This device is hot on the scene of being a best smartphone, although it is available in only a few selected markets. Outside United States, Brazil and Mexico are the regions where it is on sale as the Moto Maxx. It is taught to be the International variant of the Droid Turbo, as the specs are similar. Now it is hard to argue that it might be one of the best Android phones right now. And for those who had got their hands on with the device, we have listed some of the best tips and tricks for the Motorola Droid Turbo.
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- How to Migrate your Data from old smartphone to Motorola Droid Turbo?
- How to protect your Motorola Droid Turbo?
- What is Moto Assist on the Droid Turbo?
- What are the Commands that i can give to my Motorola Droid Turbo?
- How to Enable Gesture controls on the Motorola Droid Turbo?
- What is the Advanced Calling feature on the Motorola Droid Turbo?
- What is Rapid Charging on the Moto Droid Turbo?
- What is the Wireless Charging on the Motorola Droid Turbo?
- Where can i Turn ON the Data Tethering Options on my Motorola Droid Turbo?
You don’t have to keep that old phone of yours around if you want to look up a number or check the photos that were captured by your old device. Now that you have Droid Turbo with you, you can easily migrate your email account, contacts, media contents and almost everything from your previous smartphone. There are different ways to migrate on different mobile platforms.
For Android devices, you can download the Motorola Migrate app from Google Play Store on your old phone, whereas new one comes pre-installed with the same app. You have to make sure that both of these the devices are connected to same Wi-Fi. Now open migrate on your Droid Turbo and select Android when app asked for the device type. You will have to follow the screen instructions to complete the migration.
While if you are switching from iPhone, you have to select the iPhone after opening the Motorola Migrate app. The app will ask you to enter the credentials for your iCloud account and Google account to initiate a data transfer of your contents from the iPhone.
And if you are switching from a feature phone you will require a working Bluetooth connection, which needs to be established as you select the “Other phone type” on the Migrate app. Following the further on-screen instructions, you would be able to transfer your contents from that feature phone to Droid Turbo.
You can protect you Droid Turbo by signing up for the “Protect your phone” feature when you boot up the device first time. A notification will pop up for this feature; you just have to tap on it and then you will be guided to complete the rest of the steps, which will guide you to activate Motorola’s device management service. Where one of the things it offers is that you can remote lock and wipe clean the storage of a lost or stolen handset.
Motorola offers a set of personalized apps that can be of a great help in certain use case scenarios. Motorola Assist is the app on your Droid Turbo, which can smartly adapt to your situation. There are four basic modes including sleeping, driving, Home, and meeting modes.
While sleeping mode lets, you select the time of your sleep when you want to prevent the device from keeping you up at night. All the calls and notification alerts will be silenced. Although you can optionally choose to allow your phone to set exceptions for the marked favorites in the People app.
Now talking about how it will assist you when you’re driving. Well, with GPS turned ON on your device, the driving mode will be activated automatically as it can detect the movements. You can select options for your phone to enter hands-free mode, when activated, the app will speak aloud the names of incoming callers and messages coming to your phone. As well as it is capable of automatically starting the music play in your car stereo, provided you have Bluetooth-enabled sound system.
When the Home mode is enabled, the device will enter into Talk to me mode where it will detect if you are at your home address or not. If yes, then, it will read aloud the names of incoming callers and any messages, as well. While its reverse in Meeting mode, as the phone will be silenced whenever any calls, messages or alarms come through.
The Droid Turbo comes with enhanced voice control capabilities, which allows you to speak commands to your phone even while the device is in sleep mode. Though, by default that option is disabled, but that can be quickly enabled by opening the Moto app and tapping the microphone icon.
You can customize the launch phrase; it can be anything, which is limited to “Ok Google Now” in most of the cases. Note that longer phrases respond better than shorter ones, like “Hello” would not be a good choice than “Hello Droid Turbo”.
Now to use the voice commands, simply speak the launch phrase followed by a question. For instance, “How old is Narendra Modi?”, “How is the weather in Hyderabad?”, or “Navigate to Prasads Imax”.
The Droid Turbo has built-in infrared sensors that allow users to take advantage of unique gesture controls. To enable these gestures, you have to launch the Moto app, then tap the Settings icon in the top right corner, and select Moto Actions. For a demo of the various actions available, you have to choose “Try Moto Actions”.
To see recent notifications or check the time without pressing your Turbo’s power button, you have to enable option “Approach for Moto Display.” Your Droid Turbo will sense when you are reaching for it and light the display with pertinent information.
You can wave away sounds and alarms by selecting “Wave to Silence”. When you receive an incoming call, or when your alarm starts going off, you have to wave your hand over the display. This will work best if you keep your hand within 6 inches of the bottom of the display.
There is a feature called Advanced Calling on the Droid Turbo where you can select the voice quality of the outgoing calls, making sure that the voice clarity heard on the receiving end is quite clear. The options include, HD voice calling, as well as video calling. But there’s a catch that you should be on the 4G LTE network to use this feature, as for now it is supported by the 4G connection only, which we are eager to test as the Airtel is rolling out its 4G services in the city soon.
The special Turbo Charger from Motorola is something very different from the chargers that are already existing in the market. As it comes with some additional functionality that would boost the charging speed when the battery is below 78%, but if the battery is above 78% then the Droid Turbo would charge the Phone regularly. Although the phone does heats a lot during that rapid charging period.
Wireless charging is not much common among the phones these days, but there is an increase in the use of Wireless charging. The Droid Turbo supports wireless charging. To use Wireless charging on Droid Turbo you will have to place the Phone on an charging pad accessory, Qi ( pronounced as “chee”).
The Inductive charging coils in the Droid Turbo would receive the electricity wirelessly from the charging pad, and the phone would get charged. For best results while Wireless Charging, you need to align the phone as instructed.
While data tethering is quite easy to use on most of the Android device, and considering that Droid Turbo comes with almost similar stock Android interface, it is not much different. However, the interesting part is that after turning it ON, there are more options here than the Android stock. Including where you can manage the devices, meaning you can allow and remove the devices that are using the hotspot of your device. As well as you have control over how much time that connected devices can use the hotspot of your device. You can limit that from 10 to 60 minutes, or either put it on never turn off the option.