Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Motorola Moto G5 Plus Tips & Tricks

Motorola has recently launched two new smartphones i.e., Moto G5 & Moto G5 Plus. This device is the successor of the device Motorola Moto G4 Plus which was launched last year The device comes with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB as its internal storage and can be expanded to 128 GB using and external Micro SD Card. It as 5.2-inch IPS display with 423 PPI and comes with corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC with octa-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. It is powered by 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery supports Turbo Charging on it and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. It packs a 12 MP rear camera with LED flash and 5 MP front camera. If you have purchased this device then here are few Tips & Tricks of the smartphone which will help you in easy understanding of your phone.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus Tips & Tricks

How to insert SIM card on your smartphone?

Moto G5 Plus is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. The SIM card supported by the device is Nano SIM card. To insert the SIM card on your device, remove the SIM card tray using the SIM ejector Pin. Now place the SIM card on their respective ports and push back the tray. You have successfully inserted the SIM card on your device.

How to enable tethering mode on your device?

To share the data on your device, open the settings and tap on more in wireless & network section. In the new window, tap on Tethering & portable hotspot and toggle the button adjacent to portable Wi-Fi Lan to enable the option on your device.

What are the connectivity options available on your device?

Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, 3G/4G network are the connectivity options available available on device.

How to customise the notification panel on Moto G5 Plus?

To customise the notification panel open it completely and tap on edit button at the bottom of the screen. Further, drag the apps among themselves to arrange them in order or to add any new apps to the panel. You have successfully customized the notification panel on your smartphone.

How much is the internal storage of Moto G5 Plus?

The device comes with 32 GB as its internal storage and around 24.59 GB of free space is available to the end user.

How to install external apps with apk on your device?

To install apps with external apk you need to enable the unknown sources option on your device. Before you install an apk on your device, open the settings and tap on security. In the new window, toggle button adjacent to Unknown Sources and click on OK Button to enable that on your device. Now you can install any app with an external apk, but before you install make sure that the apk must not harm the device.

How much is the free RAM when no apps are running on device?

The device comes with 3GB of RAM and around 2.4 GB of Free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.

How to enable developer mode on Moto G5 Plus?

To enable the developer option on your Moto G5 Plus, open the settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window, click on build number for about 7-8 times to enable the it on your device.

How to enable Screen Pinning option on your smartphone?

Screen pinning option is used to pin a particular option on your home screen. To enable this on your device, open the settings and tap on security. In the new window, head over to the bottom of the screen and tap on Screen Pinning. Further toggle the off button to enable that on your device. To use this open the recent menu and tap on on the pin button for the app that you want to pin on screen. You need to firmly press the back button to unpin the pinned screen.

How to Add fingerprint on your Moto G5 Plus?

Moto G5 Plus comes with a fingerprint sensors on its home button/ Navigation Button. To add a fingerprint on your device, open the settings and click Security. In the new window, tap on fingerprint and click on continue button. Now you need to select any of the three options i.e, Fingerprint + PIN, Fingerprint + Pattern, Fingerprint + Password and enter the respective backup screen lock option. Once the pattern is added click on next button and tap on Home Button. Further add the fingerprint by periodically pressing your thumb/finger on navigation button. After the fingerprint is added success message is displayed on screen.

Hidden Features of Moto G5 Plus

What are the action gestures on Moto app?

The device comes with following action gestures

One Button Nav- Use the fingerprint for navigation i.e, If you enable this option you can use the fingerprint button for few options i.e, swipe left to go back & swipe right for recent apps.

Chop Twice for flash light- This option helps two switch on the lights in two chops.

Twist For capture- This option helps you to open the camera just by twisting the phone.

Swipe to Shrink- This option is same as that of One handed Mode, where you need to swipe from button to right or left to reduce the screen size and move the screen to that corner.

Pick up to stop right- This option helps your device to switch from ringing mode to vibrate mode just by lifting it.

Flip for Do Not Disturb- Place the phone face down to silence notification and calls.

All the above options can be enabled from the Moto Application and toggling button adjacent to each of those options.

What are the camera options on Moto G5 Plus?

The device comes with a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash and 5 MP front camera to capture selfies. The device comes with few camera modes i.e., Professional Mode, Slow Motion, Panorama, Video & Photo. To switch between these modes, you need to tap on the camera button at the bottom right of the screen click on the option that you want to use. The device can record videos with different resolutions i.e., 4K Ultra HD (30fps), Full HD 1080p (60fps), Full HD1080p (30fps), HD 720p (30fps) & VGA 480p (30fps). The location of the photo can be saved by enabling the Save location option in the settings.

How to enable Power Saving Mode option on Moto G5 Plus?

Power saving mode is used to enhance the battery life of your smartphone during low battery conditions. To enable this on your device, open the settings and tap on battery. Further, you need to click on battery saver option and toggle the off button to enable this on your device.

How to reset Moto G5 Plus?

To reset Moto G5 Plus, open the settings and tap on Backup & reset in personal section. In the new window, tap on factory data reset and click on reset phone. Now you need to enter the password which you have set and tap on erase everything. A final confirmation stating the process is irreversible and data cannot be retrieved back. Further tap on the yes button in the pop-up. The device restarts and data is wiped from your device and re-boots as if you are booting the device for the first time.

How to install Update on Moto G5 Plus?

System Updates help in improving the performance and stability of your smartphone. To install Updates on your Moto G5 Plus, open the settings click on About Phone option at the bottom of the screen. In the new window, tap on System Updates, the device checks for updates and if there is no new update then a message stating your device is up to date is displayed on the screen.

These are the general Tips & Tricks of Moto G5 Plus. If you still have any query about the device, then you can tweet us @1howtothing.

Post Author: Ganesh Mundhra