Kit Guide: LG Flex 2 - setting it up

This guide will help you get your LG G Flex 2 set up and ready to use. We'll cover everything from inserting the SIM, to setting up your email account.

LG G Flex 2 User Guide

If you need to download a copy of the user guide for your phone, you can get it here

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Box contents

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Here's what you should find in the box:

  • LG G Flex 2
  • Mains adaptor
  • USB cable
  • Earphones
  • Information pack

Inserting your SIM & memory cards

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Your LG G Flex 2 uses a MicroSIM, and you can increase your storage by adding a MicroSD card. Both of these need to be inserted into the back of the phone, so you'll need to remove the back cover first.

 
 
 
 
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1.

Look on the lower right-hand edge for a small notch in the back cover. Use your thumbnail in it to prise the cover away from the phone.

2.

Slide the MicroSIM into the bottom slot in the top-right corner of the phone, with the metal contacts facing down and the cut-off corner first.

3.

If you're adding a MicroSD card, slide this in above the SIM card, again with the metal contacts facing down.

4.

Put the cover back on the phone, and press around the edges to secure it in place.

With everything in, press and hold the power button on the back for 2-3 seconds until the phone starts to turn on.

Completing the Flex 2 Setup Wizard

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When the phone is turned on for the first time, it'll show the 'Setup Wizard', which will help you get it ready to use.

 
 
 
 
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1.

On the welcome screen, choose the language you want to use, and tap Next.

2.

Tick the boxes for Wi-Fi and Mobile Network.

3.

Tap the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to, or tap Next to skip connecting to Wi-Fi.

4.

Type the password for the Wi-Fi network, and press Connect (if you're not too sure what it is, check on your router). If it works, you'll see the word 'Connected' underneath your Wi-Fi. Tap Next.

 
 
 
 
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If you've used an Android phone before, and it has NFC, you can transfer some data from it. Tap the phones together to get started, or tap Skip to continue.

6.

If you've got a Google account, which you'll need to download new apps and games, type the email address and press Next. If you haven't, and want to create one, tap Or create a new account. If you don't want to use one, tap Skip.

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If you're signing in, type your password and press Next.

8.

You'll have to agree to Google's 'Terms of Service' and 'Privacy Policy' to sign in. Tap them to read them, then tap Accept, or tap Don't sign in to skip using a Google account.

 
 
 
 
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You might be asked to add some payment details to your Google account. If you want to do this, pick a payment method, tap Next and fill in the information. If you don't want to add any, tap Remind me later, then Next.

10.

Check that the time and date are correct - tap them to change them if you need to. Tap Next.

11.

If there are phone backups on your Google account, you can restore one to your Flex 2. Just choose one from the list, and tap Next. If you don't want to restore a backup, tap Set up as new device, and press Next.

 
 
 
 
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12.

Read through the 'Google Services', and press More to see them all.

13.

Keep the boxes ticked for the services you want to use, then tap Next.

14.

You'll need to agree to LG's 'Software Update' and 'Log information' policies. Read through them, then tick the boxes and press Next.

15.

If you want to add a 'Knock code', which lets you unlock your phone using a pattern of taps, tap Set knock code. If you don't, tap Skip.

 
 
 
 
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16.

If you're setting it up, tap 4-8 times on the screen, in a pattern, then tap Continue.

17.

Enter the pattern again, then tap Confirm.

18.

Type in a backup PIN code, then tap Next.

 
 
 
 
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19.

Type your PIN once more, then tap OK.

20.

Choose a layout for the Home touch buttons (which you'll see along the bottom of the screen), and tap Next.

21.

Type a name for your phone, and tap Done.

The Setup Wizard is finished, and you'll be looking at your Home screen. Along the bottom are icons for some of the most used apps: Phone, Contacts, Internet and Messages. In the middle is the Apps button, which will show you all the other apps installed on your phone.

Home touch buttons

Along the bottom of the screen are the Home 'touch' buttons, which can help you get around the phone:

'Back' (triangle): takes you back, or closes an app.

'Home' (circle): takes you back to the Home screen.

'Recent apps' (square): shows apps you've had open, and lets you jump between them.

Connecting to the Internet

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You'll need to connect your phone to the internet before you can do things like downloading new apps, checking your email or going on Facebook or Whatsapp.

Connecting the G Flex 2 to a Wi-Fi network

 
 
 
 
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1.

From your Home screen, tap Apps, then tap Settings.

2.

Tap the Networks tab at the top, then tap Wi-Fi.

3.

Make sure it's turned on using the switch at the top of the screen.

4.

Tap the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to.

5.

Type the password for the Wi-Fi network, and press Connect - if you're not sure what it is, check on your router.

6.

If it's worked, you should see the word 'Connected' under the Wi-Fi name.

Turning mobile data on

 
 
 
 
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From the Home screen, tap the Apps icon, then tap Settings.

2.

Make sure you're on the Networks tab, then scroll down and tap Tethering & networks.

3.

Tap Mobile networks.

4.

Make sure that 'Mobile data' is ticked.

If you're having any trouble connecting to mobile data, you'll need to type in the 'APN settings' for your network. Don't worry if you're not sure what these are, we have dedicated guides for each mobile network, including steps to set them up here.

Setting up your email accounts

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Setting up an email account lets you receive, and send emails, your phone will also let you know when new ones arrive.

 
 
 
 
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From your Home screen, go to Settings > General > Accounts & Sync Add account.

2.

Tap the type of account you want to add. For work or school ones, tap Microsoft Exchange, or for personal accounts, tap Email.

 
 
 
 
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Type your email address, and tap Next.

4.

Type your password, and press Next. Give your phone a minute or two to download your email settings.

5.

You might be given some account options, like how often the phone checks for new messages. Choose the options you want, then tap Next.

6.

Give the account a name, and type your name too. Tap Next.

Your account is set up, and you can see your emails by opening the Email app from the Home screen. If you're having any problems adding your account, you might need to type in the settings manually. If you're not too sure of the your email settings, check our guide to email server settings to find them.

Your phone is set up, and you're ready to start using it. If you'd like some extra help with your LG Flex 2, you can get in touch with our Team Knowhow Experts here.

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