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10 best Moto G 2nd Gen Tips & Tricks 2016 You Must Try

Moto G 2014 also known as Moto G 2nd Gen, one of the most successful budget smartphones from Motorola, is value for money handset.

The $180 phone comes with a bunch of impressive features such as quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB on-board memory, 5-inch pin-sharp High Definition screen, dual frontal speakers with Audio Effects. You can also expand the storage by up to 32GB via MicroSD slot. It is only budget smartphone that comes pre-loaded with pure Android OS and no bloatwares that makes it the most recommended budget phone for those who want a phone without any bloatware.

The Moto G 2nd Gen also has the greatest tricks up its sleeve. So today, We have selected the 10 of the best useful Moto G 2nd Gen tips and tricks, these tricks will also work with Moto G 1st You should check out:

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Motorola Device ID to Secure your phone

The cheapest Android Lollipop smartphone, Moto G comes with a built-in security system called ‘Motorola device ID’, it allows users to locate their phone if they lost or misplace the phone. If you skipped the registration for ‘Device ID’ as you use your phone first time, then you can register for a Motorola ID on ‘Setting’ menu and select ‘Motorola Device ID’ option.

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Update system Softwares and Apps to improve security and boost performance

Last month, both the Moto G 2013 and Moto G 2014 models received an official update to Android Lollipop v5.0.2 in India. All the new releases of the OS’s and Apps offer new features, bug fixes, security and system improvements. An updated also increase device performance. So check for latest available system updates for your phone by tapping on setting > About Phone > System Updates, and update if available. It’s also recommended that update all the apps which are installed in your phone. To update your apps go to Google PlayStore and click on my apps, now you can see all the available app updates.

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Transfer data from your old phone with Motorola Migration

Looking for a way to transfer your old phone’s photos, videos, contacts, messages and more to your new smartphone easily. Don’t worry, the Moto G comes pre-installed with official Migration App which allows users to transfer their old phone’s content to the new handset. The app support Android, iOS and other old phones to send or receive content from.

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Shutter button

In Moto G, you can use one tap feature to take images by tapping anywhere on the screen. But the phone also comes with an alternative way for capturing photos. You don’t know that you can also use volume up or down button as a camera shutter button.

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Take a Screenshot

If you want to take a screenshot of your phone’s display, then press and hold both the power and volume down buttons at the same time. At the time of capturing, you heard default shutter sound. The captured screenshot will be stored in your phone’s default screenshot folder called screenshot. You can also check your captured shot on gallery app.

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Capture multiple images

You can take multiple photos like burst mode. To capture multiple shot, you just need to tap and hold your finger on the screen to enable burst mode. You can also use this trick while you are recording a video. The camera will keep capturing shots till you remove your finger from the display.

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Access camera from lock screen

If you do not want to miss the best moment to capture then Moto G lets you access the camera without unlocking your phone, it doesn’t matter whether you’re using pin code or a screen lock pattern to protect your phone. You can open the camera from the lock screen by swiping the screen from right to left in your phone, but you still need to unlock the device to view the captured images or videos. This method also works on all Android 4.3+ devices.

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Show developer options in your Moto G

For security reasons, On Android v4.1+ devices the developer option menu is hidden by default. You can show hidden developer options by tapping 7 times in ‘Build number’ which is located on the Setting > About phone. After doing that, go back to the Setting menu where you can see the developer options menu. This trick will also work on all Android v4.1+ devices.

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Reboot your Moto G 2nd Gen in safe mode

After installing an App your phone hanging or you don’t know which apps are decreasing your phone’s performance, then you can reboot your phone into safe mode to find out the reason. The safe mode will only run factory installed apps. To reboot in safe mode, you need to press and hold the power button, a “power off” pop-up will appear on your phone’s screen, now tap and hold on this pop-up. It will ask you for your confirmation to reboot in safe mode — tap on OK.

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New Features: Switch user profile and Torch

With the Android Lollipop update you get amazing features. The user & profile, Torch and HD UI are 3 of the best features that comes pre-loaded with Android Lollipop. Swipe down notification bar and select on the profile icon to switch user on your phone, you can also add a new user. This feature will help you to secure your personal data while your friend or family using your phone. The torch located on notification bar, It will allow you to use your phone’s flash as a torch without installing any third party app.

Moto G 3rd generation launched on July 2015.

About Raj Markam

Raj has been a technical writer, author and blogger. He loves to write about Latest Technologies, Gadgets, Mobile, How To’s, etc and insights of the Technology World. Raj has over 10 years of experience in the Internet & mobile ecosystem .

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