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Knock On lets you instantly access your LG G Pad 8.3 by double-tapping the screen

The LG G Pad 8.3's Knock On feature lets owners of this Android tablet access their device with a quick double tap on the screen.

The LG G 8.3 tablet is quite a nice piece of hardware with some features that make it worthy of any mobile users attention. One feature, in particular, allows you to gain access to your device without having to pick it up and hunt around for the power switch. That feature is call Knock On.

With Knock On enabled, you can simply double-tap the screen to either turn the device on or off. To me, that makes perfect sense as sometimes you have your tablet on a flat surface and hitting that power switch can be cumbersome.

So, how do you set this up? Easy.

  1. First open up the settings on the device
  2. Tap on Display (under Device)
  3. Locate and tap KnockON
  4. Tap the checkbox to enable the feature

That's it. Now tap your Home screen button to exit the settings. To see how the KnockON feature works, double-tap the center of the device screen. The LG G Tablet should have turned off. Right? Double-tap the center of the screen again. Did the device turn on? If not, make sure you are tapping as close to the center of the device as possible.

For more information on the LG G Pad 8.3, including real-world tests and pricing, check out the full CNET review.

If you tap away from the center of the device, the KnockON feature will not work. You don't have to get out rulers to measure the exact center, you have some leeway there.

If you're lucky enough to have an LG G 8.3 tablet in your hands, you can turn that device on and off with a simple "knock knock". Aren't you going to say "who's there?"

About Jack Wallen

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