Connections & network: LG G2

Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and data networks (2G, 4G, LTE) on the LG G2. Find out more on this page:

 

Bluetooth

Emergency Alerts

GPS

Network

NFC

System Manager

Wi-Fi

 

 

Bluetooth

Pair Bluetooth device

To turn on Bluetooth and pair with a headset or other device, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. If necessary, under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap the Bluetooth switch to turn on.
  4. Tap Bluetooth. The phone will begin scanning for available devices.
  5. Select a device to pair with.
  6. Verify the passkey, and then tap Pair.
  7. If prompted enter the PIN and tap OK.
  8. On the other device, accept the pairing.

 

 

Turn on/off Bluetooth

To turn on or turn off Bluetooth, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap the Bluetooth switch to turn on or turn off.

 

 

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Emergency Alerts

Turn on/off Emergency Alerts

To turn on or turn off Emergency Alert messages that push to the device, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Messaging.
  2. Tap the Menu key.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Scroll down to and tap Emergency alerts.
  5. Select or clear check boxes for the following options:
    • Imminent extreme alerts
    • Imminent severe alerts
    • AMBER alerts

Note: Presidential alerts cannot be turned off.

 

 

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GPS

Turn on/off GPS

To turn on or turn off GPS, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Select the General tab.
  4. Scroll down to 'PERSONAL,' and then tap Location.
    • Note: If necessary, tap the Location switch to turn on.
  5. Tap Mode.
  6. Tap High accuracy or Device sensors only to enable.

 

 

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Network

APN & data settings

To set the Access Point Name (APN) and turn on data settings, follow these steps:

 

Turn on data settings

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'CONNECTIVITY,'  and then tap Tethering & Networks.
  4. Scroll down to 'NETWORK ,' and then tap Mobile networks.
  5. If necessary, select the Data enabled check box to turn on.
  6. If roaming outside of the T-Mobile network, select the Data roaming check box and then tap Yes to confirm.
    Note: You will incur charges if you are roaming internationally.

 

Select an APN

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'CONNECTIVITY,'  and then tap Tethering & Networks.
  4. Scroll down to 'NETWORK ,' and then tap Mobile networks.
  5. Tap Access point names.
  6. Select the desired access point name.
    Note: To set up a new APN, tap the Menu key, and then tap New APN.


Restore default APN settings
Note: You need to have previously added an APN to access the reset feature.


  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'CONNECTIVITY,'  and then tap Tethering & Networks.
  4. Scroll down to 'NETWORK ,' and then tap Mobile networks.
  5. Tap Access point names.
  6. Tap the Menu key, and then tap Reset to default.
    • Note: A seperate APN must be added manually for the Reset to default option to appear.
  7. Tap Yes.

 

 

Manual network selection

To manually select the wireless network the device connects to, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'CONNECTIVITY,'  and then tap Tethering & Networks.
  4. Scroll down to 'NETWORK ,' and then tap Mobile networks.
  5. Tap Network operators.
  6. Tap Search networks.
  7. Select the network you want to use.

 

The device detects and registers on wireless networks inside T-Mobile’s calling area, but roaming networks are usually restricted to T-Mobile SIM cards. You can manually select a network only in areas where T-Mobile does not own GSM spectrum.

 

 

Switch 2G/4G/LTE

To change the band between 2G, 4G, and LTE, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'CONNECTIVITY,'  and then tap Tethering & networks.
  4. Scroll down to 'NETWORK ,' and then tap Mobile networks.
  5. Tap Network mode.
  6. Choose one of the following options:
    • GSM/WCDMA / LTE auto
    • GSM / WCDMA auto
    • WCDMA only
    • GSM only

 

 

Turn on/off Airplane mode

Airplane mode turns off wireless connections. This allows you to use apps and menus, but not make calls or use the internet.

 

To turn on or turn off airplane mode, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap the Airplane mode switch to turn on or turn off.

 

 

Turn on/off data roaming

To turn on or turn off data roaming, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'CONNECTIVITY,'  and then tap Tethering & Networks.
  4. Scroll down to 'NETWORK ,' and then tap Mobile networks.
  5. Select or clear the Data roaming check box.
  6. If necessary, tap Yes to confirm.

 

 

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NFC

Read NFC tag

To read the NFC tag information from another NFC device or a printed tag, follow these steps:

 

  1. On your device, turn on NFC.
  2. Place the back of your phone against the back of the other device, or against the printed tag. Your device should vibrate or sound a confirmation, depending on your settings.
  3. If necessary, follow any prompts (for example, if you are receiving a contact, you must select where to save the contact).

 

 

Turn on/off NFC

To turn on or turn off NFC, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap Share & Connect.
  4. Tap the NFC switch to turn on or turn off.

 

 

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System Manager (Carrier IQ)

Opt in/out of System Manager

System Manager makes it easier for T-Mobile to help with problems that happen when using your device. To opt in or opt out of System Manager, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'PERSONAL,' and then tap Backup & reset.
  4. Tap Collect diagnostics.
  5. Select or clear the Allow Diagnostics check box.

 

 

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Wi-Fi

Delete Wi-Fi network profile

To delete a saved Wi-Fi network profile, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System Settings.
  3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap Wi-Fi.
  4. If necessary, tap the Wi-Fi switch to turn on.
  5. Touch and hold the Wi-Fi network you want to delete.
  6. Tap Forget network.

 

 

Scan & connect to Wi-Fi network

To scan for and connect to available Wi-Fi networks, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System Settings.
  3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap Wi-Fi.
  4. If necessary, tap the Wi-Fi switch to turn on.
  5. Select the Wi-Fi network to which you want to connect.
  6. If prompted, enter the password.
  7. Tap Connect.

 

 

Turn on/off Wi-Fi

To turn on or turn off Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System Settings.
  3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap Wi-Fi.
  4. Tap the Wi-Fi switch to turn on or turn off.

 

 

Wi-Fi indicators

To determine when you have an active Wi-Fi connection, refer to these icons:

 

WiFi_connected.jpgConnected to a Wi-Fi network
WiFi_available.jpgWi-Fi networks are available, but not connected

 

 

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