Motorola Moto X complete guide

Got a brand new Motorola Moto X but not sure how to do something on it? Fear not as we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to get your started.

Scroll through or navigate using the links below, and if you’ve got a query and we havne’t covered it, let us know. Leave us a comment at the bottom of the post and we’ll get back to you.

  • Getting Started
  • Software
  • Accounts, Messaging and Applications
  • Connectivity and Internet
  • Camera and Multimedia

Getting Started

What’s in the box?

In the Motorola Moto X box you will find:

  • Motorola Moto X handset.
  • Safety Guide.
  • USB lead.
  • Get Started Guide.
  • SIM pin

How to insert your microSIM

Click here to read our feature on how to insert your microSIM card.

How to charge your phone

To get your Motorola Moto X set up and fully charged:

  • Unravel USB cable.
  • Take large end of the USB cable and insert into USB plug adapter (not included).
  • Take small end of the USB cable and insert into charging port on the bottom of the device.
  • Insert plug connector and plug into wall.
  • Switch on.

Alternatively you can charge your device using your laptop. To do this:

  • Take large end of the USB cable and slot it into USB port on laptop.
  • Take small end and insert into charging port on the bottom of the device.

How to set up your phone

To set up your Motorola Moto X straight from the box:

  • Press the Power button to switch on the device.
  • Select your chosen Language and tap Start.
  • Select a Wi-Fi network by tapping the network name or tap Skip to skip this section.
  • If you wish to continue without an internet connection tap Skip Anyway, otherwise tap Don’t Skip.
  • If you accept the Motorola Data Privacy Settings tap Accept And Continue.
  • If you have a Google Account tap Yes and fill in the relevant details, otherwise tap No.
  • If you do not have a Google Account and wish to set one up tap Get An Account, otherwise tap Not Now.

· If you would like to move data over from your old handset to your Moto X using Migrate, tap Start Migrate, otherwise tap Maybe Later.

Software

What’s the latest software available for my phone?

The Motorola Moto X runs Android KitKat version 4.4.2.

How to update your phone’s software

  • Ensure that the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Press the power button and swipe the padlock symbol up the screen to unlock.
  • Tap the Apps icon on the homescreen to go to the Apps menu.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap About Phone.
  • Tap System Updates.
  • If an update is available, read the terms and conditions and tick the box to accept if you agree.
  • Tap Confirm and the device will automatically update your software.

How to perform a factory reset

  • Press the power button and swipe the padlock symbol up the screen to unlock.
  • Tap the Apps icon on the homescreen to go to the Apps menu.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Backup And Reset.
  • Tap Factory Data Reset.
  • Tap Reset Phone.
  • Tap Erase Everything.

Where can I get more help?

If you have any more questions about your phone’s software, head over to the Phones 4u forum and get in touch with the team, who will be more than happy to help you out.

Accounts, Messaging and Applications

How to set up a Google account
Click here to read our guide on how to set up a Google account on your phone.

How to set up social network feeds
Click here to read our guide on how to set up a social network feed on your phone.

Does my phone have an app store?

Yes, the Motorola Moto X is serviced by the Google Play Store. Click here to find out more about smartphone app stores.

How to download an app

  • Press the power button and swipe the padlock symbol up the screen to unlock.
  • Tap the Apps icon on the homescreen to go to the Apps menu.
  • Tap the Play Store icon.
  • Search for a specific app by tapping the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap on the app you want to install.
  • Tap Install.
  • Confirm by tapping Accept .

How to delete an app

  • Press the power button and swipe the padlock symbol up the screen to unlock.
  • Tap the Apps icon on the homescreen to go to the Apps menu.
  • Tap the Settings icon.
  • Tap Apps.
  • Select the app you wish to uninstall.
  • Tap uninstall.
  • Tap OK to confirm.

Connectivity and Internet

How to set up Wi-Fi

  • Press the power button and swipe the padlock symbol up the screen to unlock.
  • Tap the Apps icon on the homescreen to go to the Apps menu.
  • Tap the Settings icon.
  • Move the Wi-Fi slider to the on position.
  • Tap Wi-Fi.
  • Select the network you wish to connect to.
  • Enter any required passwords and tap OK.

How to set up a Wi-Fi Hotspot

  • Press the power button and swipe the padlock symbol up the screen to unlock.
  • Tap the Apps icon on the homescreen to go to the Apps menu.
  • Tap the Settings icon.
  • Tap More.
  • Tap Tethering And Mobile Hotspot.
  • Tick the box next to Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot turn on.
  • Tap Set Up Wi-Fi Hotspot.
  • Change your device name, security settings and password if you so wish.
  • Tap Save to return to previous menu.

Camera and Multimedia

How to take a picture or video on your phone

  • Press the power button and swipe the padlock symbol up the screen to unlock.
  • Tap the Camera icon on the Home menu at the bottom of the screen.
  • Compose your shot.
  • Tap the screen to capture your image or tap the film camera icon to capture video.
  • To stop recording, tap the Stop button.
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