Knock Code – LG’s new 80 000 combination security phone feature
LG is one company not resting on its laurels.
In 2013 LG introduced the much talked-about and highly acclaimed LG G2 that has topped some of the best phones-list of 2013. When I reviewed the LG G2, I expressed how LG is placing a heavy emphasis on the software of its phones and that, together with good hardware, has made LG stand apart from its competitors.
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain LG has announced a new software feature for its phones: The Knock Code.
LG has recognised that users “wake up” their devices over 100 times per day and it is rather annoying having to look for the power button every time you want to wake up your phone. When you want to wake up an LG phone, you simply tap on the screen which is a feature called KnockOn which is surprisingly addictive. Most phone system allow you to unlock the phone with a pattern that you pre-set but unfortunately if you hold anyone’s phone and see the smudges on the screen you can work out what the pattern is.
LG has managed to combine both the pattern security code and the KnockOn feature into one with the Knock Code feature.
With Knock Code, you enter the unlock pattern on a blank screen using anywhere from two to eight taps, allowing for more than 80,000 possible combinations. What’s more, Knock Code can be entered on any part of the display, making one-handed left hand or right hand, effortless and convenient.
This feature will be rolled out to some of the previously released LG smartphones in a firmware updates as well.