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

by Ganesh Mundhra 0

Motorola Moto X Force

Motorola has recently launched a new smartphone in its Moto X series, i.e., the Moto X Force priced at Rs 49,999. The design of the device is simple and comes with a shatterproof protection. It has 5.4-inch Super AMOLED display with 541 PPI and 2560 x 1440 pixels as its resolution. It is a dual SIM smartphone with a hybrid SIM card slot which supports both the Memory Card and Nano-SIM Card. The device is powered by Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 quad-core process with Cortex- A53 clocked at 1.5 GHz and Cortex- A57 Clocked at 2.0 GHz. coupled with Adreno 430 GPU.

The device comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB as its internal storage and can be expanded upto 2 TB using an external Micro SD Card Slot. The device is powered by a 3760 mAh Li-Poly battery and runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.1. It sports a 21 MP rear camera with a dual-tone LED flash and 5 MP Selfie shooter. If you have purchased the device then here are few Tips & Tricks that can help you in exploring your device with ease.

Note: You can also check the Tips & Tricks of the other Motorola Devices which we have covered earlier on PhoneRadar.

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How to insert the SIM card on your device?

Motorola Moto X Force

Insertion of the SIM card is the very first thing that you do before your setup your device. To insert a SIM card on your Motorola Moto G Turbo, power off your device if you have booted it. Now push the SIM Ejector Pin in the Port which is at the Top Edge of the device and remove the Tray. Now insert the SIM card and on the tray and push it back. Further, switch on your device, you have successfully inserted SIM card on your device and it will be ready for use in some time.

What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

Motorola Moto G Turbo is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. The device comes with a combination of hybrid SIM card slot where you can either insert a memory card or else a SIM card on your device. The SIM card supported by the device is Micro SIM Card and a Nano SIM Card and does support the 4G connectivity on it.

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

Sharing of the internet can be done using the tethering mode on your device. To share a data network on your device, open the Settings and tap on more in Wireless & Network. In the new window, tap on Tethering & Mobile Hotspot and toggle the button adjacent to Mobile hotspot to enable that on your device. You can also set the device name and password by tapping on set up Wi-Fi hotspot and entering the data on it.

How to take a Screenshot on my Moto X Force?

Screenshot is used to store the data available on the screen in the form an image which may be either in jpeg or else png format. It can be captured by pressing the power button along with volume down button at the same time. The captured screenshot is thus saved on the gallery on your device. For a quick access you can use the image from the Notification Panel immediately after the capture on your device.

How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

Motorola Moto X Force

Android Updates help in fixing the minute bugs on the device and thus helps in enhancing the performance. To check for Android Updates, open the settings and tap on About Phone and click on System updates. The device checks for updates and if there are no new updates, then a message stating “Your device’s software is up to date” is displayed on the screen.

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

Android platform is built in such a way that you cannot install any external app with an apk directly on your device. To install an app with external apk, open the settings and tap on Security in the personal section. In the new window, tap on Unknow sources option and click on OK button in the pop-up to enable that on your device. Now you can install any app with an external app on your device without any interruption. Before you install, make sure that the application that are going to install must not harm the system.

How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?

There is no qucik settings cutomization option available on any Motorola device as the device comes with a Stock Android experience and hence doesn’t support any additional customization.

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

Power saving mode helps in improving the battery life by reducing device performance. To use this option on your device, open the Settings and tap on the battery in the device section. In the new window, tap on three dotted buttons and click on battery saver. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. There is one more option Turn on automatically, enabling this will automatically activate the power saving mode when your battery is at 5% or 15% depending upon the type of selection.

What are the sensors available on the phone?

Acceleration, Geomagnetic Rotation Vector, Gravity, Gyroscope, Gyroscope Uncalibrated, Light Sensor, Linear Acceleration, Magnetic Field, Magnetic Filed Uncalibrated, Orientation, Proximity, Rotation Vector and Significant Motion are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.

Are there LED notification lights on the device?

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

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

Screen pinning option is available on the devices with Android lollipop on it. To use this option on your device, open the Settings and tap on security in the personal section. In the new window, head over to the advanced section and tap on screen pinning. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. To use this option, open the recent menu and tap on the pin button on the app that you want to pin on screen. Now to unpin the pinned screen, tap the back and overview button at the same time for about 2-3seconds.

What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?

The device comes with few Motorola apps like Moto, Migrate, connect, FM radio, camera, gallery, basic tools and all the google related apps pre-installed on it.

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

Yes, there is an option available on the device where you can move apps from internal storage to external SD card on your device. To move an app, open the settings and tap on App option in the device section. In the list of apps, tap on the app that you want to move. In the App info window, tap on Move to SD card, the app is successfully moved from internal to external SD card on your device.

What are the bloatware applications on the device?

Motorola devices comes with stock Android experiece, hence the device comes with very few bloatwares or else zero bloatwares on it. The device comes with only one bloatware application, i.e., FM Radio pre-installed on it.

Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?

There is no such option on the device where you can uninstall the bloatware, but there is an option using which you can disable the app on your device. To disable an app, open the settings and tap on App in the device section. Now head over to the all section and tap on the app that you want to disable. In the app info window, tap on the Disable option on the top right of the screen.

How much is the internal storage on the Moto X Force?

The device comes with 64 GB as its internal storage and can be expanded to 2 TB using an external SD card on your device. The device comes with 53.18 GB out of the box and around 46.78 GB of free space is available for the users, rest of space is occupied by pre-installed Apps and OS.

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

The device comes with 3 GB of RAM and around 0.89 GB of RAM is used by System, 318 MB of RAM used by Apps and around 1.2 GB of RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.

Does the device support OTG?

Yes, the device does support the USB OTG on it and helps in transferring the data from the device to drive and vice-versa.

What is the SAR Value of the device?

The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate(SAR). The SAR limit recommended by the international commission on non-ionizing radiation protection is 2 W/Kg averaged over 10g tissue. The head SAR value of the device is 0.905 W/Kg and the body SAR value of the device is 1.069 W/Kg.

What are the benchmarking scores on the device?

Benchmarking scores helps a user to know about the performance level of the device. After testing the device with various benchmarking tools, here are their respective scores.

Antutu benchmark score: 82554
Vellamo Multicore score: 2487
Vellamo Metal score: 2544
Chrome Browser Score: 4664
Geekbench Single-core score: 1268
Geekbench Multi-core score: 4361
Quadrant Standard score: 33303

Will the Moto X Force get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

The device comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. There is no news about the device getting the Android 6.0 Update but the brand have already started working on Update. You can also check the list of the devices that can get the Android M update by the end of the year or early 2016.

How to use the Moto app on your device?

Motorola Moto X Force

The Moto App help in better exploring the functions on your device with ease. It comes with three options, i.e., Assist, Action, and Display. Moto assist is same as that of the Google calendar that notifies you about the activities you have added on it. The Action comes with four motion gesture options, i.e., Double karate chop for torch and twist for quick camera, lift for moto Voice and Approach for Moto Display. The display options come with additional display options other than that of available on your Android device like Wake the screen when notification arrives, block the apps and vibrate on torch. The Moto display helps in opening the information and reads it while you are driving.

What is Migrate and how to use it?

Moto Migrate is an option available on the Motorola device that helps in migrating the data from one device to another device. It helps in copying the stuff from your old phone to new phone in minutes. To use this on your device, open the Migrate app from the app drawer and select the type of device and click on next button. Now select the options that you want to import and click on next button and click on continue button in the pop-up to import the data on your device.

What is Connect and how to use that on your device?

Motorola Moto X Force

Motorola Moto X Force comes with a connect feature which is used to connect all your Motorola Products together using a single application, i.e., Connect. To use this on your device, open the Connect application from the App Drawer and select the email that you want to use with the device and click on “Yes, I’M IN” which is at the bottom of the screen. A New pop-up with for the App permission appears on the screen, now tap on the Allow button to proceed. In the new window, click on the new check box if you want keep update on Motorola News and Announcements and tap on the done button. You are done with the setup, now tap on the plus button which is at the bottom right of the screen to pair the other Motorola products like Keylink, Moto 360, Moto Pulse, Moto Surround and Power Pack Micro.

These are the general question which a user search for when he purchases a new device. If you have any other query related to the device then pass them in the PhoneRadar Forums, we will get back to you.

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