LG’s staying true to its word and updating the basic KnockON feature found on the G2 and the G Flex with its newer, more sophisticated Knock Code technology.
The South Korean company launched the feature on the G Pro 2 in February, with a promise that it’ll eventually be available on older models. While the older knock technology only switches a screen on or off when you tap it, Knock Code lets you bypass the lock screen altogether. You merely need to configure a phone’s security setting to recognize a combination of up to eight taps made on four sections of the screen beforehand. The security feature’s was slated to arrive on the handsets sometime in April through a firmware update — to make things worse , there was no clear word on which countries will get it. LG announced in a release dates today that the upgrade will be rolling out in South Africa ‘in the coming weeks’. Obviously, users in LG’s home turf were some of the first to enjoy the feature, but everyone else will just have to cross their fingers.