LG Tribute HD Double Tap/Knock ON-How to Use,How to Turn OFF/ON

The traditional and the most common method of waking a phone screen from sleep is by pressing the power button. And the same method applies to turn off the screen.

However, the Knock On/OFF feature by LG has made life much easier. Just a double tap can wake up your LG Tribute HD or put it back to sleep.

In this post, we’re going to cover How to use the double tap feature to wake up and sleep & How to toggle it ON & OFF.

LG Tribute HD Double Tap / Knock On – How does it work

LG Tribute HD Double Tap

By now you must have tried to wake up your LG Tribute HD by doing a Double Tap.

But to turn off the screen, you must have noticed that we’ve to look for an empty area on the home screen. Now, it may happen that your home screen is filled with apps with no area left to knock on.  In such a case, just double tap on the status bar to turn off the screen.

The status bar is the area which shows network, battery, time etc as shown in the screenshot above.

This way anywhere on the phone, even within an app you’ll be able to put your phone back to sleep by tapping the status bar twice.

LG Tribute HD Double Tap / Knock On – How to toggle it ON & OFF

Knock On is such an awesome feature that no one in his right mind would like to turn it off. However, after using it for some time, you may have realized that at times it wakes up the phone accidentally in pocket/purse etc and if there is no screen lock then you may also find a dialed number in the call log. To avoid such accidental wakeups and unnecessary battery drain is better to turn off the double tap in certain situations.

However, if you’ll look for an option within settings you won’t find it anywhere as its kept hidden.

We’ve to use an app to unhide it and we’ll use a home screen shortcut to toggle it ON and OFF.

Let’s see how to do this with the help of an app called Quick Shortcut Maker.

You can download its apk file from the below download link or from play store



LG Tribute HD Turn OFF Knock ON

Install the app and run.

Type knock on as shown above. As soon as you type knock on “Settings” will appear beneath it.

Click on Settings, it’ll open 2 more “Settings” options as shown above.



LG Tribute HD Knock ON Menu

Open the 2nd “Settings” option and click on “Try”

This will take us to the hidden KnockON screen where we can turn it off by unchecking.

As we’ve tried it and it worked we’ll create its shortcut on the home screen.

LG Tribute HD Knock On

Click on “Create” to make the shortcut.

Tap on the newly created shortcut to open it.

Now we can easily check/uncheck knock on, with the help of this shortcut.

LG Tribute HD Turn off Knock Code

We can also select the 3rd “Settings” option.

It has got a Toggle Switch which can be turned on and off.

LG Tribute HD Double Tap On OFF switch

You can create a shortcut for either of the two. They function in a similar manner.


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LG Tribute HD Double Tap / Knock On Not Working – How to Fix

The double tap to wake/sleep (Knock On/OFF)  feature was first introduced by LG when it started making phones with the power button on the back. As this rear placement took time getting used to, a double tap to wake up/sleep made the use of power button less frequent.

I remember getting used to double tap on LG G2 so much that I kept on tapping every other phone, before realizing that I’ve to use the power key to wake it. We get so used to double tap, that if it stops working it gets quite frustrating. And the bad thing is that this issue is quite common.

So if Knock On has stopped working on your LG Tribute HD, let’s see how to fix it –


LG Tribute HD Double Tap ( Knock ON/OFF) not Working –

Usually, the double tap stops working if there’s an issue with the touchscreen or proximity sensor. We can troubleshoot and check whether the touchscreen and proximity sensor are working fine with the help of LG Tribute HD Hidden Menu –

LG Tribute HD Proximity Sensor Troubleshooting –

LG Tribute HD Proximity Sensor Location

The proximity sensor is located beside the front camera as shown in the picture above.

If we block the proximity sensor, double tap doesn’t work. So first of all, you should check if your screen guard or phone case is blocking the proximity sensor. If still, the issue persists move on to proximity sensor test.

LG Tribute HD Hidden Menu

We’ll do the proximity sensor test and touchscreen test via Tribute HD Hidden Menu.

To enter the hidden menu, open the phone dialer and dial 5689#*676# .

Click on the first option i.e “Device Test”, then select “SAAT”

LG Tribute HD Proximity Sensor Troubleshooting

This will take you to Service Menu, We’ve to select “Service Menu – Manual Test”

The 2nd manual test in the list is “Key Press Test”. Tap on it to start the test.

It tests Proximity Sensor as well as the Hardware Keys.

First, press the hardware keys i.e pressing volume up (twice), volume down (twice) and power button (once).

LG Tribute HD Proximity Sensor Test

When the keys are tested “UP”, “DOWN”& “END” blocks will change from white to yellow as shown above.

Now block the proximity sensor by hand, if the color changes from blue to red, that means the sensor is working fine.

If you’ve failed the proximity sensor test, the sensor needs a replacement.

If you’ve passed this test then we’ve to check if the touchscreen is failing the double tap.

LG Tribute HD Touch Screen troubleshooting – 

LG Tribute HD Touch Panel Test

After “Keypress Test” we’ve to scroll down to “Touch Draw Test – Manual”

Wait for Touch Panel Test to complete without touching the LCD.

LG Tribute HD Touch Screen Troubleshooting

Check if the test result is true or false.

Next, we’ve to manually draw and test the touchscreen. Test every nook and corner by hand drawing.

Long press the power key, select PASS or FAIL based on your test result.

If the touchscreen has failed the test, it needs a replacement.

If your touch is also working fine but double tap not working, then the issue may be software related.

Perform a Factory Data Reset following the below steps and check if your issue is resolved.

LG Tribute HD Factory Data Reset –

LG Tribute HD Factory Data Reset

To reset Tribute HD, Go to Settings < Backup & Reset < Factory Data Reset as shown above.

LG Tribute HD Hard Reset

After the factory reset completes, the phone will reboot to setup wizard screen.

Complete the setup wizard and check if the double tap has started working. If it’s still not working then the only solution left is to get it repaired with a replacement LCD from eBay or send it to boost mobile for repair/replacement, if within warranty.

Please keep me informed if you’ve managed to fix this issue, via the comment section below.







LG Tribute HD App Drawer Menu Button /All Apps Icon -How to get it back

There were 2 home screen launchers in LG Tribute 5 (predecessor), both came with an app drawer. In Tribute HD one more launcher is added, it is without the app drawer, and is made the default home screen launcher.

So, as soon as you boot into LG Tribute HD, you realize the app menu button is missing. As we’re used to it since the early days of Android, it feels awkward without it. However, there is no need to worry as we can get it back in few simple steps.

The only thing that we’ve to do is, go to Home Screen Settings and choose the appropriate launcher. Follow the screenshots below to get back the app drawer –

How to get back the LG Tribute HD App Drawer / All Apps Icon –


LG Tribute HD Home Screen No App Drawer

The default Home Screen Launcher on LG Tribute HD is without an App Drawer.

All the apps are present on the home screen itself and we can add as many home screens as we like.

LG Tribute HD Get Back App Drawer

To change the Launcher, Long Press on an empty area on the home screen.

Select the middle option, i.e “Home Screen Settings” as shown above.

Tap on “Select Home”


LG Tribute HD Home & App Drawer

From the list, Select “Home & app drawer”. This will directly take us the Home screen with App Drawer

Click on the App Drawer Icon to view the apps.

LG Tribute HD Home Screen Settings

You can also “Long Press” the Recent Apps Key to Access the Home Screen Settings as shown above.

This will again take use to Home Screen page.


LG Tribute HD Easy Home

This time let’s select “EasyHome” after all this one also includes the app drawer.

You can see I’ve clicked on the “all apps icon” and it takes us to the app menu.


LG Tribute HD Remove Delete Easy Home

To exit easy home click on the “Settings” icon on the home screen as shown above.

Scroll down and look for “Home Screen” and click on it to Open.

LG tribute HD get out of easy home

Now that we have wandered through all the home screen launchers, finally, pick your favorite among the three.

For any query feel free to contact via the comment section below.