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Old 03-24-2014, 10:15 PM   #1
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LG Knock Code coming to G2 and G Flex.

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SEOUL, Mar. 25, 2014— As announced at Mobile World Congress last month, Knock Code™ will be a key feature in LG smartphone models this year, including G Pro 2, G2 mini, F Series and L SeriesIII. Now LG Electronics (LG) will make its innovative Knock Code™ feature available on earlier LG smartphone models via a firmware update starting in April. Owners of LG G2 and G Flex in specific countries will be the first to receive the Knock Code™ update which will give users instant access to their smartphones via a customized “knock” pattern.

With recent consumer research showing that most users check and unlock their devices between 100 and 150 times a day, LG was inspired to further enhance its KnockON feature with a higher layer of security and convenience. KnockOn, which LG patented in 2008, was the perfect foundation to further develop Knock Code™, which is unique in its ability to both wake and unlock the phone in one step, a clear time-saver for users. It’s no surprise that more than 50 percent of participants in a recent survey selected Knock Code™ as the most anticipated feature of G Pro 2, demonstrating the real need for an alternate solution to smartphone security.1

The consumer benefits of LG’s Knock Code™ technology are obvious in its ability to wake and unlock the phone simultaneously, providing more convenience and greater security over conventional password and pattern-based security options. With Knock Code™, the smartphone display is divided into four invisible quadrants. The user taps or “knocks” anywhere from two to eight times in the quadrants in a specific sequence. With more than 80,000 possible combinations and no fingerprint streaks, Knock Code™ offers a level of security far greater than other devices, even those with fingerprint recognition systems. And because Knock Code™ can be implemented anywhere on the screen in any size without having to view the screen, there’s no chance of password theft. In addition to being safer and more convenient, Knock Code™ is also more responsive compared to bio-recognition systems, which are much more susceptible to variations in the environment.

“LG engineers placed a great amount of emphasis on providing users with exceptional security and convenience when developing Knock Code,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Making Knock Code accessible to a wider audience is consistent with our direction to differentiate LG mobile devices on the basis of user experience.”

Details of availability of the Knock Code™ upgrade will be announced locally in the weeks ahead.


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This is great. I hate not having a lock code on My device so I can not wait for this feature.
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would have thought they would have included it in the 4.4 version
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I can't tell you how many times I knock-knock on my Samsung devices or iPad expecting them to actually respond. Sigh... everything should have Knock Code!
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Just got it today. It's a neat feature.

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How will you know when you have it/what needs to be done to activate it?
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How will you know when you have it/what needs to be done to activate it?
They'll be a message in the notification bar.

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Maybe I'm dumb but I can only use either the double-tap OR knock code feature. Does that sound correct. Can someone test yours and confirm.

Once I setup the knock code double tap doesn't work anymore. The only way to turn on the screen is to use the power button. One the screen comes up I can use the knock code to unlock the phone
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Maybe I'm dumb but I can only use either the double-tap OR knock code feature. Does that sound correct. Can someone test yours and confirm.

Once I setup the knock code double tap doesn't work anymore. The only way to turn on the screen is to use the power button. One the screen comes up I can use the knock code to unlock the phone
Nope, I can tap my pattern and it unlocks just fine when it's locked.

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Nope, I can tap my pattern and it unlocks just fine when it's locked.

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Thanks. I was under the impression that screen has to be turned on to knock on.
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