Motorola Moto G User Manual: Open Battery Door Cover, Insert SIM Card, Factory Reset

Motorola Moto G is a kind of the little sister of Motorola Moto X. Moto G comes with HD Capacitive touchscreen resolution that has diagonal size 4.5 inches. It is a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and gain 329 ppi for the display screen pixel density. The colors depth has 16M. Moto G is a touch-bar form factory phone design. The touchscreen display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and support multi-touch input method.

Motorola Moto G with Interchangeable Flip Shells Multi-Colors

Motorola Moto G with Interchangeable Flip Shells Multi-Colors

Moto G is available for both GSM and CDMA data network technology. For CDMA it uses CDMA 800 / 1900 Mhz and CDMA200 1xEVDO supports. The GSM uses 850 / 900 / 1800 /1900 Mhz and for 3G HSDPA uses 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 Mhz frequency. There is no information about 4G on this Moto G. This means the Moto G does not support 4G LTE network technology. For GSM models, the SIM card is designed for micro SIM card type. Some of Moto G version also support dual-SIM card.

Motorola Moto G User Manual Resume: Open Battery Door Cover, Insert SIM Card, Factory Reset

At least, there two reason why you need to remove or take off the back cover (battery door cover) of Motorola Moto G. First you need to insert the micro SIM card or replace it with other SIM card carrier; Second, you want to replace the back door cover with other back cover (known as shells). Yes, the back cover is interchangeable. You can change with shell with flip cover or shell without flip cover.

Motorola Moto G User Manual - Tutorial Open Battery Door Cover, Insert micro SIM Card

Motorola Moto G User Manual – Tutorial Open Battery Door Cover, Insert micro SIM Card

To remove the battery door or shell of Moto G, make the rear-panel of Moto G facing upwards, then with insert your fingernail into bottom side of the back cover and lift the door up until it fully open and you can remove it completely.

There are two SIM slot available on Moto G: One on the right-side-top (rear panel upwards) of the body of the Moto G; the other on the lower of the opposite side. See the picture that we gave you above to find the clear location of SIM 1 and SIM 2. To insert the micro SIM to its slot, make sure the gold-colored metal contacts facing down, then push the SIM 1 with your fingertip until it clicks (means it locks). Do the same way with SIM 2.

On the User Manual of Motorola Moto G you can find the tutorial to open the back cover and also insert the micro SIM card on page 4 of the UM under At-a glance chapter. On page 4 you can also find a guindace to activate the dual-SIm card from Moto G Settings.

For the Factory Data Reset tutorial, we delibaretely included this instruction at this page due to the User Manual of Moto G only provided the software guidance on doing Factory Reset (aka via Settings > Backup & reset > Factory Data Reset > Reset phone). See page 55 of the UM of Moto G. If you experienced your Moto G can’t be accessed and can’t be restore to original factory settings, you need a hardware way (known as External Reset). Here how you can do Master Reset / Hard Reset via external buttons and keys combination:

Moto G powered off > Press Volume Down key for 2-3 seconds, press Power key, and immediately release both key > BOOT OPTIONS appears > Scroll to Recovery with Volume Down > Select with Volume Up > Moto G will display Motorola logo and Android in distress > Press and Hold Volume up for 11-15 seconds; while holding Volume up, press Power key > Additional meu option shows > Scroll to Wipe data / factory reset with Volume Down > Select with Power key > Select YES with Volume down > Confirm with Power key > Formatting is complete; Reboot by Pressing Power key > Done

In case you just wanna reboot or restart the Moto G, you can do it by pressing and holding the power button for about 9-10 seconds.

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Motorola Moto G Specifications

Moto G is Android devices powered OS. It runs on Android Jelly Bean version 4.3. Yet, you can get the upgrade version for Android KitKat v4.4 for Moto G (planned). On the inside, the quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor is installed as CPU for Moto G along with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset and Adreno 305 GPU.

Motorola Moto G Android Smartphone

Motorola Moto G Android Smartphone

Unfortunately, Moto G is not designed to supports external storage card. There is no card slot in Moto G. Therefore you must decided wisely on picking up where the version of internal memory you should choose when you buy this device. If you prefer the more space on to store you document, photos, videos, games, applications, it’s better you choose the 16GB instead of 8GB memory. And FYI, 1GB is the RAM installed on Moto G. Moreover, you’ll get 50GB free storage in Google Drive for 2 years.

The 4.5 inches display (11.3 centimeter) screen is framed and is attached on the body of the smartphone that has 143 grams weight and 129.9mm x 65.9mm x 6.0-11.6mm (curve) dimension size (5.04 ounches and 5.11″ x 2.59″ x0.46″ inches size). The 143grams weights is measured along with the built-in non-removable battery. The battery on Moto G uses Lithium-ion type with 2070mAh capacity. You can use the device up to 24 hours talk time because of this battery.

For entertainment features, the Motorola Moto G is equipped with Audio Player for AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, PCM, FLAC, MIDI, QCELP, EVRC, OGG/Vorbis formats, along with the internal built-in FM Radio Receiver. For Video format, Moto G supports MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VP8 formats. You can use Moto G for video recording or mobile photography. The Moto G is installed with dual-camera: 5 Megapixel autofocus rear camera, and front facing 1.3Megapixel camera. The rear 5MP camera has LED Flash and features geo-tagging, HD 720p@30fps video recording, face detection, HDR, and touch-focus.

On the Motorola Moto G, the connectivity installed on the device features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, and microUSBv2.0. You can have only one color casing for the front side with Black, but you can change the back panel (with flip cover available too) for 7 color options (called as Shells): white, black, blue, blue see, yellow, orange, and magenta.

Table of Contents of Motorola Moto G User Manual

At a glance
Home screen and apps
Control and customize;
Quick Start
On, off, lock & unlock
Quick Settings
Motorola Assist
Photos & Videos
Play Music
Play Books
Play Games
Locate and navigate
Corporate sync
Office network
Google Drive
Connect & Transfer;
Bluetooth wireless
Wi-Fi Networks
USB Cable
Share your data connection
Data use
Your cloud
Phone & tablet
Virtual Private Network VPN
Mobile network
Airplane mode,
Want more?
Safety, Regulatory, & Legal

Motorola Moto G User Manual: Keys Parts & PDF Download

The figure below shown you the front panel side of Moto G with its keys and parts location. We also embedded the tutorial how you can turn on the Moto G and how you can properly charge the battery of Moto G.

Motorola Moto G User Manual - Keys Parts Layout & Tutorial Power On and Charge Battery

Motorola Moto G User Manual – Keys Parts Layout & Tutorial Power On and Charge Battery

For other tutorials such as how to works with homescreen and applications, how you can download and buy music, games, apps, books, videos, how you can pair the bluetooth, how to set alarm, how to type SMS, please download and read the User Manual of Moto G and read it by yourself from the link below.

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  1. bstan says


    Quite confuse by the infor and picture on the insertion of sim into moto g.
    Since the picture shows the sim can be inserted by pushing it in externaly into the slot,why the need to remove back cover?

    Grateful for your advice as I am expecting my moto g soon.


  2. Staniquia says

    On Moto g it has black covers over them. I don’t know what to do or how to get them off so that I can put a new sim card in it what should I do

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