Motorola Moto G⁶ Play - Tutorials & Guides

Getting Started

Getting to Know Your Phone
Explore an interactive view of the Home screen and buttons on your device. Learn about various icons, buttons, and features on the front of your device to find where they're located and what they do.

Getting to Know the Back of Your Phone
Discover features on the back of your device with an interactive view. Learn the location of your camera, buttons, and more.

Inserting and Removing the Nano SIM Card
Learn how to insert and remove a SIM card from your device. Your cellular service is activated through your SIM card; without it you cannot use cellular features. Note that a SIM card tray removal tool may be needed.

Inserting and Removing a microSD Card
A microSD card can increase your available storage, providing additional room to store photos, videos, music, documents, and more. Learn how to insert a microSD card into your device.

Turning Your Phone On and Off
Learn how to power your device on and off. Restarting your device is a common first step in troubleshooting any device issues.

Setting Screen Security
Screen locks secure your device and protect your device from being accessed by other people. Removing your security lock will allow anyone to be able to access your device. Note that if your device is requesting a PUK code, you will need to contact your carrier to unlock your device.

Unlocking the Screen
Learn how to unlock the screen on your device. You can change your lock screen to have different types of security locks, including pattern, pin and fingerprint. Your device may automatically lock after a certain amount of time depending on your screen timeout settings. Ensure that you remember the code for unlocking your device; if you forget your unlock code you may lose the information on your device.

Charging Your Phone
Learn how to charge your device to avoid running out of battery power. Keeping your device's battery well-charged will allow you to use it throughout the day without interruption.

Finding Additional Help
Discover how to find videos and tutorials to learn more about using your device.

Home Screen

Navigating Multiple Home Screens
Your device may have multiple home screens. This guide will show you how to switch between different home screens. You can use the home button to jump to the main home screen.

Using the Notification Panel
Alerts and notifications are displayed in the notification panel. Familiarize yourself with how to view and clear the notifications that you have received from your notification panel.

Changing the Wallpaper
The background image for your device, also known as the wallpaper, can be changed in settings. You can use your own image as a wallpaper or choose from the default images on your device. You can change the lock screen and home screen backgrounds.

Adding Apps and Widgets to the Home Screen
Widgets allow you to do things such as preview upcoming events, see recent emails, and get quick access to your favorite contacts. Learn how to use widgets, also known as modules, to help you keep important information at the tips of your fingers.

Adjusting Apps and Widgets on the Home Screen
You can move and resize your widgets to be the most convenient for you. Learn how to adjust widgets on the home screen or move them to a new home screen.

Removing Apps and Widgets from the Home Screen
Removing unused widgets can help free up room on the home screen of your device. Learn how to remove widgets from your home screen.

Adding Folders to the Home Screen
Combine apps into folders so they are in easy to manage app groups. You can name app folders to for quick, easy access to your apps.

Adding and Deleting Home Screens
Learn how to create or remove homescreens to further personalize your device. New home screens can be used for widgets or apps. Change the home screen to best suit your needs.

Changing the Default Home Screen
You can change the default home screen on your device. Your default home screen is the main home screen that your device loads when it first starts up or when you press the Home button while on the home screen.

Using Shortcuts to Unlock the Screen
Learn how you can use the apps that appear on your lock screen. Apps on the lock screen can be accessed quickly.

Adding Emergency Information to Your Lock Screen
Emergency contact information can be added to your lock screen. In case of emergency, someone can look at your emergency information to discover who to contact for you. Your emergency phone information can appear on your lock screen.

Settings

Accessing Settings
Explore how to access settings on your device to change alert sounds, turn off GPS, adjust network settings, change the time and more. Access your device's Settings application to customize your device.

Changing the Language
The default language of your device can be changed. You can also add additional languages if you are multilingual. Learn how you can change the language of your device.

Adding an Account
You can set up all of your email accounts on your device. When an email account is set up on your device you will be able to receive notification for incoming emails, check your email, as well as send email from the accounts on your device.

Removing an Account
You able to remove any email accounts that you have set up on your device. Removing an email account from your device does not delete the email account.

Changing the Ringtone
You can personalize the sound your device makes when you receive a phone call, email, or text message. Learn how you can change your default ringtone.

Setting the Phone to Silent
You can turn silent mode on to quiet your device's notifications. When your device is in silent mode, it will not make a sound to notify you of incoming notifications. You can set it to vibrate to alert you to incoming notifications.

Using Power Saving Mode
Use emergency power saving mode when your device is low on battery and you still need to be able use some functions on your device.

Adjusting the Screen Timeout and Brightness
Changing the length of time before the lock screen shows up, known as screen timeout, and brightness of your device can impact your battery life. Decreasing the time of inactivity before your device goes to sleep and lowering the brightness of your device can help extend your device's battery life.

Managing Data Usage
Monitor your data usage by checking it in Settings. You can set up data alerts to warn you if you are approaching your limit and set data limits to prevent overages.

Reducing Data Usage by Turning on Data Saver
Using the Data Saver function on your device can help you lower the amount of data you use. Data Saver will prevent some apps from sending or receiving data in the background.

Changing Roaming Settings for a Trip
When traveling internationally, your device settings may require an update to conserve data and minimize unwanted fees. Learn how to change your roaming settings on the device ahead of your next trip. You can enable or disable roaming.

Configuring Location Settings
Sharing your GPS location with applications such as Maps can be turned on or off. You can change these location settings across your entire device or per app. Learn how to update location settings on your device.

Turning Airplane Mode On and Off
Airplane mode, also sometimes referred to as flight mode, can be used to quickly disable cellular service, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity while flying. Learn how to turn airplane mode on and off for the device for your next plane trip.

Phone Calls

Teaching Kids How to Call 911
Teach your children how to dial 911 in the event of an emergency. They may need to know how to unlock your device.

Calling a New Number
Using the dial pad in your device's phone app, you can call a new phone number that is not associated with a contact.

Calling a Contact
You can call a phone number that is associated with a contact without having to use the dial pad in the phone app.

Activating Wi-Fi Calling
When Wi-Fi calling is on, your device can make and receive calls via Wi-Fi networks. Your device will choose to make calls via Wi-Fi or over a cellular network based on which signal is stronger at the time.

Using Handsfree Calling
Using the Google voice assistant widget, you can ask your device to call a contact or phone number for you. The Google voice assistant allows you to use your device hands free.

Returning to a Call
While on a phone call, you can navigate back to your home screen and use your device as normal without hanging up the phone call.

Switching Between Calls
While on a phone call, you may receive a second phone call. Learn how you can switch between phone calls.

Ignoring a Call and Replying with a Text
If you are unable to take a phone call, you can ignore the phone call and reply with a text to let the caller know you are unable to talk at that time.

Viewing a Missed Call and Adding It as a Contact
Discover how to view a missed call and create a new contact from the number on your device.

Email

Setting Up Personal Email
Learn how to set up your personal email account on your device so that you can access your email messages, send new emails and more.

Setting Up Corporate Email
Set up a corporate email account on your device so that you can check and send work email on the go.

Sending an Email
You can send emails from your device from any email account that has already been set up on your device.

Attaching a File to an Email
Learn how you can attach pictures, videos, etc. to emails when sending an email with your device. By attaching files to your email, you can share photos by email to your contacts.

Replying to an Email
You can set your device to notify you when you get an incoming email to one of the email addresses set up on your device. From the email notification in your notification panel, you can reply to the email.

Forwarding an Email
Using an email address that has been set up on your device, you can forward emails to others from your device.

Sending an Email to a Group
An email can be sent from an email address set up on your device to multiple email addresses or contacts as a group email.

Switching Between Email Accounts
If you have multiple email addresses set up on your device, you can switch between them in your device's email app.

Contacts

Adding a Contact
Create a new contact to store that person's information in your contacts. In addition to saving their phone number, you can store information like email, address and more unique to each contact.

Assigning a Picture to a Contact
Set pictures to the contacts on your device to make it easier to tell who a text, email, or phone call is from at a glance.

Assigning a Ringtone to a Contact
Customize your contacts to have unique ring tones to make it easier to tell who a text, email, or phone call is from by sound. You can change the ringtone for individual contacts.

Creating a Group and Adding Contacts to It
Create a group to combine contacts that you typically contact together. Learn how you can add contacts to a group.

Adding and Removing Contacts from Favorites
Add or remove contacts from your favorites list to keep your favorite contacts easily accessible. Removing contacts from your favorites list does not remove them from your device.

Sharing a Contact's Information
Easily share contact information with others using your device's share contact functions. You can share the exported file in various ways including email or storing it on an SD card.

Texting

Sending a Text
Review how to compose and send a standard SMS message with your device's text messaging app. You can send a text message to an individual or a group.

Replying to a Text
Text messages that come into your device will appear in your notification panel. Learn how you can view the messages that arrive in your notification panel and respond to them.

Attaching a File to a Text
By adding a file, such as a photo or video, you will turn your SMS message into a MMS message (multimedia text message). You can send a multimedia text message to an individual or a group.

Wireless Connections

Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network can decrease your usage of cellular data. Learn how to join a Wi-Fi network. Note that you may need to enter a password to connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Pairing with a Bluetooth® Device
Learn how you can connect to a bluetooth device. Bluetooth devices can be anything from your stereo in your car to a keyboard to type on your mobile device with.

Setting Up Mobile Hotspot
Turn your device into a mobile data hotspot and allow other devices to connect through Wi-Fi. Note that using your device as a hotspot will use your cellular data.

Web Browser

Navigating to a Website
Learn how to access and navigate the internet from your device. You can search the web or enter a URL to go directly to a webpage.

Searching the Web Using Your Voice
Using the Google voice assistant widget, you can ask your device to search the web for you using your voice.

Bookmarking a Website
Customize your web browsing experience by bookmarking websites that you frequently visit for quick access.

Using Web Browser Windows
You can switch between multiple tabs inside your web browsing app. This allows you to keep several websites open at once to quickly switch between.

Camera

Taking a Picture
Learn how to take a picture with your device's built-in camera app.

Recording a Video
Learn how you can record a video with your device's built in camera app.

Accessing the Camera from the Lock Screen
You can get to your device's camera app from the lock screen using the lock screen shortcut for camera. This allows your to take a picture without unlocking your device.

Taking a Picture While Recording a Video
Using your device's built in camera app, while recording a video you can also take a picture.

Zooming In and Out
Zoom in or out while taking a video or before taking a picture to make the subject of your shot look the best.

Turning the Flash On and Off
You can set your preferences for your device's flash. The flash can provide light to a low light picture to make the subject more visible.

Changing the File Size of Pictures and Videos
In the camera app's settings you can change the resolution of the pictures or videos your device will take. A lower resolution photo will take up less space on your device but may not look as good as a high resolution photo.

Taking a Selfie
Learn how you can use the front facing camera of your device to take a selfie picture or video.

Capturing and Viewing Screenshots
Learn how to take a picture of the screen and view it on your device. Screenshots can be viewed and shared like pictures.

Sharing Photos
Share photos and videos with others via Bluetooth, text message, email, Facebook and more.

Transferring Photos to an SD Card
Move photos and videos to your SD card to free up space on your device.

Multitasking

Multitasking Between Apps
Learn how to manage your open applications. This guide will explain how to switch between and close any apps that are running on your device. You can also see all of your currently running apps by accessing the Recents screen.

Using Split Screen
You can multitask with two applications on your device by using split screen. This will allow you to have two apps open at once.

Google Play™ Store

Downloading an App or Widget
Learn how to download an app or widget onto your device. Once downloaded onto your device, you will be able to use that application or widget.

Uninstalling an App or Widget
Remove applications or widgets that you no longer use to free up space. Once you remove an application or widget you will not be able to use it again unless it is downloaded again.

Google™

Setting Up Google Assistant™
You can ask the Google Assistant to send emails, send texts, or start phone calls for you. In order to use the Google Assistant it needs to be set up first.

Using Your Feed
Your Google feed can be customized to show you information that is relevant to you. It can show you news articles, weather, sports scores, driving time estimations, and more.

Using Voice Actions
Using your Google Assistant, you can use voice commands to perform certain actions like sending an email or starting a phone call.

Searching Your Screen
Using the "What's on my screen" command, your Google Assistant can read what is currently on your screen and give you more information about it.

Planning Your Day
Your Google Assistant can be set up to perform certain tasks automatically after being given a voice command. It can help with home automation or tell you how long it will take to get to work.

Searching Your Photos
Your Google Assistant can search your Google Photos library for pictures or videos using voice commands.

Google Maps™

Using Turn-by-Turn Navigation
The Maps application can help guide you to your destination. This guide will teach you how to use Maps on your device to navigate to any location with turn-by-turn directions.

Searching Locally
You can search for restaurants or other businesses that are near you and then filter them based on criteria such as rating or price.

Viewing Current Traffic
Turn on the traffic layer to see the current traffic conditions to help you plan your trip.

Facebook®

Adding a Facebook Account
Discover how to access your Facebook account on your device. You can upload photos, post status updates and view content directly from your device.

Posting Status Updates and Photos to Facebook
A visual walkthrough on how to update your Facebook status and post photos using your device.

Logging Out of Facebook
Learn how to log out of Facebook on your device to help protect your account.

Moto

Using Moto Display
Learn how to use Moto Display on your device. Moto Display shows you recent notifications as well as the time stamp while your phone is in sleep mode.

Setting Up Moto Actions
You can turn on Moto Actions to give you access to shortcuts for using your device. For example you can turn the flashlight on or off using a predefined motion.