Top 10 Most Gorgeous Hand-Picked Moto E Tips and Tricks
The Moto E is a low-end device, or as some like to call it, a budget smartphone. The great things about the Moto E is that it offers a decent Android experience with some great features, while remaining true to the budget smartphone concept, keeping affordability as its best feature. Although it doesn’t rank high enough to be compared to the current flagship devices, it’s still pretty good, for just a fraction of the price tag you would get for a high-end device. The Moto E managed to squeeze some functions within its low-end body that makes it borderline mid-range in terms of features. Check out these tips to improve your overall Motorola Moto E experience.
Transfer your data
One of the hardest parts of getting a new phone, is having to take the time to make it your own, over again. Well, you can pretty much skip that part with the Moto E, thanks to the Motorola Migration Assistant app that you can grab from the Play Store. With the help of this app, you can easily transfer all your information and even call history and text messages, right onto your new device. You can also transfer data from iCloud, so even if you just switched from iOS to Android, this still works for you. The app works for any device using Android 2.2 or above.
Use Motorola Alert
The Motorola Alert app that comes with the Moto E lets you send out alert messages with just a touch of a button. Whenever you find yourself in trouble, you can send out an alert notification, and while this isn’t the epitome of security, it’s still a useful feature to have, especially for kids or younger people who won’t be able to take care of themselves in tough situations.
Customize your device
While it is a low-end device, the Moto E is still part of the Android family, and the best term to describe Android is customization. You can change you phone’s wallpaper, and set a new one, either from the options of still and live wallpapers (which are animated wallpapers) provided by Motorola, or something from your personal photo and picture gallery. You can also take a trip to the Google Play Store and pick up a few customization items from there. Be advised, however, that if you go for a live wallpaper, it’s going to drain a little more battery than a normal wallpaper.
Capture your display
On Android devices, you can take screenshots so you can share the exact image of your screen with other people, or just keep track of something. Whatever you decide to use it for, it’s a cool feature to have, and the Moto E does have it. All you need to do is press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons together for a brief moment. The screen will flash and the camera shutter sound will go off, confirming the screenshot. You can check out your screenshots in your Gallery.
There is a quick way to get to your settings, avoiding a lot of browsing around through your app drawer, especially if you have a lot of apps installed. Simply pull down your Notification Panel and tap on the icon in the top right corner. From there, you can access your settings, or even quickly toggle features on and off, like WiFi, Bluetooth, and more.
Access Google from your lock screen
Getting to Google is probably one of the fastest things you can do on your Moto E, as you can even access it from the lock screen. Hold down the Home soft key, then drag your finger into the Google circle that pops up. After you release, the device will take your straight to Google Now.
Spike up your texts
The built-in messaging app that comes with the Moto E gives you the option of inserting files into your texts. You can add images, or even take a new snapshot on the spot to use for your text. Adding video and audio files is also an option. To access these options, tap on the clip icon in your messaging app.
You can improve the not-so-great Moto E camera experience by using the settings that come with the phone. You can quickly access these settings by swiping from left to right in the camera app. A circular settings menu will appear. Swiping from right to left will bring out the gallery.
Multiple Chrome windows
Chrome is the default web browser for the Moto E, and it supports multiple windows. All you have to do is tap on the square icon next to the 3-dot menu and you will see all your open windows, and change between them.
Use Voice Search
With the latest version of Google search, you can simply activate the voice search function by saying “Ok Google”. If you don’t have the latest version installed, you can manually activate it by tapping on the little microphone icon placed on the Google search bar. The searchbar should be placed by default on your home screen.