Web Block or Keypad Lock on LG 500g

by Conrad

LG 500g auto key lock

LG 500g auto key lock

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Hello, I was looking into a cheap alternative to contract plans and I started looking into TracFone. The one looks and sounds like everything I need. The only problem is that from all the reviews I've read the Web soft key is a real pain. So I was wondering if there is any way to lock the web key, or lock the phone. It would save the worry of hitting the key or accidentally pushing it when putting it in your pocket (to avoid the risk of losing minutes). I'd appreciate your help!

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Hi Conrad,

While there's no "web block" on the LG 500g, you can easily lock the keys. You can do this manually by pressing and holding the key with the envelope and lock icon at the bottom of the keypad. You can see that closeup of the keypad on the main review page for this phone.

Auto Key Lock
If you don't want to do lock it manually every time, you can also activate the Auto Key Lock by going to Settings -> Phone -> Auto Key Lock. The auto lock delay is set indirectly by the backlight setting. The backlight duration (found at Settings -> Display -> Backlight) can be set from 5 seconds all the way up to 2 minutes. The keypad locks a couple of seconds after the backlight dims.

This should solve the problem not only of accidentally starting the web browser, but also of making accidental calls as well. Note, once you unlock the phone and start to use the phone, you can still accidentally press the web browser button because of its location, but you basically learn not to do it, most of the time.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
sb (admin)

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Dec 15, 2012
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Locking my phone.
by: Anonymous

Thank You, I bought this phone very cheaply as a backup phone. I could not figure out how to lock it this way. You've been a big help!

Thank You,

Tommy

Dec 01, 2011
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Unlocking LG500G
by: Anonymous

Thank you Andy C that was just the information I needed.

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Nov 08, 2011
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This is SO helpful!
by: GaryC

Thanks for posting how to lock the key pad. You would THINK that since they don't bother to print a manual anymore (I had to find the PDF online) that they could include directions on how to do basic stuff like this.

Thanks for saving the day!

Gary
Boston, MA

Sep 09, 2011
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Unlocking ur phone
by: Anonymous

above what is the menu key just to the left of the center button it will say unlock. You have to push that key and quickly push the button just to the right of the center button it says yes above it. Again you HAVE TO HIT BOTH BUTTONS VERY QUICK. IF YOU FAIL TO HIT THE YES BUTTON QUICKLY YOU HAVE TO GO BACK AND HIT THE LEFT UNLOCK BUTTON AGAIN AND HIT THE YES BUTTON QUICK. I just learned this today.

Hope this helps you,
Andy C

Aug 16, 2011
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unlocking keypad om LG500g
by: Anonymous

how do you unlock the keypad after you lock it?

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