Forced Restart - How to reboot stuck Moto G

It's not a common for any device to hang, freeze or just stuck at the boot. Sometimes the device becomes unresponsive and you just don't know what to do?  Just read ahead and follow the steps which will demonstrate an easy way to do a forced or a hard restart.

Hard Restart or Reboot your Moto G

Motorola Moto G doesn't really stand strong in the part of hardware so you might end up having issues like Freezing, Hung or Stuck Moto G. Easiest to way to give boost your performance is to restart the device. Off course, it is not the solution but it really does the trick.

Note: This will not delete any of your data from the Moto G device. It will just force your phone to reboot.

Steps to forced restart

1. Press and hold the Power button for about 5-6 seconds.
2. Please note that it's essential to hold the button for more than 5 seconds, Else it won't restart.
3. Once you do this, the device will restart and go through the boot-up sequence.

There's a chance that you may not able to get it right in the first try. Try step 1 to step 3 again.

For most of the cases, this should be enough for your Motorola device to reboot and wake up. If your device still has some issues and won't restart then it is a time for you to pick up your phone and reach the nearest Motorola support center.
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Taking Screenshot on Nexus 6 - Way to Printscreen

If you have been keeping eye on latest tech news, you might know that Motorola Nexus 6 has made quite a buzz. Google Nexus is one of the popular smartphone series and its latest addition Motorola Nexus 6 does support Capturing a your display screen.

How to Screenshot - Printscreen Nexus 6

The screenshot which is also called as Print screen is quite common now days with almost all the major device supporting it. Android OS has a default hot keys to capture a screenshot from ICS - Ice Cream Sandwich. If you would like to take a screenshot then please follow Instructions.

How to screenshot Nexus 6

Step 1: Go to screen which you would like to capture - It can be a high score of any Game or Facebook app or anything else.
Step 2: Press Power key and Volume down keys together.
Step 3: You may have to hold the both keys for few seconds.
Step 4: If above steps are followed correctly, some animation will be shown and thumbnail of your print screen will be shown.

To view your screenshots, open the Gallery app. You will need a file explorer to locate the image in the folder named 'Screenshots'.

Google Play has many third party apps to capture a screenshot and you can definitely try some of the screenshot apps.

Troubleshooting your steps

If you are still not able to take a print-screen, Then you might have to repeat your steps from 1 to 3. It is necessary to hold the buttons together for some time.

Nexus 6 is the first device in a Google's series to have a water resistant smartphone, There are certain limitations of this feature and you can keep it immersed in water for but it should be able to withstand normal exposure to water. Camera upgrade is really great and comes with 13 MP IMX 214 Image Sensor. There is 2 MP secondary shooter to shoot some great selfies.

There is good upgrade in power sector - comes with a  Li-Po 3220 mAh battery which is Non-removable like the previous Nexus line up. The Lollipop smartphone comes with a Moto Turbo charger, which can charge the phone back up to six hours worth of battery life in 15 minutes.

If you have any issue capturing screen of your awesome Nexus device then let us know in comments.
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Update Motorola Moto G to Android Kitkat 4.4.2

The Motorola Moto G finally gets much awaited Android 4.4.2 OS update. Motorola team releases the update for Indian customers, followed by an OS update for UK, Germany and Malaysia. Some of the key points of the updates are - Phone Dialer, Photo editing app and SMS/MMS support for Google hangouts. Apart from these major changes, there are small perks like - color emoji support, printing support etc.

The camera seems much more responsive and there are new white icons and translucent status bar which looks great.

Update Moto G to Kitkat 4.4.2

How to get Kitkat update

If you don't get a notification for the Update then you can check it manually with the following steps.
  • Go to settings and then click on About Phone.
  • Select System Updates.
  • The Smartphone will prompt the update if there is any.
  • Click on download and install it easily. is the first retailer to sell in Motorola Moto G in India and the Smartphone is selling like hot cakes. It's been just 10 days and Moto G gets its first update in India.

Kitkat 4.4.2 Update for Motorola Moto G

The update patch which is referred as an update (v 171.44.31. en. 03) And needs 230MB of the download. Make sure that you connect it to a Wi-Fi.

The smartphone was released first in December 2013 with Android OS 4.3. Motorola team is quite speedy in terms of releasing update. The phone now belongs to the elite group of phones to feature latest Android OS. Please note that such updates are released in batches and hence don't panic if you don't see the update.

Please note that once you have upgraded using this update, you will not be able to revert back to older OS versions.
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Does Moto G Support USB OTG (On the Go)?

Does Motorola G support USB OTG - On the Go? The answer is yes. Many of us didn't go for Moto G due to lack of external MicroSD card, but the USB OTG offers you another way to extend Memory of your Motorola Moto G.

Connect through USB - OTG for Motorola G

Looks like a great little thing to add extra storage to devices with no SD card slot Providing the support OTG which most do. We weren't expecting a low priced Smartphone like Moto G to come up with a USB on the Go as it always has been a premium feature. It came as a nice surprise and if you are not happy with just 8GB / 16 GB device, here's your chance.

1. You will need the USB OTG cable
2. Connect the USB OTG cable and the external USB device.
3. Now open any file explorer to enjoy the data.

Motorola Moto G USB OTG

Why OTG?

To increase space. - You can connect the USB drive to your device to enjoy movies on the go.
To connect USB devices  -  Devices like a keyboard can be connected using a simple adapter.
Play games using PS2 remotes  - Yes. It's possible to play few games which support with the playstatin joystick.

Updating your Moto G to Kitkat 4.4.2 disables external USB storage access which is a sad news. It looks like a Bug and Motorola is working on it. Now it requires third-party software or root to access USB storage, similar to Nexus devices.

Update: Dual SIM Motorola G
The latest Kitkat update for dual SIM Motorola G has patched up the glitches and now it supports USB OTG. There is no need to use any 3rd party applications and you can use any file explorer to check the contents.

Please feel free to drop any query regarding USB OTG for Motorola Moto G.
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iOS7 iMessage - what has changed in SMS app ?

Messages or texts are one of the most used application in any mobile phone. Apple iMessage was introduced two years back, which is the new beginning for a iMessage which is a combination of SMS and instant messaging.New shows that messaging app has been revamped and it is quite different than the previous version - iOS6. Let's have a look at what has been changed in ios7 SMS application?


Looks - a simple blue and white interface

Apple believes in simplicity and we have used white and blue combination for messages application. Green - white combination indicates IM, whereas blue- white combination represents normal text SMS. The UI is pretty amazing and there are lots of small features which have been included in the app.

The basic functionality of the application remains the same and their small change for the send button. The button carries Gray theme which is different from its previous version. the shortcuts are same.

  • Swipe to the left - to delete the whole conversation
  • Tap On the status bar - to get to the top of the list
  • Start new conversation- click on the upper right corner
  • Copy/move the message - tap and hold the message

Color fades for older messages

This picture is pretty brilliant. As you keep getting new messages, color of the older messages gets lighter. This looks pretty amazing when you scroll from very old message to the latest message.

So we are going to say that we loved the revamped messaging system. The bubbles are bouncy, they can be pulled and stretched, the bubble color fades as a new message arrives and the best thing is they get delivered.
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iOS7 - Do you Hate new Safari icon ?

If you're hating new Safari browser's icon - you're not alone! Right after the preview of all new iOS7,one of the important makeover was new icons and facelift. majority of the people are actually Loving the facelift but have taken issues new icons for Apple iOS7. One of the most hated icon is Safari browser.

it's going to take who sometime for Apple users to get used to the new icons. Safari browser icon has been changed completely and it's difficult for user to easily track the new icon, Safari is one of the stock icons docked at the bottom of of your Apple device and according to the users they are likely to hide the icon just because it didn't like it.

These icons are not as clear and easily recognizable as before - such as the Reminders and Notes icons. The store symbols are too big in their icons, and the Game Center one is just depressing. There is no much change for the very basic usage icons such as call, text, clock and the notes.
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Google Nexus 5 Signal drop problems - Emergency calls only mode

Have you observed any Signal issues in your Google Nexus 5? It's turning out to be a very common issue in Nexus 5 and a lot of users have already requested a replacement from Google play store. The symptoms of the network issues are - randomly getting Emergency Calls Only mode, Losing GSM signal after SMS, Losing all the network signal bars twice or thrice a day.

Solution for signal drop - the Emergency calls only mode

Restarting your N5 is the easiest temporary solution, but it can be very annoying for the users. The problem has been observed for worldwide networks such as AT&T & T-Mobile in USA, Rogers and Fido in Canda, O2 and Three in UK as well as TIM in Italy. Most of the users have experienced signal drop after sending a Text SMS. SMS message gets delivered then it loses partial connection to the network. SMS and voice calls fail to function, but data are still accessible.

So far we have found a few workarounds like

1. Go to Settings > Mobile Networks > Network Operators > Choose automatically. This should do the trick.
2. Turning off the LTE helped few. The problem is less likely to occur in 3G devices.

This is definitely a bug in the Nexus 5 and we are hoping that Google could correct it with the next software update. The very first update for Nexus 5 couldn't resolve this problem.

Bookmark this link to stay updated about new developments regarding the signal lose the issue.
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