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Motorola Moto X Play Tips, Tricks, FAQs & Useful Options



Motorola has launched its next generation of Moto X in form of the Moto X Play comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) Display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz and coupled with Adreno 405 GPU. The device packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB as its internal Storage. Here are few tips and tricks that will help you in exploring the device with ease.

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How to insert the SIM card on your device?

Inserting the SIM in the device is very simple. First thing you need to do is put the SIM ejector PIN in the hole in order to pull out the tray. Now remove the tray and keep the SIM inside the tray. Put the tray back into the port and switch on your device. You have successfully inserted SIM on your device. The SIM should be detected and it would be ready to make calls and texts in no time.

What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

The Motorola Moto X Play supports has dual SIM support for Nano-SIM card. Moreover, the 4G connectivity is supported on both the SIM card, which is quite rare in mid-range devices.

How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?

To enable the tethering mode, you have to launch the setting app, and further click on ‘More’ option under the wireless & networks. Tapping on Tethering & mobile hotspot will lead you to new list. There you’ll have to toggle the switch in front of portable WLAN hotspot option to ON. You can setup the network name and password for your convenience and safety, so that no one gets access to your Internet.

How to take a Screenshot on my device?

To capture a screenshot on your Moto X Play, you need to press the volume down button along with the power button. The screen shot is captured and saved in your gallery. You can quickly access the image from the notification panel.

How to check for the Android Updates on the device?


To check for the updates on your device, Open the settings, click on About phone in the system section. Now tap on system updates, the device checks for updates and if no updates are available, then a message stating ‘Device is up to date’ will be displayed on the screen.

How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?

If you want to install an external apk, you need to enable the Unknown Sources option on your device. To enable this on your Moto X Play, Open the settings, click on Security in the personal section. Now you have to scroll down to device administration and tap on Unknown sources option to enable that on your device.

How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?

The quick settings in the notification panel cannot be customized on the device. It doesn’t have the option to do that.

How to use the Power saving modes on the Moto X Play?

Power saving mode helps in improving the battery life when your device is running out of juice. The power saving mode will disable the unwanted options on your device once you enable it. To enable this on your device, open the Settings, tap on the battery option under the device section. Now tap the menu button and click on battery saver. Toggle the off button to enable the power mode on your device.

What are the sensors available on the phone?

Accelerometer, Proximity and few other unlisted sensors are available on the device.

Are there LED notification lights on the device?

No, there is no LED notification lights available on the device.

How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Moto X Play?

To enable the Screen pinning feature, open the Settings and tap on security in the personal section. Now scroll down to advanced and tap on screen pinning to enable this on your device. Open the overview window and head over to the app that you want to use for screen pinning. Now tap on the pin symbol to pin that to the home screen. If you want to come out from the pinned window, hold the back and overview button together until your screen is unpinned.

What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?

The device comes with Demon Paper, Connect, FM radio, Moto and all the google stock apps comes pre-installed on the device. Motorola was always known in market for not installing bloatware on their devices, unless of course you’re getting device on contract basis with a carrier such as AT&T, Verizon, etc.

Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?

No, there is no such option where you can move apps from internal storage to an external micro SD card.

How much the internal storage on the Moto X Play?

There are two variant of the device; 16GB and 32GB models. The 32GB variant would have around 22GB of user available space while 16GB variant would have around 11GB user available. Rest space is occupied by operating system and pre-installed apps.

How much free RAM is available for the device if no apps are running?

The device comes with 2GB RAM out of which around 1.3 GB of RAM is available for the user when no app is running in the background on the device.

What is the Android version on the device?

The device comes with Android Lollipop 5.1 Version.

Does the device support OTG?

The device supports the OTG feature where you can easily transfer the files to the OTG drive that can be attached to microUSB 2.0 port on the bottom edge.

What are the new MOTO feature on the device?

The device comes with the new MOTO feature where you can easily access your device using the simple gestures and voice commands. You need to accept the terms and conditions if you want to use this on your device. The option has four different features on it i.e.; Assist, action, voice, and display.The for functions include, I adjust automatically, I notify you about a glance, I listen and respond, and the last is I react to movement. The I react to movement include an action where you can open the camera just by twisting your device.

What is the battery capacity and standby time of the device?

The device comes with 3,630mAh non-removable battery that promises more than 30 hours battery life during the standby mode and supports 15W Turbo power. For quick charging, you need to purchase an additional charger that would cost you around INR 1,000.

These are the general questions a user search for when he purchases a new device. If you have any other query pass them in the comment box, we will get back to you.


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