Kit Guide: Motorola Moto X Style - Setting it up

Welcome to your new Motorola Moto X Style phone. We've written this guide to help you get it set it up, and we cover everything from internet to lock screens. After setting up, why not take a look at our Use it guide for more help.

Box Contents


You'll find the following items in the box:

  • Motorola Moto X Style
  • USB cable
  • Power adaptor
  • SIM tool
  • Documentation pack

Inserting your SIM & memory cards


Follow these steps to learn how to put in your SIM and microSD (memory) cards.

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Use the SIM tool in the pinhole at the top of the phone, near the headphone jack. Push in and the tray will pop out.

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Put the SIM card in the correct side of the tray, with the metal contacts facing up.


If you have a memory card, turn the tray around, and put it in the slot, with the metal contacts facing down. Slide the tray back into the phone.

Completing the Moto X Style Setup Wizard


The first screen you see when you turn on the X Play is the 'Setup Wizard', which helps you get your phone set up for use. Turn it on by holding in the power button on the right side for a few seconds.

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The Welcome screen will ask you to choose your language (English UK is the default). Tap the line to change it, scroll through the options, then the arrow.


Tap your wireless network name. If you don't have Wi-Fi, tap Skip.


Type your password, which can be found on a sticker on your router. You can check your typing by tapping the Show password box.


Read the 'Privacy settings', and tap Accept and continue.

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You can bring across data from Android phones you've used before, through NFC. Tap Learn more if you want to do this, but as not all Android phones use NFC, we'll Skip this.


You'll be asked to a Google account, which we highly recommend, as the X Style uses Android, Google's operating system. Type your email address and tap Next. If you don't have one, tap Create a new account and set one up for free.


Type your password, then tap Next.


Read and Accept the 'Terms of Service', and 'Privacy Policy'.

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You can add your payment method, used to buy apps on the Play Store. Tap Continue. You can also tap Skip (and do it later).


You can restore a backup used on another Google account. Tap backup to see a list to restore data from.


Choose the backup, then tap Done.


Tap the Also include line, and choose the apps you want to bring across. Tap Done.

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You can also tap Set up as new device.


You'll be asked to set up a lock screen, which is always recommended to protect the information on your phone. Tap Set screen lock now, or Skip (we don't recommend this).


Tap Don't skip or Skip anyway if you're not setting a screen lock.


Choose your unlock type:

  • Pattern: Draw a pattern over a grid of dots.
  • PIN: A numerical code.
  • Password: An alpha-numeric code.
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Choose how you want to see notifications when your screen is locked. You can show or hide all notification, or Hide sensitive..., which shows you've got a notification, but not the content itself. Tap Next.


You'll be asked what Google services you'd like to use. You can back up your data to your Google account. Tap More to see other options.


The next page is about Location services, used for internet searches, maps, and weather apps. You'll also be asked if you want to improve Android by sending error information. Tap Next.


You'll see information about Google Now, which gives you relevant information in one feed. For example, if you have an appointment, Google Now will show you traffic information. Tap More to read about the service.


Tap Yes, I'm in, if you want to use Google Now.


You'll be asked to import your data from an Android phone you've used before using Motorola Migrate. Tap Migrate later, or Start Migrate.


You'll see your Home screen. Tap Got it.

Touchscreen buttons

The three icons at the bottom are used to navigate the phone.

  • 'Home' (circle): This takes you to the Home screen from any screen or app.
  • 'Back' (triangle): Takes you back one screen from any app or menu.
  • 'Menu' (square): Shows apps that are running in the background.

Connecting to the internet


These steps will take you through connecting to the internet through Wi-Fi and mobile data.

Connecting the Moto X Play to a Wi-Fi network

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Swipe down from the top of the screen to bring up the quick settings panel.


Tap Wi-Fi.


Make sure the switch at the top is on.


Tap your wireless network name.


Type the password, then tap Connect.


You'll see the word' Connected' under the name, and a fan-shaped Wi-Fi symbol at the top.

Turning mobile data on or off

To check if your mobile data is working, you'll need to turn off Wi-Fi. A mobile data connection is indication by a letter - 4G, H, 3G, E, or G.


Tap Apps (the grid of squares).


Tap Settings (the cog).


Tap Wi-Fi.


Tap the switch to turn Wi-Fi off.

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Tap the left arrow.


Tap More... in the main Settings menu.


Tap Mobile networks.


Tap Access Point Names.

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The active setting will have a blue dot. If it doesn't, tap the circle next to your network.


If you're still not connected, tap the menu at the top (three dots) and tap Reset to default.


Check for a letter indicator.

If you're still not connected you might need to type in the settings manually. We've written a guide on how to do it here.

Setting up new email accounts


You can add both personal ('IMAP' and 'POP'), and work and education ('Exchange') emails.

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Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap Settings.


Scroll down and tap Accounts.


Tap Add account.


Choose your account type.

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Type your email address and tap Next.


Type your password and tap Next.


You can choose how often the phone checks for email, and other settings. Tap Next.


Name your account, and type your name which will appear on outgoing emails. Tap Next. You'll see your email listed in Accounts under 'Personal'.

If you can't add your email account, you might have to add the settings manually. We've written instructions on how to do this here.

Now that you're all set up, you can begin using it. We've written a Use it guide to help you get started.

Or, if you need to speak to a Team Knowhow Expert, contact us here.

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