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LG K8 V - Support Overview

Find device-specific support and online tools for your LG K8 V.

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Accessories

Download and Install Samsung Gear Manager - Android

Here's how to install Samsung Gear Manager on your Android device.

Using Verizon Wireless or Manufacturer Approved Accessories

Check out this info on using compatible accessories.

Activation, Setup & User Guides

LG K8 V - Turn Android Device Protection On / Off

Here's how to turn Android Device Protection for your LG K8 V on or off.

LG K8 V - Adjust Account Sync Settings

Here's what to check in your sync settings if you're not receiving email and app notifications on your K8 V.

Activate New Device - Existing Verizon Customer

Here's how to activate a new device on the Verizon network if you already have an active account.

Activate Your Device FAQs

Find answers to questions about activating a mobile phone with Verizon.

Activate Your New or Certified Pre-owned Smartphone

Get instructions on how to set up & activate a new or pre-owned smartphone with Verizon. Find out how to switch SIM cards & transfer content to your new device.

Connect Your Device Directly to the PC

Here's how to connect your device directly to your PC.

Getting to Know Your LG K8 V

Get to know your new LG K8 V with this quick reference guide.

How to use Verizon Cloud

Get step-by-step instructions for how to sign up for and use Verizon Cloud online. Upload and back up your contacts, pictures, videos, music, documents and more.

LG K8 V - Activate / Set Up Device

Here's how to perform a quick set up of your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V Prepaid - Activate / Set Up Device

Here's how to quickly set up your LG K8 V Prepaid device.

Perform Over-The-Air Activation (OTA)

Here's how to perform initial activation/setup on your 3G or 4G smartphone or basic phone.

Prepare for an International Trip

Here's how to check for service availability around the world and find the best plan for your trip abroad.

Set up Verizon Prepaid Service - Android

Here's how to activate prepaid service on an Android device.

Top 10 Things to Do with Your New Smartphone

Learn how to set up your new smartphone with important features and functions. Get the most out of your new phone with this list of practical tips.

Validate Emergency Address (E911)

Here's info on validating your Emergency Address (E911).

Video: How to Activate Your Device
(length: 3:11)

Watch this video to learn how to activate a new device, or switch between devices, on your existing My Verizon account.
Length: 3:11

Video: What is Verizon Cloud?
(length: 1:38)

Watch this video to learn about the features of Verizon Cloud - like content transfer, media storage, photo printing and more.
Length: 1:38

Back Up & Transfer Content

Transfer Content with Samsung Smart Switch Mobile App

Here's how to transfer your data from your old device to your current Samsung phone.

Content Transfer Center

Find the best way to transfer your pictures, videos, contacts and other content from one device to another. See step-by-step instructions for devices by operating system.

Transfer Content - Apple iPhone to Android

Here's how to transfer content (e.g., contacts, photos, videos, etc.) from your iPhone to a new device.

Transfer Content with the LG Mobile Switch App

Here's some important info to review before transferring content via the LG Mobile Switch app.

Verizon Cloud - Transfer Content - Android Smartphone

Here's how to use the Verizon Cloud app on your Android smartphone to transfer content between devices.

Basics

How to Check Verizon Wireless Service Availability

Learn how to check if your location has Verizon wireless service available. Follow these instructions to see if there's coverage in your area.

How to Clean / Disinfect Your Device

Here's how to properly clean / disinfect / sanitize your smartphone / tablet / basic phone / smartwatch / jetpack.

Video: Getting to Know Your LG K8 V
(length: 4:25)

Watch this video to learn how to navigate some of the features on your LG K8 V.
Length: 4:25

Battery & Power

Battery Charging Issues - LG Smartphones

Here's info on what to do if your LG smartphone experiences battery charging issues.

LG K8 V - Power Saver Settings

Here's how to manage Battery saver settings to conserve power on your LG K8 V.

Battery Issues - Battery Usage

This outlines potential causes of battery issues (device not charging / holding a charge, short battery life).

LG K8 V - Insert / Remove Battery

Here's how to insert / remove the battery for your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - View / Extend Battery Life

Here's how to extend battery life, view charging status / remaining battery and determine what uses the most power on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - View Battery Info

Here's info on the battery specs (e.g., Usage Time, Standby Time, etc.) for your LG K8 V.

Power & Charging Issues - Non-Removable Battery Devices

If you're having issues with your non-removable battery charging or not holding a charge, view this info.

Power & Charging Issues - Removable Battery Devices

If you're having issues with your removable battery charging or not holding a charge, here are some helpful tips.

Power Cycle the Wireless Device

Here's how to power your device off then back on.

Turn Battery Optimization On / Off - Android 6.x and higher (LG)

Battery optimization helps conserve battery power on your LG device and is turned on by default.

Bluetooth

LG K8 V - Send Contact via Bluetooth

Here's how to send a contact via Bluetooth on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Turn Bluetooth On / Off

Here's how to turn Bluetooth for your LG K8 V on or off and make it visible to other devices for pairing.

Connect your Vehicle to Bluetooth

To connect your vehicle to a Bluetooth-enabled device, here's a list of auto manufacturers' URLs for more help.

Create a Paired Connection - Windows

Here's how to create a paired Bluetooth connection with a Windows computer.

Delete Paired Bluetooth Connection - Android

Here's how to delete a Bluetooth connection from your Android device.

Resolving Car Kit mode

Here's what to do if your device is stuck in Car Kit mode.

Video: Setting up Bluetooth on your LG K8 V
(length: 1:15)

Learn how to pair and connect to a Bluetooth device using your LG K8 V from Verizon.
Length: 1:15

Calling & Dialing

LG K8 V - Add / Remove Speed Dial Number

Here's how to add or remove a speed dial number on your K8 V.

LG K8 V - Call a Number

Here's how to place a call on your K8v.

LG K8 V - Manage DTMF Tones

If you're calling into an automated system (e.g., Voicemail) from your LG K8 V and your dialpad entries aren't recognized, view this info.

LG K8 V - Place a Conference Call

Here's how to place a multi-party conference call from your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Redial

Here's how to redial the last number you called from your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Turn Wi-Fi Calling On / Off

Here's how to turn on and activate Wi-Fi calling for your LG K8 V.

Add / Remove Spam Blocks - My Verizon Website

Here's how to block text messages originating from email addresses or domains via the My Verizon website.

Add a Block - Call & Message Blocking - My Verizon Website

Here's how to temporarily block unwanted calls and messages via the My Verizon website.

Call Waiting - Smartphone

Here's how to answer call on your Android / BlackBerry / Windows smartphone while you're on another call.

Ensure the 10-Digit Mobile Number or Email Address is Being Entered Correctly

This may help if you're having trouble sending a picture/text message.

LG K8 V - Block / Unblock Numbers

Here's how to block messages and send unwanted calls directly to Voicemail for your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - View / Delete Call History

Here's how to view or clear the call history on your LG K8 V.

Move Pictures / Videos to Device - Android Smartphone

To transfer pictures and videos between from a computer / PC to an Android smartphone.

Remove a Block - Call & Message Blocking - My Verizon Website

Here's how to remove a temporary call or message block via the My Verizon website.

Video: Verizon Messages - HD Video Calling
(length: 1:46)

The Verizon Messages offers HD voice and video calling on your tablet through the app. Watch this video to learn how to set up HD calling and make calls.
Length: 1:46

Wi-Fi Calling - Android™ - Determine Wi-Fi Call

Here's how to determine if your Android smartphone is connected to a Wi-Fi call.

Camera, Photos & Videos

Ensure Picture / Video Message does not Exceed File Size Limit

If you're having issues sending/receiving pictures and videos, here's some info regarding size limits.

LG K8 V - Record and Share a Video

Here's how to record and share a video using your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Share Picture from Gallery

Here's how to share a saved picture from the gallery of your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Share Video from Gallery

Here's how to share a saved video from the gallery of your LG K8 V.

Access Google Photos - Android

Here's how to access your Google photos app on your device.

LG K8 V - Common Camera Settings

Here's info on common camera settings (e.g., flash, timer, front / rear camera, etc.) for your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Move Media Files to / from Computer

Here's how to transfer picture, video or music files between your LG K8 V and a computer.

LG K8 V - Take and Share a Picture

Here's how to take and share a picture from your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - View Pictures / Videos

Here's how to view saved pictures and videos from the gallery of your LG K8 V.

Supported file types for Picture / Video Messaging

Here's some info on supported file types for picture / video messages.

Computer/PC Connectivity

LG K8 V - USB Debugging Mode

Here's how to make a connection between your LG K8 V and a computer using Android SDK.

Resolve Windows Device Manager Conflicts

Here's how to resolve driver conflicts if your device doesn't properly interface with your computer.

Contacts

LG K8 V - Send Contact via Bluetooth

Here's how to send a contact via Bluetooth on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Add a Contact

Here's how to save a contact to your K8 V.

LG K8 V - Contact Display Options

Here's how to configure how your contacts display on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Delete a Contact

Here's how to delete a saved contact from your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Edit a Contact

Here's how to edit a saved contact on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Export Contacts to SD / Memory Card

Here's how to export your contacts to your SD / Memory Card on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Import Contacts from SD / Memory Card

Here's how to import contacts from a SD / Memory Card on your LG K8 V.

Check for Duplicate Contacts Stored in Multiple Accounts - Android Smartphone

Here's how to resolve duplicate contacts if you are using multiple backup options on your device.

Choose Contacts to Display on Device

Here's how to see where your contacts are displayed or if your phone is displaying duplicate contacts.

Export Contact / Address Book Info to .CSV Files - Microsoft Windows Mail / Microsoft Outlook

Here's how export contacts from your device to comma-separated value (.csv) files via Microsoft Windows Mail / Microsoft Outlook.

Export Contacts as a Comma Separated Values (*.csv) / vCard File - Gmail

Here's how to export contacts from your Gmail account to a CSV file.

Import / Export Contacts from Comma Separated Values (*.csv) / vCard Files - Macintosh Contacts

Here's steps on how to import and export contacts to your Macintosh computer.

Import /Export Contacts from a Comma Separated Values (*.csv) File - Entourage

Here's how to import /export contacts from a comma separated values (*.csv) file via Entourage.

Import Contact / Address Book Info to a Comma Separated Values (*.csv) File - Microsoft Outlook

Here's how to import your contacts into Microsoft Outlook using a CSV file.

Import Contacts From a Comma Separated Values (*.csv) / vCard file - Gmail

Here's how to import your contacts from a CSV / vCard file to your Gmail account.

LG K8 V - Link / Unlink Contacts

Here's how to link or unlink duplicate contacts in your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - View Contact Sync Source

Here's how to view where a phonebook contact was imported from on your K8 V.

Push to Talk Plus - Add a Contact

Here's how to add a contact using Push to Talk Plus.

Video: Managing Contacts Using My Verizon
(length: 2:34)

Watch this video to learn how to manage your contacts using My Cloud Media & Contacts in your My Verizon account. See how to remove, restore and sync your contacts.
Length: 2:34

Video: Managing Duplicate Contacts Using Google
(length: 2:45)

Want to clean up space on your phone? Watch this video to learn how to merge duplicate contacts by using your Google account.
Length: 2:45

Video: Managing Duplicate Contacts Using Your Android Device
(length: 3:21)

Want to clean up space on your phone? Watch this video to learn how to merge duplicate contacts on your Android device.
Length: 3:21

Data

LG K8 V - Allow / Deny Data Roaming

Here's how to turn data roaming for your LG K8 V on or off.

LG K8 V - Manage Data Usage

Here's how to change the data usage cycle and set data warnings and / or limits on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - View / Restrict Data Usage by App

Here's how to view / restrict the amount of data an app on your LG K8 V uses.

Data gifting for eligible shared data mobile plans FAQs

Verizon mobile customers with an eligible monthly shared data plan can send and/or receive a 1 GB data gift through the My Verizon app.

LG K8 V - Turn Data On / Off

Here's how to turn the mobile data for your LG K8 V on or off.

PopData FAQs - Purchase 30- or 60-minute 4G LTE Data Sessions

PopData is an all-you-can-stream data connection that's faster and more secure than most public Wi-Fi hotspots. Available in 30 and 60-minute sessions.

Date & Time

LG K8 V - Set Date and Time

If your LG K8 V shows the incorrect date and/or time, here's how to correct it.

Auto Date and Time - Android

If you want your smartphone to automatically populate the date and time based on your location, view this info.

Device ID & Info

Check for Water Damage - LG

Here's how to help determine if your LG device has liquid damage.

Check for Physical Damage

Here's how to help determine if your device has damage.

Damaged Device Fee FAQs

Learn about the Damaged Device Fee that's charged if you turn in your device for a Certified Like-New Replacement and your returned device has been misused.

How to Locate ESN or MEID Serial Numbers on Phones

Learn how to find your phone's ESN (Electronic Serial Number) or the MEID (Mobile Equipment Identifier) number.

LG K8 V - View Device ID (ESN / IMEI / MEID)

Here's how to view the device ID for your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - View MAC Address

Here's how to view the Wi-Fi MAC address for your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - View Phone Number

Here's how to view the phone number associated with your LG K8 V.

My Verizon Website - View Device Info

Here's how to view info (e.g., model, SIM number, trade-in value, etc.) for a device on your account via the My Verizon website.

Understanding ESN and MEID Numbers

Understand what an ESN and MEID is and how to find it on your phone.

Device Settings

Configure Company Name ID

Here's how to configure settings for Company Name ID.

LG K8 V - Manage Do Not Disturb Settings

If your LG K8 V isn't receiving calls or alerts for texts and email, here's how to check 'Do not disturb' settings.

LG K8 V - Turn Airplane Mode On / Off

To turn Verizon network services on/off or if they aren't functioning on your LG K8 V, view this info.

LG K8 V - Turn Screen Inversion On / Off

Here's how to reverse the color scheme on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Adjust Brightness / Display Settings

Here's how to adjust screen brightness and other display settings (e.g., Screen saver, Sleep, Display size, etc.) for your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Reset All Settings

Here's how to reset settings if your LG K8 V crashes, runs slow or apps freeze or reset the device.

LG K8 V - Turn Screen Rotation On / Off

Here's how to turn screen rotation for your LG K8 V on or off.

Restoring Default Settings - LG

Here's how to reset your phone to factory defaults on your LG 3G basic device.

Turn TalkBack / Screen Reader On or Off - Android

Here's how to turn TalkBack / Screen reader for your Android device on or off.

Email/Gmail

LG K8 V - Add an Existing Google Account

Here's how to add your Google account to your K8 V.

LG K8 V - Create a New Google Account

Here's how to create a new Google (Gmail) account for your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Perform a Gmail Sync

Here's how to sync Google email, contacts, calendar, etc. on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Remove Gmail Account

Here's how to remove a Gmail (Google) account from your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Compose and Send Email Message

Here's how to write and send an email message on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Delete Email Messages

Here's how to delete email messages from your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Email Account Common Settings

Here's info on common personal email settings (e.g., account name, etc.) for your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Email Account Data Usage Settings

Here's how to modify data usage options for the personal email account on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Email Account Notification Settings

If you're not getting notifications for the personal email on your LG K8 V, view this info.

LG K8 V - Email Account Password and Server Settings

Here's how to update the personal email password/server settings for your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Email Account Signature Settings

Here's how to enter or edit the personal email signature on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Email Account Sync Frequency Settings

Here's how to adjust the personal email sync frequency settings on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Manage Corporate Email Settings

Here's info on updating work email settings for your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Remove a Personal / Corporate Email Account

Here's how to delete a personal / corporate email account from your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - View and Reply to an Email Message

Here's how to view and reply to an email message from your LG K8 V.

Export Contacts as a Comma Separated Values (*.csv) / vCard File - Gmail

Here's how to export contacts from your Gmail account to a CSV file.

Gmail for Android - Auto Signature

Here's how to add, edit or remove a signature for your Gmail messages on your Android smartphone / tablet.

Gmail for Android - Compose and Send a Message

Here's how to compose and send a Gmail message from your Android device.

Gmail for Android - Delete Messages

Here's how to delete Gmail messages from your Android smartphone / tablet.

Gmail for Android - Reply to a Message

Here's how to reply to a Gmail message from your Android smartphone / tablet.

Gmail for Android - View Account Address / Username

Here's how to view your Gmail email address and username from your Android smartphone / tablet.

Gmail for Android - View Messages

Here's how to view a Gmail message on your Android smartphone / tablet.

Import Contacts From a Comma Separated Values (*.csv) / vCard file - Gmail

Here's how to import your contacts from a CSV / vCard file to your Gmail account.

LG K8 V - Add a Personal / Corporate Email Account

Here's how to set up a personal / corporate email account on your LG K8 V.

Leave or Remove Copies of Email Messages on the Messaging Server

Here's info on how to leave or remove copies of emails on the server.

Recover Gmail Sign-in Information

Here's how to reset your Google/GMail account if you are having problems.

Standard Email Messaging Ports

Here's info on standard email messaging ports, which can help with configuration of advanced email settings.

Update the Gmail Password - Android

Here's how to update the password for your Gmail account from your Android device.

Video: Troubleshooting Personal and Corporate Email
(length: 3:24)

Learn to fix your personal and corporate email with just a few simple steps.
Length: 3:24

Find My Phone

Find My Device - Android - Remotely Erase Device

Here's info on how to remotely locate and erase your Android device.

Find My Device - Android - Remotely Locate Device

Here's how to use Find My Device to remotely locate your Android device.

Find My Device - Android - Remotely Lock Device

Here's how to use Find My Device to remotely locate and lock your device.

Find My Device - Android - Remotely Ring Device

Here's how to make your Android device remotely ring so you can locate it.

Turn Find My Device On / Off - Android

Here's info on how to remotely locate, lock, ring or erase your Android device.

How to Find Your Lost or Stolen Phone or Tablet

Learn how to locate, track & lock a lost or stolen device. Get the tablet or phone locator for any OS: Android, Apple, Windows, BlackBerry or basic phones.

GPS & Location Based Services

LG K8 V - Turn GPS Location On / Off

Here's how to turn location services (GPS) on/off for your LG K8 V.

E911 Compliance FAQs

Review information about calling 911 from your mobile phone.

GPS Location Settings - Android

Here's how to view / change GPS location settings, which can affect battery life and location accuracy.

Google Maps - Download an Offline Map

If you can't get online or want to avoid global data charges while traveling, here's how to download a map.

Google Backup & restore

LG K8 V - Google Backup and Restore

Here's how to ensure your Gmail, contacts, apps, etc. are backed up on your LG K8 V.

Home Screen

LG K8 V - Customize Your Home Screen

Here's how to add / remove Home screen items (widgets, apps or folders) and set the wallpaper on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Mode Change

Here's how to change the Home screen layout on your LG K8 V if it looks different.

LG K8 V - View / Manage Home Screen Panels

Here's how to view, add and remove panels and set a default Home screen panel for your LG K8 V.

Hotspot

LG K8 V - Change Mobile / Wi-Fi Hotspot Password

Here's how to change the Mobile Hotspot password on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Configure Broadcast Settings - Mobile / Wi-Fi Hotspot

Here's how to check settings if you're having issues connecting to the Mobile Hotspot on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Turn Mobile / Wi-Fi Hotspot On / Off

Here's how to turn the Mobile Hotspot feature for your LG K8 V on or off.

LG K8 V - Manage Mobile / Wi-Fi Hotspot Settings

Here's how to configure Mobile Hotspot settings (e.g., password, allowed devices, etc.) for your LG K8 V.

Internet & Web Browser

Chrome Browser - Android - Add a Browser Bookmark

Here's how to add a bookmark via the Chrome browser on your Android smartphone / tablet.

Chrome Browser - Android - Allow / Block Browser Cookies

If you can't browse the internet or view website images via the Chrome browser on your device, view this info.

Chrome Browser - Android - Delete a Browser Bookmark

Here's how to delete a saved bookmark via the Chrome browser on your Android smartphone / tablet.

Chrome Browser - Android - Edit a Browser Bookmark

Here's how to edit a saved bookmark via the Chrome browser on your Android smartphone / tablet.

Chrome Browser - Android - Open a Browser Bookmark

Here's how to open a saved bookmark via the Chrome browser on your Android smartphone / tablet.

Chrome Browser - Android - Save Pictures from Browser

Here's how to save a photo via the Chrome browser on your Android smartphone / tablet.

Disable Work Offline - Internet Browser

Here's how to check if you're offline if you can't connect to the internet via computer with Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox.

LG K8 V - Change the Browser Start / Home Page

Here's how to change the home page for the Chrome browser on your LG K8 V.

Access Websites - Mobile Web

Here's how to access websites via the Mobile Web on your device.

Chrome Browser - Android - Access Websites

Here's how to access websites using the Chrome browser on your Android smartphone / tablet.

Chrome Browser - Android - Clear Temporary Internet Files

Here's how to clear temporary internet files on your Chrome browser if you're getting a 'page cannot be displayed' error or can't browse the internet.

Chrome Browser - Android - Turn JavaScript On / Off

Here's how to check JavaScript settings, which often helps when you can't view web pages on your device.

How to Check Your Internet Connection Speed

Here's how to test your connection speeds for your smartphone / tablet / jetpack / router / laptop etc. if it's slower than expected.

Power Cycling and Launching Mobile Web Browser

Here's how to power cycle your device and access the Mobile Web 2.0 browser on your device.

View Browser History - Android

Here's how to view the browser history on your Android smartphone.

Keyboard

Turn Voice Input On / Off - Android

Here's how to use voice input instead of the keyboard on your Android device to type hands-free.

Language

LG K8 V - Language Selection

Here's how to change the language used on your LG K8 V.

Lock, Unlock, Password & Security

LG K8 V - Manage Screen Lock Settings

Here's how to configure the screen lock settings for your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Set Lock Screen Notifications

Here's how to manage how notifications appear on your K8 V when the screen is locked.

LG K8 V - Set Up Face Recognition

Here's how to set up your facial recognition to unlock the screen on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Smart Lock

Here's how to turn on and customize the Smart Lock setting on your LG K8 V.

Device Locking FAQs

To prevent identity theft and fraud, devices bought from Verizon are locked and cannot be used on another carrier's network for the first 60 days after purchase.

LG K8 V - Enable / Disable / Modify Screen Lock

Here's how to set up, change or disable the screen lock option (e.g., password, pattern, etc.) for your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Unlock Screen

Here's how to unlock the screen on your LG K8 V.

Memory/Storage

Insert the memory card that contained the songs from the play list

Here's what check if songs stored on your SD / memory card are missing from the playlist of your 3G Basic phone.

LG K8 V - Check Device Storage

Here's how to check available space if your LG K8 V runs slowly / crashes, apps freeze or you can't save media.

LG K8 V - Format SD / Memory Card

Here's how to erase all data on the SD / memory card of your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Move Files from Internal Storage to SD / Memory Card

Here's how to move files from internal storage on your LG K8 V to an SD / Memory Card.

Format SD / Memory Card via PC

Here's how to format or erase your SD / memory card using a computer.

LG K8 V - Insert or Remove SD / Memory Card

Here's how to insert or remove an SD / memory card for your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Turn Phone Storage Encryption On / Off

Here's how to encrypt your LG K8 V device and the memory (SD) card.

Music

Apple Music - My Verizon app - Opt In

Here's how to add Apple Music from your My Verizon app.

Move Music to Device - Android™ Smartphone

To transfer music files from a computer to an Android smartphone.

Subscribe to Apple Music - My Verizon Website

Here's how to add Apple Music from the My Verizon website.

Operating System & Software

LG K8 V - Factory Data Reset (Powered Off)

Here's how to factory / hard reset your K8 V if the screen freezes or call, app, audio or sync issues occur and the device won't start up.

LG K8 V - Factory Data Reset (Powered On)

Here's how to reset your LG K8 V if it has a blank or frozen screen or calling, app, audio and syncing issues.

LG K8 V - Install Device Software Updates

Here's how to check for or install software updates on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - View Software Version

Here's how to view the software version your LG K8 V is running.

LG K8 V Prepaid Software Update

Get instructions on downloading the latest software update for performance improvements to your LG K8 V Prepaid, including current Android security patches.

LG K8 V Software Update

Get instructions on downloading the latest software update for performance improvements to your LG K8 V, including current Android security patches.

Protect Against Downloading Ransomware Malware - Android

Here's info to help protect your device against ransomware.

Remove Ransomware From the Device - Android

Here's how to remove ransomware from your device.

Software Upgrade Assistant (LG) - Initial Setup

Here's how to install the LG Software Upgrade Assistant on your PC or Mac.

Software Upgrade Assistant (LG) - Software Update

Here's how to update LG device software using a computer if an Over-the-Air update fails.

SIM Card

LG K8 V - Enable / Disable / Modify SIM PIN

Here's how to change the SIM PIN for your K8 V or turn it on or off.

LG K8 V - Insert / Remove SIM Card

Here's how to properly insert or remove a SIM card for your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - View SIM Card Number

Here's how to view the SIM card number for your LG K8 V.

SIM Card FAQs - Replace & activate a new card

Learn how to setup and activate a new SIM card. Replace a lost card or install a new one when you bring your own device (BYOD) and switch to Verizon mobile.

SIM Card Tips and Tricks

Here are common tips and tricks for handling a SIM card.

Unblock SIM PIN - Android Smartphones / Tablets

Here's how to unblock the SIM PIN for your Android smartphone / tablet.

Video: Switching your LG K8 V to Global Mode
(length: 1:33)

Prepare to travel abroad by switching your LG K8 V to global mode. Watch this video to learn how.
Length: 1:33

Social Networking

Manage Facebook Privacy

If you want to change your Facebook privacy or security, here's how to access those options.

Sounds, Volume & Audio

LG K8 V - Record and Play File - Voice Recorder

Here's how to record and play a sound file on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Save a Ringtone

Here's how to save an audio file received in a text message on your LG K8 V as a ringtone.

LG K8 V - Set Ringtones / Notification Sounds

Here's how to select or change ringtones / notification sounds on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Turn Off All Sounds

Here's how to silence or turn off all sounds on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Use Speakerphone

Here's how to utilize the speakerphone functionality on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Vibrate Mode

Here's how to turn vibrate mode for your LG K8 V on or off.

LG K8 V - Volume Controls

Here's how to adjust call, text and alerts volume if your LG K8 V isn't making any sounds.

Status Indicators/Lights

LG K8 V - View Signal Strength

Here's how to view signal strength on the LG K8 V.

TV

Verizon Cloud - Android Smartphone - Connect to / Disconnect from a TV

Here's how to display your Cloud content on a TV from your Android smartphone.

Text & Multimedia Messaging

LG K8 V - Auto Receive Messages

If your LG K8 V is not receiving multimedia (picture / video) messages, view this info.

LG K8 V - Create and Send a Text Message

Here's how to compose and send a text message on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Delete Messages

Here's how to delete text messages via the Messaging app on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Text Message Signature

Here's how to add, remove or edit the text message signature on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Turn Premium SMS Permissions On / Off

Here's how to change permissions to allow or block sending premium texts from your LG K8 V.

Cancel Text Messaging Subscriptions

Here's how to cancel text messaging subscriptions from your phone.

Deregister iMessage - Cannot Send/Receive SMS/MMS On a Non-Apple Device

Here's info to help If you're unable to send or receive SMS / MMS messages on a Non-Apple device.

LG K8 V - Cut, Copy and Paste Text

Here's how to cut, copy and paste text on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Set Default Messaging App

Here's how to set the default messaging app for your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Text Message Notification Settings

Here's how to manage text message notifications on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Turn Message Delivery Confirmation Setting On / Off

Here's how to receive delivery confirmation for messages sent from your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - View Text Messages

Here's how to view text messages on your LG K8 V.

Mute / Unmute Messages

Here's how to mute or unmute a conversation via Verizon Messages (Message+) or iMessage.

Report Spam Messages

Here's how to report Spam messages if you are receiving unwanted text messages.

Save a Picture / Video Message - Android Smartphone

Here's how to save a picture or video file sent as a message to your Android smartphone.

Send Picture/Video Message using Email

Here's how to send picture / video message via email.

Text Message Notification Settings - Android™

Here's how to turn text message notifications for your Android smartphone on or off via the Messaging app.

Text to Landline FAQs

Learn about sending a text message to a non-mobile phone, including how much it costs and how the recipient will get the message.

Texting FAQs - International messaging & email to text

Learn about sending and receiving texts, including how to block texts, restore deleted texts, text to and from email, and send international messages.

Verizon Messages (Message+) - Android Smartphone - Auto Receive Messages

Here's how to manage Auto Receive Messages settings via the Verizon Messages (Message+) app on your Android smartphone.

Verizon Messages (Message+) - Android Smartphone - Create and Send a Text Message

Here's how to create and send a text message via the Verizon Messages (Message+) app on your Android smartphone.

Verizon Messages (Message+) - Android Smartphone - Manage Text Message Notification Settings

Here's how to manage text message notification settings via the Verizon Messages (Message+) app on your Android smartphone.

Verizon Messages - Website - Save / Print Text Messages

Here's how to save or print text messages from your computer via your My Verizon account.

Video: Verizon Messages - Basic Use
(length: 1:24)

Learn about the basic use of Verizon Messages, a text messaging app that lets you easily send and receive messages, attach photos to texts or group message.
Length: 1:24

Video: Verizon Messages - Getting Creative
(length: 1:31)

Add a personal touch to your messages with some of the easy tools in Verizon Messages. Customize pictures, and even send an eGift from one of over 30 merchants.
Length: 1:31

Video: Verizon Messages - On the Move
(length: 2:05)

With Verizon Messages, schedule a message to be sent at a later time or date and use driving mode to stay safe while you're on the road.
Length: 2:05

Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts

LG K8 V - Capture a Screenshot

Here's how to capture a screenshot on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Set Up Printing

Here's how to add a printer to your K8 V.

Android - Access Menus with Long Press

Here's how to view menu options for apps on the Home screen of your Android device.

Top 10 Things to Do with Your New Smartphone

Learn how to set up your new smartphone with important features and functions. Get the most out of your new phone with this list of practical tips.

Visual & Hearing Accessibility

Accessibility Settings - Android

Here's how to configure common accessibility settings for your Android smartphone or tablet.

Configure TalkBack / Screen Reader Settings - Android

Here's how to configure TalkBack / Screen reader settings for your Android smartphone or tablet.

LG K8 V - Manage TTY Settings

Here's how to change the TTY settings for your LG K8 V.

Magnification Gestures / Touch Zoom - Android

Here's how to configure your magnification gestures on your Android smartphone or tablet.

Turn Assisted Dialing On / Off - LG Smartphones

Here's how to change call settings if you're getting an error message when making calls.

Turn TalkBack / Screen Reader On or Off - Android

Here's how to turn TalkBack / Screen reader for your Android device on or off.

Wi-Fi & Network

LG K8 V - Add a Virtual Private Network

Here's how to add a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to your K8 V.

LG K8 V - Auto Switch Between Wi-Fi & Mobile Data Networks

Here's how to allow your LG K8 V to auto switch between Wi-Fi and mobile data.

LG K8 V - Network Mode Settings

View this info on network mode settings if you're having issues with voice / data services on your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Remove Wi-Fi Connection

Here's how to remove a saved Wi-Fi network from your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Turn Wi-Fi Calling On / Off

Here's how to turn on and activate Wi-Fi calling for your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Access Wi-Fi Direct

Here's how to use Wi-Fi Direct so you can easily connect your K8 V with other Wi-Fi capable devices.

LG K8 V - Add a Wi-Fi Network

Here's how to add a Wi-Fi network to your LG K8 V.

LG K8 V - Tethered Modem Connection

Here's how to share the internet connection on your LG K8 V with a computer.

LG K8 V - Turn Wi-Fi On / Off

Here's how to turn Wi-Fi for your LG K8 V on or off.

Video: Troubleshooting a Wi-Fi Connection
(length: 2:55)

Having issues with your Wi-Fi connection? Have no fear! Follow these simple steps to get your Wi-Fi connection up and running.
Length: 2:55

Wi-Fi Calling - Android™ - Determine Wi-Fi Call

Here's how to determine if your Android smartphone is connected to a Wi-Fi call.