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Find My Mobile Google Play Protect Install unknown apps Make passwords visible Device Administrators

Find My Mobile

With the "Find My Device" function, the LG device can be located remotely. If the location is activated, a location query can be made. Turning on mobile data or a WLAN connection increases accuracy.

If "Find My Device" is enabled on the LG unit, the unit can also be reset to factory settings in case of loss or theft.

If the function is not desired, it can be disabled in the settings (enabled by default).

Android 9 (LG UX 9.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  General
Step 3:  Tap on  Lock screen & security
Step 4:  Tap on  Find My Device
Step 5:  Enable or Disable  Find My Device
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on General
  3. Tap on Lock screen & security
  4. Tap on Find My Device
  5. Enable or Disable Find My Device

Google Play Protect

The "Google Play Protect" feature protects the LG device from malicious apps by scanning the app for malware before downloading and during installation by Google, as well as periodically checking apps from unknown sources.

In case of a detection, a notification will be displayed on the LG device. Depending on the severity of the malware, the app can also be automatically deactivated by Play Protect until it is uninstalled.

Google Play Protect is a function of the App Store Google Play, so there is no direct option in the settings, but only a link to the function, where it can be enabled or disabled.

Android 9 (LG UX 9.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  General
Step 3:  Tap on  Lock screen & security
Step 4:  Tap on  Google Play Protect
Step 5:  Open the  Settings
Step 6:  Enable or Disable  Scan apps with Play Protect
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on General
  3. Tap on Lock screen & security
  4. Tap on Google Play Protect
  5. Open the Settings
  6. Enable or Disable Scan apps with Play Protect

Install unknown apps

There is no longer a central setting on the LG device to install apps from unknown sources, this option must now be enabled directly in the app from which the APK is to be installed.

For example, if you have downloaded an APK via the Google Chrome browser, you must give the app permission to install it.

Android 9 (LG UX 9.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  General
Step 3:  Tap on  Apps & notifications
Step 4:  Tap on  Special access
Step 5:  Tap on  Install unknown apps
Step 6:  Tap on desired  App
Step 7:  Enable or Disable  Allow from this source
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on General
  3. Tap on Apps & notifications
  4. Tap on Special access
  5. Tap on Install unknown apps
  6. Tap on desired App
  7. Enable or Disable Allow from this source

Make passwords visible

By default, the LG smartphone displays the password input, which means that the input in the text field is visible for a short time before it becomes invisible in an asterisk (*).

This delay can be deactivated in the security settings of the LG device, making it more difficult to read the password.

Android 9 (LG UX 9.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  General
Step 3:  Tap on  Lock screen & security
Step 4:  Enable or Disable  Make passwords visible
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on General
  3. Tap on Lock screen & security
  4. Enable or Disable Make passwords visible

Device Administrators

Device administrators are apps on the LG smartphone that have extensive access to the device, so device administrators should only be selected if the app is considered secure. The following permissions are granted:

  • Delete all data: The app can reset the device to factory defaults, which means that all data is irrevocably lost.
  • Change password of screen lock
  • Lock display
  • Deactivating display lock functions
Android 9 (LG UX 9.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  General
Step 3:  Tap on  Lock screen & security
Step 4:  Tap on  Phone administrators
Step 5:  Enable or Disable desired  App
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on General
  3. Tap on Lock screen & security
  4. Tap on Phone administrators
  5. Enable or Disable desired App

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