Top 10 Things to Do with Your New LG V40 ThinQ™

Congratulations on the purchase of your new LG V40 ThinQ! You now have a powerful tool to keep you constantly connected to the people, places and things that matter most.

Whether this is your first smartphone or you're an experienced smartphone user, the topics below can help you get more out of your new phone.

 

1. Create a My Verizon account

Create a My Verizon account

Note: The Account Owner or Account Manager should be the first on your account to register for My Verizon.

Learn more about Account Roles >

Access your My Verizon account using the My Verizon app.

Your My Verizon account enables you to use your new LG V40 ThinQ to:

Learn more about monitoring data usage >

2. Enroll in Verizon Up

Once enrolled in Verizon Up, your account will get 1 credit every month after you pay your bill. One credit gets you one reward of your choice.

There are four types of rewards you can earn:

  • Rewards—Device Dollars toward your next device purchase, discounts on an accessory or gift cards
  • Bonus rewards—member perks, surprise extras and discounts that you can claim anytime, no credits required
  • Local offers—discounts available to Verizon Up members that can save you up to 50% at dining spots and activities near home or when traveling in North America
  • Super tickets—attend prime sporting evets and concerts, get new devices and products and more

Learn more about the Verizon Up rewards program >

3. Bookmark your device's support page

Invaluable info about your device, such as FAQs, videos, how-to-use guides and an interactive simulator, are just one click away on the LG V40's Support page.

4. Accessorize your device

Go to the Accessories page and check out the many must-have accessories for your LG V40 ThinQ:

  • Audio
  • Batteries & Chargers
  • Car & Travel
  • Cases & Protection
  • Smart Home
  • Wearable Tech
5. Download apps

With so many apps to choose from, the possibilities are endless. Increase your productivity, improve your health, track daily tasks, play games and more.

You can search for, browse, review, buy and download apps by visiting the Google Play Store.

Be sure to download and install Find My Device from Google Inc. Once you lose your phone, it's too late.

Download navigation apps, such as VZ Navigator, Google Maps or Waze.

Need more app ideas? Explore our recommended Verizon apps.

 

6. Save time and money managing your bill

Understanding Your First Bill

If the first bill you receive is higher than anticipated after you've activated your new device, it's because it includes a one-time fee for either:

  • Activating a new device on a new line of service
  • Upgrading a device on an existing line

Learn more about what to expect with your first bill >


Set Up Auto Pay

Sign up for Auto Pay and never worry about making a late payment. On eligible plans you can receive a $5 discount on your monthly bill when you're signed up for Auto Pay (using a debit card or bank account) and paper-free billing.

Learn how to set up Auto Pay and get a paper-free billing discount.

For more information to help you to understand and pay your bill, see our how-to videos:

7. Add an international travel plan

Traveling outside the US, or want to call and text internationally while in the US? Add an international long-distance plan.

Need help planning an international trip? Our Trip Planner will find you the best international plan to keep you connected.

Want to use your domestic talk, text and data allowances while traveling outside the US in more than 130 countries for a low daily rate? See if you're eligible to use TravelPass, and add it to your line using the Trip Planner.

Learn more about TravelPass >

8. Protect your privacy

Take steps to keep your phone safe and secure.

  • Prevent unauthorized use of your phone by setting up lock screen security. You can choose to require a PIN, password or pattern in order to unlock your phone. Learn how to turn on your LG V40 ThinQ's Smart Lock.
  • Avoid a damaged phone and cracked screen by adding a case and screen protector. See which cases and protection accessories are available for your LG V40 ThinQ.
  • Get device protection in case your phone is lost, stolen, damaged or becomes defective. We recommend Verizon Protect, our most comprehensive protection service for your device.
  • Always know who's calling you with the Call Filter app. See the name, city, state and picture of incoming calls. You'll be alerted if it's likely a robocaller, spammer or potential fraud. You can even report problem numbers directly in the app.
9. Connect your email accounts

Get ready to read and send email from your new LG V40 ThinQ. It can sync with multiple web-based email accounts including Gmail®, Outlook®, Yahoo!® Mail and AOL® Mail. Learn how to set up a personal account.

You can also set up a corporate account.

Note: Email apps often contain settings that let you choose how often new emails are pushed to your phone and how you'll be notified when a new email arrives.

Learn more about your LG V40 ThinQ's email account common settings.

10. Pair with a Bluetooth® accessory

Bluetooth is a wireless networking technology that enables you to connect your phone to other wireless devices, such as headsets, speakers, headphones, fitness bands and even other phones.

To pair with a Bluetooth device:

  1. In Settings, turn your phone's Bluetooth on to scan for devices.
  2. Make sure the other Bluetooth device is in Discover mode.
  3. Select the appropriate Bluetooth accessory from the list of available devices.
  4. Enter your PIN, if requested.

Note: Common manufacturer-set PINs are 0000 and 1234.

Typically, once a Bluetooth accessory has been paired with your phone, it can be used with the phone anytime without needing to pair them again.

For further instructions about pairing with a Bluetooth device, see your LG V40 ThinQ's Device Simulator.

Learn more about Bluetooth and pairing >

Explore additional support resources and tools 

Need more help with your new smartphone? There are additional online support resources and tools:

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