Set Up Motorola Moto E 4G for the First Time

After the new Motorola Moto E 4G is ready with the micro-SIM card and microSD card, it is time to get it started with setting it up. There are some simple steps below to guide you get started with the phone:

  1. Turn your new phone on and you will see the Welcome screen. Choose your language from the list and tap the arrow in the yellow circle when you’re ready to continue.
  2. You will now be asked to select your Wi-Fi network. From the list of networks displayed on screen, find your network name then tap on it. If you’re not near your router and can’t set up Wi-Fi, just tap Skip.
  3. Type in your Wi-Fi password in the box provided and tap Connect. If you’re unsure whether you’ve entered your password correctly, tick the Show password box to verify what you’ve typed in.
  4. The next screen advises how information is used by the manufacturers, and offers you the chance to view the Privacy settings by tapping the link provided. When you’re ready to proceed, tap Accept and continue.

Navigating around the Moto E 4G

Well, now you are ready for the next step to get your phone started. And some information below will help you to get to the further steps:

  1. Before you go to the next step, you will then be invited to add your (Google) account. If you have an email address ending with or, or are migrating over from a previous Android phone, then enter your email address where shown and tap Next. If you don’t have a Google account, tap Create a new account and set up a new account for free by following the Gmail setup instructions which will appear on the screen. You can also Skip this step, but we would not recommend doing do because the Moto E 4G runs on Android, Google’s operating system, and relies on a Google account to give access to download apps, and backup and sync data, and much more.
  2. When prompted, enter your password into the Moto E 4G, then tap Next to proceed.
  3. When you add a Google account you must agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, both of which you can inspect by tapping the required link. Tap Accept to continue.
  4. If you haven’t set up any payment information on your Google account you will be asked to set some up now. To do so, tap your chosen payment method and tap Continue. This is optional, as many items are free to download from the Play Store, and can be avoided completely by pressing the Skip button in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  5. On this next page you will be asked to confirm which Google services you’d like to take advantage of. The first option is whether to Backup and restore your data to your Google account. This is especially helpful if you’re upgrading from a previous Android phone and also helps keep your information safe if you should lose your new handset. Tap More to see the other services options.
  6. The second and third sections are about Location services. This service will help tailor internet searches to match your location, as well as providing feedback for apps which need to know where you are. Finally you’ll be asked about improving Android by sending feedback to Google. We recommend leaving all these boxes ticked, but they aren’t necessary in order to continue. When you’re ready, tap Next.
  7. You will then see information about Google Now, which keeps you up-to-date with information pulled from various apps on your phone, presented in one timeline. If you have an appointment in your calendar, for example, Now Google may show local or motorway traffic information and travel times based on this to help make sure you’re on time for your appointment! If you need more information about the service, tap More.
  8. There’ll be an option to try out Google now, you can select Yes if you want it, but you can always set this up later on  if you’d prefer not to set this up at the moment by tapping Skip.
  9. Finally the last step of the setup wizard will ask you an option to import your media from a previous Android phone using the Motorola Migrate app. Press Maybe later to continue, or tap Start Migrate if you’d like to start transferring your data at the moment.

There are three icons at the very bottom of the screen. The first icon is the left pointing triangle. This icon will take you back one step (in whichever app or menu you are in). The second icon is the circle in the middle which will bring you back to the Home Screen. And the last icon is the square icon on the right which allows you to see which apps are running, and close them. Above the Home icon you will see a white circular icon with six dots on it. This is the Apps icon, and this icon will take you to a list of all the apps that are on Moto E 4G.

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