The Moto G6 and G6 Plus might arrive sooner than later, but that does not mean you should ignore Motorola‘s 2017 mid-range options. The Moto G5 Plus is one such option that currently sits at $210, presumably for a limited time. That is $90 off the phone’s regular price.
Motorola has shared the devices it plans to update to Android Oreo. Those devices are:
Moto Z2 Force (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon)
Moto Z2 Play (Verizon, unlocked)
Moto Z Force DROID (Verizon)
Moto Z (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, unlocked)
Moto Z Play (Verizon, unlocked)
Moto G5S Plus...
The Moto G5S and G5S Plus are right around the corner, but Amazon's latest Moto G5 Plus deal for non-Prime members is still very compelling. You can buy the device for $180 without having to be a Prime member. This is a $50 discount.
For a limited time, you can grab a Moto G5 Plus on B&H Photo at a discounted price.
If you need less storage, the 32GB model is on sale for $30 off, bringing it to just $199. If you need more, the 64GB model is listed at $50 off for $249.
In previous versions of Android and other devices moving apps to your SD card was performed on an app-by-app basis (but only apps that support this feature). The Moto G5 Plus itself doesn't support this old method, but there is another way and it involves the phone using the entire SD card as...
Adding contacts is a basic smartphone function, one that everyone should learn right off the bat. In the event that something happens to your phone or you need to upgrade/switch to something new, you'll also want to make sure these contacts are backed up safely to the cloud. Here's how you do...
In the event your phone gets ever becomes lost or stolen, it's important that you have all your photos and videos backed up safely online. Google is providing Moto G5 Plus owners with 2 years of unlimited full, original quality backups via the Google Photos app.
All you have to do is open the...
Photos, videos, any other types of files you've downloaded off the internet all get stored in the Downloads folder inside your phone's storage.
The easiest way to access -- and delete -- downloaded items on the Moto G5 Plus is by opening the Downloads app inside your app drawer. From there...
To shoot or record 4K video with the Moto G5 Plus, you just have to open the camera app then do the following:
Swipe right from the left most edge of the display to open the camera settings.
Scroll down and under Video select Video size (rear).
Tap 4K Ultra HD (30fps).
Close the camera...
Scanning a QR code on the Moto G5 Plus, is easy because it's built into the stock camera app. Just open the camera app and point it at a QR code you'd like to scan.
The camera app will automatically identify the QR and showing the info on screen. If it's a link, you can either following the...
The SD card and SIM card are located in the same slot, right on top of the Moto G5 Plus. Simply insert the included SIM card removal tool that came in the box (or use a small paper clip) and press it firmly inside the hole until the tray pops out slightly. Pull the tray out with your fingers and...
In the event that something goes extremely wrong your phone and you need to factory reset the device and delete all apps and user data, you can do so from recovery mode. To access recovery mode, you will need to do the following:
Power down the device,
Press and hold the Volume Down (-) button...
Should the day come that you need to send your phone in for repairs or perhaps you just want to sell it, you'll need to erase all the personal data you have stored on the device (apps, photos, etc.). You can do this by following these steps:
Open the Settings app
Scroll down and select Backup &...
If your Moto G5 Plus becomes unresponsive or frozen, you can perform a hard reset by pressing and Press and hold the Power and Volume Up buttons for about 10 seconds.
The phone will automatically restart, showing the Moto logo/bootup sequence for a few seconds before taking you to the lock screen.
Removing or deleting unwanted apps is something you should learn on any device. Don't worry, Android makes this easy. When it comes time to do finally do the deed, there are two main methods for deleting apps from your Moto G5 Plus. Here's how:
Open the Settings app
Tap on Apps
Backing up your device data (WiFi passwords, call history, contacts, etc.) and app data is easy.
Open the Settings app
Scroll down and select Backup & reset
Tap on Back up my data
Tap the switch and set it to the On position
Once turned on, your Moto G5 Plus will periodically save your device...
While the regular Moto G5 (aka Moto G 5th Gen.) has a removable battery cover on the back, the G5 Plus is a different story.
The back cover cannot be opened -- at least not my normal means -- so please do not try prying it off. Of course it's possible to remove the back cover for repairs, but...
Nobody likes receiving unwanted calls, but the Moto G5 Plus makes is super easy to block phone numbers. Let's take a look at the two methods:
Open the Phone app
Tap the 3-dot menu in the search bar
Tap on Call blocking
Tap ADD A NUMBER
Enter the phone number you'd like...