One of the main features LG showcased with its 2014 smartphone portfolio was Knock Code and now, the company is making the security enhancement available to its 2013 flagship, the G2, and the innovative G Flex phablet. The South Korean conglomerate has announced that the feature will be available starting next month.
LG Knock Code will arrive on the G2 and G Flex via a firmware update. The security feature is an enhanced version of the company’s KnockON which allows you to unlock the phone by simple tapping it twice. The new tool adds a high layer of security to the existing attributes. Unlike built-in protection tools, you won’t need to wake up the device and then feed in a pattern or PIN.
With Knock Code, you’ll be able to do both at the same time. The tool divides the display into 4 invisible sectors and it allows you to create your own pattern of taps in different sequences across the screen. This can be anywhere from 2 to 8 knocks. Simply performing the taps in the recorded order will wake and unlock the device. LG notes that you can create over 80,000 combinations, making this system highly secure. Knock Code was first showcased at the MWC 2014 on the G Pro 2 phablet.
Apart from an April roll out, LG hasn’t provided any specific release date for the Knock Code software update. This information will be announced locally in the coming weeks. The company does note that the firmware will initially be available to G2 and G Flex owners in specific countries.