired option. The Home option is for those users that are familiar with Android. EasyHome is for users that are less familiar with Android and prefer easier navigation.

  • Page 145: Lock Screen

    1. Press > > System settings. 2. From the SYSTEM section, tap Home screen. 3. Tap the Portrait view only checkbox. (A blue checkmark will appear.) Home Backup & Restore You can backup and restore app/widget configurations and the theme. 1.

  • Page 146

    Power/Lock Key on the side of the phone. 3. Release the Power/Lock Key only when the LG logo is displayed, then immediately press and hold the Power/ Lock Key again. 4. Release all keys when the Factory hard reset screen is displayed.

  • Page 147

    Screen Swipe Effect Choose the desired screen effect when you swipe the screen to unlock the phone. 1. Press > > System settings. 2. From the SYSTEM section, tap Lock screen > Screen swipe effect. 3. Select Dewdrop or White hole. Wallpaper Select the wallpaper to display for your lock screen.

  • Page 148: Gestures

    Lock Timer Choose the amount of time before the screen automatically locks after the screen has timed-out. 1. Press > > System settings. 2. From the SYSTEM section, tap Lock screen > Lock timer. 3. Tap the desired time. Power Button Instantly Locks Allows you to instantly lock the screen when you press the Power/Lock Button 1.

  • Page 149: Storage

    1. Press > > System settings. 2. From the SYSTEM section, tap Gestures. 3. Tap the Silence incoming calls checkbox to set this feature on. (A blue checkmark will appear.) Snooze or Stop Alarm You can set the phone to snooze or stop the alarm by just flipping the phone. 1.

  • Page 150: Battery

    Battery The Battery menu lets you view any battery information and configure options. 1. Press > > System settings. 2. From the SYSTEM section, tap Battery. 3. Tap Battery percentage on status bar to display the battery percentage indicator on the Status Bar.

  • Page 151: Personal Settings

    5. Read the disclaimer and tap OK. Personal Settings This group of settings lets you configure accounts & sync, guest mode, location, security, language & input and backup & reset settings. Accounts & Sync Use the Accounts & sync settings menu to add, remove, and manage your Google and other supported accounts.

  • Page 152: Location

    2. Tap Set apps to select apps to be viewed in Guest mode. Help Displays help and use information for the Guest Mode feature. Location Use the Location menu to set your preferences for using and sharing your location when you search for information and use location-based applications, such as Maps.

  • Page 153: Language & Input Settings

    Verify Apps Disallow or warn before installation of apps that may cause harm. Storage Type Allows you to see the storage type for credential storage. Trusted Credentials Checkmark to allow applications to access your phone„s encrypted store of secure certificates and related passwords and other credentials.

  • Page 154: Backup & Reset

    Keyboard & Input Methods Shows the default keyboard type. Checkmark the keyboard you want to use from Google Keyboard, Google voice typing, LG Keyboard or Swype. Tap to configure each keyboard„s settings. Voice Search Tap to configure the Voice Search settings.

  • Page 155: System Settings

    Backs up all information on the device and restores it in the event of data loss or replacement. Note: Tap > Help to learn more about the LG Backup service. Factory Data Reset Resetting the phone restores all the factory defaults, including personal data from internal phone storage, information about your Google Account, any other accounts, your system and application settings, and any downloaded applications.

  • Page 156

    2. Set the following options as you want.  TalkBack: TalkBack assists people with impaired vision by providing verbal feedback. Tap the TalkBack switch to turn it on.  Large text: Checkmark to increase the size of the text.  Touch zoom: Zoom in or out by triple tapping the screen.

  • Page 157: Pc Connection

    1. Press > > Systems settings > Accessibility. 2. Set the following options as you want.  Persistent notification: Tap the Persistent notification switch to alert sound repeatedly when there are unread notifications for certain apps.  Auto-rotate screen: Checkmark to allow the device to rotate the screen depending on the device orientation (portrait or landscape).

  • Page 158: Activate This Device

    QuickWindow Case Checkmark to activate the QuickWindow case to use functions available on the small view window. Earphone Plug & Pop Activate to display the app panel automatically when earphone is connected to the phone. Tap the checkbox next to the apps you want to make available and tap to activate the feature.

  • Page 159: Printing

    Update LG Software This option allows you to download and update the LG software. 1. Press > > System settings > System updates > Update LG software. 2. Follow the on-screen instructions. Printing This menu allows you to manage your Google Cloud Print settings and print jobs.

  • Page 160: Copyright Information

    All materials in this guide including, without limitation, the design, the text, and any marks are the property of LG Electronics, Inc. Copyright © 2014 LG Electronics, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. LG and the LG logo are registered trademarks of LG Electronics, Inc. LG PULSE ®...

  • Page 161: Index

    Index About Phone, 150 Call Using the Phone Dialer, 28 Access Contacts, 39 Call Waiting, 34 Access Gmail, 50 Caller ID, 34 Access Recently-Used Applications, 21 Camera Settings, 88 Accessibility, 146 Change Calendar Settings, 103 Accessory, 148 Change Calendar View, 98 Accounts &...

  • Page 162

    Edit a Contact Entry, 42 microSD Card, 115 Edit or Delete an Event, 102 Mobile Data, 124 Email, 52 Mobile Networks Settings, 128 Enter Text With the On-screen Keyboard, More Settings, 127 Multi-point Auto Focus, 85 Export Contacts to Your Internal Storage, Music, 71 Music App, 71 Facebook, 65...

  • Page 163

    Touchscreen Navigation, 11 Wi-Fi Settings, 124 Transfer User Contents From an Android Wireless Networks, 123 Phone to Your LG PULSE, 118 Work with Pictures, 92 Transfer Via Bluetooth Connection, 119 Your Data Services User Name, 75 Transfer Via PC or Laptop, 118...

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