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At a glance
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Home screen & apps
Control & customize
Calls
Contacts
Messages
Email
Type
Google Apps
Browse
Photos & videos
Protect
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Music
Locate & navigate
Organize
Connect & transfer
Support
Safety
Hot topics
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  Summary of Contents for Motorola moto x Play

  • Page 1 Moto G At a glance Start Home screen & apps Control & customize Calls Contacts Messages Email Type Google Apps Browse Photos & videos ™ Protect Want more? Music Locate & navigate Organize Connect & transfer Support Safety Hot topics Search topics...
  • Page 2: First Look

    Press: Flash Display on/off. (on back) Press & hold: Caution: Before using your phone, please read the safety, Phone on/off. regulatory and legal information at Volume www.motorola.com/mymotoxplay. Buttons Google Play Store Back Home Overview Menu More Micro USB/...
  • Page 3: Hot Topics

    At a glance At a glance Hot topics First look Check out what your phone can do. Hot topics Find these fast: Wi-Fi, airplane “Quick settings” mode, flashlight, and more. Choose new wallpaper, sounds, “Redecorate your and more. home screen” More megapixels for clearer “Take photos”...
  • Page 4 With a dual SIM phone, you can use one or two nano SIM cards. Put in the nano SIM and optional microSD cards. Motorola Shells If there's only one SIM in the phone, it's ready to use. With two Protective bumper Caution: Make sure you use the correct size SIM cards, don’t...
  • Page 5: Motorola Shells

    Motorola Shells You can change the back cover for a new look with Motorola Shells. Put on the protective bumper. Note: Motorola Shells are sold separately and availability varies Put the top of the phone inside the protective bumper.
  • Page 6: Battery Life

    Put in the cards & power on To save even more battery life between charges, you could Your phone is like a small computer that processes tons of Motorola Shells reduce: information and apps at lightning fast speed. Depending on...
  • Page 7 Android Backup and Restore feature, your contacts 11:35 automatically appear on your new phone. Otherwise, use the Motorola Migrate app in “Old phone to new phone”. Or, visit www.motorola.com/transfercontacts. Note: This phone supports apps and services that may use a lot Add your account of data, so make sure your data plan meets your needs.
  • Page 8: Old Phone To New Phone

    Note: If your old phone is an Android™ phone, download the • For iPhones, you can migrate contacts and calendar events Old phone to new phone Motorola Migrate app on Google Play™ on your old phone only from the iCloud. before you get started.
  • Page 9: Home Screen & Apps

    Home screen & apps you have quick access Home screen & apps Quick start: Home screen & apps Tips & tricks Quick start: Home screen & apps • Widgets: To put widgets like a clock, interactive calendar, The home screen is what you see when you first turn on your Help &...
  • Page 10: Help & More

    Wednesday, January 7 Explore 3 new messages 01/07/2015 Tip: To clear just one, amy.merchant321@gmail.com Learn about Motorola features flick it to the left or right. Weekly Staff Meeting Personalize your device 11:30-12:30 pm Conference Room 1 Discover apps Craig Tanner...
  • Page 11: Discover Your Moto Apps

    Home screen & apps Home screen & apps Icons at the top right of your screen tell you about phone status: Also, tap one of these options for more settings: Quick start: Home screen & apps • All: Receive all interruptions and alarms. Help &...
  • Page 12 Home screen & apps Home screen & apps Note: Your phone may not have all features. • Download: To download an app you found, tap it to see Quick start: Home screen & apps details, then tap INSTALL , or the price. Help &...
  • Page 13 Safe Mode: Turn off your phone, then turn it back • If you doubt the safety of an app, don’t install it. on—when you see the “Motorola” logo during power-up, press and hold both volume buttons until you see the home •...
  • Page 14: Update Your Phone

    Note: When updating your phone, make sure you have enough battery power to complete the update. • Using your computer: On your computer, go to www.motorola.com/update. Menu More Back Next...
  • Page 15: Control & Customize

    Control & customize how it acts & looks Control & customize Quick start: Control & customize Tips & tricks Quick start: Control & customize • Speak: Tap in a search window, or on a keyboard. Take control of your phone: Controls and gestures On, off, lock &...
  • Page 16 Control & customize Control & customize app from the list, swipe it left or right. To scroll the list, swipe Volume buttons Quick start: Control & customize up or down. Your volume buttons help in a few ways: Controls and gestures Tip: You don’t need to remove apps from Overview for your On, off, lock &...
  • Page 17: Customize Sounds And Appearance

    Control & customize Control & customize • Text entry: On a touchscreen keyboard, tap , then speak screen, tap Apps > > > Settings Security Screen lock Quick start: Control & customize your message or search text. You can also speak (see “Screen lock”).
  • Page 18: Redecorate Your Home Screen

    Control & customize Control & customize • Ringtone for a contact: To set a personal ringtone for a • Add shortcuts: Tap Apps , touch and hold the app, then Quick start: Control & customize contact, tap Apps > Contacts , and tap the contact.
  • Page 19: Voice Recognition

    > Settings Accessibility Note: For general information, accessories, and more, visit www.motorola.com/accessibility. Tip: Your phone has a flashlight that you can turn on and off Voice recognition from this screen. Just tell your phone what you’d like to do—dial, browse, Profiles search, send a text, and more.
  • Page 20 Control & customize Control & customize Note: You might need to download text-to-speech software To turn on Explore by touch when TalkBack is active, tap Quick start: Control & customize (data charges may apply). Apps > Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack >...
  • Page 21: Accessibility Shortcut

    Control & customize Control & customize To turn off Explore by touch when TalkBack is active, tap • Ringtones: Assign a unique ringtone to a contact. Tap Quick start: Control & customize Apps > Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack Apps >...
  • Page 22 Control & customize Control & customize Tip: Or tap Apps > > > • Touchscreen: To hear a click when you tap something on Settings Display Font size Quick start: Control & customize > Huge the screen, select Touch sounds Controls and gestures •...
  • Page 23: Quick Start: Calls

    Calls when you need to talk Calls Quick start: Calls Tips & tricks Quick start: Calls • During a call: Your touchscreen goes dark to avoid Dial contacts, recent calls, or numbers, all from one app. Make calls accidental touches. To wake it up, move it away from your Answer &...
  • Page 24: Recent Calls

    Calls Calls Answer & end calls Recent calls Quick start: Calls • Answer a call: When your phone is unlocked, View your calls (with newest first), and then call, text, or store Make calls them: Answer & end calls ANSWER Recent calls Note: When your phone is locked, swipe right to answer a Find it:...
  • Page 25: Your Phone Number

    Calls Calls Your phone number Quick start: Calls Find it: Apps > Settings > About phone > Status > Make calls > Answer & end calls Status My phone number Recent calls Note: May not be available in all countries. 3-way calls Your phone number Emergency calls...
  • Page 26: Quick Start: Contacts

    Contacts Sort contacts, change www.gmail.com. settings, accounts, & more. FAVORITES ALL CONTACTS For help with transferring contacts, learn about Motorola Migrate in “Old phone to new phone” or go to www.motorola.com/TransferContacts. Create contacts Tap to view contact Allie Find it: Apps >...
  • Page 27: Get Contacts

    Contacts Contacts Call, text, or email contacts show it. Tap to uncheck accounts you always Customize Quick start: Contacts want to hide. Find it: Apps > Contacts Create contacts Call, text, or email contacts Get contacts Tap a contact to see more options. Depending on the Favorites information you have for that person, you can call, text, or send Edit, delete, or hide contacts...
  • Page 28: Share Contacts

    Contacts Contacts Share contacts Quick start: Contacts Share a contact with a Bluetooth connection, in a message, or Create contacts using Google Drive™: Call, text, or email contacts Favorites Find it: Apps > Contacts Edit, delete, or hide contacts Get contacts To share a contact, tap it, then tap Menu >...
  • Page 29: Quick Start: Messages

    Messages say it & go Messages Quick start: Messages Tips & tricks Quick start: Messages • Forward a message: In a conversation, touch and hold a Stay in touch with messages and pictures. Read, forward & more message for more options, such as forwarding it. Set your default messaging app Find it: Apps >...
  • Page 30: Set Your Default Messaging App

    Messages Messages • Settings: Tap Menu > to change your Email Settings Quick start: Messages notifications and other options. Send and receive email. Set up and manage accounts. Read, forward & more Set your default messaging app Set your default messaging app Find it: Apps >...
  • Page 31: Chat Using Hangouts

    Messages Messages • Add email accounts: The Gmail app manages all of your Quick start: Messages email accounts. To add personal email accounts, follow the Read, forward & more prompts when you first open the app, or tap Gmail Set your default messaging app Apps >...
  • Page 32: Quick Start: Type

    Type keyboard when you need it Type Quick start: Type Tips & tricks Quick start: Type • Move the cursor: Tap a spot in the text to place the cursor, When you tap a text box, like in a message or search, you have Text entry settings &...
  • Page 33: Text Entry Settings & Dictionary

    Type Type Text entry settings & dictionary Quick start: Type Choose your keyboard style and edit the dictionary of words Text entry settings & dictionary your phone suggests: Cut, copy & paste Find it: Apps > > Settings Language & input •...
  • Page 34 Organize get it done anytime Organize Clock Calendar Clock Find it: Apps > Clock > See all your events, all in one place. Calendar Corporate sync • Alarm: Tap . Tap an alarm to edit it, or tap to add a new Find it: Apps >...
  • Page 35: Corporate Sync

    Organize Organize • Show, edit, or delete events: Tap an event to open it, then • To create a new file or folder, tap Clock tap edit . Tap DELETE to remove the event. • To open a file, tap it. Calendar •...
  • Page 36: Google Apps

    Google Apps™ your world, your life, your friends Google Apps™ Google Play™ Tip: When Google Now is on, swipe right from the home Google Play™ screen to see it. Google Play is a digital content experience from Google Google Now™ where you can find and enjoy your favorite movies, books, Google+™...
  • Page 37 Google Apps™ Google Apps™ • Upload photos: Tap Apps > and tap a photo Gallery Google Play™ or video. Choose > Google+ and select your account. Google Now™ • Add a widget: Use a widget to quickly read your Google+ Google+™...
  • Page 38: Web Connection

    Browse explore & find Browse Quick start: Chrome™ Tips & tricks Quick start: Chrome™ • Webpage shortcut: To add a shortcut to a webpage on Find it: Apps > Chrome Web connection your home screen, when viewing the webpage, tap Menu Downloads •...
  • Page 39: Browser Options

    Browse Browse Downloads Safe surfing & searching Quick start: Chrome™ Warning: Apps downloaded from the web can be from Keep track of what your browser and searches show: Web connection unknown sources. To protect your phone and personal data Downloads •...
  • Page 40: Photos And Videos

    Photos & videos see it, capture it, share it! Photos & videos Quick start: Photos & videos Tips & tricks Quick start: Photos & videos • Quick Capture: Tap Apps > , swipe the Camera With two twists of the wrist and a tap on the screen, take crisp, Take photos screen right and tap to turn Quick Capture on or off.
  • Page 41: Take Photos

    Photos & videos Photos & videos Take photos Options Quick start: Photos & videos Find it: Apps > Camera Take photos Control focus Drag the brackets over the object you Record videos want to focus on (turns green when in and exposure Tap anywhere on the camera screen to take the photo.
  • Page 42: Capture Your Screen

    Photos & videos Photos & videos View, share, & use photos & videos Capture your screen Quick start: Photos & videos Find it: Apps > Gallery Share a screen capture of your favorite playlist, your new high Take photos score, or a friend’s contact information. If you can show it on Record videos •...
  • Page 43: Play Movies & Tv

    Play Movies & TV movies & shows, wherever you go Photos & videos Quick Start: Play Movies & TV Quick start: Photos & videos Find and rent movies and TV shows to watch on your phone, Take photos tablet, or computer: Record videos The perfect shot Find it: Apps...
  • Page 44: Play Music

    Play Music when life needs a soundtrack Play Music Quick start: Music Tips & tricks Quick start: Music • Volume: Press the volume buttons. Music everywhere—stream it, buy it, save it, play it. Listen and create playlists anytime. • Hide the music player: To use another app while your music plays, tap Home .
  • Page 45 Play Music Play Music Note: Copyright—do you have the right? Always follow the Quick start: Music rules. See “Content Copyright” in your legal and safety information. Menu More Back Next...
  • Page 46: Locate & Navigate

    Locate & navigate where you are, where you’re going Locate & navigate Quick start: Locate & navigate Tips & tricks Quick start: Locate & navigate • Find an address: In the search field, enter an address or Find a nearby cafe, get directions or step-by-step GPS voice something you’re looking for, like “restaurant.”...
  • Page 47: Connect & Transfer

    Connect & transfer wired up or wireless Connect & transfer Quick start: Connect & transfer Tips & tricks Quick start: Connect & transfer • Quick settings: Get to the most used settings quickly. Connect accessories, computers, networks, and more. Bluetooth® wireless Swipe down the status bar with two fingers.
  • Page 48: Bluetooth® Wireless

    Connect & transfer Connect & transfer Bluetooth® wireless Note: Using a mobile device or accessory while driving may Quick start: Connect & transfer cause distraction and may be illegal. Always obey the laws and Bluetooth® wireless Turn Bluetooth power on/off drive safely.
  • Page 49 Connect & transfer Connect & transfer Wi-Fi networks Wi-Fi hotspot Quick start: Connect & transfer Note: This phone supports apps and services that may use a lot Bluetooth® wireless Turn Wi-Fi power on/off of data, so make sure your data plan meets your needs. Wi-Fi networks Find it: Apps >...
  • Page 50: Usb Cables

    MTP or PTP device that lets you use Windows Media Player to transfer files. For more instructions or driver files, visit www.motorola.com/support. • For Apple™ Macintosh™: Use Android File Transfer, available at www.android.com/filetransfer.
  • Page 51 Connect & transfer Connect & transfer Your phone shows a data usage graph. Below the graph, apps Share with Android Beam™ Quick start: Connect & transfer appear from highest to least data usage. Apps that use a lot of Use Android Beam to share content on your phone with Bluetooth®...
  • Page 52: Your Cloud

    Connect & transfer Connect & transfer Look for the NFC logo to confirm that you can make a mobile Phone & tablet Quick start: Connect & transfer payment. Touch the back your phone to the payment device to Your Android phone and tablet can work together to help you Bluetooth®...
  • Page 53: Virtual Private Networks (Vpn)

    Connect & transfer Connect & transfer Caution: Do not remove a memory card while your phone is Note: When you select airplane mode, all wireless services are Quick start: Connect & transfer using it or writing files to it. disabled. You can then turn Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth® power Bluetooth®...
  • Page 54: Quick Start: Protect Your Phone

    Protect keep your phone safe Protect Quick start: Protect your phone Find it: Apps > > > , then Settings Security Screen lock Quick start: Protect your phone select the lock type: Make sure your information is protected in case your phone is Screen lock •...
  • Page 55: Encrypt Your Phone

    Protect Protect To pin a screen, open the app you want to pin, Note: Text messages, call logs, and items stored on your phone Quick start: Protect your phone tap Overview , and scroll up. Tap will not be restored. To restore your Google Play Store apps, Screen lock see “Take care of your apps”.
  • Page 56: Get Help & More

    Service & repairs • Everything Moto X Play: Get PC software, user guides, and more at www.motorola.com/mymotoxplay. If you have questions or need assistance, we’re here to help. Go to www.motorola.com/support, where you can select •...
  • Page 57: Copyright And Trademarks

    All features, functionality, and other product specifications, as well as the information contained in this guide, are based upon the latest available information and believed to be accurate at the time of printing. Motorola reserves the right to change or modify any information or specifications without notice or obligation.