Kit Guide: The LG K8 - using it

1. Making phone calls

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These steps take you through making phone calls on the LG K8.

 

 
 
 
 
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1.

Tap the Phone icon on the Home screen - it can found in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.

 

2.

The phone app will open and display the phone keypad. You can either enter the number you want to call, or tap Contacts to search your address book.

 

3.

Once you’ve typed the number or found your contact, tap the phone icon beside it to call.

 

You can save numbers by selecting Add to address book at the top of the screen once you’ve typed the number into the keypad. If you’ve called the number before, find it in the call-log screen, tap and hold the number, and choose Add to address book


2. Sending texts & multimedia messages (MMS)

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This section takes you through sending basic text messages along with how to add attachments like photos, documents, and videos.

 

Sending texts

 
 
 
 
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From the Home screen, tap the Messaging icon (it looks like white speech bubble).

 

2.

Tap the compose button (+) at the bottom of the screen.

 

3.

Choose who to send the message to by tapping the To box. You can either enter a mobile number of search for people by typing their name.

 

4.

Choose your contact. You can more than one contact to send the message to several different people.

 

5.

Tap the Enter message box and type your message.

 

6.

Press the Send button.

 

Sending attachments & multimedia messages (MMS)

You can add attachments to messages such as images and music. Adding a document to a message turns it into an MMS, which might cost you more to send that a normal text.

 
 
 
 
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Compose your text as above, but before you press send, tap the paperclip icon.

 

2.

Choose what type of file you want to send.

 

3.

Browse the list of files on your phone and tap it to attach it. If you're adding a picture that’s saved in your phone’s gallery, tap the Menu icon (three dots) at the top right-hand corner to look through them.

 

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Once you've attached your item, it'll be displayed in the body of the message. Add any further text and press Send.

 

Deleting a message thread

To delete your copy of a message thread, open the Messaging app and find the name of the person the messages were sent to.

Touch and hold on their name and tap Delete on the pop-up screen. Confirm you want to delete it to permanently remove it.

 

3. Sending emails

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This part of the guide helps you with sending emails and adding attachments.

 

Sending an email

To send an email, you need to have an email account set up on the phone.

 
 
 
 
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Open your emails by tapping the Email icon (it looks like a letter).

 

2.

Tap the compose button (a white pen & paper icon at the bottom of the screen).

 

3.

Add a recipient by selecting the To line. Start typing their name to add an existing contact, or type in the address. You can add several people to an email by adding them to the main ‘To’ line, or by adding them as a 'CC' (usually used to show someone the email when it’s not directly addressed to them).

 

4.

Enter a Subject.

 

5.

Type your message.

 

6.

Send it by tapping the right-facing arrow.

 

Adding an attachment

 
 
 
 
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Follow the steps above, but before you press send, tap the paper clip on the title bar.

 

2.

Select the type of file you want to attach to the email.

 

3.

Browse through your files and tap the item you want to attach. When sending images, you might be asked if you want to resize them. This is handy if you’re sending email using mobile internet, as bigger files use more data.

 

4.

Add any other attachments or text and press Send.

4. Setting alarms

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Read the section below to find out how to set alarms and program them to ring on certain days.

 
 
 
 
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From the Home screen, open the Apps list and tap the Clock icon.

 

2.

The icons across the top of the screen open the Alarms, World Clock, Stopwatch and Timer functions respectively. Tap the Alarm clock icon (far left) if it’s not open already.

 

3.

Tap the icon to add a new alarm.

 

4.

Set the alarm time by highlighting first the hour and then minutes on the clock.

 

 
 
 
 
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Beneath the clock face choose what days you want this alarm to repeat on, or leave it blank if it’s a one-time alarm.

 

6.

Below the repeat menu, you can change the alarm sound, volume, vibration and snooze duration for each alarm. If you’re prone to sleeping in you can set a puzzle than needs to be set for the alarm to switch off.

 

7.

Press Save to store and set the alarm.

 

The icon next to the alarm will light up to show it’s active (you can tap the light to turn it off). To delete an alarm completely, touch and hold it, then choose Delete alarm from the pop-up menu.

 

5. Tips & tricks

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Customising the touch buttons

The buttons on the bottom of the screen can be easily switched around and customised.

Open: Settings > Display > Home touch buttons > Button combination.

You can drag them around or add new ones to give you more control over your phone. You can also change the colour of the menu bar by tapping the back button and then tapping Colour.

Adding icons to the notifications panel

The notifications panel gives you quick access to commonly used settings. When you swipe down from the top of the screen you'll see icons for tings like Wi-Fi, mobile data and screen rotation. A blue icon means the setting is enabled - you can tap the icon to turn them on and off.

Swiping across this row of icons opens more commonly used settings, which you can rearrange or swap out for ones displayed in notifications.

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