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Here you go, i copied and pasted it from elsewhere, its also in your manual and when you click on the email icon is simple to follow, you of course need the settings for your email account, as you did not mention it i cant help there Smiley Happy

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LG K8 User Manual & Setup Guide
16 May 2016
If you need a manual or help with the setup of your LG K8, check out our user guide to start using your handset, connect to the internet and more!

Unboxing and assembling your LG K8
Set up your phone for the first time
Connecting to Wi-Fi and mobile networks
Find out how to add your email accounts
How to add and import contacts to your LG
Using the Play Store to find new apps
Securing your LG K8 with a lock screen
How to make phone calls on your LG
Send text & picture messages
Sending emails and attachments on your LG
How to set alarms on the LG K8
Read our tips to learn more about your phone
click here for LG's K8 user manual

So, first of all, let's make sure you have everything you need. Inside the box* you should find:

1 x LG K8
1 x Battery
1 x Mains adaptor
1 x USB cable
1 x Information pack
*some box contents may vary


In order to install the SIM and memory cards, you will need to remove the back cover of the K8. On the bottom edge of the handset you will see the charging port/micro USB connector. Use your thumbnail in this notch to prise the back cover away from the handset. When the cover is loose remove it, then place the handset screen side down on a soft, non-scratch surface.

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The micro-SIM goes into a slot above the battery compartment, to the right of the camera lens. The micro-SIM card slides into the housing with the contacts side down, and with the cut-off corner inserted first. Slide the card into place beneath the metal housing until it stops against the edge of the battery compartment.

If you wish to install a microSD (memory) card, this goes into a slot above the SIM (see image above). The memory card should be inserted narrow end first, with the gold-coloured contacts facing down. Slide the card into place until it stops with the edge of the card flush with the edge of the phone body.

Finally, replace the back cover, pressing it down carefully around the edge to secure it onto the body of the handset. You're now ready to turn the K8 on, customising and personalising it as you go.

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Before you turn on the K8 for the first time, please make sure you have inserted the SIM (and memory card, if required) correctly, as described in the previous chapter.

Push the power button on the back of the handset to turn it on, holding it in for a few seconds until you feel a vibration. The phone will then turn on, and display the setup wizard.

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Choose your language, it may already be correct but you can change it by tapping on it. Once you're happy with your language selection tap Next.
Tick the Mobile Network box to enable your mobile internet service, and tick the Wi-Fi box to activate Wi-Fi. In the list that appears, tap the name of the Wi-Fi network you wish to join, or tap Next to skip this (which I wouldn't recommended, as the K8 will download updates when the setup wizard completes, which may use a lot of data).
Enter the wireless password when prompted. This may be shown on a sticker on your router, and is sometimes referred to as a WEP key, WPA key or wireless passphrase. Check your typing if you wish by tapping the Show password box, and when you are ready to proceed tap Connect.
If successful, you will see the word Connected under the network name, which will now be coloured blue. Wifi indicatorYou should also see a Wi-Fi indicator (a fan-shaped symbol next to the mobile signal bars, as shown left) on the top line of the display. Tap Next to continue.
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Tap & Go is a method of transferring apps and data from an existing Android device. This is only applicable to certain phones (which are equipped with NFC), but if your old phone meets the requirements tap on Copy Google accounts. Otherwise, tap No, thanks and press Next to continue.
Next you will be asked to sign in with your Google account, which will unlock some great features on your phone. Without one you can't browse the Play Store or sync your contacts! If you have a Google account (an email address ending or then enter your Gmail address where indicated and tap Next. If you don't have an account already, you can get one for free by tapping Create a new account.
If you're signing in, enter your Gmail password where indicated then tap Next. If you are creating a new account, fully complete the onscreen form.
In order to sign in you have to agree to the Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy. Tap the links to inspect these, and when you are ready to proceed tap Accept.
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Agreeing to the various Google services is a must in order to use your phone to its fullest. You can automatically keep your device backed up, as well as improving your Android experience by feeding back errors and issues to Google. Tap Next when you're ready to continue.
The Play Store contains a lot of paid-for content including music and premium apps, as well as free items. You can add your card details now if you want to, set up mobile network billing (if permitted by your network) or redeem a Play Store voucher. You can also ask the K8 to Remind you later if you don't want to complete this now. When you've selected your billing option, tap Next.
You will then be given the chance to add a second email account. You can do this at any point, so we'll skip this for now by tapping Not now and pressing Next.
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You will then be invited to secure your K8 with a lock screen. You can Skip this if you wish, but if you want to keep your personal information private and stop anyone from accessing things like your social media accounts, emails and photos, then tick Protect this device to set this up.
Choose a lock screen type. We've opted for a PIN in our example.
If you want to protect your phone with a PIN from the moment it turns on, choose Require PIN... and press Next.
Enter the PIN of your choosing, then confirm it on the next page. Once set, you'll need to remember it every time you go to use your phone.
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After confirming your PIN, choose which notifications to receive on your lock screen. If you like to check your messages without unlocking the phone, choose Hide sensitive only. Otherwise, choose to Hide all notifications.
If your Google account was used on a previous Android device, you may be offered a backup(s) to restore from. Tap your old device's name to see what backups are available to restore. When you have chosen the backup, you can elect to install some or all of the apps used on that device by tapping on the Also include line. Uncheck any apps you don't want to transfer, then tap Next to restore the data back to your new K8.
If you don't want to restore any of the available backups, and would rather start over and set up your handset as a new device, then select Set up as new device from the Restore from this backup menu.
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You will also be asked to allow the K8 to send back diagnostic data (such as performance and battery life information) about the phone. When you are ready to move on, tap Next.
You will now be shown information regarding Software Update and Log Information. The paragraphs under each heading outline what this information is used for. Tick both boxes and tap Next to proceed.
You must now agree to the End User License Agreement and the legal documents for your activity logs and software updates. Tick each box and press Next to continue.
You will now be looking at the home screen of your LG K8. Just above the Home icon (the circle at the very bottom of the screen) you will see an icon with 6 dots in a circle. This is the Apps icon, and tapping this will open a list of all the apps installed on your handset.

Now that your handset is up and running, why don't you read through the other chapters in this guide to discover how to import your contacts, receive email on your phone and download more apps!

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connecting to Wi-Fi

Swipe down from the top of the screen, then tap the Settings icon (it looks like a cog, in the top right corner of the screen)
If it's not already selected, tap the Networks tab at the top of the screen.
Check that the Wi-Fi switch is blue, which means that Wi-Fi is switched on. If it's grey just tap the switch to enable it.
Tap Wi-Fi.
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You should now see a list of nearby wireless networks, tap on the one you want to connect to.
Input the wireless Password when prompted, you can tick the Show password box if you wish to be certain of typing it correctly. When you're ready to proceed, tap Connect.
If successful, the network name will turn blue and you'll see the word Connected underneath.
You can check if the phone is using a Wi-Fi connection by looking for the fan icon in the notification area at the top of the screen.

connecting to mobile data

In order to check and configure the mobile data connection, you will need to turn off Wi-Fi. The mobile data connection is indicated by letters next to the signal bars on the top line of the display. LG Leon Data IndicatorThe letters may vary to indicate different speeds (G, E, 3G, H, H+ or 4G), but the presence of any letter here indicates an active data connection.

From the home screen, swipe down from the top to open the notifications area.
On the right hand side, tap the Settings icon.
If it's not already selected, tap the Networks tab at the top of the screen. If Wi-Fi is turned on (blue indicator) then tap the switch to turn it off - but remember to turn it back on again once you have got your mobile internet connection working! While you're on this screen, check that the Mobile Data switch is blue, which means that your data connection is switched on. If it's grey just tap the switch to enable it, then check for a data indicator.
If you're still not connected, the settings themselves may be incorrect. Scroll to the bottom and tap Tethering & networks.
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To check the settings, tap Mobile Networks.
The settings that control your handset connecting to the internet are called APN settings, so to look at these tap Access point names.
The active network setting should have a blue dot against it. If this is not alongside your network's name, or none of the listed networks are enabled, tap on the correct setting in the list to activate it.
If your network isn't listed, or if there are no networks at all, tap the Menu button (three dots in the top right-hand corner), then tap Reset to default. This will read all the available settings stored on the SIM card, and you may be required to select your mobile network operator from a list displayed onscreen. Don't forget to tap the radio button next to the correct access point to enable it.
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If after resetting to default you still don't see your network listed, then you can enter the settings manually. Tap the Menu button again and then tap New APN.
Complete the onscreen form with your mobile network's correct settings, then tap the Menu button and tap Save. Activate the setting by tapping the circle to put the blue dot into it.
To help you enter the APN manually, we have written a series of Access Point Name (APN) settings guides covering the most popular UK mobile networks to help you. If your mobile network isn't listed, you may need to contact them directly to ask them to send the settings through to your new phone.

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The K8 supports multiple POP3, IMAP and Exchange accounts so if you have one email address for work and a separate one for home, receiving all those emails is simple. Simply follow the guide below to set up your preferred email accounts, along with setting up a Google email (or Gmail), a vital necessity for almost all Android devices.

Gmail Setup

We covered setting up a Google account in the initial setup, but if you didn't complete it then you can add one now.

Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the notifications area..
In the notifications area tap the Settings icon.
At the top of the settings menu are several tabs. Tap the General tab, then tap Accounts and sync.
Any accounts already set up on your K8 will appear. At the bottom, tap Add account.
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Tap Google to start adding a Gmail account to the phone.
If you already have a Google account to add, enter your Gmail address in the space provided, then tap Next. If you don't yet have a Google account you can set one up for free by tapping Create a new account.
If you are signing in, enter the password for your Google account into the space provided and tap Next. If you are creating a new account, complete the form.
In order to add your Google account you will have to agree to the Terms and conditions. Tap a link to look at the relevant agreement, and when you are ready to move on tap Accept.
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Google will offer to back up information from your phone, such as Wi-Fi passwords, apps and their data, among other things. If you don't want this to happen, untick the box, and when you are ready to proceed scroll down or tap More, then tap Next.
You may be asked to set up some payment details in order to purchase apps and other media from the Play Store. Tap your chosen payment method, or skip this by selecting Remind me later, then tap Next.
You will now see the Google account listed on the Accounts and sync page of the settings. Continue adding more accounts, or return to the home screen and then check the GMail app for your messages!

Email Setup

Email from most providers should set up automatically, in much the same way as adding the Google account:

From the home screen swipe down from the top then tap Settings.
In the settings menu, tap the General tab at the top right, then tap Accounts & sync.
You will see a list of the accounts that are already set up on your K8. At the bottom, tap Add account.
If you have an Exchange email account (often used by employers and education providers) choose Microsoft Exchange. If you are not certain of your account type, tap Email.
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If you tapped the Email option, you will then need to tap Other to proceed.
Most email accounts can be configured quite quickly. Enter your email address and password for your email account in the space provided and tap Next.
If your account sets up, you will be asked to choose a name for your account, and also the handset will ask you to then fill in your name in the second box. This will be displayed on any emails you send from your phone so keep it clean! Once you're happy with your details, tap Done to finish the email setup.
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If your account failed to set up automatically you will be taken back to the email address and password screen. You can try it again, in case you entered anything incorrectly, but if you still can't move forward you will need to tap the Manual setup button. In order to add your account manually you will need to know your email address, password, and incoming & outgoing mail servers. The port numbers are usually filled in automatically but in some circumstances may need to be changed. Check out the Geek Squad guide to email server settings to assist you with manually setting up your account, but if you are still struggling to get your email added to your phone
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