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 LS676 Boost & Virgin Mobile GSM Network SIM Unlock

If you own an LG Tribute 5, you must have got it rooted with ease.However, its successor LG Tribute HD is amongst the latest LG Sprint prepaid phones running on marshmallow which is unrootable till date.

So since its release, the only gsm unlock solution known to me was via hardware tool called Gcpro key which is a costly affair and makes no sense for a single device. Then I came to know about a remote unlocking paid solution. I was just about to give it a try when I got a free and easy method which works without rooting the phone. Thanks to vittger @ xda forums. He wrote the unlocking method for LG G5 which worked well for Tribute HD LS676.

There is a small app called hidden menu call which gives access to the LG hidden menu without root.Follow the step by step tutorial to unlock your Tribute HD for free without paying a penny. Afterward, you can use it on At&t, Tmobile metro pcs, cricket etc.

You can download its apk file from the below link –


To do the unlocking we need to access LG Hidden Menu. For this, we’ve to install the downloaded apk file.

lg tribute hd gsm network unlock

If you’ve downloaded the Hidden Menu Call app, get ready to install it. Click on the downloaded apk file.

It’ll say “Install blocked”. We’ve to enable “app installation from unknown sources” in security settings.

Click on “Settings” as shown in middle screenshot above

“Turn ON” app installation from unknown sources.

lg tribute hd hidden menu call

Accept the warning by clicking on “Allow”.

Now go one step back and again click on the apk file to complete the installation.

tribute hd gsm unlock hack

Click on “OPEN” to run the app. It’ll take you to LG Tribute HD’s hidden menu.

Scroll down and look for IOT(CDG2). Click on it to open IOT Hidden Menu

Look for “LTE Setting” and click on it.


tribute hd apn settings

On LTE Setting page you’ll see “Operation Mode”, click on it.

We’ve to change the Operation mode from “Production Network” to “Lab Network”.

Once you’ll select “Lab network” the phone will reboot. Wait for the phone to turn back on.

Once again open Hidden Menu Call app.

Go to IOT(CGD2) <LTE Setting and select “APN Setting” as shown in the screenshot above.

You’ve to configure the APN settings of the GSM carrier you wish to use.

lg ls676 apn settings

On “Access Point Names” page, Long press the “Recent Apps” key.

A menu will open with the option to add APN.

Select “New APN”. The first is the name field. You can enter
the name of your carrier over here or just anything it doesn’t matter.